Selecting the Music for Your Greek Wedding
Music is an important part of the wedding reception, yet it is often overlooked. For Greek weddings, there’s an extra element to consider. If the wedding is taking place outside of Greece, you will likely have a mixed guest list, especially if you aren’t marrying a Greek. Here are some things that will help you decide on the ideal music selection for your guests.
How Much Greek Music?
The very first thing you should consider is how much Greek music you will play during the reception. If you plan on doing some traditional Greek dances, you will need to make sure the band or the DJ has the right music for the dances you want. If you do nothing else, you will probably want to dance the traditional wedding to “Orea Pou Ine I Nifi Mas”, a song that describes how beautiful the bride is on her wedding day.
There are also plenty of Greek pop songs that have a great beat for dancing that you can play in addition to the traditional songs. It’s up to you to decide how much Greek music you want at the reception.
Should You Hire a Band?
Your next consideration is to decide if you want to hire a band for your reception. You can either hire a typical wedding band, or a traditional Greek band. This is especially appealing if you want most of your reception to have traditional Greek music and dancing. If you live in an area that has a big Greek population, you may have your choice between bands. If you don’t, you may need to pay extra so that it will be cost effective for the band to play at your wedding.
It is also possible for you to hire a typical wedding band. They may be open to the idea of learning a few traditional Greek songs so people can dance. If not, you can always play the traditional songs through their sound system while the band is taking a break.
Should You Hire a DJ?
Your last option is to hire a DJ to take are of your wedding music. The benefit of hiring a DJ is that he will have access to a large library of music, which means that you can basically control the music that is played at the reception. Most wedding DJ’s will go through the entire music selection with you to make sure all the songs that are important to you are played. This includes any Greek music you may want.
Since music is such an important part of a wedding reception, it’s important to get it right. If you decide not to hire a band or a DJ, the music selection will be left entirely up to you. You’ll also want to determine how much Greek music you want. While it is possible to put together a nice playlist of music for your own wedding, having a DJ or a band can really get the crowd pumped.
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This post was written by Greek Boston