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.
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With appreciation -
4/5/2018 02:24:46 pm
I appreciate your comments on how a live musician can adapt to the pace and cater to personal preferences for a wedding. I am getting married next summer and looking into music options for the ceremony and for the reception. I think it would be cost-effective to hire live music that could play for both of the events.
5/16/2023 07:49:20 am
We got engaged a few weeks ago, and we're ready to plan our spring wedding. We're interested in hiring live musicians for our wedding, and we loved what you said about how professional musicians are able to adapt and pace the music for smooth transitions, so we'll keep this in mind for sure. Thank you.
5/16/2023 12:46:34 pm
Hi Eli - Thank you for the kind words re: this blog post and congratulations on your upcoming wedding day! I hope you find the right fit for musicians for your big day and if you live in the SC area, please feel free to reach out and I'd be glad to personally assist. Wishing you all the best!
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