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By David B Elgart and Paul Ognissanti

Wedding music is not difficult at all to plan in New Jersey.

DJs and Wedding Bands are readily available in all styles of music to serve your needs. There is more than enough supply for the demand.

This means that you can afford to be choosy. And, you can have a surprisingly pleasant experience when planning a wedding.

A good disc jockey may be the preference of most. It is most affordable when working with a modest wedding budget. However, many still know that live music is a symbol of class and elegance. Of course, costs will rise accordingly with the size of the band.

Either way you choose, you need a true professional to expertly prepare your song list. Either the DJ or the band leader should be seasoned at knowing the best wedding songs to fit your exact needs.

A wedding planning checklist for the music should start by dividing your day into these specific segments:

The wedding ceremony is best served with classical wedding music. This can be performed by a classical ensemble comprised of piano, cello, flute, violin or classical guitar. The classical musicians will have great wedding ceremony ideas to help you plan your marriage segment.

For the reception, the wedding entrance song should be lively and very festive as your parents and wedding party are introduced into the reception hall.

A knowledge of wedding song first dance selections will be the first order to fill. Needless to say, this is the most important song of your wedding reception. The musician or DJ should have a wide variety of selections for you to work from should you be uncertain as to what song to choose for the first wedding dance.

Next, they should provide a sizable list of father daughter wedding songs and mother son wedding songs to honor your relationship with your parents. This moment is deeply emotional for your parents and they will treasure the experience for the rest of their lives. It would be wise to let your parents choose the song that is intimate to their feelings for you!

For the remainder of your reception, a good selection of party music should be selected to make your guests happy. It’s a good idea to give them an experience that they will talk about for years to come with the wedding party music.

Once again, it’s a great idea to ask your family and friends to suggest songs that they like. It will make your song selection choices a breeze. Your guests will be very happy. The party will take on a magical life of it’s own.

Draw up this list to give to the band leader or DJ a few weeks in advance. Make that list a vital part of your overall wedding checklist.

I’m happy to let you know that you can have all the music in your wedding program completed with one call. The classical music, the band and the disc jockey in one-felled swoop. And, have access to a choice of several very affordable wedding music packages.

Have all of the music wedding themes of your special day organized in one location with one seasoned music expert.

Dave Elgart Music provides an affordable, eloquent performance package that includes classical music for your ceremony, jazz ensemble for your cocktail hour and dining enjoyment during the reception and a DJ to dance the night away.