A destination wedding can make for an unforgettable experience for you and your guests, but event planners must also deal with the added challenge of finding vendors that are near to their venue. It can be difficult to find a band, caterers, and florists much less take the time to conduct interviews and determine who will provide the best service if you are located miles away.
When planning any wedding, getting the right musical entertainment is a priority. A good band or deejay will get everyone up on the dance floor ensuring a splendid time will be had by all. They will also provide music that is fun, sentimental, and meaningful in all the right places.
So, how do you find the perfect musical entertainment for your destination wedding?
DeeJay or Live Band?
If you are planning a wedding, the decision to hire a live band or a deejay is one every couple must face. Deejays tend to be cheaper, but other than that, a live band is probably the way to go.
Live bands have more opportunities to engage with the crowd. They will also be better able to pay attention to what’s going on and play music that fits the current vibe of the party.
And when it comes to playing music for that father daughter dance or the first dance as a married couple, they will be able to hit it spot on.
How Can I Be Sure the Right Music Will Be Played?
Music at a destination wedding can be tricky. Cultures vary and what a deejay or musician in one part of the world considers good party music may not work so well in anther part of the world. So, how can you be sure your musical entertainment will play the songs your guests want to hear?
One suggestion is to have them provide you with live footage of them entertaining at an event.
However, if you still have your doubts, you may want to provide them with a playlist of everything you would like them to play. This may seem a bit controlling, but better safe than sorry.
For a fun twist, have your guests suggest songs in advance and create your playlist off of those suggestions.
How Do I Find Musical Entertainment for My Destination Wedding?
It can be difficult finding the right musical entertainment for a destination wedding if you are not located near to your destination. Even internet searches can be difficult to navigate if you are exploring foreign ground.
If you are working with a wedding planner, he or she will be a valuable resource in finding you the right musical entertainment as well as other vendors for your event.
You can also ask the venue or the other vendors you hired for their opinion.
If you have a deejay or musical group in your hometown that you love, and are dealing with a fairly generous budget, you may be able to fly them in to entertain.
Finding the right musical entertainment for a destination wedding is a challenge, but it is definitely doable. With the proper resources and planning, you are sure to find a band or deejay you are happy with. Good luck finding the perfect people for getting your crowd out on the dance floor.