Other than the song selections, what are the most important things to look for in a wedding musician?
In the big picture, you should have a sense that they enjoy their work and are committed to taking care of the details, so that you can enjoy a flawless, beautiful performance.
My business mantra is "make it fun, easy, and personalized". This simple phrase always leads me to great results. For example, here's what a recent groom said...
"Ryan played a beautiful set that we were able to create ourselves based on his knowledgeable suggestions and past experience. He was a true professional and made our wedding day even more meaningful."
- Gary, married in 2022
Photo by Matt Blasing Photography
Let's take a closer look at what makes a quality wedding music service.
Dedicated to delivering a beautiful performance for every wedding.
Delivering a beautiful performance goes beyond the ambiance of the music. It's also arriving early and being ready to adjust for weather and other challenges.
When you work with me, you can rest assured I'll arrive early with my canopy in case there's extreme sun or a little rain, plus extras.
A good wedding musician will gladly help you make your ceremony music plan.
Between booking and your wedding day, you'll be communicating with your wedding musician about songs, ceremony timelines, and venue details. Look for responsive, helpful, experienced musicians who'll enjoy making your wedding special.
My planning process is designed for people who appreciate music deeply. This is why you can listen to recordings of any of my songs! My easy guide to planning ceremony music will put you in a creative state of mind. Enjoy an easy & effective wedding rehearsal using your custom ceremony playlist I'll send - easily accessible from your phone.
"Ryan was so fantastic! He was very professional and great at communication. The wedding was absolutely perfect and the guests loved his music! I highly recommend him."
- Megan, married in 2022
Good wedding musicians are ready to communicate professionally with your other vendors and your venue.
There may be important details to address before your day arrives. And there will always be some coordination and collaboration on the big day. You'll want someone who's proactive, flexible, and makes things easy.
"Your communication is outstanding."
- Shelby Spoonhoward, Wedding Planner/Owner of Shelby Your Day Events
The perfect sound system is loud enough for you to hear, yet soft enough for easy conversations.
Musicians often use sound systems, because people and voices absorb sound. You want the music to add to the ambiance, but not be competing for center stage. Proper equipment makes this possible for any setting.
When you work with me, top-quality sound systems are included. My systems are a fit for all sizes and locations of ceremonies and receptions.
The pre-ceremony atmosphere can elevate your whole wedding day.
When you work with me, I'll be welcoming your arriving guests starting 45 minutes before your first ceremony song. Here's what my couples are saying about my pre-ceremony atmosphere.
"Ryan was absolutely phenomenal... His playing set the perfect mood for my small outdoor ceremony with closest friends and family. As soon as he started playing I had goosebumps all over."
- Brianna, married in 2019
Still have any questions about hiring your wedding musician?
Schedule a free consultation with me here.