Your chosen wedding music entertainment throughout your day is crucial for setting the desired mood and keeping your guests entertained. Consider the atmosphere you would like to create during each stage of your wedding.
Music Entertainment Throughout your Wedding Day
Your ceremony marks the start of your big day, becoming husband and wife. Choose musicians who will perfectly compliment the style of your ceremony. For a formal affair choose musicians or singers who will play your desired classical music pieces. Not only will this music create a wonderful atmosphere, it will also entertain your guests during the signing of the register.
Afternoon Drinks Reception
Choose your entertainment depending on your personal taste, wedding theme and venue. Relaxing music is popular for a drinks reception as it still allows your guests to chat and mingle without shouting over the music. Also consider other forms of entertainers (see our blog fun wedding entertainment) to keep your guests busy while photographs are being taken.
Similar to your drinks reception, you will want to create an enjoyable atmosphere using background music, rather than providing a show with your dinner entertainment. Whether you choose to have a live musician or make your own playlist to use a sound system, choose laid-back music so the focus is on the conversation and food!
Don’t underestimate the impact a solo musician can have. They can easily create great ambiance for you on your wedding day. Whether you choose to have a pianist, harpist or violinist they will play beautifully romantic music. The ideal choice for your wedding ceremony, drinks and dinner receptions.
Evening Wedding Reception
Once the wedding dinner and speeches have been enjoyed, enjoy more upbeat entertainment, encouraging you and your guests to make the most of the dance floor. Although personal choice is a large factor, you also want to ensure your friends and family enjoy the music too. Make sure you have pre-planned with your evening entertainment, whether that is a list of songs you would like them to play or simply a genre you would like them to stick to.
Whether you wish to have a string quartet or rock band, be sure that they will create a great atmosphere for your wedding. Consider your wedding theme, personal tastes and importantly your venue, ensure there is enough space for a whole band to set up and perform!
A DJ is a very popular and classic choice for evening wedding entertainment. Without having to set up a large amount of equipment, the DJ will create the perfect song selection, paired with disco lights and a dance floor, to get everyone dancing late into the evening.
This music option is great for venues with sound restrictions, there is no need for your wedding celebrations to be cut short. Stick on a pair of headphones and dance the night away. Silent disco sets often come with a variety of channels, so your guests can choose their favourite music. There is a comical aspect as the person next to you can be singing and dancing to a completely different song!
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