is nothing better than music to add dignity
and to create the right atmosphere at your
sets the mood during your ceremony and sets
the pace throughout your evening
celebrations. Deciding which music should be
played at you wedding and whether it should
be played by
or by a
is one of the more important decisions you
need to make when planning your big day. Hit
the right notes and your wedding day will be
enjoyed and remembered by all.
- Arranging your wedding music
should be high priority once you have
your date and venues confirmed. Popular
musicians, bands and DJs can be booked
up to a year or more ahead.
- Make it a point to go hear your musicians or DJ
before you book. Many bands and DJs will
have a demo tape that they can send you.
Alternatively, ask them for details of
when they will be performing next so you
can arrange to see and hear them in
We have a CD available and you can also
demo on the
We also list our upcoming gigs on our
- Always get the approval for your
choice of music for your ceremony from
your church minister.
- Let your reception venue know
what type of entertainment you will be
having, since some venues only allow
live music. Additionally, find out
whether the band will be allowed to set
up before the meal. Some hotels use the
stage area for seating for the meal and
will not let the band into the function
room until after everything is finished.
This could make for a later start time
for the band.
- If you are having both a live
band and a DJ, make sure there is
sufficient room at your venue for both
to set up and perform. Also find out
what sort of lighting and effects, if
any, will be supplied by your band and
DJ in case you need to make additional
arrangements for space and power
Crossroads supplies a 3000 watt lighting
- Let your band know well in
advance of your first dance choice and of any
special requests you have in case they
need to practice. For DJs, let them know
both the title and artist's name so they
bring the right version with them.
Crossroads will learn and perform any
song for your first dance that you request. Check out our play
lists as well.
- Talk to your musicians and/or DJ
well beforehand and let them know what
you have in mind for your wedding and
what you expect from them. After all,
it's your party!
- Make sure you get in writing the
duration your musicians or band will
play for, the number and duration of any
breaks and the cost of over-running.
Crossroads generally plays for 2 to 2
1/2 hours, but can play longer if
- Always confirm your booking in
writing and get a receipt for your
- Offer to supply your musicians or DJ
directions and a map showing the venue.
You don't want them arriving late or at
the wrong place!