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Why Should I Hire Live Music During My Wedding Day?

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If you hire live wedding music for your ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast it will magically enhance your special day.

Perfect daytime musical options include string quartets, harpists, pianists or singers. These are especially ideal for a wedding ceremony where the musicians will be aware to what is going on during the proceedings and if necessary fill any gaps. For example, where the Bride is running late they will be able to carry on performing during those nervous quiet moments! They can also perform spontaneously and continue playing until the bride has finished making her entrance – no waiting for the CD to finish or having it abruptly turned off!

Having wedding musicians at your drinks reception and meal also creates an interesting visual for your guests to enjoy and a lovely atmosphere to help start your celebrations. A good ensemble of musicians will have a wide-ranging mixed repertoire that will be able to cater for all age groups ensuring that even if the style of music is not something some guests are not familiar with, they will still be able to connect to the musical tunes.

Background music for weddings divides into 3 key areas:

1. The Ceremony – any music booked at this point would normally involve performance time as your guests arrive, during the processional as the bride makes her entrance, during the signing of the register, and also during a short recessional.

2. Drinks reception – after the wedding service, usually whilst photos are being taken, another good time for music is the drinks reception. It creates a nice ambience and backing track to the start of your married life.

3. The Wedding Breakfast – During the meal is a fantastic time to have a musical accompaniment. Breaks will often occur for the speeches to take place.

*TOP TIP* If you are thinking of booking live music for your Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast, one way of saving some money is to keep the same musicians for all three parts of the day. Even if the performers have to move between different areas it will still prove more cost-effective than hiring a different ensemble for the different sections.

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