The Music to Touch Your Soul: Planning Your Wedding Music

The right music can lighten the spirit and give your wedding the solemnity and joy

The right music can lighten the spirit and give your wedding the solemnity and joy that the occasion deserves. In the same way, badly chosen music can turn your wedding into a tasteless parody of what it should have been. Do give choosing your wedding music the proper consideration it deserves.

Choose Your Musicians Well

Choosing your musicians require a lot of energy and thought. First, you need to make a list of possibilities. The musicians in this list need to be in your immediate area or somewhere near your wedding venue. Ask your friends for referrals to include in your list. Do your own research. Check the phone directory and search in the internet. Each probable should have a contact number written beside it.

After you have drawn a list of possible musicians

After you have drawn a list of possible musicians, call them one by one and set up a personal meeting and demo session. In your meeting with each, ask for a demo tape, listen to them sing, and ask for references. While there, ask how much they charge and what each charge covers. Ask for a copy of their contract to peruse at your leisure. Ask what type of music they play and what instruments they will use. Ask all the pertinent questions so you’ll have more information when you decide. By the way while you’re asking questions, you should be copiously taking notes.

After your initial meeting with each group of musicians in your list

After your initial meeting with each group of musicians in your list, peruse their sample contracts and compare their prices and services. Do not fail to call up the references provided to see if the musicians are truly professional and reliable. Listen to the demo tapes the have provided you and compare each one in skill and talent. Look at your notes from your interview and finalize your decision. The group of musicians you choose should be the one that provides the best service, talent and support within your budget.

Choose Your Music

Once you have chosen your group of musicians, planning your wedding music should go along smoothly. With numerous consultations with your musicians, music should be found for the prelude, the special parents’ processional, the entourage processional, the bridal processional, the signing of the marriage certificate, the recessional, and the finale. You should also create a lineup of music for your wedding reception program and the dancing. Finally, you should also check what instruments your musicians need to bring to the church and in the reception venue. Most churches have a piano or organ so your wedding musicians may not need to bring their own.

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