Wedding Ceremony Music – Musicians or DJ? Helping You Decide…

 

Including wedding ceremony music is pretty much a standard for today's weddings. But sometimes people think it's okay to just have the DJ play music for the ceremony, then move inside to handle the wedding reception music.

Whether you hire a DJ, classical ensemble or a dance band for your wedding reception entertainment, we recommend you use live musicians for your wedding ceremony music. Here's why…

The average length of time it takes for a bride to walk down the aisle (or as we often experience in Colorado, a mountain path) is somewhere between 10 and 30 seconds but the recordings a DJ would use are somewhere between 2 and 4 minutes long. With many favorite classical songs, that 30-second walk is over before you get to the part of the music people recognize. That means that a DJ has to fade out the music they are using when the bride reaches the altar so that she and the bridal party don’t have to stand there waiting awkwardly for several minutes until the song is over. A string quartet, solo ceremony musician, or other classical ensemble will have the distinct advantage of being able to begin the song at the right place and can time the music on the spot, ending pieces more gracefully and musically. Plus, live music is more elegant!

Clearly, we feel very strongly that you should use real musicians, not CD’s, for your wedding ceremony music and we can help with that!

Most of our dance bands are able to provide a smaller ensemble for your ceremony. This might be a solo guitarist, a flute and guitar duo, a keyboardist, etc. It really depends on the band you hire. In any case, just let us know and we can help you find the right fit. Call or email anytime!