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Important Tips for Choosing the Right Wedding Music for Your Special Day: Choosing Professional Musicians

Planning a wedding can seem like a daunting task. There are many aspects to planning a wedding ceremony and wedding reception, each of them both seemingly intimidating but always rewarding. That’s the duality of planning what will probably be one of the biggest events of your life – it can be both “scary” and a wonderful experience, at the same time! However, planning and preparing for your wedding day doesn’t have to be as difficult as it is often perceived. So, take a deep breath and jump headfirst into the wonderful world of weddings!

At Perfect Music for Weddings, it is our goal to make one of the most important aspects of your wedding day also one of the easiest: choosing the right wedding music for your special day! Forget all of the other aspects of wedding planning for a little while, and let’s explore wedding music. Here we will cover some important tips for choosing the best live music for your wedding ceremony, reception or other special event.

Always Take Everyone’s Advice Sparingly –
Especially When It Comes to Wedding Music!

When planning your wedding day, a lot of your family and friends will likely add their input about what they think you should do. However, don’t ever forget, it’s your weddingnot theirs! Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa and all of your friends will surely be well-meaning with their suggestions, however, they are not “wedding experts,” no matter how many wedding ceremonies they’ve been to. Unless Aunt Sarah is a professional wedding planner, take her advice with a grain of salt.

Grandma and Grandpa may want to hear some classic standards, your bridesmaids may want to hear something contemporary, Mom and Dad may want to hear a classical string quartet — and you may want to hear something completely different! It’s your wedding day and it’s your wedding music — so choose what you like and not what everyone else thinks they want to hear. In the end, everyone will be pleased with your decision anyway.

Never “Cut Corners” By Hiring Unprofessional
Musicians for Your Wedding Band

Cousin Tommy or your bridesmaid’s boyfriend might have a “totally cool” band — but, do you really want to trust one of the most important aspects of your wedding day to a non-professional, just because it might “save you some money”? What if they don’t even know any wedding music? Do you really want to hear a cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” five times on your wedding day?

Leave the wedding music up to those who know it best — real wedding music professionals. Our professional wedding musicians have several factors which make them hundreds of times better than Cousin Tommy’s cover band. First, they are trained and seasoned professional musicians who perform at weddings and other events for a living, never as a hobby. Performing for weddings is their passion and they’re good at it! Many of our musicians have played at hundreds of weddings and special events and have years of experience. Second, they have large repertoires of music, ranging from wedding classics, to movie themes, to contemporary favorites and so much more. Third, they are trained to circumvent any potential problems which may arise, even those unrelated to their performance. Fourth, they truly care about their performance and what they do to make your wedding an enchanting event remembered for years to come. Can you say the same for Cousin Tommy’s cover band?

Don’t disappoint your guests or yourself by trying to “cut corners” on the wedding music. Just because it might save you a few dollars, do you really want to remember Cousin Tommy’s ten minute long cover of “Freebird” at your 50th wedding anniversary?

These are only two tips on how to choose music for your wedding day. However, they are very important. If you take away one thing from this article, remember this: Always trust your personal judgment in planning your wedding and always trust a professional wedding musician with a proven reputation.

Do you have any suggestions, tips or ideas on wedding planning or choosing the right musicians for your wedding? Leave us a comment and let us know!

( Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008 at 12:26 pm )

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“Our wedding musicians did a fantastic job! They were wonderful to work with, and we were so happy with the mood they set for the reception. We did not want a DJ, because we didn’t want the guests to feel like it was prom night... the music was superb. They truly could not have done a better job.”

—Steve & Carmen, married June 14, 2003, Marysville Opera House, Seattle, WA

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