If music be the food of love, adding some unique wedding music to your ceremony and reception is a fantastic way to personalise your day and add some romance to the whole event. Wedding Planner helps you to search hundreds of talented wedding musicians from harpists & string quartets to jazz, swing & function bands in your area - have a listen and get in touch. We also have a range of great sound-system and lighting suppliers to keep guests on the dance-floor all night! From all the post-wedding surveys you will find, the majority of couples say the band was the most memorable part of the wedding, that image of you and your guests dancing to your favourite anthems is sure to remain in all your guests minds so don’t underestimate the importance of choosing the right band.
Music for the ceremony is also very important, it’s highly unusual to walk down the aisle to no music and choosing your ceremony songs is a fun task that you can do together with your partner. Musicians tend to charge based on time of attendance rather than how long they play for. To get more value for money, why not get them to play while your guests are arriving? Making sure your guests have some light background music before the ceremony is also a nice touch. While wedding singers are rather special, choosing purely instrumental music for the ceremony is usually a winner. Check out some of our song recommendations for the ceremony in our inspiration section.
The reception is another great opportunity to entertain your guests with some light background music. Again, you might want to consider having the same musicians at the reception who played during the ceremony. This is a great way to save some money and you will find that most musicians are so versatile that they can perform completely different styles of music and in different ensembles so you can still have the variety you are looking for.
If you think that the walking down the aisle song is important then you will surely put the song for your first dance as high priority! You will remember this for years to come so pick a good one and give your band plenty of notice so that they feel comfortable performing your choice. There’s no better opportunity to pick a song that means something special to you as a couple and share this with your friends and family. It’s also not a bad idea to have a couple of back up songs for the band to go straight in to after the first dance song is finished.
We have some real music heads at Wedding Planner so if you would like some suggestions for your wedding ceremony or our recommendations on DJ playlists guaranteed to get the party started, then ask away! Check out our amazing selection of musicians and other entertainers below and enjoy their fantastic videos!