Selecting Musicians for Your Wedding

February 4, 2015 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

music 1Deciding to hire musicians for your wedding is a popular decision for couples about to tie the knot. Live music infuses your special day with a wide range of expressions and emotions that contribute to the overall festive atmosphere. Find the right match for your big day by selecting musicians who fit your wedding concept. Read on to learn more about selecting musicians for your wedding.

 Where to Start

 Create a budget specifically designated for the hiring of musicians from individual performers to large ensembles. Knowing your budget is essential when it comes to making choices regarding your musical preferences. Depending on your choice, prices may range from moderate to expensive. Book your musicians a few months before your wedding.

Choose Your Style of Music

Choose the type of music you would like for your wedding. There are many music styles to choose from such as classical, contemporary, jazz, rock, pop, reggae, gospel, alternative, country and western, hip hop and rap. Knowing your preferences helps in finding musicians for your wedding. Make a playlist of your favorite songs. Time-honored wedding classics include “Pachelbel’s Canon in D” and “Mendelssohn’s Wedding March” better known as “Here Comes the Bride”.

Where to Find Musicians

Find musicians in your area by going on the internet and conducting a search or by looking on social media outlets such as Facebook or Twitter. Wedding planners have lots of contacts and are a great resource for making recommendations. Ask your friends or relatives if they know any one talented, word-of-mouth is a powerful tool. Obtain the services of a local entertainment agency that provides professional representation of musicians.


 Research prospective musical groups by visiting their website, this often provides information about band member bios, testimonials, contact information, recent events and performances. Request a list of references and referrals from previous clients. Musician websites may provide YouTube videos or music demo files for you to listen to before making your choice. Inquire about their music playlist, many bands offer hundreds of songs choices and if they don’t know your favorite, a good one will take the tie to learn it. Ask if they are available to play on your wedding date and time.

Making a Final Choice

Make a short list of all the acts that you like best for your wedding. Ask if you may attend one of their live performances to see how they interact and engage with the audience. Observe their energy and pacing, ask yourself if this is what you would like for your wedding.

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