When you're planning your wedding and are keen on having a live band playing music for you and your guests, one of your first decisions will be to choose what type of band you want to be present. There are many different genres of music that are appropriate for weddings, and having musicians who can play jazz or even a few pop standards can be a good choice. Another option that might appeal to you is to have a Celtic band. This type of group may use a wide range of musical instruments, including violins, woodwind instruments, guitars, and even bagpipes. Anyone can have a Celtic band at his or her wedding, but here are some times in which this band can especially be appropriate.
You Have Celtic Heritage
If you or your soon-to-be-spouse are of Celtic heritage, this type of live wedding band may hold a high degree of significance on such an important day. For example, if your ancestors or those of your future spouse come from Ireland, Scotland, or Wales, Celtic music may be something that either of you has grown up with to some degree. Even if you don't listen to this type of music with any regularity today, having a Celtic band perform at your wedding is a good way to pay tribute to your roots.
Your Wedding Party Will Wear Celtic Attire
If your heritage is Celtic, you don't automatically need to have this type of band play at your wedding. However, it can be highly appropriate if you've decided to acknowledge your heritage in some part through the way that the wedding party dresses. Some men will choose to wear kilts for their wedding — likely in the tartan of their family — and this garb can certainly make Celtic music appropriate. Even if no one is wearing a kilt, the men if your wedding party may be wearing tartan ties or vests, which can further support the wedding's Celtic theme.
You're Getting Married In An Appropriate Location
When you think of Celtic ceremonies, it's easy to think about castles. While you might not be getting married in an actual castle, it's possible that your wedding venue may be a stone building that shares some visual features with this historical structure. In such a venue, a Celtic band providing live wedding music can be highly appropriate. The sound of the instruments echoing off the stone building can be moving for you and for those in attendance.