Music sets the tone for your wedding. Let’s talk about the different types of music you can choose from for your big day! The choices range from a DJ to string quartets and bands. Which is the right choice for you?
First things first, consider the overall vibe you are going for on your wedding day. Is this an intimate ceremony or a huge party? Remember, you’ll need music for the seating of guests, the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. If you want a dance party at your reception, or if there is limited space, a DJ is a great option for you.
Pro Tip: Look for open houses in the area. This is a wonderful way to find DJs and other vendors. Check out the open house we had in 2019 to get a feel for what it’s like here.
Are you having an intimate wedding? A string quartet is always so beautiful. If your budget allows, consider having a string quartet for the ceremony portion and cocktail hour and move to a band or DJ for the reception or after-party — there’s music to please everyone on your guest list. We love Arioso Strings at Melrose Knitting Mill. They are familiar with our space and are so great to work with! Check out their recording session at Melrose Knitting Mill here.
Everyone loves live music especially since we lost a year of concerts in 2020! Live music gives your guests another aspect of entertainment during your reception. Choose a band that fits your style as a couple. There are so many possibilities when choosing a band — small bands, large bands, bluegrass bands, rock bands, you name it you’ve got it! No matter what type of music you choose for your big day, we always recommend seeing them or hearing them live before you book them.
More Music Musts:
- Pick a must-play list
- Choose your do-not-play lists
- Always have a sound check
- Rehearse your first dance!
We are booking weddings for 2021 and 2022 already! Book your tour with us today. We are always happy to help with recommendations on music to help bring your big day to life!