Music is an essential aspect of any wedding and will probably play a central part during your ceremony, drinks reception and evening entertainment. Despite this important role, wedding music is often considered only as an afterthought and ends up being overlooked in favour of other things. Here the lovely Jenny from Hop til you drop offer some helpful suggestions!
However, with so many wonderful genres on offer from professional wedding bands across the UK, why not take your wedding inspiration from a specific musical style? Hop Till You Drop wedding music agency has a large number of professional wedding bands performing a wide range of music that could be perfect for your big day.
The light, uplifting harmonies of a classical string quartet or the atmospheric halcyon bliss of a harpist lend themselves perfectly to a traditional-style wedding. Most classical groups will be able to provide the essential backdrop to your ceremony and then move on to your drinks reception and maintain the atmosphere there.
Perhaps you love folk music? Shape your evening wedding reception around your passion by throwing a ceilidh! With a professional dance-caller and positive, toe-tapping tunes, a ceilidh is a great way to get everyone dancing and can be a fantastic icebreaker for unacquainted guests.
Exotic music can provide an idiosyncratic basis for a beautiful themed wedding. Hire a Bollywood group or a sitar and tabla duo to give an authentic Indian lilt to your wedding. A traditional African group featuring djembe (drum) and kora (harp) will offer an up-tempo performance to set pulses racing at an African themed wedding. If you enjoy the blissful, sunny, sounds of a steel band, base your wedding around a Caribbean beach-party theme for the perfect summer feeling.
If your favourite type of music is swing jazz, use this as a way to evoke the vintage style of the ‘30s and ‘40s with a Hollywood-themed wedding. If you have a passion for pop, hire a rock ‘n’ roll covers band to complement a wedding inspired by kitsch 1960s culture.
A good live band performing at your wedding reception can make your big day into an extraordinary occasion and ensure that you and your guests really have a night to remember. Choosing to base your wedding around a particular musical style that you love can give your evening a really personal feel, and guarantee all your guests enjoy themselves.
For more wedding music information, tips, advice and suggestions see www.wedding-music-secret.com.