The Creative Universe 3: Wedding Entertainment


Wedding Entertainment FAQs

    
    Hello brides, grooms, & engaged couples to be!  If you're planning your wedding, you know that every detail matters - and that includes the music!  Luckily, we are here to help you create the perfect atmosphere for your big day.  Wether you’re looking for romantic ceremony songs, fun cocktail hour vibes, chill dinner music, or upbeat tunes/playlists for your reception.  We've got something for everyone.

    If you're considering hiring us as your wedding entertainment, you probably have a few questions.  Don’t worry - I've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you out!


Frequently Asked Questions:


1. What kind of sound equipment/power/space do you need?

    
    We provide our own Bose Pro 32 tower speaker system (the honorary third member of our duo).  We cover roughly a 6ft deep x 10ft wide space, but can squeeze tigher if need be (in a corner for example). 

We only require access to one regular grounded outlet.  Close proximity within 15 feet preferred.  FYI: Outlets/extension cables that aren’t grounded (missing the 3rd prong) are not recommended for equipment safety and will likely cause a humming noise.   If the distance is longer than 30 feet, we recommend asking your venue if they have an industrial extension chord available to use.

2. How do we/you choose songs?


    Song choices are entirely customizable. We can choose, you can choose, or a combination of both!
  • For your ceremony, we highly recommend you choose, as often couples will have a deeper connection to their ceremony song choices. (See song ideas below)
  • For your cocktail hour and/or dinner  we typically read the crowd and make song choices based on the vibe in the room or ambience you are looking for.  That being said, we can also create set-lists with you ahead of time from our song list, or depending on your preference for your timeline, you can also choose to have custom playlist music during this time.  Up to you! 
  • For your reception, we also have a few options:
    1. Playlist/Dance Music:  Create your very own custom playlist and dance the night away to your favourite tunes!  Our speaker system is powerful enough to fill a typical wedding venue with high-quality sound and keep the energy up at a comfortable reception volume.  While we don't claim to be professional DJs, we will remain at the reception to help you manage the music throughout the night by starting, stopping, skipping, and adjusting the volume as needed.   This cost-effective hourly speaker rental option is perfect for couple looking for a simple solution to their late-night vibes.
    2. Live Requests + Playlist Breaks:  After dinner you could also consider us your very own 'live music jukebox.’  You and your guests can browse our song list with Live Song Requests and choose what songs you'd like to hear on the spot, dedicating them to each other during a special high energy duo performance!  Some of the dedications can get pretty crazy after a few drinks (you write them, I just read them!).  This option can create a unique and interactive reception experience with short playlist breaks if needed throughout the evening.  Recommended for intimate weddings.
    3. Full Band Reception:  We work with a talented keyboard player, drummer and bassist to bring all your 70's and 80's rock vibes, along with some punk hits and sing-a-long pop classics for good measure. 

3. Do you have a duo song list we can look through?


Yes, please feel free to visit our Live Song Request dropdown menu to see our current song list.  Keep in mind these include all genres of songs we use not only for weddings, but also other events and venues/bars.

For the full band, see our current Rockband song list here.  

4. I need help with my ceremony music, do you have any song suggestions?


Yes! Here are some song ideas for each section of your ceremony (if applicable) including songs we have performed at previous weddings:

(All options can be mixed and matched for any part!  These are just ideas to get you started - There’s no rules in wedding planning, it’s your day!!)

Party Entrance:

All You Need Is Love - Beatles
Marry Me - Train
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
Faithfully - Journey
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

Bride/Groom Entrance:

I Get To Love You - Ruelle
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Amazed - Lonestar
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
I Choose You - Sara Bareilles
From This Moment - Shania Twain
Turning Page - Sleeping At Last
First Date - 
Taylor Acorn (Blink 182)
The Best - Tina Turner
Perfect - Ed Sheeran 

Signing / Symbolic Moments

Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson
Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
From This Moment - Shania Twain
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
More Than Words - Extreme
At Last - Etta James
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys

Couple / Party Walk Out

You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole
Change The World - Eric Clapton
Amazed - Lonestar
Let's Fall In Love - Ella Fitzgerald
Stand By Me - Ben E King
I Was Made For Loving You - Tori Kelly
First Date - Blink 182
The Best - Tina Turner
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen


Bonus: First Dance Song Ideas:

Couple: Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Mother/Child: Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion

Father/Child: What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

5. I have a specific song in mind, will you learn new songs?


Yes of course!  For wedding ceremonies and first dances, new songs are often expected! 

6. Can you play playlist music during breaks?


Yes, we can play an Apple Music playlist music during breaks with crossfade (typically if we are playing longer than 2 hours we would take 15 minute breaks between 45 minute sets of live music).  You can create the playlist or send us a link to an existing playlist you'd like us to use.  Or we can always quickly search one up on the day if need be.  

Use a different streaming service?  No problem, send us the link and we can always compile an Apple Music playlist from it.

7. Do you require a vendor meal?


For bookings 3 hours or longer in duration, and/or bookings that run through dinner, we ask that a vendor meal (food and 2 non alcoholic drinks) be provided.   We do not have dietary restrictions and can gladly participate in whatever is being served to your guests.

8. Can we use your microphone?


We offer a microphone rental if needed for your officiant, MC, speeches, and/or announcements for the duration of your booking.  For sanitary reasons and set-up logistics, I prefer not to lend out my personal microphone. 


9. How long have you been doing this?


Tyler and I have been performing together for over a decade.  We both have Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Windsor ON, Canada, & Tyler holds a Master's degree from the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain.  We also share 5 years experience entertaining guests of all ages and music preferences on cruise ships.


10. How far will you travel for a wedding?


We are local to southern Ontario, Canada.  Depending on where we are travelling from, travel fees may apply.  We can also travel nationally, and international weddings are possible, but would need to be booked far enough in advance for us to apply for the appropriate working visa (approx. 1 year).


    I hope this blog post was informative and answered some your initial questions!  If you have any more, as always, please feel free email us anytime at duo@lisetteantyler.com.  

Get a quote today for your wedding music here.

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