Tips for outdoor wedding ceremonies in the Natal Midlands
Wedding Planning Tips
Music and entertainment for your wedding
January 31, 2014
The music you choose should reflect your personal style and the overall theme of your wedding.
You will need a selection for while your guests are arrive and are being seated at the ceremony, for your entrance, a selection for when you are signing the register and of course as you walk out of the wedding chappel.
If it is a formal wedding you may choose a church choirs, organist or a soloist. You will however need to discuss your choice of music with your celebrant as some denominations will not allow certain types of music to be played in church.
You should consider background music for your guests while they wait for your arrival, something memorable for when you make your entrance, music to set the ambience while the meal is shared, a special piece for when the cake is cut and of course the bridal waltz.
Depending on the size of your venue you might prefer to hire a live band, DJ, or other types of entertainers’ e.g. comedians, impersonators, some couples even choose to have acrobats or cultural dancers.
What you will need to do:
It is important that your choice of entertainment or music also takes into account the tastes of your guests as well as yourself. Perhaps get recommendations from friends or wedding professionals. Always ensure that you see the act before making the booking.
Once you have a short list there are always a few questions to ask:
Find out how much room they will need?
Whether they have the necessary equipment?
What types of music they play?
Do they take requests?
How will they dress?
How many breaks to they take?
How long are their breaks?
Do they charge overtime?
Ask for a Demo CD or Video before you make your final decision.
Once you have chosen your entertainment and made your choice of vendor make a booking and get a written agreement stating the date, location, the hours they are to work, their fee, whether or not they have agreed to work overtime and the charge thereof.