Beach wedding music has always been one of the most important aspects for a well planned beach wedding ceremony. Did you know that you can impress all your friends and other people that you have invited to your wedding simply by having a steel drum as one of your instruments? Well, in this article I’m going to show you how to make your wedding an unforgettable memory for all the people you have invited by giving you some tips before hiring a steel drum player.
A little background.
Let’s talk about the history of steel drums a bit. Steel drums (or steel pans) originated from Trinidad and Tobago. Made by black slaves, this instrument was first used as a tool of communication. Tamboo-bamboo, a tunable stick made of bamboo wood was the first step in the evolution of a modern steel drum. One of the well known figures that are often related to steel pans is Rudolph Charles, a leader of the steelband movement in Trinidad and Tobago.
Why Is the ceremony music so important?
Well, the wedding ceremony music is very important because this is the single most important aspect of leaving a positive impression on your guests. Sure, your music choice might be a bit conservative but think about it: do you want people to remember your wedding as a high-class one, or do you want them to remember it as an informal, relaxing experience? Choosing the right music type will determine exactly that. You have many options here, but I want to specifically talk about one here: having a steel drum.
Why is having a steel drum band the best option for a beach wedding ceremony?
To tell you the truth, beach wedding ceremonies are considered to be pretty informal right from the start. That’s why it’s often not a good idea to play serious music. You might confuse your visitors, and you absolutely don’t want that.
So, what is the best, relaxing and fun alternative? Simply hire a steel drum band. steel drums are an excellent way to make your ceremony lively and reduce the pressure of it being too formal. You can bet people generally don’t like very formal weddings. Sure, things such as a wedding speech or a toast can sometimes be fun, but you don’t want to make a mistake by making every aspect of your wedding boring and dull just for the sake of formality. As I’ve already mentioned before, steel drum music is an excellent way to bring life to your wedding. Hiring a great steel drum player who is full of energy will boost your wedding experience to the heights, guaranteed.
Here are some tips when hiring a steel drum player or a band.
First of all, you must absolutely be assured of their reputation and professionalism. Many people have fallen prey to unprofessional bands which are after your money only. Make sure you find out as much as possible about the band you’re about to hire. Find out if they have a website
or any contact information outside of their personal numbers. You don’t want to have business with kids who assembled for some quick buck. This is probably one of the most important days of your life.
Secondly, make sure that the price is competitive. When I talk to some of my friends, you wouldn’t believe how much unnecessary funding has been flushed down the toilet because of the wedding planners being lazy. Let’s admit it, there aren’t that many steel drum bands
in Florida. But that doesn’t excuse you from researching a bit, does it. The most expensive bands are not always the best either. Consider the range $300-$3000 to be your playing field. Don’t overpay, it doesn’t guarantee for anything.
I hope this article has helped you to realize the importance of having a great steel drum band as a part of your beach wedding ceremony and I also hope you’ve found out new things about steel drum as an instrument.