I’m always amazed to find out how many couples put so much thought into every detail of their wedding day. They plan the colour scheme, food options, and location but forget about something as important as the music. If you’re getting married soon and want to make sure that your special day doesn’t go unnoticed, please read on!
A Live Band Steps Up the Party
I’ve seen a lot of DJs who are great at reading the crowd and keeping energy levels high. But there’s something about having an actual live party band playing live music that makes a difference. For one thing, it’s more exciting for guests to watch musicians play instruments and sing than it is to watch them stand behind their laptops or iPads playing pre-programmed beats and songs.
A band also adds something extra to the party that’s hard to quantify: a sense of energy. It’s like there’s more electricity in the air when live music is playing than when it isn’t. And that can be a huge advantage if you’re trying to keep your guests entertained and dancing all night long.
The Right Band Can Make Your Wedding Unique
You can find a band that matches your style and personality, plays the music you love and caters to the venue’s atmosphere. You may even find a great band that will learn new songs for your special day at no extra charge! A live group is also more likely to know how to read the crowd and play accordingly than a DJ would be—and they’re much more engaging than a pre-recorded playlist could ever be.
Live Bands Are More Affordable Than You Think
One of the biggest concerns about live bands is that they will be too expensive for your wedding budget. The good news is that this simply isn’t true: live bands can be booked for far less than you think. In fact, there are a few ways to save money when hiring a band for your wedding day:
- Consider hiring an all-inclusive package from a reputable band. Many professional musicians offer packages that include everything from performing at the ceremony, drinks reception, evening reception, sound equipment and stage lighting. Also, they will supply a DJ service so you don’t have to hire one. When you buy into these packages, it’s easy to get everything you need at once without any extra costs down the line.
- Hire a solo singer or an acoustic duo instead of a trio or quartet. While larger ensembles may be more glamorous, smaller groups are often just as talented and more affordable, depending on how much they charge per musician or what kind of deal they’ll give you for performing all day.
Live Music Can Be Played During Special Moments Throughout the Day
For example, a string quartet or piano player can play during the ceremony while guests are waiting for it to start. The same live musician could also play during the drink’s reception and/or dinner to give guests something to listen to while they are mingling with one another. A wedding musician can also perform at key moments of your wedding day such as the first dances (e.g., the father-daughter dance).
They know how to read crowds and keep them engaged by playing the right songs at the right time that everyone loves.
Live Music Creates Atmosphere and a Mood
Live music is a great way to create the right atmosphere and mood for your wedding. Music can help set the tone of your entire day, making it feel more like a party or celebration, and less like an event. The best part is that live musicians can do this by playing different songs depending on what’s happening in your reception. For example, if you want to make sure your guests enjoy themselves at dinner time but still have fun dancing later in the night, then you can have a band play some slower songs during dinner and play upbeat music during the evening.
Live Music at Your Wedding Makes It Personal and Memorable
Unlike many other aspects of the day, live music can be performed in an almost limitless number of ways. For example, a string quartet might perform during the ceremony itself and at the drink’s reception, then switch over to a live band for the first dance and the evening’s entertainment. Also, a musician can even play a special song that was meaningful between the bride and groom as they walk down the aisle together!
We hope we’ve given you some good reasons to hire a live band for your wedding. If you’re still on the fence or unsure what kind of music will fit best with your occasion, don’t be shy about asking around! The chances are someone knows someone who can always help you out.