Planning Wedding Music: Made Easy Knowing What to Look For

Our guest blogger today is Sarah Smith, a small business owner. She is currently learning many thing about wedding, using the internet. Aside from working on her own business, she likes to use social media, and read travel books.

Wedding music is extremely important; it sets the mood, reflects the wedding theme, shows your personality, and even represents at times special moments in your relationship. For this reason, it is imperative that you choose the right wedding music for your wedding. However, if you’ve ever planned a wedding or are in the process of doing so, you can completely understand how difficult it is to plan the wedding music. Not only are you considering your own taste in music, but you must also cater to your partners and the guests. In addition, it can be especially frustrating to decide a band or regular DJ. The information below will help you make your decision and leave you with more time to focus on other aspects of your big day.

The DJ

When choosing a wedding DJ, there are a number of considerations that you need to take into account. The first issue with a wedding DJ is that they will usually play music that they know and relate to. Therefore, you need to find an individual that is able to cater to your taste in music. If you are looking for a country themed wedding, you’ll want a DJ that has a western flare, or if you are looking for hip hop, you’ll want someone that typically uses that kind of music during weddings.

Second, you want to look at experience. The best way to ensure that you’re going to get a quality DJ during your wedding is that you must make sure that the DJ is experienced. An inexperienced DJ is likely to make mistakes, not know the equipment as well, and may even be unable to fully incorporate the music that you would like to use.

Third, you want to always ask your DJ for references to get an idea of how other clients have liked and rated his service. The best thing to do is to politely ask him or her to give you a few numbers that you can call to get an idea of how others have liked the service. If the DJ is unwilling to provide you with numbers, another back-up option is to check online for reviews. Most of the time, if the reviews are bad, stays away.

Finally, you also need to think about your guests. Therefore, when choosing a DJ, it is important that you make sure that your guests will have a good time. This means that the DJ should be able to take song recommendations from the guests. If the DJ isn’t willing to do so, then it may be a sign of being uncooperative and not very guest friendly.


The Wedding Band

Most of the stipulations for choosing a wedding DJ also follow for choosing a wedding band. However, in addition to the above factors, there are also additions things that you should consider.

Style: Most wedding bands are themed. Some bands are rock, girl bands, casual, formal, classical, western, and more. For this reason, you always want to think about how the band will fit into the style of your wedding. It is recommended that you choose one that compliments the overall theme and your music needs.

Energy: Another thing to think about is the energy of the band. You never want to choose one that may seem boring, uninteresting, tired, or not willing to help your guests fully participate in dancing and enjoying themselves. So, you want to pick one that has a lot of energy and is able to show your guests a good time.

Overall, choosing a DJ or band is a serious matter. Thus, when choosing, a final tip is to really take the time to interview a number of potential groups or individuals and decide upon the best one.