Spotlight on Palmetto Dunes in Hilton Head, S.C.

If you are looking for a beautiful spot to have a beach wedding, Palmetto Dunes may be worth taking a look at; located on Hilton Head Island, this venue has plenty of amenities and room for any size wedding, from intimate affairs to extravagant celebrations. Check  all they have to offer here.

Ceremony Music

Many brides (and I say brides because let’s face it guys, the bride’s usually have the final say when it comes to making wedding decisions) opt to have live musicians play during the ceremony. While this is a great added touch, it can often add a significant expense to your overall music budget. If you have your heart set on having live music played during your ceremony,  here are some ways to save money and still be happy with the outcome.

1) Instead of using a string section, find out if the band has a keyboardist that can play string patches on his keyboard. While it may not be as visually pleasing, many of todays string samples sound incredibly realistic.

2) See if the band’s guitarist will play acoustic guitar and have the band’s vocalist accompany him.

3) Find out if anyone in the band plays another instrument, such as violin or cello. This will remove the need to bring an outside musician just for the ceremony.

Until next time, happy wedding planning!

Spotlight on Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Alabama

Although the Square One Band has played in the suburbs of Birmingham a few times, one of the places we really enjoyed was performing at Aldridge Gardens in nearby Hoover. This venue has a beautiful pavilion, lush gardens and ample parking. Check it out here.

Picking the Right Music for Your Wedding

I recently came across the website listed below, which discusses music choices for weddings. I know it is sometimes difficult to choose the right first dance song, the father-daughter dance song etc, for your event. Ultimately, it is up to the individuals choice and not what the masses think.  However, I think the link below will provide you with some helpful hints on picking the right music.

Remember, if you don’t see a song on our songlist that you would like to have played for one of your dances, let us know and we will make every effort to learn it!