On a wedding day, the atmosphere should exude joy, happiness and excitement. Through tasting delicious food and wine, enjoying with friends and relatives and cake-cutting and toast-making, the wedding music is omnipresent. It sets the tone and mood of the reception and ceremony.
Making the right choice for the music of your wedding is important. It’s not about selecting your favorite songs and having a band play them. You need to consider the guests and their varied musical tastes.
The band itself has to be chosen with discretion. There are so many wedding bands in this day and age that it is easy to get confused while making a decision.
Band of bands
Meet with many bands before you settle on a particular one. Listen to their songs, watch their performance, and find information about their previous performances at weddings. If possible, speak to a couple who has used the same band. All these points will help you in making an informed decision.
If you already have a favorite band that you would like to have at your wedding, review them thoroughly. They may be good musicians but playing at a wedding involves being creative as well. They will need to play different kinds of music and also take requests. This won’t be possible if the band is good at playing only one kind of music.
Cost of music
The charges of bands depend on varied factors: the number of members, their popularity, the amount of time they are required to play and the distance they will have to travel.
Don’t be tempted, however, by low rates. The quality of the music and musicians is more important. Make sure they have a back up plan in case one of the members fails to arrive.
Find out about the music regulations at the venue you choose. Some places have specific deadlines for the music to be played. Inform the band about these rules before they start playing.
With the right tunes, you and your new spouse can groove to the music of your new life together.