Congratulations on your engagement! Now that the anxiety and elation of popping the question are over, it’s time to start planning your big day. Everything needs to be perfect, the catering, venue, and especially the entertainment, all need to be carefully researched, discussed and finalized before you decide to send out the invitations.
The Ceremony is already a challenging part of the day to plan, but don’t forget about the reception. Your wedding reception is a place and part of your day where you friends and family gather together to celebrate your union. Everything about your reception matters, but the entertainment and music are a priority.
Music makes an occasion and selecting the right track listing for the important parts of the reception needs careful consideration. Every wedding reception has its own theme and your Connecticut wedding band should reflect and enhance it.
If you are having trouble thinking about the best wedding music for your reception, here are the some of best styles of music that do well with every theme and crowd.
Motown Music for your Wedding Reception
Motown music is a stand alone genre that paved the way for much of modern pop music. Founded by Berry Gordy, the Motown record company became a brand synonymous with the finest R&B, soul, and pop music. Artists such as The Jackson Five, James Brown and Aretha Franklin are a just few of the artists brought into the public domain by Gordy and his Motown label.
Motown is great for your reception, it gets your guests up and grinding on the dance floor to upbeat tracks that will have everyone smiling. Motown music is great for any size venue, however, if you are thinking of hiring a Motown live band, then consider something with a bit of space for the band to set up and perform in.
Some of that Old time Rock & Roll
Everyone knows and loves some good ‘ol rock and roll. Rock ballads can range from slow and romantic, to fast paced and vibey. They cover so many different emotions, with heartfelt lyrics and beautiful electric sounds. A live band is a great option, you can select a band that plays their own tracks or a band that blends their own music with covers. Rock and roll are the party backbone of your wedding reception and a real crowd pleaser on the dance floor.
Keep things going Smoothly with a Jazz Band
Jazz is such a versatile sound that suits a wide variety of wedding themes. Jazz songs can either be slow and relaxed, or upbeat and swinging. The best part about a live jazz band is that they can read the crowd and adjust their style and tempo to suit the room. As the set progresses, they can use a slow beat progression to speed things up and get the dancefloor started.
Last night a DJ saved my life
If your budget can’t accommodate a live band, or you simply don’t want to confine yourself to one style of music, consider hiring a DJ for your wedding reception entertainment. DJ’s have a vast selection of music, with any track you can possibly think of. Write you DJ a custom track list and ask him to work it into his set.