Weddings are a magical part of our lives where two people come together and get ready to start a life side by side. As exciting as this is, and as much as this should be the main focus of the night: there’s a lot of planning that goes into a wedding besides just who’s getting married. From food, to the venue, to dresscode and decor: every detail has to be planned. The most important to many is entertainment, of course!
Where do you start with that, though?
Here are the top four types of live performers you should consider for your wedding.
Imagine the bride walking down the aisle, and in the distance, a string quartet starts to play. Although this imagery may be cliche for some: it’s only famous because it’s so fun and beautiful to experience. String quartets have a skill unlike any other to bring tears to those who are listening. They can play nearly any arrangement of the music as long as they’re warned far ahead of time, and they add class and beauty to everything they’re a part of.
Their performances can also be continued into the reception, with soft music playing while you enjoy your food. Quartets have the market cornered on class and elegance.
Although amps are great, and electric guitars rock: nothing can beat an instrument that can fill a room with beautiful music without being hooked up to speakers. Everything from saxophone players to pianists is available to boost the class of your wedding.
Of course, a string quartet is considered an acoustic performance, but they deserved their category.
Acoustic performers can also include vocalists, like someone singing while strumming their guitar. This type of performance is best for anyone who likes a specific instrument, or wants a very specific sound. It’s still the peak of class and sophistication, just with a more personal touch.
When’s the last time you got to enjoy a fantastic live band? Whether it’s a local rock band, or something more pop-music oriented: bands are a universal way to get people up and moving during a reception! The moment that plates are cleared, invite out the band to play and knock everyone’s socks off. Cover bands are another great option for those who love a feeling of nostalgia. There’s a lot of flexibility with performers that can keep this fun and fresh.
Sure, most people assume that a DJ plugs in their music and calls it a day: but creative DJing and remixing has been popular since at least the eighties. A good DJ can make their remix of a popular song or can help it glide into another piece with smooth precision. There’s something fun about watching a good DJ at their craft, and your wedding guests would love to watch them work.
The best part about a DJ is endless musical selection, so you can have a party playlist, unlike anything anyone else has ever experienced.