Bijou Wedding Venues' Tip of the Month: Planning the music to play at your wedding

01 Jun 2018

Expert advice when it comes to finding, booking and planning your wedding at your dream wedding venue, brought to you each month by Bijou Wedding Venues

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What to consider when choosing your wedding music, from the experts at Bijou Wedding Venues.

June top wedding venue tip: Planning the music to play at your wedding

Plenty of thought should go into the music you play at your wedding celebration; from the tune or song you’ll walk down the aisle to, to entertaining guests during your drinks reception, your entrance in to dinner, the first dance, your evening playlist and more. 

Start by compiling a list that contains the elements of your day that you’ll need to choose music for, followed by a list of songs that you think could work for each moment. If you’re giving someone the job of controlling the music for your ceremony, ensure that they are confident about the equipment and timing ahead of the day.

You may opt to hire specialist wedding musicians, a pianist, a wedding singer or a string quartet to enjoy during the day, followed by a band or DJ to keep your guests entertained at night – and to play that all important first dance number, of course. If you do go down the route of a DJ or band, check to see if your venue can offer an in-house DJ before checking out any alternatives. An in-house DJ may have their own equipment on-site, their rates might be favourable, they’ll more than likely know the venue well, it will save you time with an additional search and you’ll no doubt be able to submit a full playlist of your favourite wedding song choices to them. 

About Bijou Wedding Venues:

Bijou owns and operates some of the most beautiful luxury exclusive-use country house wedding venues in the South East of England. Notley Abbey on the Buckinghamshire-Oxfordshire border, Silchester House on the Berkshire-Hampshire border, Cain Manor on the Surrey-Hampshire border, and Botleys Mansion in Surrey are the main UK venues within the portfolio. For more information, visit www.bijouweddingvenues.co.uk

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