Music is a must. It helps set the tone of a wedding. Before
deciding anything, though, there are many things you must
consider. Have a look at the following:
Type of Atmosphere at the Wedding Reception
Since music plays a large part in setting the mood at a wedding
reception you first have to decide what type of atmosphere
you want to evoke. Do you want the reception to be formal
or informal? Do you want to stir up a traditional or modern
mood? A formal and traditional atmosphere may call for classical
music, whereas pop and the like will suit a more informal
and modern reception. Once you've considered this it will
be easier to choose music for your wedding reception.
Budget for the Reception Music and
How the Music Will be Played
Another thing to consider when choosing reception music is
how you want it to be played. Do you want live music delivered
by a band or an orchestra, or is a DJ more to your taste?
This is when dollars come into the equation
more costly? An orchestra or band, or a DJ? DJs are generally
cheaper. What can you afford? Don't forget that it's also
possible to ask a friend or family member to be responsible
for the reception music. If no-one is talented enough to
play an instrument, buy a few CDs and that will be that!
So, set a budget for reception music and consider all your
options. Click on DJs or Live
Music for some information on the differences between
live music and music delivered by a DJ.
of the Reception Location
You also have to consider the size of the reception venue.
If you want to have an orchestra you have to make sure that
it will fit in your reception location. If the venue is quite
small there is a pretty good chance there won't be enough
space for a big orchestra!
Now it's finally time to choose your reception music. What
will your first dance with your new husband song be? What
will the father-daughter dance song be? And so on. Click
on Examples of Reception Music for
or Live Music
Choosing how the music is to be delivered is an important
factor in creating the ambience at the wedding reception.
An orchestra creates more of a formal feel to the reception
whereas a DJ or a pop band sets a more informal tone to
to Ask DJs
When meeting with prospective DJs it's important to ask
questions such as their repertoire, what equipment they
use and if they provide any special lighting or special
effects. And anything else you want to know. More...
to Ask Bands and Orchestras
When meeting with prospective bands or orchestras it's
important to ask questions such as what type of music they
play, what instruments they use and how long they've been
playing together. And anything else you want to know. More...
of Reception Music
A large variety of reception music to choose from, e.g.
first dance, dinner music and father-daughter dance.
Wedding Music & Entertainment in the Wedding Directory
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