Raleigh DJs: Common Ceremony Music Mistakes That Should be Avoided!
Welcome back! Our Raleigh DJs are here for a few last mistakes that you'll want to avoid, involving your wedding music. This time, the mistakes involve the wedding ceremony music.
Raleigh DJs | Starting the Ceremony in Silence
While you won’t be there to enjoy it, the starting ceremony music should be a planned part of the overall wedding day. It’s important to remember there will be at least 20-30 minutes pre-ceremony, when your guests will be arriving and waiting for the service to start. Don’t make them sit in awkward silence. Work with your Raleigh wedding DJ to have at least 45 minutes of music before the wedding processional begins. This “prelude music” should coincide with your overall music theme, but it doesn’t have to be restricted to instrumental, elevator type music! Think outside the box and go with some easy listening James Taylor, Coldplay, or other top 40 artists that people know and love.
Skipping the Sound Check
With destination weddings and other outdoor weddings becoming more and more popular, it’s important to remember that the sound could be an issue. Crashing waves, overhead airplanes, or windy mountains could drown out string quartet or even the booming voice of the officiant. Work with your Raleigh DJs to ensure that these remote locations have microphone friendly options. Put this on your checklist of questions to ask the location's event manager. They’ll know what the acoustic limitations are and also may have helpful tips that will help with mic placement. In addition, certain musical instruments might not be a good option. Don’t set your heart on walking down the aisle to a harp being played live until you know that your dream location is conducive to its light, hard to hear sounds.
With all of these things in mind, especially the mistakes we’ve mentioned over the last few posts, it’s important to remember to make time to work with your Raleigh DJs to ensure that you won’t have any music mistakes on your wedding day!
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