Have you attended a Jackson Hole wedding where the couple splurged on their reception? One of my favorite splurges is live music at weddings. It lends such an intimate vibe to your event, whether you have 10 guests or 200 guests.
Having acoustic live music at your wedding ceremony makes it feel like a fairytale. For small or large ceremonies, an acoustic guitar solo or strings group is the way to go. These may be part of your booked reception band, or may be a separate gig. Artists like Judd Grossman are the perfect choice for vow renewals and elopements. Couples may have them play for the processional and recessional only, or stay longer and provide music during happy hour and beyond.
Live Music at Weddings for First Dance
If you’re having an intimate wedding, you may choose to have your musicians stay for an early first dance. This is a wonderful way to get the most bang for your buck with live music at weddings. Live musicians may have a large range of material to work with. If you want something traditional, modern, or a twist on a classic love song, you should hire a musician. It’s perfect for your Jackson Hole outdoor micro-wedding or elopement ceremonies with few guests and no planned reception. Consider Snake River Strings for your ceremony + first dance covers.
If you have a reception planned or wedding venue booked, I highly recommend you book a reception band. They can usually do it all! There are various sizes of reception bands, so pick yours based on the vibe and music you want. Groups like Diamond Empire Band pull individual talent to put together your band. Options range from a 3-4 piece band all the way up to 10+ members. A reception band will give you high energy performances to get everyone out on the dance floor! They also fill any gaps in coverage with a set playlist so music continues while they take their breaks.
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