Wedding Music Ramblings

by Matt Burton - Date: 2007-08-24 - Word Count: 436 Share This!

It's the happiest day of your life. The ceremony, the wedding breakfast and the best man's speech have come and gone. There's so much to look forward to and so much expense for the happy couple. Once all of the formalities are put it bed it just remains for the party to get into full swing and as far as many of the guests are concerned, this is the most important part of the day.

The first dance is usually the signal for the evening's revelry to get underway. Hopefully the bride and groom have managed to agree on a suitable piece of music and haven't spent the last 6 months arguing about whether she looks "Wonderful tonight" or if they "Have all the time in the World". It's an important selection for anyone who loves their music although this author has been present at one wedding where 10cc's "I'm not in love" has been played for the first dance! Is it just me?

The Bride and Groom have suitably impressed the room with their ability to tread on each other's toes in time to the music and it's now the turn of the rest of the party to join them on the dance floor.

Having a DJ who reads the audience and doesn't just play what he or she wishes to hear is so important. Anyone can play CDs but it takes a professional to read the audience and keep the dance floor full and dancing. A DJ who specialises in dance floor clearance services is of no help to anyone. It just may be that the Birdie song really is the right song for the evening!

Usually it's a case of providing something for everyone and just accepting that your latest obscure obsession with Latvian Folk music really isn't going to get people dancing. Yes it is your party but you may find there's only one person left on the dance floor.

A great idea to get everyone involved is to ask everyone to write down 3 song requests when they return the wedding invites. These can be compiled into a list and will give the DJ a feel for the audience in advance. Of course not all selections will be played but it can be helpful.

Entertainment agents such as Mattenta Entertainments can provide you with a selection of high quality DJs and bands that can read your audience and make the appropriate choices for the evening. Agents will usually only deal with high quality acts and will also provide the security of a written contract.

The main thing is to relax and let your hair down! Enjoy your evening!

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Matt Burton is a freelance guitar player and owner of Mattenta Entertainments, a UK based entertainment agency specialising in music for weddings, corporate events and functions. Your Article Search Directory : Find in Articles

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