From prelude to recessional, wedding musicians offer live music to make the ceremony memorable. There are so many wedding musicians to choose, including string ensembles, harpsichords, organists, guitarists and more. Be sure to consider the location of the ceremony and the wedding style before making a decision.
Choosing the wedding ceremony music
Your place was reserved, the invitations sent, the chosen dress and the chosen band. Now is the time to think about the music at the wedding ceremony. Do you know the songs that ring while you and your wedding go along the corridor? Or what do you feel as soon as you say “I do"? Here at Bridalope, we have great resources for you to find the perfect songs that match you and your fiancé(e)'s personalities. For each category, you can choose between modern and classical or blend and match to find the one you like best.
Check out some of these suggestions lists for the wedding ceremony.
- Wedding Prelude: This music is played before the ceremony begins while the guests are seated.
- Wedding Processional: This music is reproduced when the wedding enters with both parent groups and the ring and florist bearer.
- Bride Entrance: Explanatory enough, this is played when the bride heads to the altar.
- Wedding Interlude: The music that plays during the ceremony to accentuate the special moments for you and your fiancé(e).
- Wedding Recessional: These songs are played when the ceremony ends and you and your new spouse walk along the aisle together.
These decisions may not come first in the wedding planning process, but they are incredibly important to determine the tone of the wedding ceremony. More than a classic couple? Consider a string quartet to compliment the ceremony. Do you like modern music? Try to embed some of your favorite songs in the ceremony! There is no right or wrong music for the event, just the right music for you two.
Once you have chosen a genre or style, you should also think about the music you want to play at the important moments of the wedding, including: the first and last dance, the dancing of the parents (mother and son/father and daughter), cutting the cake, throwing the bouquet and removing the garter.
If you are not sure where to start, we've got you covered! Have a look at the wedding song section.