Can not decide who will play your wedding songs? Here’s all you need to know to find the right music producer for your day.
No doubt: Music can make or break a wedding party – think of it as the heart and soul of a reception. Hiring a talented band or DJ is a given. But how do you find exactly what you want? It starts asking yourself some basic questions, especially what kind of entertainment that suits your personal taste, budget, room allowance, guest demographics and killing dance moves best. Here we list some things to consider while making your music selection.
What to consider
Vibe: The type of music you choose can put the tone of your wedding and solidify a theme. And that’s what people often remember. Think about which musical genre best reflects your personalities and inspires the atmosphere you want to create: groovy funk or romantic string quartet? Swanky swing or kick-off-your-shoes rockabilly? The way the music is delivered – by live band or DJ – also affects the atmosphere. The type of music you want can also dictate your decision – big band sounds are generally most vibrant, for example.
Variation: Whether you choose a band or a DJ, make sure to play slow and fast songs as well as old and new tunes to encourage all guests to hit the dance floor.
Budget: In the price war, DJs generally cost less and prices vary depending on equipment queries and whether it’s a weekday or weekend. For example, a 12-piece band will be more expensive than a DJ as there are more people to pay. (There are always exceptions that celebrity DJs can be as expensive as Live Bands in Delhi.) Band prices vary from number of musicians, how long you want them to play for, weekday and what time of year it is.
Space: Has your heart been on an eight piece band? First, check if the destination has restrictions on the number of musicians and parts of equipment you can bring and whether there is power or noise constraints. For example, a registered landmark can not allow you to use large speakers. Ask these questions before you start scouting.
Band: Pros and cons
There is nothing like a living wedding band to get a crowd excited and create a sense of sophistication. A good band reader will play the ceremony master at your desk, interact with people on the dance floor and pay attention to the “feeling” of the room and choose music accordingly.
Advantages: Live music is good, live. You and your guests will experience the pleasure of a show. Everything can be done to increase the voltage level, from a contagious horn partition to a moving solo.
Disadvantages: Bands may be more expensive than DJs. No matter how big the band they can not have the repertoire of a standard DJ that can hold a large selection of music at hand.
DJ: Pros and cons
Today’s disco fever and flashing lights are gone. Today’s disc jockey are artists in their own right and offer balanced and eclectic mixer of musical styles of all ages. In addition, the songs that are played play exactly as you remember them, encouraging sing-alongs and improvisation. And depending on the amount of equipment that a DJ brings, they take less dance floor real estate and can be relocated relatively easily.
Advantages: If there are a dozen songs you die to listen to your wedding, it will probably not be a problem for your DJ to find each track. Also, DJs are generally cheaper than bands. A DJ with a charismatic scene presence and excellent emcee skills can really put the mood and keep the party going.
Disadvantages: At the opposite end of the spectrum, a DJ with a less than asterisk personality can be a party murderer. Also improvisation is difficult if your father is slowing down on the father’s dad, or your nieces and nephews decide to collide with “The Chicken Dance.”
See them live
Ideally, you’d like to see a DJ or band in action before committing yourself so you can measure first-hand how they dress, deadpan and working the audience. (Ask to see a wallpaper public performance or attend a dressage test, but never interrupt another pars reception.) If that is not possible, ask for a playlist and look for songs you know and love. If a band gives you a CD or link to a video, make sure that the music you hear or see are the same musicians who want to play at your desk. Also ask for referrals from the last couple of weddings band or DJ played. Consider your first dance song a test. If the band does not know it and is unwilling to learn it or DJ does not own it and is unwilling to get it, continue.
Before you sign
Knowing that all professionals must be open to your likes do not like. Give them your personal request list, songs they have to play and maybe even more important a non-play list. Worried that you want to hear “Macarena” in your one-on-one event? Especially prohibits playing a song you feel strongly about in your contract.
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