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Melbourne Wedding Music

How To Choose Melbourne Wedding Music For Your Wedding

Planning a Melbourne wedding is an exciting time in life, but it can also be extremely stressful. A bride and groom want the perfect day, and anxiety runs high in hopes of achieving that.

One of the factors of a wedding that can be a source of stress is the wedding music. What are some tips for finding the perfect wedding music in Melbourne, Australia?

1. Decide On The Type Of Music To Be Played

Every bride and groom are different. Some couples may enjoy pop music. Others may be lovers of jazz. Still others may go for country. Before you can choose the wedding singers and bands, you’ll need to decide what type of music you want for your wedding. After you’ve chosen the type, you can research music based on your preference.

2. Should The Music Be Entirely Your Choice Or Should Relatives Get Involved?

While you’re deciding on music, decide if you want to let significant others get involved. Should the parents be involved in the wedding music decision, or should it fall solely on the bride and groom. Although it’s nice to include others, involving more people in the decision may make deciding on the final music more difficult.

3. Should Hired Musicians Perform All Of The Music Or Should You Use a DJ?

Another decision that has to be made is whether to go with hired musicians or whether to go with a DJ. With a musician, you have a band performing the music. With a DJ, he or she will play a variety of music from a playlist, from singers you are familiar with. In both situations, you will have the option of making requests for your wedding.

4. How Do You Find A Musician or DJ That You Want?

Once you have decided on the type of music you want, it’s time to find people to fulfill your wishes. One of the best places to find Melbourne wedding music is on the Internet. A wedding music suppliers website allows you to get right to the source of what you’re looking for in this type of music. Pay attention to the websites and recommendations for each musician.

5. How Do You Arrange The Music With Your Musician Or DJ?

Any reputable musician or DJ that you hire will work with you to give you the music that you desire. Be sure to choose a professional who you can talk to and who will listen to your wants. However, be open to receive their suggestions. Understand that any tips they may have will likely be useful for your wedding.

How Much Is A DJ Or A Musician Paid?

This will depend on the popularity of the professional and their years of experience. The more popular and in demand a professional is, the more expensive their services will be. Look at your budget and decide how much you can afford to spend.

Making the right choices with wedding music for your Melbourne wedding will make a big difference in the success of your wedding. Take your time and choose carefully.

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Acoustic Ceremony: Choose the right amplification

Choosing the right amplification

Have you ever attended a wedding where the celebrant´s words cannot be heard with clarity and the acoustic music is just a faint whisper in the back ground?

acoustic wedding amplification

Wedding Music should accompany the celebration as a soundtrack colours our favourite movies. Music should surround our guests and reward them with unique emotions than further uplift the wedding spirit.

acoustic wedding

At ceremonies we generally like to have acoustic wedding music performed with  violins, guitar cello, vocals and other similar instrumentation.   As a rule, in relation to sound amplification, I strongly urge to reinforce the natural acoustic sound and spread it towards the guests. Avoid having one focal point where the music screams from. Amplify so the music can surround the audience and create the desired acoustic wedding ceremony As a consequence the musicians will play with an increase in dynamic range further contributing to the overall enjoyment of the wedding ceremony.

The minimum required amplification level will be determined by the type of indoor venue or outdoor setting, the number of guests and common sense based on basic knowledge of how sound travels and interacts with objects  in it´s path.

Church acoustic wedding

Let‘s consider that the celebration will take place in a large church. Have you ever noticed how the spoken word at a relatively short distance sounds muddled?  Modern public address systems solve this problem by slightly amplifying speech and delivering it a low volume to different areas of the church through an array of speakers.

Our contracted live wedding music should also take advantage of this  pre installed amplification. However the acoustic instruments must be miked with minimum miking and the mixed signal fed to the in house amplification. This solution requires testing to assure impedance and signal levels match between equipment to avoid unnecessary humming, feedback and noises.

acoustic wedding mikingStereo  Microphone Technique. All you will need for a small ensemble in a acoustic Wedding ceremony.

Now let’s consider the celebration is outdoors, with no walls, no reflecting surfaces and with possible wind.

Low frequencies carry through the air in large waves and can be heard very easily. What tends to be muffled, not allowing  us to hear the celebrant and or enjoy the music is the masking of the high frequencies by objects and wind.

Spreading out the speakers and placing the high frequency generators at the ear level of the tallest attendant will generally deliver the needed clarity. Time delay and phase cancellation consequences of speaker placement should also be addressed.

Songful, our acoustic wedding duo visits the proposed venues, studies the acoustics and proposes the best sound solution at minimum cost. We assure our sound will carry all over the venue with clarity at all stages of the ceremony. Our quote includes PA system for indoor and outdoor venues for up to 100 guests. Our music will be the desired soundtrack of your special day.

Songful. Live at Elena and Patrick´s Wedding . 2014

SongFul , Acoustic Wedding band