Everything You Need to Know About Including LIVE Music on Your Wedding Day
Updated: Apr 13
If you're currently planning a wedding, you are probably well aware that there are a million different decisions to be made, and it can feel overwhelming trying to make those decisions. One of the most common decisions is whether or not to have live music. I'm here to give you some great reasons why you should definitely include live music on your big day.
1. It's the best way to create the perfect atmosphere for your day
Playing recorded music is incredibly easy these days. You get a Bluetooth speaker, press a few buttons on your phone, and viola! You have music. There's really nothing special about. You hear recorded music everywhere - in your car, at your favorite restaurant, at the mall... it's always there in the background. On the other hand, live music makes any event truly unique. When you hire a skilled musician who knows how to craft the perfect soundtrack for your wedding, it makes all the difference. It might seem like a small variation, but in my experience it's the most important thing to consider if you want your wedding to be truly memorable.
2. It adds a visual element to your wedding music
Another reason that live music is superior to recorded music for your wedding is the visual element. You can't see or feel the music coming out of a speaker. On the other hand, when you have a real live human performing music live, it creates a whole new dimension to the experience. You can feel the emotion of the songs, and it turns your music from something passively observed into something actively enjoyed by you and your guests.
3. Live musicians provide flexibility.
When it comes to an event as important as your wedding day, you want the music to be tailored exactly to your vision. Understanding the cues for different songs and creating custom arrangements is yet another reason that live music is a better choice than simply pushing play on a recording.
A competent wedding musician can take your favorite songs and play them exactly the way you want to hear them. Want that chorus to be just a little bit longer, or want that upbeat song to be played just a little bit slower? A live musician can easily do that while recorded music makes that impossible. Flexibility is essential to creating your perfect wedding soundtrack.
These are just a few of the many reasons why live music is always the best choice when it comes to your wedding soundtrack. If you're interested in live music for your wedding and you live in the Southeast United States, I'd love to chat with you about how I can help. Click here to schedule a free wedding music consultation!