Rochester Brides & Grooms May - November 2017 Issue #51 - Page 63

M usic - B ands Music for your Reception From the traditional wedding march to the last dance of the evening, your music will set the mood and tone of your wedding day. W ith so many ways to create the musical mood you desire and an atmosphere your guests will remember, you must first know your budget. Know what kind of music you want. Keep in mind the number and age range of your wedding guests, whether you have a formal or informal wedding, and any special requirements throughout the day. If you've been to a wedding where you've enjoyed the music, that band or DJ may be your best choice. Gather recommendations from friends and family, call the band and DJ specialists in this section, attend bridal shows, interview potential entertainers, watch videos, listen to demos and, most importantly, hear them perform before you make your decision. Start interviewing for musical entertainment after you know ph o to the location and date of the by: reception. Entertainment should be lor ian d e ri n .c o m booked as much as 1 year in advance. Once you choose a band or DJ, let them know the specifics of your wedding. Ask if they have any special requirements. Also remember to delegate someone to make sure the entertainer receives a check when the evening is over. Continued on Page 62 May - November 2017 • 61