Q&A: What type of music works well for outdoor ceremonies? - Wedding Music - Wedding Planning

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DJ -- Geoff White Photographers
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What type of music works well for outdoor ceremonies?

A Outdoor acoustics differ from indoor acoustic, so talk to your band or DJ about making your wedding music sound just as great outside as it would in a church or ballroom. You won’t get that cathedral sound in a garden, but a string quartet or acoustic guitar will be just as beautiful. Having your wedding ceremony outside also gives you the opportunity to play nontraditional songs as you and your bridal party walk down the aisle. While we’re talking about outdoor music, if you plan to have your reception outside as well, see if your space has any noise restrictions before you book a band or DJ. You might not be allowed to blast that dance music from big amplifiers. If that’s the case, hire an acoustic band to wind down the night with your favorite tunes or give your DJ a list of softer music to play when it gets too late so the neighbors won’t complain.