When your guests
are arriving for the reception, you will in all possibility be having
you wedding photographs taken, if the setting for the photographs is in
the grounds of the venue then the photographs will probably only take
about half an hour, if not then they will take considerably longer. It
is a good idea to have a musician or musician's at the venue to entertain
your guests until you arrive.
During the meal it is
really nice is to have
a musician playing in the background,
this music must of course not be intrusive, as your guests will wish to
engage in conversation, nothing is more annoying than having to raise
your voice to communicate with those across the table. The music that
is generally regarded as ideal for the banquet would be harp music, a
string quartet or woodwind instruments all of which are not intrusive,
provided that amplification is set at a reasonable level. The choice of
titles played can be tailored to suit all age groups and musical tastes
including classical, modern or traditional Irish and Scottish.
Harp music was
traditionally played when a banquet was in progress, in the great houses
of Ireland in the past, indeed most large houses had a resident Harper
who was retained just for this purpose. If you visit our musicians
and entertainers page I'm sure you will find a group or individual
who will fulfill you musical requirements.
This is the time when the tempo and
volume can be increased because you will probably
be having a dance. Again try to reflect in your choice of music the different
age groups present, I'm sure a few fox-trot's and waltzes will be appreciated
by the older guests at your party. To find suitable musicians for your
wedding, if you would like to visit the musician's and entertainer's page
and choose the music type which you would like from the drop down menu,
you will be sure to find a group or individual who will make the musical
aspect of your wedding perfect.
Most of the guests
at your wedding will want to bring their children along, so perhaps it
might be a good idea to think about laying on some entertainment for them.
We have a page with some entertainment
suggestions for the children.