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We absolutely love adding live music to micro-weddings. All of the big emotional moments which call for live music are even bigger in a micro-wedding!
A micro wedding is any ceremony and/or reception with less than 50 total guests. With the social distancing restrictions brought on by COVID, couples are trimming their guest-count and enjoying a small and intimate party. Couples often combine an elopement and a reception to create their micro-wedding format, but you have the option to do both with a smaller party. Some married couples even choose to do a micro wedding style party for their anniversary or vow renewal. From Wedding-Spot.com
When it comes to music for small and intimate weddings solo, duos, and trios are ideal. For the ceremony we recommend solo guitar, harp, or any number of instrumental duos. If you’re having music for cocktails and dinner these musicians can absolutely play light background music. However, this shouldn’t just be bland elevator music, the musicians impact will be even greater with such a small number of guests. We suggest unique and customized music which you find most meaningful.
Extremely carefully! If you have fewer than 50 guests the interaction with the musicians is going to be much more intimate than in a 200+ guest wedding. While we only work with musicians who have great vibes and professionalism, this goes double for micro-weddings. There is really nowhere to hide, musically or energetically. No jaded players or hired -guns. No checking the cell-phone during the vows! These players are ready to be an integral and fully invested member of your select wedding party.
Our options begin at $350
All of our musicians are super-sensitive to volume concerns, but this goes double for micro-weddings. The musicians we work with for these celebrations are almost like mini-event planners. Conscientious and then some 🙂
Absolutely! Check out our blog post on Surprise First Dance for Micro-Wedding.
Duos and Trios are not as well suited for dance-music as a 4-5 piece band or DJ. However, in a smaller space with a lower headcount it is totally possible to get people up and moving to even a solo musician or duo. It all depends on the mood you want to create.
Who doesn’t love a surprise first dance! Especially when it’s set to live music overlooking Brooklyn Bridge.
Amy reached out a few months prior to her May 2019 elopement in NYC. She explained that she and her fiancee lived in Chicago and they planned to elope in NYC and fly out for Europe the very same day. Since they wouldn’t be having a wedding reception, she wanted to have a very intimate and low-key surprise first dance.
Amy and Krystal would elope at City Hall and then cross over to Brooklyn Bridge park for pictures. The micro-wedding party included a handful of close girlfriends and the photographer. While the group walked along the boardwalk our musicians would begin to play John Legend’s “All of Me” and follow up with “Your Song” by Elton John.
Are you thinking about a celebrating with a surprise musical performance?Plan Surprise Music!
We worked super closely on the planning and coordination with Alexis at City Love Photography. She took all the amazing photos in this post and was instrumental in bringing the day together!
Our mobile “busking” duo included Adam Lomeo on Guitar and Brittany Henderson on vocals. We set up with a battery powered PA system, which really helped as we had to contend with some wind off the water.
The surprise came off beautifully and it was an absolutely perfect moment with hugs and tears all around!
Who are you planning to wow with a surprise performance?Plan Surprise Music!
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