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Should you choose to have music at your ceremony, it will add immeasurably to the magic of the moment. Music always has the ability to set the tone for an event. This is equally true for your ceremony. Music must be chosen carefully, with attention to good taste, as well as to personal preferences. Traditionally ceremony music is performed by an organist and/or string quartet (violin, flute, harp), or a brass ensemble (trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone). You may compliment your instrumental music with one or more vocal soloists.
As with other aspects of your ceremony, you may stay with traditional musical instruments and selections or you may be more experimental and "creative" by selecting more contemporary music. The use of guitar or harp, with or without an accompanying soloist, is just one suggestion. An ensemble of two to five string or wind instruments is another alternative.

 

 

Music For Your Wedding Day

 
Text Box: YOUR WEDDING MUSIC
PROCESSIONAL
SIGNING OF THE REGISTER
RECESSIONAL
PRE-CEREMONY
RECEIVING LINE
DURING THE MEAL
COMMUNION
BRIDE AND GROOM FIRST DANCE
FATHER OF THE BRIDE DANCE
FUN STUFF
THE LAST DANCE
MUSIC FOR THEME WEDDINGS
 
CEREMONY
RECEPTION
SPEECHES AND TOASTS
WEDDING ATTENDANTS
WEDDING FLORALS
BRIDAL PARTY GIFTS, WEDDING FAVOURS
BUDGETING
RESOURCES
THEME WEDDINGS
CONSULT WITH US
BRIDAL QUOTATION
FIND ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
PLANNING YOUR WEDDING
YOUR WEDDING GUESTS
PRE AND POST WEDDING EVENTS

Keep in mind that there may be religious restrictions regarding photography, videos, and music during the ceremony, Be certain to check with your clergy person for those parameters.

 
Music can begin being played as your guests enter and are seated. This should take between 20 and 30 minutes depending on the number of guests and the size of the location. Music can accompany various parts of the ceremony. When the wedding party enters, musical accompaniment, from the traditional wedding march to a mixed variety of pieces can be played. If the clergy person sings any of the parts of ceremony, he or she may choose to have musical accompaniment. Music continues during the recessional, as the wedding party and then the guests exit. The clergy or officiator may be asked to make recommendations regarding both the kinds of music and the choice of musicians, and vocalists.
You will first need to decide the kind of music you like. Do so by listening to as many different choices as possible. Many musical groups will furnish you with tapes to listen to in order to make your choice. Be careful with your choice of pieces, because some religious groups may restrict the use of secular pieces, even though in most cases you will have complete freedom with regard to the kinds of musical instruments. Once you have selected your musicians, they become another valuable resource. They will be pleased to offer you with suggestions, of lists of suggestions of music they suggest for the different segments of your ceremony.