26 March 2024

 DIY WEDDING music Prep

If hiring a DJ or live musicians isn't quite your jam, you're in the perfect place. Dive into these essential DIY music tips to ensure your wedding day hits all the right notes!

1. Curate Playlists for Every Key Moment

Your wedding is a series of special moments, each deserving its own musical backdrop. Consider creating distinct playlists for:

  • Prelude: The gentle hum of anticipation as guests arrive, around 30 minutes before your ceremony starts.
  • Parents/Grandparents Processional: A tune that honors the presence and importance of your families.
  • Wedding Party Entrance: A track that sets the tone for your celebration and compliments the entrance of your closest friends.
  • Your Grand Entrance: The song that plays as you make your memorable walk; it should speak to your heart and resonate with your love story.

2. Designate a 'Play Master'

The most crucial tip? Assign a trustworthy friend or family member the role of pressing "play" at the right moments. This person will be the conductor of your day's soundtrack, ensuring each transition is seamless.

  • Pro Tip: If you're using a device locked with a password, make sure your 'Play Master' has the code!

3. Tech Prep is Key

Whether you're using a computer, iPod, or MP3 player, ensure it's ready for the big day:

  • Pack all necessary cables, jacks, and connectors to avoid any compatibility issues.
  • If your celebration is moving from one venue to another, remember you'll need to set up twice! Inform your venues if you require a table and linen for your music station.

4. Sound Check is a Must

On the day of, conduct a thorough sound check. This includes testing microphones if speeches or vows will be amplified. It’s essential for avoiding feedback or dead air during your ceremony and reception.

5. Power Up

Don’t let a short cord cut your first dance short. Bring additional extension cords and covers to protect your equipment, ensuring every note plays perfectly, from start to finish.

6. Timeline Distribution

Share your meticulously planned timeline with your 'Play Master.' This ensures they know exactly when to start each playlist, making for a smooth musical flow throughout the day.


Final Note: Know When to Call in the Pros

If coordinating your wedding day music feels overwhelming, it might be worth investing in a professional to take the reins. Sometimes, saving yourself from the stress is the most harmonious decision you can make.

So, grab your playlist, your trusted music maestro, and let's make some memories!


contact lisa at Exquisite Events and consulting for WEDDING PLANNING



+1 704.578.1974

Charlotte, NC

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