Planning the right music for your traditional wedding reception can be a challenge unless you break it down into its various components. When you do, however, choosing the right wedding reception music becomes much easier. Of course, after you choose your music, then you need to choose the right band from the wide selection of wedding bands in Athlone.
Cocktail Hour Music
If you plan to have a cocktail party as part of your wedding reception, then you need to set the theme for your family and friends with music. Normally, the bride and groom will not hear this music because it happens during the time that the photographer takes the official photos. Since this can be time-consuming, it is best to pick about 21 songs.
Grand Entrance Song
The grand entrance song occurs as the couple is entering the reception. Therefore, it is one of the most important songs of the entire night. One popular song that many couples use is “Signed, Sealed and Delivered” by Stevie Wonder, while another favourite song is “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole.
One decision that the couple must arrive at is what type of background music they want wedding bands to play while their guests are dining. Some couples prefer quieter instrumental music, while others keep this part of the music very lively. Often the former is used when guests are served a more formal dinner, while couples use the latter when guests are served hors d’oeuvres. Talking to your professional wedding entertainment can be a great way to learn more details about things to consider.
Cake Cutting Song
One often overlooked piece of music that couples need to choose carefully is the cake cutting song. Choosing the right song can make this event even more memorable. Lively songs by the Beetles or Elvis Presley often help set a festive tone for this part of the ceremony.
Recoil Wedding Band has been providing couples across Ireland with high-energy wedding entertainment since 2008 and they say that choosing the right song here is arguably the most important song of the entire night, as everyone will be watching. They often play “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol, “Better Together” by Jack Jackson, or “Amazed” by Jonestar. Wedding bands should work with couples to meet their desires in this area by learning to play the song that they want to dance to the most.
Wedding bands are often booked months in advance. Therefore, in order to get the band that you want the most, it is vital to get organized ahead of time. Often the musicians can suggest songs that will help to create just the right mood for the entire night.
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