An important part of planning a wedding includes picking music to fill the air during your special day! You get to tastefully create the atmosphere, mood, and theme by choosing a musician or DJ that fits your style.
Here are a few pointers to help you decide this important detail:
DJ or Musician?
WIth many different options when it comes to music, two popular options are DJ’s or musicians. Either choice can make your day incredibly special, it just depends on your preference. If you choose to go with a musician, think about booking an individual/group sooner rather than later, since their schedules can be full up to 12 months in advance (crazy, right?). It may take some time to find the right one, but this is an important process! With so many genres of music available and instrument combinations, make sure your option reflects your taste in music and the atmosphere you wish to create for the ceremony.
There are many types of musicians you can hire for a wedding, including soloists, a duo, trio, or quartet of instruments or a live band. Some common choices are guitarists, pianists, violinist, cellist, or combining two to three of these instruments. These combinations can provide a fuller sound for your ceremony.
Background research is a vital part of choosing your musician or DJ. Videos of their work can show you their style, sound, and give you an idea of what to expect on your special day. In addition, look at costs for all of your options. There is a wide price range, but every couple can find a music choice that matches their budget and taste. Musicians and DJ’s can range from $300-$1500 based on experience and package details. Some of these details include how long you want them to stay at the venue. The cost may vary depending on if you’d like them there for the ceremony only, or for an all-night extravaganza. In addition, think about having a conversation to include unique songs you want them to play. Dream a little bit, and don’t be afraid to personalize your music selection so you can walk down the aisle to your favorite song. Most groups will be more than willing to accommodate special requests… this is your day after all!
Okay, that’s a lot of details but doing the research will be worth it! Your first decision is to choose between a DJ or a musician, and from there think about the atmosphere you’d like to create. Make sure it reflects your taste, and add some personality to the music choices they offer. When personalizing a musician option, listen for instrument combinations that sound well together and research groups that match your criteria. The logistics of cost, package selection and time at the venue are important details to figure out, but once they are set you will feel relief! Enjoy the process and you’ll be left with a lively, full, music experience on your wedding day.
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