You will want your musician, string trio, string quartet, or Spanish solo guitarist to be talented, professional, reliable and passionate about creating the perfect musical setting for your special day.
How to find the right musicians for your wedding.
Read reviews and ask your prospective musicians for sample demo recordings and sample videos to watch from there performances. Ask them for references. Talk to references who can vouch that the musicians do a great job and are prompt and responsible. Do they provide a free consultation to help you plan your music? Are they willing to learn other songs? Do they play the style of music you are looking for? Are they willing to accompany vocalists or other instrumentalists if necessary? Will they attend your wedding rehearsal? What backup plans can they offer if they are not able to perform for your ceremony? Do they charge by the hour, by the job? Do they ‘listen’ to you? Do they make you and your event seem important to them? Do you like their personality and they way they respond to you?
Find out the total cost to you including their performance, mileage, set up fees, rehearsal, practicing with other musicians, learning new music, etc. Once you find the musicians that best represent your wishes, you will probably be asked to provide a deposit in order to secure the date for your wedding.
Finding the perfect music for your ceremony
Once you have selected your musicians, you will want to meet to plan your ceremony music. Your musicians should be able to offer advice and provide you with a variety of music to choose from. Be sure and tell your musicians any special song requests that you have. It can sometimes take 4-8 weeks to special order music, so it’s important to do this well in advance of your wedding. The musicians will appreciate time to learn the music.
We have some great music resources and song lists for you to explore on our wedding music website.
If planning music for your wedding seems overwhelming, Randy Stern, who is de Bois Entertainment‘s musical director and a professional musician who will guide you through the process and take care of all the details for you every step of the way.
de Bois’s ‘Wedding Ceremony Song List’ may also be a helpful resource to you at this time.
For more information, Contact our office.
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No matter if you need a wedding guitarist or a corporate party band, de Bois’s got you covered!