Looking for an Acoustic Group for Your Montana Wedding
So you’re planning a Montana wedding. Your wedding day is obviously a big day!
There are a million things to plan and take into consideration to make sure the big day goes off without a hitch and lives up to everyone’s expectations.
By the same token you don’t want to skimp on the wedding music and there are a lot of factors to take into account when planning out your wedding music.
There will be special moments you want to highlight,special, meaningful songs and dances that you will want to make sure are performed correctly and at the proper times.
Heck, there are probably even songs that you DON’T want to hear at you wedding and you will want to make sure those are not played as well.
So, you’ve got some decisions to make.
The first decision that you have to make seems like a simple one, but it is probably also the biggest one when it comes to the music at your wedding:
do you want to go with a band or a DJ?
Budget will be a factor in this decision, but there are other things to consider as well:
- Will your wedding be more traditional, alternative, or unique? During the ceremony many people like to have live music and there are many groups and ensembles capable of playing a wide genre of music.
- What kind of tone do you want to set for your wedding? Live music lends a completely different feel from pre-recorded tunes, so you need to think about the atmosphere that you are trying to set.
- The reception and the ceremony may be two different styles. You may want live music during the ceremony, but prefer a DJ for the reception.
- Do you like live music, or do you like to hear songs exactly the way they sound on the radio? If you prefer songs to sound like the recorded version, then a DJ may be the right decision for you.
No matter whether you choose a DJ or a live band, you will be able to work with them to pick the songs that you would like played at certain times.
The important moments during the ceremony and also the reception are ones that you need to focus on.
For the rest of the time you can trust the pros to read the crowd and choose tunes accordingly.
The moments that you will want to make sure and choose the tunes you like would be as follows:
- Pre-ceremony. The songs that are played while the guests are arriving are something that you will probably want to have a say in. Many times these are fairly low key, almost background music type tunes and you may only want one or two songs played over and over again in a loop as your guests are being seated.
- Of course, as the wedding party enters you will want certain music to send them down the aisle. This music may reflect certain special moments or friendships or even your own personality.
- Bridal Entrance. This is usually the standard Here Comes the Bride or else Pachebel’s Canon in D. You can of course get creative and do your own thing here as well.
- The walk back up the aisle will also be a tune you will want to choose. A lot of times this is more of a celebratory song since you just got married! No need to be shy at this point, its time to celebrate!
Cocktail time. At this point, you will probably want to leave the song selection to the DJ or band. You will probably want to create an upbeat type of environment, but without getting people up and dancing. Something fun and songs that people know and maybe want to hum along with is a great way to go at this point.
- Reception Entrance. This is where you really want the party to start and you will probably want to pick something reflective of you and your spouse’s tastes and personalities. You will definitely want to pick the tune here and it should reflect your personal taste in music.
- First dance. This is probably the hardest decision to make, simply because there are a lot of different ways you can go here. Some people go with a romantic, cheek to cheek kind of dance and some would rather go for something choreographed and silly. It all depends on the emotion you want to invoke in your guests; would you rather have a tear-jerker, or would you rather do something surprising? You can also move the timing of this dance around to suit how you want the reception to play out; dome move it to after dinner to help kickoff the dancing and partying, and some would rather do it earlier on. It is your big day, so it’s all up to you, but don’t be afraid to get creative and do what you want with this one.
- Dinner music. Keep it simple here; tell the band or DJ what type of atmosphere you are trying to create and let them pick the tunes. They will be good at judging crowd reaction here to pick the tunes to fit.
- Dances with parents. This is another very personal choice and you will want to pick specific tunes for sure that are special to you and your loved ones that will be dancing. Some people also get creative here and do some kind of light hearted, choreographed dance at this point, so do what feels right to you.
- Dance party. Here you should relax and let the band or DJ do their job. They will no doubt be playing popular tunes that fit the genre you have specified, but this is where the pros come into the picture. Let them make the end of your big day fun and entertaining. They will no doubt take requests from the crowd, so this is the time to kick back and enjoy rather than worrying too much about the tunes being played.
Josephine Sunrise would be an awesome choice as the Acoustic Group for Your Montana Wedding! We can fully accommodate all of the moments listed above and give your special day that Montana flare!