Foreman Productions Blog

The Soundtrack to Your Big Day (PT. 1)

Musical band and guests at a Southwest Florida wedding reception

Couples getting married in Southwest Florida have loved the ease of working with Foreman Productions for many reasons. One of the main reasons is they have found that having one point of contact for their wedding day entertainment makes planning SO much easier than having to deal with several different people. We have SO MANY options so all you have to do is tell us what you envision for your day and we can make it happen with the vast array of entertainers available through our production company.  We even mix and match some of our musicians so that you can add just the flair you wanted for your musical entertainment. Whether you want music that has a Latin flair, country roots, Motown, or Classic rock……we have it all and we put our impeccable reputation as a guarantee to your experience.

Here is a simple checklist of questions you should ask as you try to figure out what sort of music you want and need for your big day:

  1. Ceremony: Once you choose your location decide what sort of feel you want for your ceremony. Sometimes churches have in-house musicians, but in most cases they will allow you to bring in a musician that reflects the musical style you are after. If you choose to get married at an outdoor venue, the sky is the limit, but you want the music to feel appropriate for the setting as well. Some typical musical styles for Southwest Florida ceremonies are:
    • Soloists to sing during ceremony
    • Heralding Trumpet players for brides grand entrance
    • Tropical-steel drummers
    • Acoustic guitar-Jack Johnson or Jimmy Buffet style
    • Classical trio or quartet
  2. Cocktail Hour: This hour helps set the tone for the rest of the evening’s celebration. You are announced husband and wife and the PARTY BEGINS!! How do you want that party to start? Well….first you need to think what sort of feel do you want to create? Some couples want a touch of their home town to be reflected in the music. Where are your families from? Detroit(Motown hits), Chicago(Jazz and Classics like Sinatra) or Nashville(Country). Other’s want the evening to have a more formal beginning, other’s want the celebration to start off with a bang….it’s all an extension of your personalities as well as a reflection of your families! Here are just some cocktail hour options that other couples have chosen in the past:
    • Jazz quartet with female vocalist and saxophone
    • Trios with Cajun flair
    • Steel drummers with reggae style musicians and vocalists
    • Classical musicians for a more formal feel

There are so many options to set the tone and music truly helps create the mood for your big day. Stay tuned for next week’s installment of selecting your reception musicians and all the creative options we have provided for our weddings here in Southwest Florida.

In the meantime, check out The Valerie Tyson Band, they are a recent addition to our roster here at Foreman Productions and have just knocked it out of the park!!

Want to chat about your wedding day music? We’d be happy to talk! Please call us at (239)-217-4400.