Melbourne DJ Hire worked at a wedding over the weekend where the bride had hired both musicians and a Melbourne DJ to play at the wedding. The musicians included a violinist and cello player who played some romantic background music during the start of the event. Guests enter the wedding to some enchanting live music and the musician played until the bride walked down the aisle. The talented performers also played tunes while the couple were signing their wedding paperwork as well. Then after the ceremony was finished, the couple also extended the performance, and had the violist and cellist to play during their first dance.
In our experience, couples would only hire these musicians to play during the ceremony and the break in between the ceremony and the reception. Harp players are a very popular choice for a wedding as they sound so relaxing and magical. Some couples would also hire a saxophonist during the end of the night to give some exciting energy to the dance floor.
In some cultures, they may have a particular musician who would come in during the celebration and play along to some ethnic songs. For example, Melbourne Dj Hire worked at a Macedonian wedding where a trumpet player came in for an hour during the dancebreak. All guests were dancing along and celebrating with him and it definitely gave the dancefloor a livelier atmosphere.
At a couple of Greek events, a musician played the bouzouki which is the traditional guitar. They played it in the centre of the dancefloor while family and friends, danced around him in a circle, they really got into the spirit and a live musician made the night so much fun.
So if you are thinking about hiring a live musician, then we would suggest hiring someone towards the start of the day like the ceremony or during the break to set a nice mood. Then if you would like a high energy dancefloor, then a saxophonist would be a great addition to the night.