Using a device for your wedding music? - Don't make these mistakes!
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and you gotta have the right music to set the vibe. Whether you're using on a phone, tablet or other device, there are some key tips to keep in mind to make sure your music game is on point.
1. Download everything
First up, make sure you download all your music before the big day. Streaming can be sketchy and you don't wanna be caught with a sudden silence during a critical moment. Keep the beats flowing with a solid library of downloaded tunes. You really don't want to find out what happens when a song stops to buffer or an advert comes on randomly while a bride is halfway down the isle!
Next, delegate someone to be the designated music maestro for the day. Find someone who knows how to work your device and keep an eye on it throughout the event to make sure everything stays on track. This is also someone that needs to be ice cold under pressure. Hitting play on that device at exactly the right moment is a big job and you only get one crack at it, there are big moments at stake, in particular your walking down the isle song, big entrance to your wedding breakfast and first dance.
3. Airplane mode
Third, put that phone on airplane mode to avoid any interruptions. No one wants a text message or tinder alert ding to ruin a romantic moment, am I right?!
4. Smooth Operator
Fourth, use the volume buttons to fade in and out of songs for a smooth transition, abrupt starts and stops are so last year. Have agreed points where you want your songs to start and end so everybody is on the same page. Pro Tip - if you can, when you're checking out your venue time yourself walking from the entrance of the ceremony room to the alter you can figure out how much music you might need.
Make sure you have all the audio cables and adapters you might need for your setup. Not all venues have Bluetooth speakers, the right adapter for your particular device or even a lead to plug into so it's always best to double-check ahead of time.
6 Extra music
Make sure you have more tunes than you think you'll need. This is super important, especially if you're planning on playing music from the ceremony right through to the after-party.
Now, we all know that brides can take their sweet time getting ready, so you might want to have a few extra tracks up your sleeve to keep your guests entertained while she's fashionably late.
Let's not forget about signing the register - that always takes longer than you expect and don't get us started on clearing the room - that's a whole other story.
So, to make sure you've got all your bases covered, make sure you have a bunch of extra songs ready to go. You never know when you might need them!
Follow these tips, and your music will be the hit of the party. With the right preparation, you can create an unforgettable wedding day filled with all the right tunes. So, download that music, assign a music guru, put that phone on airplane mode, fade those tunes, and double-check those audio cables. You got this!
If you're looking for some inspiration we have Spotify playlists with tons of ideas of songs for your big day and example playlists you're free to save to your device.
Check them out here: SouthWestBand Spotify - Wedding playlist ideas