4 Things to Contemplate When Picking Music For Your Toronto Wedding
As a 5 Star Live Entertainment company with over 10 years of experience making special days perfect, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about music, and it’s a hugely important part in any wedding or event. Music can get people out of their shells and onto the dancefloor, or it can energize a room during cocktail hour with the perfect vibe. Whatever you’re looking to use music for on your big day, here’s 4 things to consider to make sure your day is perfect.
First of all, it’s a very common misconception that couples need to pick between the two. Of course the more musicians brought in, the more expensive the bill tends to be, but there are an infinite possibility of combinations that can be made to meet your budget. Maybe a full wedding band is pushing the budget, but a DJ with an A La Carte Violinist during the first dance, or a Harpist during the ceremony is a great deal more cost effective.
At the end of the day it comes down to how much you value music on your special day. A DJ will meet every note you want to hit, but can’t create any energy a song doesn’t already have. They’ll know what to play based on the suggestions you provide, and read what a crowd’s liking to know what to play next. A live band or artist can do all that, but you’ll be able to feel their performance and connect with it in a way that feels more real than listening to music through a speaker.
As a couple it’s important to know what music/types of music do you agree on, and where do you differ? It’s perfectly normal to specially request certain songs for one of you followed by different songs for the other- but it’s all about finding the right balance. The music the two of you have played tells everyone attending what the two of you are about. Is it a rock band playing the stuff you grew up listening to? Soulful and heartfelt R&B love songs that make you think of each other? It’s important to know all this and discuss it with whichever Live Entertainment company you talk too to help them give you the best possible match for your needs. Remember, this is a day you’re going to remember for the rest of your lives. If it means having a string trio learn Metallica for your first dance, any professional Live Entertainment company should be able to make it happen.
This day is about you and your partner first and foremost. But after that your guests come next, and the music you play will determine how everyone else in a room feels. It’s great if you love a niche genre like country-metal but consider how your guests might react to this during the dance portion of the night? Any professional musician or DJ will be able to read a room and play to what works, but don’t be afraid to specially make sure certain songs get played, or other ones you’re not fond of don’t!
Venues come in all shapes and sizes and are one of the first things booked in the wedding-planning process. How big is the space you’ve booked, and they can accommodate the artists/acts you want? Maybe the stage can’t fit the 8 piece band you were hoping for, but a 3 piece would work. Maybe you can’t fit a band anywhere, so you opt to bring in just a single musician to play over the first dance, the ceremony, or to get people on the dancefloor. Venue’s often have an in-house bands they can offer but make sure that this band meets your needs in the ways you want. Often it can be better to speak with a live entertainment company and make sure you’re picking from a large roster the band that most speaks to you. Some great questions to ask about the in-house that can help you know whether or not they’re the right fit would be: Can you see footage of the band play? Can they learn your favourite songs? If not, we’d recommend reaching out to your local 5 Star Live Entertainment company to help meet all of your needs so there’s nothing to stress out about.
If you’re looking for a 5 Star Live Entertainment company with over a decade of experience and Juno award winning artists, look no further than Bongo & B Entertainment. With over 80 different acts consistenting of Juno award winning musicians, incredible dancers and so much more, we’re sure to have the perfect fit for your special day! Click here to learn more about what we have to offer.