Choosing Music for the
(Choosing Music for the
The music you choose for the reception sets the whole tone for
the celebration. Obviously you want the kind of music you and your fiancée
like. But what about your
guests, what are their musical preferences? Do you want folks to get up and
dance or mellow out?
Whatever choice you make, be sure to book your music as soon as you have your
wedding date confirmed. These professionals are booked months ahead of time and
are especially busy during the summer months.
to hear your musicians or DJ before you book. Many bands and DJs will have
a demo tape that they can send you. Alternatively, ask them for details of
when they will be performing next so you can arrange to see and hear them
Visit your reception venue. Let
them know what type of entertainment you will be having,
since some venues only allow live music. If
you are having both a live band or a DJ, make sure there is sufficient
room at your venue for both to set up and perform. Also find out what sort
of lighting and effect, if any, will be supplied by your band or DJ in
case you need to make additional arrangements for space and power
to your musicians and/or DJ well beforehand and let them know what you
have in mind for your wedding and what you expect from them. Let
your band know of any special
requests you have in case they need to practice. For DJs, let them know
both the title and artist's name so they bring the right version with
As with any of your wedding plans, get everything in writing, the time
allotted to play, the number and duration of any breaks and the cost of over-running.
confirm your booking in writing and get a receipt if you have paid a deposit.
Some musicians ask for a deposit up front, with the balance due
the day of the wedding.
If your musicians or DJ don't
know the directions to the venue give them a map. You don't
want them arriving late or at the wrong place!
Ballarat Entertainment Services,
Ballarat. Phone: 0411 143155
Wedding Bands, DJ’s, Duos, Trios and more,
BES represents the highest quality
entertainment for all occasions. Utilizing
our vast and comprehensive knowledge of the
entertainment industry BES are a unique
company that offers a diverse range of
entertainment options tailored to suit your
Ballarat. Phone: 03
The Surf Shadows have been playing great wedding music
around the Ballarat region for the past ten years.
Whether it be rockin' classics,
laid back instrumentals and even some surf sounds we can
organise our sets to suit your wedding. Specialising in
weddings, conferences, functions and parties. Songlist
available at the website.
The Eureka Strings, Ballarat. Phone: 0416 026 871
The “Eureka Strings” consists of
members of the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra
and are available for a variety of functions
- Weddings, Engagements, Birthdays, Formal /
Corporate Functions, etc. They are able to
provide a variety of small string ensemble
combinations for your function, ranging from a
string duo, string trio up to a string quartet.