|Updated: 4/16/2007 1:29 pm
||Published: 4/16/2007 1:29 pm
Careful selection of the music and musicians you will have at your wedding is important. Music can add or detract from the success of your wedding and reception. You can find qualified musicians by asking friends or relatives, caterers, wedding consultants, your clergyman, or the musicians' union in your area. If the reception is held in a hotel or restaurant, the manager may have music suggestions. Make sure to interview a few groups before making a final decision. Also, be sure to hear them play before hiring them. You may need to attend an event at which they are performing, but most bands today have a video of themselves that they can play for you. Discuss the fee, how many hours they will play, how long their breaks will be, and what they will wear. Check to see if they have recorded music that they can play during breaks. Also make sure that there are enough electrical outlets for their needs. For additional information, please consult a musician or wedding planner.