We all know that the musical score of a movie can have huge influence on our perception of that movie. From the pulsating terror achieved in films like Psycho and Jaws, to the triumphant victories in Star Wars and Pirates of The Caribbean, it’s hard to think about a great film without also being influenced by that film’s score. Your movie is your wedding and it needs to be carefully ‘scored’, paying close attention to the theme, time of day and number of guests.
There should be no point in time from the moment the first guest arrives until the last guest leaves where there is no music. As the guests arrive, have a harpist gently playing at the front of the church.
Music is such an important aspect of life that it is impossible to over-emphasize it’s importance. If there is a lull in the music, guests can get fidgety and cranky.
During cocktail hour, have a string quartet playing near the bar. This way people will be less likely to notice if there is a line at the bar or diminishing appetizers.
You can have a band and a DJ. Having both will give your guests an even wider array of listening pleasure and trading off can give the band a much needed break. However, if you choose only the band make sure you have music playing while they take their break.
When you have your wedding video edited, make sure you have the proper ‘soundtrack’ as well.. Having just the right music and editing will make it more like an actual movie and less like a home movie.
Since the music is such an important aspect of the day, don’t leave anything to chance, make sure you check the references and credentials of every music professional that you interview and ALWAYS have a backup plan just in case.
-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago