Every wedding has a soundtrack of its own and music is a powerful way to evoke feelings and set the mood; that’s why choosing the perfect entertainment is so important! Heres an insight on what you need to consider when planning your wedding day performers.
1. The Venue
You need to make sure that your entertainment suits the venue you’ve chosen. Find out if there are noise restrictions before you book and check to see if the venue has any curfews.
2. The Musician
When choosing a musician it’s always best to see what you’re getting. Most professional musicians will have content you can view such as:
A song list
The best way to decide is to see them perform first hand. Ask your booking agent where they’re performing and go along to see them play.
3. The Ceremony
The ceremony music plays a huge role in getting the day off to a great start. The musical moments in your ceremony to consider are:
Pre-Ceremony of about 20 mins as guests arrive and mingle
Signing of the register (you may need two songs)
Post ceremony music of about 10-20 mins as guests mingle and disperse
Musicians can learn songs for special moments or they can be cued on an iPod if you’re attached to a recorded version, or a combination of both. If they’re learning songs, give them plenty of notice to learn and rehearse them thoroughly.
It’s worth considering a musician for canapés to entertain your guests. This helps to warm up the guests for the reception and strengthen their rapport with the artist.
5. The Reception
The party really starts at the reception so you may want to consider a larger act. Total Entertainment offer all-inclusive packages incorporating solo musicians, a duo or band and a DJ for later. They cover all elements from the beginning of the ceremony to the end of the night. It’s a great way to make an impression while keeping your overall costs down. Special songs to consider are:
Bridal party entry song(s)
6. Other Entertainment
There’s other great ways to keep your guests entertained. Games like Giant Jenga or Ring Toss for example can bring your guests together in a fun way. Activities for the kids are always a winner too!
Production, Logistics, Communication and Coordination
Unfortunately it’s not as simple as picking your entertainment and moving on. There’s plenty to organise so everything runs smoothly. That’s why it’s important to get a professional agency to help with all the nitty-gritty. It’s worth it!