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How To Plan a Micro-Wedding In Philadelphia

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Are you currently planning or considering planning a micro-wedding for this fall or beyond? In a new era of government restrictions and regulations, many couples are turning to this new concept of smaller format weddings and trying to figure out how to plan a micro wedding in Philadelphia. If you are someone in a situation like this, you most likely fit into one of a few different categories.

  • Due to restrictions:
    • You are rescheduling your entire wedding and doing everything in the next year or two
    • You are rescheduling your reception, but still having a small format wedding on your original date this fall
    • You are simply downsizing your wedding to a small format micro-wedding in Philadelphia this fall
  • You are newly planning but just want to have a smaller format wedding in mind initially

As a full service entertainment company, BVTLive has artists who can accommodate any musical style you are envisioning for any number of guests, small or large. To-date, we as a company have rescheduled over 350 weddings, many of which are choosing to ALSO have a small intimate micro wedding this fall. Whether it be a home back yard event, or an intimate reception at a small venue, you want to make sure this day is special. As the demand has increased for these micro-weddings in Philadelphia, we have put together many music packages that are the most commonly requested and would love to share those with you to help make the process of how to plan a micro wedding in Philadelphia easier.

The Jazz Classics Package

Having a Jazz combo, whether it be a duo, trio, quartet, or quintet is a staple option for the classy cocktail hour or dinner set. As many couples are moving to smaller scale formats, your micro-wedding in Philadelphia may even be centered around dinner. Because of this, we are seeing many couples choose to have a jazz group for their entire micro wedding. In addition to setting a sophisticated atmosphere, most jazz musicians are very versatile and can play for both the ceremony and dinner/reception. And if you are looking for a small dance set to close out your night, they may just be able to accommodate that as well.

The Sophisticated Strings

Some couples having a micro-wedding in Philadelphia may also include a small ceremony as a part of the celebrations. Whether your micro-wedding is just a small celebration after a courthouse marriage, or will have a full ceremony, strings are a tried and true option for a beautiful ceremony. In addition, having strings who can stay for the cocktail hour and dinner as well can be a very nice touch. And don’t think all you will be hearing throughout the evening is classical music! Be sure to ask about the groups flexibility because many string trios and quartets also have a large repertoire of Top 40 pop music that can add a very unique touch as the evening goes on.

Simple DJ Package

Whether you originally had a DJ booked for your full reception or not, a DJ for your micro wedding might simply be the right fit. With the same versatility of a full wedding band, a DJ at your micro-wedding can set exactly the atmosphere you are looking for. Whether you want the classics from Dean Martin, some pop string groups, some classic Earth Wind & Fire Ballads, some modern pop, or a little mix of everything, a DJ will be able to pace the night however you would like for your micro-wedding in Philadelphia.

Your Wedding Band – Downsized

This is not an option that all bands will offer, but if you are one of the many couples who had a large 12 member+ band booked for their original date and had to reschedule the band for their reception next year, this may prove to be a fun option. Have you ever considered having a few members of the band ALSO perform for your micro-wedding in Philadelphia this fall? Many large bands have the ability to bring out 4-6 members in a reduced format which may be the sentimental touch on your original date that you are looking for. As I said, not all bands will offer this, but it is worth asking!

The Perfect BLEND Package

If you are looking at all of the options above and thinking “I can’t decide?!?” then why not have the best of all worlds?! Imagine having your intimate ceremony with a string duo, or solo piano followed by dinner with jazz trio followed by a DJ to play some of your party favorites for the last two hours. We have seen many couple do this and it turns out to be a beautiful touch for those looking for something more than the simple for their micro wedding. If that is slightly more than you were envisioning, how about a String or Jazz group for the ceremony and cocktail hour followed by the other, or a DJ for the last two hours. Options are limitless and we are excited to make your original wedding date the special day you were hoping for.

No matter what you are looking for, we want to make sure your micro-wedding in Philadelphia is nothing less than the best, and the perfect music will set the atmosphere for the entire night. Be sure to contact us today by email or phone (610.358.9010) and we will help find the perfect music combination for your big day.

Blog Contributed by: Nils Mossblad

Guided by his experience as the bandleader of Philadelphia’s top band, Jellyroll, and President of BVTLive!, Kurt Titchenell has kept dance floors packed and created unforgettable memories for thousands of events nationwide! Widely acclaimed as an entertainment expert, Kurt and BVTLive! have earned the most prestigious accolades in the industry. Most notably were two Jellyroll performances at The White House. Kurt's dedication to the success of every event is evident through his passion for creating the ultimate party experience. As President of BVTLive!, Kurt is committed to making your event a success.