In a very uncertain and challenging year, it can be reassuring to plan something definite. Almost all of our couples for 2020 weddings have postponed to 2021 with their booked wedding music. By all accounts, it’s going to be a very busy year for the wedding industry. We’re looking forward to it big time. Getting back to doing the thing that we love and do best. It’s safe to say that everyone needs something to look forward to at the moment with everything going on in the world. Planning a wedding, whilst not always easy, is very much about looking forward to something and being creative to make the day of your dreams become a reality. Some of our favourite client emails are the ones when they describe sitting down together and choosing the tunes for the ceremony and requests for the DJ. They have had fun with it and of course, there will be differences of opinion, but generally lots of friendly compromise. He can have his Coldplay as long as I can have my John Legend. It’s very rare that couples like exactly the same kinds of music but, like any good relationship, striking a balance is key. Sharing as well as give and take makes the day turn out all the better for you both, as well as your guests.
In terms of your 2021 wedding music, adding this live element to the day is creating a great atmosphere as well as a personal soundtrack. Just as you may choose certain colours and flowers to make your day more special, certain songs played live will personalise your day also. Playing recorded music through the venue speakers won’t.
Let’s look at how you can personalise your music. There are lots of ways, but a good example is choosing a significant song (maybe your first dance tune) and having it arranged especially for the ceremony. Perhaps a great wedding singer could do an acoustic version of it. Or maybe you could have a subtle instrumental version arranged for your ceremony string quartet. Your guests still won’t know it’s your special song until later when you do your first dance. But it will be wonderful for you knowing this. Often it will be filmed by the videographer and so be a big part of the video memories. From our view playing at the front side of the ceremony, the first thing we see sometimes is the Groom taking his handkerchief out. We know it’s because his Bride or Groom is finally walking in to the song that they both chose and the moment is a bit too overwhelming in the best sense. It’s a wonderful feeling, knowing that our music is contributing to this magical moment.
Another way is choosing music that suits your style of wedding. If you’re looking for a laid-back and relaxed wedding, instead of a DJ, you may have an acoustic jazz band for the evening part. As long as they can play a few well-known tunes and maybe a bit of pop and funk so it’s not just jazz which might divide the crowd. But you will know this when you’re choosing your music. Your friends and family will know that you like jazz or gospel music, so they’ll be happy to see music that makes you happy.
Planning is about brainstorming and looking into options. It should be fun, going through the various acts online and making a short list. It can seem like choice overload as well, so you need to take notes and narrow down your options to find the right music for you. Whilst you should never rush these things, at some point it’s important to remember that quality acts and DJs get booked well in advance. If you find a band, singer or other act that appeals to both of you and is available, it’s good to make the decision fairly quickly and sort out a booking. It’s also a relieve every time something gets ticked off the to-do list. You know that you’re one step closer to the full organisation of the wedding. Talk to your suppliers and potential suppliers. Get a feel for how quickly they respond and how client-focused they are. The ones who are clearly reliable and quick/helpful to respond are usually the ones who can relax about and know will not let you down in any way.
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If you have any questions or would like to get in touch for a friendly chat about possible wedding music options for 2021, please do get in touch. In the meantime, enjoy planning your wedding for 2021. Let’s all look forward to better times ahead and great days to come!