Music can bring a special note of festivity to a reception. There are a variety of music choices, depending on the style you want to have. These choices may include a string trio, a background pianist, a small orchestra, a band, or a disc jockey. Choose the music that best sets the mood you would like at your reception. If you want a band or orchestra, ask for recommendations from friends, college music departments, or the local musicians' union. Make sure you get a chance to hear the band or orchestra before you book them. Once you've chosen your musicians or disc jockey, give them a list of your favorite songs and let them know if you have a special song. In addition, let them know which song you want for your 'first dance.' And be sure to specify any songs you do not wish to be played at your reception. The band may help coordinate the reception by providing special music to signal the arrival of the wedding couple, the cake cutting, and flower tossing. For more information, contact a wedding specialist.