Wedding planning requires so many decisions to be made in such a short span of time. For this reason, planning a wedding can be both an uplifting and a frustrating experience at the same instant. In the thick of so many small details, it is only natural that most people tend to slip up on their wedding music entertainment.
Of course, wedding entertainment is not a “must have.” It is surely an option. If you do, however, want music to be played for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, or all three, you have some work to do.
First and perhaps
When it comes to planning music entertainment for your big day, the first and perhaps the most important decision you have to make is choosing between live music (artists, bands) and recorded music (DJ). Most people lean towards live music and rightly so. They enhance the ambiance and emotional setting. Furthermore, as opposed to DJs, live bands can respond quickly to changes in the environment. Yes, experienced DJs can also do this electronically with recorded music, but it just does not feel as natural. Bands also tend to be more dynamic than DJs when it comes to getting parties really hopping.
Therefore, if you desire wedding music entertainment of any kind, go for live music. And instead of the regular wedding bands, you might want to try something different – think string quartet wedding bands or jazz wedding bands.
Once you have chosen to go with live music for your wedding entertainment, your next step is to find the right entertainer. Recommendations from friends and family can be really useful here and of course, there is always Google. Like anything else, you can search for wedding music entertainers in your area and obtain a list of some good artists and bands.
Every single one
After you have the list of all the bands, you can reach out to every single one of them and ask how long they have been performing, request names of their recent performance venues and also ask for a video or audio file of their work. Oh, and don’t forget to read their customer reviews before coming to a decision.
Music entertainment is undoubtedly an integral part of your big day. If you have made a decision to hire a live music band for your wedding entertainment, you have made a good decision. Live band performance will make your wedding more memorable and enjoyable.