Music is one of the most important aspects of any event but even more so for weddings. It helps to create the right mood and reflects your personality. It’s a great way to bring people of all ages together.
Your venue may well have a good music system in place if you want to keep costs down so ask them if they have a playlist of suitable music or whether you can bring an iPod to plug in?
Or you could book live musicians to really bring things to life. The beauty of having live musicians is that they can read the crowd and the moment. They can choose just the right thing to suit the atmosphere. Most often they are also happy to play special requests for the key moments of the ceremony or first dance, adding an even greater personal touch!
Whilst people are waiting
Music for about 20 minutes whilst people are gathering can really help people relax. You could select a mixture of genres or keep it to just one like jazz standards or classical. Or maybe choose one or two songs that have special meaning for guests. Like a song that was played at your parents wedding like Ave Maria or something that has words that have special significance like “You’ve got a friend” by James Taylor.
When thinking about the entrance music for a wedding, choose something that will create the effect you want to have but is suited to a steady walking pace. If you want to be grand you might choose The Queen of Sheba by Handel or what about perhaps something more subtle like Pachelbels Canon in D or you might prefer to keep it modern with a song like Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish or A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.
If you are signing a certificate and having some photographs it’s nice to have some music at this point, perhaps a little more emotional like Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheehan, Shallow by Lady Gaga or Love Changes Everything by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Or you could select something dreamy like Never Ending Story from Beauty and the Beast or A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square?
Lots of people think it has to be a String Quartet is it’s classical but for a ceremony a string duo/trio is just a effective and less costly. Pianists often have wonderful digital pianos and guitarists are incredibly versatile or what about a harpists for a totally magical choice.
As an music agent Louise still has lots of contacts with some really first class players. Give her a call if you need any advice or recommendations. It’s worth thinking about choosing players that can grow the line up to cover music for the reception meal and evening entertainment too. That can that can save quite a lot of money.