Finding Unique Musicians For Your Wedding

Selecting the music for your wedding may be one of the more challenging yet fun aspects of wedding planning. However, it also is among the most important aspects of planning a great wedding. Music can set the tone of your event, and when music is too loud, too depressing or otherwise unpleasant in some way, it can make your festive affair a dismal one. More than that, the music that you select can add a touch of individuality and personalization to your event. You can begin making your decision about which musicians or entertainers to hire for your event by focusing on these important points.

Deciding on a Genre

First, you will need to decide on a genre of music that you want at your wedding as well as your reception. There are many options to consider when selecting a genre, and you likely will choose different genres for the wedding and the reception.. For example, you may want a more sophisticated, upscale affair or a more fun, festive event. The music that you select will set the tone of your event, and you may choose between a few instrumentals, a full wedding band that will sing lyrics, a soloist with a pianist or something else. The genre that you select will help you to narrow down the type of entertainment that you select.

If you are considering a full scale wedding band for your big day, take a look at our previous post – Your Wedding List, a Few Things You Might Not Have Considered, Such as a Wedding Band

Choosing the Entertainment

After you have decided on a genre, you can more easily select the right entertainment for your needs. A DJ is often a cost-effective option for a tight budget. For live music, consider if you want lyrics in your songs as an initial factor. This will help you to narrow down the options. Keep in mind that you can hire different musical entertainment for the wedding and for the reception, and this practice is actually common. You can also consider the range of songs that the entertainers can perform and their cost to further narrow down the options. Once you have the options narrowed to the top few choices, consider watching their live performances over the course of the next few weeks. This will show you how well they perform.

After you have decided on your musical entertainment for the wedding and reception, take the necessary steps to secure the entertainment for the date. This may include signing a contract, paying a deposit and making your song selections, depending on the entertainers who you choose to work with.

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