Music Before-during-after the ceremony
I'm having a hard time picking out music to play before, during and after the ceremony. So I need something to play while guests are being seated. I will have the traditional bridal enterance song. Possibly something while we light our unity candle(do many people play music during that part?) and then exit music as we leave the chapel. I am not planning a "traditional" wedding. So I'm not against music with lyrics, opposed to just instrumental music.

Married: 09/04/2011
Posted On: Feb 21, 2011 at 9:53 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Feb 21, 2011 at 9:58 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Jessica,

If you're looking for a "classy" wedding, here are my suggestions:

Pre-processional (while your guests are arriving): Baroque/smooth classical
Processional: Something fun/upbeat but old-school
Bridal Entrance: You already said traditional, so I'm guessing "here comes the bride" or "Canon in D"
Unity candle: Instrumental, softly played after the officiant explains its significance. Good song to use for this is Kenny G's The Wedding Song. The music will be over within 30 seconds usually... so it's not a huge deal.
Recessional (either traditional with the bridal chorus or Something fun/modern and upbeat.



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Feb 21, 2011 at 9:59 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm not for instrumental either .. although I do like Vitamin String Quartet. I'm going with more of an Indie sound. Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Ingrid Michaelson, Matt Kearney, Wailin' Jennys, Death Cab for Cutie, Snow Patrol, etc for before and after ceremony. I'm walking down the aisle to "O" from Cirque du Soleil's "O". It reminds me of Pachabel but with a more modern twist.

Hayley C™
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Feb 21, 2011 at 10:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Check out this site.. The list isn't too overwhelming. And you can hear them.

Pachelbel's Canon in D
Wagner's Bridal Chorus
In My Life

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Vivaldi's Spring

Congrats!

http://www.weddingmuseum.com/tools/wedding-reception-music.htm


Edited On: Feb 21, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Nicci
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Feb 22, 2011 at 1:07 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
For us:
Bridal party walked in to-A river flows in your by Yiruma (sp?)
Gpa and I walked in to-Canon in D by Pachelbel
Unity Candle--friend sang a Sara Evans song I can't think of right now.
I have no idea what we walked out to. *fail*

Nicci
Married: 2+ years ago
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Feb 22, 2011 at 1:08 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Ah! It was "Could not ask for more" by Sara evans
Feb 22, 2011 at 10:19 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Does the chapel have any restrictions on type of music (I understand Catholic churches have restrictions)?
Feb 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hey Jessica,
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Please check out this article with wedding ceremony music suggestions:
http://hudsonvalleyharpist.webs.com/ceremonysuggestions.htm

Best wishes!

Married: 09/04/2011
Feb 23, 2011 at 7:42 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
No restrictions on music. It's a nondenominational...if I spelt that right. ha
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