While planning your destination beach wedding, don’t forget the music! Not sure how to plan the music? Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Choosing the music for your destination beach wedding reception might be the last thing on your mind, but it is a very important element. Music will keep your guests entertained all night long and will give you and your soon-to-be groom your first dance. Music will also give your father his father-daughter dance. So don’t forget the importance of the music, no matter how busy you are arranging other destination wedding plans. Consider some of these musical ideas.
Hire a DJ
While hiring a DJ for wedding receptions is pretty common, it may be a little more difficult to do for some destination beach wedding locations. This might require you to fly your own out, and that can become very costly, very quickly. Not only do you have to transport the DJ and pay for his business expenses, you also have to pay for the transport of his equipment. Yikes! If you can’t find a DJ in your destination location, you may want to consider another type of musician when choosing the music for your destination beach wedding reception.
Hire a Band
When choosing the music for your destination beach wedding reception, try not to limit yourself in the definition of a band. A band can include steel drums, guitarists, and more. Explore your options. Consider your location and your guests. Most of all, consider what appeals to you. If you want an authentic destination beach wedding, consider steel drums. If you want something a little more traditional, consider a classical quartet, or at least the closest you can find.
A Single Musician
Another idea is to choose a single musician. A singer, ukulele player, pianist—the possibilities are pretty much endless. Just remember that your ability to find someone might be somewhat restricted because of your destination location. Consider employing the help of your wedding planner who is familiar with the local vendors. Better yet, if someone is musically inclined in your family and is willing to play, consider asking them to play for your wedding. You may even want to offer them some money for making the choosing of the music for your destination beach wedding reception a little easier.
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