Many of the couples set great music as a priority.
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It is part of their heart and soul and it would not be a wedding without it. Here are a few great pointers regarding planning your music for the wedding & reception:
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Popular instruments for ceremonies are; harps, violins, trumpets, mariachi, piano, flute and guitar are all great mood setters. We see soloist, quartets, audiences singing and choirs. Disc jockeys can play all of those chosen. When working with a soloist or musician it is important to get the music to them a month ahead if they do not have the piece in their file.
- Several numbers as guests are seated
- Walking the groom’s mother down the aisle.
- Solo after the groomsmen appear or after both mothers are seated
- The bride & bridesmaid processional toward the ceremony
- The recessional as Mr. & Mrs.
For Receptions, the music is considered in five parts:
- Soft ballads and low level sound so people can talk and visit while eating.
- The second part is for the newly wed’s first dance
- The third, is key to getting father - daughter, mother - son up on the floor
- Then the wedding party up to dance and bring others onto the dance floor
- Finally bring the guests up to dance – Sometimes these are group-style dances like the Merungue, Hava Nagila, Congo Line, YMCA and some of the newer fun dances. Talk this over with the entertainer you have booked.
While your favorite style might be hard rock or Caribbean steel bands, you will find your guest dwindling in the room - as the older set will begin to leave (who may also love to dance, but not to that specific music). For best results in keeping your wedding guests longer, ask your DJ or band to mix it up with songs from a few generations.
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