I finally booked all of our musicians for the big day! The DJ (Hal Mealor-www.halcodj.com) was the easiest to find because we ended up picking a DJ off of the vendor list for the Park Tavern. We had tea/coffee/desserts with him at Cafe Intermezzo and asked him tons of questions. Our first meeting lasted about 1.5 hours, so we made sure everything was covered. We told him the things most important to us are: appropriate music, timing, getting everyone on the dance floor, smooth transitions between songs and not only being a DJ, but also a MC or master of ceremony (he's gotta work the crowd!). There's also a surprise for the guests that he's involved in...I'll let you guys know that after it's been done. Just know it will definitely be hilarious and entertaining!
http://www.amadeusstrings.com/). They have a contract so I know they won't run off with our money!
We hope the music in our wedding will create a sense of elegance and class for the ceremony and allow everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves at the reception.
Here are some tips that we learned on our hunt:
- Interview/meet your musicians
- Ask lots of questions
- Get a time frame on when they will contact you, etc...
- Make sure there is a contract
- If it is difficult to get in contact with your musician they you may want to consider booking someone else
- Bargain, bargain, bargain!