Blog PostPlanning Entertainment for Every Moment of Your Wedding Day

wpengine June 29, 2018

When planning entertainment for your wedding think mood, music, and movement! Set the mood of each part of your event with music and incorporate entertainment that will get your guests engaged and moving. The first decision you must make is to decide what type of entertainment you want: band, DJ, bagpipes, harpist and more. Be sure to watch videos of the entertainment you are considering; learn what type of music they like to play and meet with them to ensure they are a good fit and will work well with you on your wedding day.


Couples are usually so focused on the reception entertainment that they don’t think about how music plays into the wedding ceremony. Ceremony music should reflect romance, faith, and new beginnings. How that music is presented is solely up to you. From the minute your guests arrive think of setting the mood with unique entertainment such as a bagpiper, harpist or violinist. A church wedding might include a string quartet or gospel choir. A modern ceremony could include an acoustic guitar singer or vocal duo. If your DJ will be providing the background music talk with them about the style of music you want to play during your entrance, exit, and other parts. They can give suggestions and play examples.


The focus of a wedding cocktail hour and dinner is to allow you and your guests to relax and enjoy delicious food together, catch up with friends and family and prepare for a fun night of dancing. At this time, it’s acceptable to play soft music through the sound system even if you have a band present at your wedding. However, a live band or musician can be delightful during dinner if they aren’t too loud and make it difficult for guests to hear one another. Genres like jazz and classical provide light yet upbeat background music for this part of the evening.


The wedding reception is usually the guests’ favorite part of the night and the band, DJ or entertainment you choose has a significant effect on how the night plays out. The quality professionals you work with will guide you in choosing songs that you want to hear and that your guests will enjoy no matter what their age. They will execute in a way that will make it a night to remember because they have the expertise to feel out the crowd, make your guests feel welcome on the dance floor and know when to play slower intimate numbers.

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You are in the process of planning the most important celebration/party of your life. Like most engaged couples, you could probably use help in navigating through the numerous decisions that need to be made. Don’t spend hours of your time searching for the information and vendors you need! Wedding411 is designed to be your main resource for local products and services, saving you time and putting everything you need at your fingertips. Take a look at our entertainment resource page for local entertainment companies who are there to help you achieve your dream wedding.

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