Brides and Grooms-to-be choose music that reflects your personalities and way of life for your Wedding Ceremony. Music is one of the first impressions your guests will have at your Wedding Ceremony. On our blog today we give you top tips for choosing you Wedding Ceremony.
Whether your Wedding Ceremony venue is a castle, a church, a manor or an outdoor venue, this initial music will introduce the ceremony and set the tone. The music choices should be welcoming, make your guests feel comfortable and allow them to share your happiness. For a non religious ceremony we like “The Wedding Song” (Paul Stookey) and “Piu Bella Cosa” (Eros Ramazzotti) while for the religious perhaps “Prelude” on the “Old 110th” (John Joubert).
If you are ambitious (or if you have a wedding planner) you can plan different music for each part of the processional. The bridal party entrance music can be a light piece but still strong enough to indicate the ceremony is commencing such as the theme of Forrest Gump. Quite often this will be an instrumental piece as opposed to a song . While the bride’s grand entrance music may be a whimsical piece or a much more up-beat such as the traditional “Wedding March” (Mendelssohn) and we do also like “You Raise Me Up” (Josh Groban).
During the ceremony you may choose to have instrumental music or combination of song & music . It can be performed by a solo singer such as tenor or a choir. While instrumental only could be an Uileann Piper for your Irish wedding! Locations for music during the ceremony can include before/after a reading, during the lighting of a unity candle, background during hand fasting but will largely be determined by the type of ceremony religious or not. For the classical feel we like the soft pieces such as “Water Music” (Handel) and the “Ave Maria” (Schubert).
The recessional music celebrates the moment that you are finally married and reflects the power of your love. It is time for a joyous, upbeat piece, much louder and faster than the music of the previous parts of the ceremony. There are so many choices for the recessional music both secular and non secular, the music can even bring in some fun to the occasion. We like the classical piece “Spring” by Vivaldi and modern day song “Beautiful Day” by U2.
Happy couples, whether your taste is modern or traditional, your wedding music is a very important part of your ceremony and will bring our lots of emotions for both you & your guests. We hope our blog today gives you some guidance for choosing your wedding ceremony music.
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