Bridal Club Magazine
Music's The Key
A party is often remembered for its music, and the chances
are that your wedding reception will be no different.
Whether it's played by a band or a DJ, your selection of music
is very important in the overall flow and feeling of your
night. Live music has its benefits, as does a DJ; it just
depends on what style you wish your reception to take. Either
way, there are some essential tips that apply to both forms of
Price varies depending on your choice. Most DJs have a fixed
four-hour charge-out fee, with extras for overtime. The
price of a band however can fluctuate markedly, depending on the
price of getting it in, its popularity, and the demand for it.
...style of music and tempo
the night is a big advantage...
A consultation helps sort this out early. It is not always
necessary, but we recommend it. Sitting down with your DJ or
band and working out the price, style of music and tempo of the
night is a big advantage, as it can make your night run just that
little bit smoother.
When it comes to actually choosing music, age is a major
factor. The entertainers generally come up with specific
songs, but you need to let them know the age groups you want the
music to cater for. For example, if the bride and groom are
20 years old, the majority of the guests will be the same age, so
you want the music to be more modern, to be more in tune with the
younger generation of today. If on the other hand the
newlyweds are in their 40s and 50s, you want the music to be older,
to appeal more to their tastes. This is not to say a wide
variety of music won't be played, it is just that most will be
focused on your chosen age group.
If you are having a wedding dance and wedding song you need to
think about them well in advance. You need to choose a song that is
important to both of you, one that has some special significance,
and one that you can see yourselves dancing to for the rest of your
If you have chosen a specific dance for your song, you might
want to have lessons and practices at home, just to make sure
everything goes according to plan.
The bride and groom traditionally take the floor for the wedding
dance at the beginning of the night. After a minute or so the
bridal party and the parents are invited up and with approximately
a minute left the rest of the guests are called onto the dance
The aim of the entertainment is to get everyone up dancing as
soon as possible, and it starts with the wedding dance.
Entertainment at your wedding could be anything you choose; we
have described only two examples for you. If your wedding has
a specific theme, your entertainment could be completely
No matter what you choose though, it is still wise to follow
these tips. Take the time to consult about your entertainment, and
sort out any problems or queries you have. It will be worth