So you’re planning a wedding! Let this be a guide for choosing musicians for your wedding, whether you’re planning your own or need inspiration. Finding the right fit for your wedding music can be tricky because you want it to match the vibe of your aesthetic. You also want to choose a genre or instruments that you both love as a couple so that it feels extra special. Take time to consider how you want your wedding to feel, not just the way that it will look.
Should I Have Live Music At My Wedding?
The decision on this is tricky. On one hand, I want to encourage live music over playing from a speaker because of the off-chance that the speaker stops working or malfunctions. However, live music typically costs more and can be a lower priority for some couples. If you decide to splurge on your wedding musicians, you won’t regret it.
Local Live Musicians
Kleinmann Strings is a rising string quartet comprised of young musicians who play in the Spokane Symphony. This group of passionate musicians performs the greatest hits of classical, jazz, pop, and rock music. They will also learn and play songs at your request. Let the sound of strings create a magical ambiance for your special day.
Harpist Janna Engell
With over a decade of harp experience, Janna Engell graces audiences with her breathtaking talent and skills as a harpist. She plays for a wide variety of events, including weddings. If you are going for an ethereal vibe for your wedding day, consider going with a harpist.
Rosie Cerquone Music
Rosie of Rosie Cerquone Music is a percussionist, singer, and songwriter based in Spokane, WA. She has been singing and playing for over 13 years now, and has a degree in percussion as well. You and your guests can dance the night away to pop and jazz covers and more. All of her event packages include custom arrangements of any songs you want.
Another amazing option for that magical and dreamy vibe is Cascade Duo, a premier harp and violin ensemble. They are professionals at delivering beautiful and romantic music to fit the mood. Their repertoire includes many loved pieces from classical and Celtic genres, and can also tailor a unique program for you.
Nick Grow Music
Looking for something less classical? Nick Grow Music is an acoustic guitarist and singer located in Spokane WA, who is passionate about covering classic hits. He has a vast catalog of over 600 songs well suited for weddings and special events. Nick also gladly takes song requests to customize your experience.
If you are not interested in going the live music route, you may want to consider hiring a DJ instead.
Local Wedding DJs
Tangledroots is a local Dj company that has entertained numerous weddings throughout eastern Washington. They are known for their professionalism, and attention to detail, and have a state-of-the-art sound system. Their repertoire includes everything from jazz to disco, to rock and roll.
Dance the night away with the multitude of genres from DJ Alberto who creates your desired atmosphere and sets the tone for an evening of fun. Enjoy a selection of hip-hop, country, rock, edm, or latin music! He even has an optional karaoke machine if you want to make the night extra memorable.
Spokane Photobooth and Event DJ
Dj big Bob and Dj Armen sure know how to keep the party rolling with their audio skills. With a powerful audio system, wireless microphones, and dance floor lighting, they can customize your mix of music with your ideal party in mind. Check out their website to learn more about their photo booth, and event DJ services.
Ruby Frog Entertainment
Last but certainly not least we have the award-winning Ruby Frog Entertainment based in Cour d’Alene, Idaho. With more than 17 years in the wedding music industry, Ruby Frong continues bringing fun, electric energy to wedding receptions. They have 5 professional and experienced Djs to ensure they have the person who will fit your personality and style best.
When Should I Book My Wedding Musicians?
We recommend to any brides or wedding planners that they establish the crucial aspects of planning such as the date, venue, and overall style of the wedding. This will provide you with some insight as to what kind of music you want to incorporate on your wedding day.
As a good rule of thumb, do your research and find a maximum of three of your favorite wedding musicians and reach out to them at least two to three months in advance so you can finalize playlist ideas and such. Reach out only to your top three vendors from this category to avoid overwhelming yourself. From there you can compare their pricing and availability, and narrow it down until you find the perfect choice.
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