Whether you’re a self-described muso or not, catering for the musical appetites of a roomful of wedding guests is an entirely different kettle of fish to creating a playlist for your friend’s house party. You’re in an unfamiliar territory with an unusually diverse range of people, so the rules are a little different. Avoid some …

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Caught up in the chaos of wedding planning, it’s all too easy to forget some essentials in the run-up to the big day. And with flowers, dresses, and cakes to consider, you might forget that hiring live wedding bands can come with its own complexities. Have no fear though, just don’t forget these 10 considerations, …

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Whether it is a wedding, a birthday party, an anniversary or a corporate event, there is one thing you need to get right to make the evening a success, and that is the music. If you are organizing something, you have probably been wrestling with the idea of whether to hire a DJ to keep …

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Choosing songs for your wedding can either be a fun experience or downright frustrating. It may seem appear and lighthearted but when you don’t know what to be looking for, it can quickly down the wrong path. Music plays a very special role in the lives of people as it can bring back memories like …

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It’s not every day you get married and the decision of two people to join their lives as one is a beautiful transition that should be celebrated. The right music makes this rare occasion more special but it takes more than simply having the right playlist. Live music is a must for those celebrating in …

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Planning a wedding, while exciting, can also be extremely stressful and overwhelming. There are so many things to consider, ranging from catering service to entertainment and beyond. Many people hire DJs to provide entertainment and music for their big day. If you want to hire a great DJ for your wedding, you should be very …

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50 recessional songs

Recessional Songs for Your Wedding Need a little help when it comes to the music for your wedding? There’s plenty of fabulous, upbeat songs to choose from if looking for recessional tunes. Check them out and have fun! Quick Links: Wedding Reception Music | Wedding Ceremony Music | Popular Wedding Songs | Wedding Music Posts | Top Music Vendors| Top Music Sites | Ultimate Wedding Music …

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Want to walk down the aisle to a super-romantic song for your vow renewal, but have no idea which song to pick? Check out our list of songs for a vow renewal and see which one inspires you the most! This Ring – T Carter Music You Decorated My Life – Kenny Rogers Remember When …

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wedding reception music

Wedding reception music is open to the atmosphere you want to create. The cocktail hour, when the guests arrive, has gentle background music. Then the wedding party is introduced with a song, and then a different song introduces the bride and groom. Each event during the reception – cake cutting, garter toss bouquet toss – should …

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bouquet toss songs

Top 10 Wedding Bouquet Toss Songs The bouquet toss is such a fun part of the wedding experience. It is a fun tradition and it is such a great way to have single women get up and fight for the garter or bouquet. Getting all the single ladies at a wedding for the bouquet toss, …

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wedding ceremony music guide

How to Plan Your Wedding Ceremony Music The beginning of the entire celebration starts with the ceremony. From the moment your guests arrive throughout the walk back down the aisle as a newly-married couple, each experience should be accompanied by a song. Usually consisting of softer, more romantic pieces of music, the wedding ceremony should …

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classical wedding music

The wedding ceremony music tends to be softer, usually classical wedding music or ballads. There should be about five songs played as a prelude when the guests are seated, then a special song when the mothers of the bride and groom are seated. If you’re looking for classic wedding music, this is the post for …

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The Bridal Party Introduction There are no hard and fast rules to follow when choosing a song for the bridal party entrance, but some songs are more popular than others. Don’t forget that the announcement of your bridal party can set the tone for your whole reception. Whether it’s fun and festive or formal and orderly, …

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country wedding music songs

Country Wedding Music Favorites Country music is rich with love songs filled with pledges of undying love and devotion, perfect for couples on that most special of days. At Team Wedding we dug deep and found the all-time best country wedding songs and wanted to share them with you. So get out your hankies as …

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wedding ceremony music

Planning the final details of your wedding ceremony, but are unsure whether to hire a live band or go with your own iPod playlist? Let’s look at the pros and cons of both, which will hopefully help you make a decision that works for you! Live Band/Singer Pros: Live music always creates a lovely mood for …

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wedding music ideas

Picture your big day – well dressed attendees, fascinators, a table full of wedding gifts, rings and a nice spread of food. Wait a minute – what about entertainment? Hiring a professional wedding band can completely change the dynamic of a wedding, getting the guests up on the dance floor and enjoying themselves. But are …

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ipod wedding

In recent years, there has been a trend towards “iPod weddings.” In other words, couples program their music to an iPod and then rent a speaker system. The music is put on auto-pilot, and for special songs, a friend or family member operates the iPod. The main attraction of this configuration is the perceived “cost …

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wedding entrance songs

Wedding Reception Grand Entrance Songs Once the ceremony and cocktail hour are over, it’s time to really get the party started. Make it memorable and fun with a dramatic grand entrance to the reception!  Your emcee for the night will be announcing the family, the bridal party and the newlyweds with music covering each of …

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wedding reception music

Recently I met with a couple planning their wedding last minute. They were nice young professionals throwing their Church wedding together in a matter of weeks. While we were discussing the music to be played and working on The First Dance and other traditional wedding songs, The Groom looked me in the eye and frankly …

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disc jockeys

You enter the room to cheers and glasses tapping and you see some guy standing behind the DJ equipment wearing a t-shirt and jeans that you have never met before pronouncing your name incorrectly. Who is this guy and what is he doing at our wedding? Where is the DJ we booked?

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wedding music ideas

Simple: DJs are live humans beings that create and match the energy and mood of the crowd- iPods do not know what is happening and cannot adapt. If you want your wedding to have life and excitement: hire a DJ. If you are just looking for background/ambient music, maybe an iPod is fine.

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wedding party entrance songs

The importance of the wedding music for the introduction of the wedding party and the bride and groom themselves can sometimes be put on the back burner. The rest of the reception is about you, the happy couple, but the wedding party introductions are about all of you, the friends, family and neighbors. It is the celebration of your love and love itself.

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wedding musicians

Wedding Band Negotiating 101 Unless you happen to make your living as a talent agent, your wedding band or DJ is probably the first entertainer you have ever hired.  The good news is that by the time you finally say “I do” you will have dealt with so many different wedding vendors (florists, caterers, wedding …

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