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Wedding Music is an Important Decision

Wedding Music

The entertainment at your reception will be one of the most remembered elements of your wedding day. The decision to hire a live band or a wedding DJ is an important one that requires careful consideration. These tips should help you make the decisions about your wedding music.

Live Wedding Music

There is nothing in comparison to the energy of a live performance. It breaks down the barriers between genre and decade, and can be entertaining and appreciated as an art by all. If you choose live wedding music, it reflects your appreciation for the art of music and an artist's ability to perform their rendition of your playlist. The reasons someone chooses to see a band perform live are some of the same reasons a couple might choose live music on their wedding day.

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Choosing a Wedding DJ

A wedding DJ is not equivalent to pushing play on a radio. Each wedding DJ will have a different mixing style and light show performance. It is important that you get to know the style of your DJ before your wedding day, and make sure the vibe matches yours. Imagine the type of celebration you want to hold, and seek the entertainer that can create it. This goes beyond the music. A wedding DJ can offer special entertainment to interact with your guests, special light effects, an interactive photo booth experience and other special effects to increase the dynamic of the experience.

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Things to Consider

Before booking a live band or DJ, there are a few things to consider, such as the size of the venue and your budget. Some venues have space and sound restrictions to consider. Make sure your venue can accommodate the experience you want. Live wedding entertainment is usually more expensive than hiring a DJ, but never let the budget make all the decisions about your wedding wedding music. You can negotiate the best prices through a wedding planner or a wedding venue’s preferred vendors.

Style Influences Your Wedding Music

Music should be seamless, smooth and easy on the ears. Keep in mind that every musician and DJ will have their own style, which will influence the experience. A live band performs their rendition of your favorite songs. DJs mix your tracks together with creative methods on different types of decks. Live bands take breaks between sets. DJs provide a continuous flow of music. If you have an appreciation for music and live performances, you might prefer the live experience. If you want the club-style performance that never stops, a DJ might be the better option. Keep in mind that mixing tracks is more than hitting play. There is a certain amount of talent and skill involved in fading out low, mid and high ranges of the music and mixing with other tracks. Some DJs scratch records with turntables and needles. The style will affect the beat and how you dance to the wedding music on your playlist. When you are interviewing talent, ask questions about their skills and techniques.

Interview Your Wedding Entertainment

Always interview your wedding entertainment. Booking agents have a job to book talent, but your wedding day deserves the time spent on an interview with the actual talent. Make sure you have an opportunity to watch bands and DJs live or review a collection of videos. A band or DJ can be exceptionally talented musically, but lack stage presence. The best fit for your wedding will have experience, talent and stage presence. Your talent must be able to create an interactive experience where guests will move, celebrate and have fun. This requires interaction between the talent and guests to motivate and entertain beyond the wedding music.

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Crystal Ballroom BeachPlace is an all-inclusive wedding venue with relationships with musicians and wedding DJs to create the experience you envision. Weddings at Crystal Ballroom include professional wedding designers, décor and all the services to make your dream wedding come true. Bring imagination, and host your dream celebration in this luxurious wedding venue.


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