Undeniably music is essential to a beautiful wedding day, however, when brides are making checklists of what to include in their wedding day, I am often asked what are the advantages to including live music over recorded music. Here are four reasons that live music should be included in every wedding:
Atmosphere: Live music allows for a higher aesthetic quality. Music changes the atmosphere of any event and fosters memories that are unique and specific to that day!
Adaptability: Whether the aisle is 20 feet or 200 feet, a professional musician can adapt and pace the music to allow for seamless transitions. Abrupt stops in recorded music can easily become tacky and distracting to a beautiful ceremony.
Additionally, the music itself can be catered to personal preferences in instrumentation, tempo, and style. Maybe the hard rock version of a song doesn’t match a couple’s vision, but an adapted, acoustic version of the song would be perfect and unique. Live music gives couples the opportunity to be creative!
Affordability: According to The Knot, the current average cost of a wedding is $31,213. Although couples may spend less or more, it is undeniable that music packages starting at $350 are relatively affordable when planning a wedding and are worth the investment!
Advice: Making decisions about music can be overwhelming at times and it is incredibly helpful to have an experienced musician on your team to make it an easy and fun process. Professional musicians can provide consultation to assist in choosing the right music.
Getting married in the Lowcountry of SC and considering adding live music on your wedding day? We would love to share more with you about our company -- feel free to reach out to us!
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“Music Is Not What I Do, It’s Who I Am” - Unknown
How do you define yourself?
Often, when introducing myself to people, however, I identify myself by stating “I am a musician.”
Music radiates every area of my life. From my earliest moments it has been a significant part of each day.
Music is ...
… how I express my faith.
… how I cope with stress.
… how I release creativity.
… how I am able to earn a living.
… and so much more.
I am a musician and I feel incredibly fortunate to live in the Lowcountry of SC where music is respected and valued. For me, each week holds variety through music therapy, private piano instruction, and professional music performances, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Specifically, launching Lowcountry Pianist & Co. has been incredibly rewarding. We have enjoyed connecting with and serving members of our community over the past 6 months. This blog will be the hub to learn more about our company, to share resources to assist as you plan your event, and to provide pointers for other musicians and small business owners.
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