If you have made the
decision that you would like some live
music at any part of your wedding, then Shimmer can help. Because
both acoustic, and sequenced styles of music, we can cover any part of
wedding day; from easy listening background music at your ceremony,
up-tempo dance music at your wedding reception.
Below, we will cover three of the
most common parts of a
wedding where you may want to include some sort of entertainment/music.
course we do not restrict ourselves to just these mentioned, the
structure is entirely up to you! Shimmer will liaise and have numerous
discussions with you though out the period approaching your big day to
sure everything will be exactly as you wish.
your wedding ceremony, many people like the idea of some
live background music to be performed as light entertainment as your
arrive. Below is just one example of how you may want to format the
entertainment/music aspect of your ceremony.
Shimmer can begin by performing
some of our light
material, as your guests arrive and wait for the bridal party. This makes for a more relaxing
your guests are sure to appreciate.
When your bridal party arrives,
you may then have a special
song that you would like to have played as the party makes their
you have the choice of Shimmer performing this, or alternatively, often
popular choice, is to arrange for Shimmer to play a CD of your song,
allow for an easier “fade out” effect once the party is ready for the
to being, since the song does not normally see its completion.
Once the ceremony is
complete, you may want Shimmer to
perform a song while the marriage certificate is signed, and then again
you have been announced Bride and Groom. Shimmer may then continue with
more light music for the congratulations, and as the party leave the
Of course, this is just an
outline example, and you may want
to arrange things completely differently, Shimmer will quite happy to
and organize a completely different set of events.
the ceremony, and before the reception formally
begins, a Bride and Groom may want to have some pre-dinner drinks, and,
also like Shimmer to provide some more background acoustic music at
of the day. Pre-dinner drinks may either be in either the same room as
reception, or could actually be in another room, such as an entrance
at the same venue. Whichever it is, Shimmer will discuss and organize
If you are booking Shimmer for
both pre-dinner drinks, and
for the shortly to follow reception, we can setup two different sets of
equipment, so that all we need to do is transfer the onstage
microphones from one room to another. This is just one of the details
will discuss with you when organizing the day.
part of the day/evening often has the most “events”
within it. Apart from the live music that Shimmer can provide for you,
discuss with you the proposed layout for the whole evening, and liaise
with the MC on the night to make sure everything fits together
will need to fit in both the live performances, as well as the
music with other events such as
- People being seated
- The arrival of the wedding party
- The entrance of the Bride and
- Various announcement, such as
the serving of meals
- Any games and event that may be
organized (for example Garter, single mans games, Bouquet)
- Cake cutting
- Bridal waltz
- Bride and Groom leaving
This is just an example
list, yours may include just some of
these, some others not included here, or completely different! Some of
events, you may want Shimmer to play a certain song, either live, or
play a certain CD track.
The wedding reception is
where Shimmer’s versatility really
comes into play. Typically, the initial part of the night, before the
waltz and the dancing part of the night, Shimmer can continue with a
acoustic selection of songs, with mellow easy listening CD music
live performances, while people mingle talk, and have dinner. Then once
night comes to the time of the bridal waltz, and then after a few
(that Shimmer can also perform), Shimmer can switch from acoustic music
up-tempo sequenced mode of playing, which is more suited to dancing.
members of Shimmer have years of experience playing in rock/pop bands,
playing this style come as natural as the acoustic.
the above should give you some idea of how
Shimmer can be of service to you on your wedding day, whether it be
two, all of the above, or some other part of your wedding that you feel
can provide entertainment for you.
Zowie, of Shimmer, is our
main coordinator of organizing the
entertainment aspect of your wedding day, and being a recent bride
knows what it is like to be on the “other side of the wedding fence”,
speak. She is fully understanding of how much is there is to organize
Bride and Groom to be, and will help you get the maximum benefit from
Shimmer look after the entertainment part of the day. We also
plans can change, and even on the night, how most often things don’t
to schedule, but Shimmer expect this and just work around the night.
We hope that Shimmer can be
part of your most special day,
and help to make it one that you, and your guests will remember with