What do you call...
the music that plays while people are gathering? You know, the crap they play over again before the actual ceremony starts? I'm making a track list that I want to put in the programs (because I always hate hearing ONE song play on a loop while I wait for half an hour for the ceremony to begin) but I don't know what I'd call the list.

Mrs. Carmen
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Posted On: May 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Married: 06/12/2010
May 25, 2010 at 10:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm making all my own playlists right now, and I'm calling that one "pre-ceremony music." I plan on having enough songs that nothing will replay! I'm kind of wondering if I am using some favorites though, would it be weird to replay a few of the songs during dinner or elsewhere? Hmm.

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May 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
prelude? i think

Mrs. Carmen
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May 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I mean if you're making a track list of 30-something songs, I doubt anyone would notice. *shrug* Why not? My track list is just of all the piano ballads I love but can't fit into the ceremony. lol. Not the kinda stuff that'll be playing at the reception.

Married: 06/12/2010
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May 25, 2010 at 10:24 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The prelude.

Married: 2+ years ago
May 25, 2010 at 11:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I went to a wedding once and it had a page called "What You're Listening To" lol it was actually really cool.

Mrs. Carmen
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May 25, 2010 at 11:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
lol. That's a good idea. The plural of prelude being preludes...sounds kind of stupid. (Plus I can imagine myself as a guest going, "Preludes?! As in more than one? FIFTEEN?! I'm leaving," and not even notice that the track list is half way done. lol. Not all the songs have to play. I just want a little variety in the background, ya know? So people aren't threatening to jump off a bridge if they have to listen to Amazing Grace 20 more times.

Married: 08/22/2010
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May 25, 2010 at 11:17 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
prelude?

Mrs. Carmen
Married: 2+ years ago
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May 25, 2010 at 11:18 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
lol. We established that much. Any suggestions of a more creative synonym? =0)

Married: 11/11/2011
May 25, 2010 at 11:18 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I totally understand. I figure we'll have light instrumental music playing for seating and again during cocktails and dinner. I just intended to call them my seating music, cocktail music and dinner music. LOL

Sharon
Married: 06/04/2010
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May 25, 2010 at 11:21 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Preludes is too close to quaaludes...keep it singular..

Married: 10/10/2010
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May 26, 2010 at 7:29 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think that prelude just describes the music before something (kinda like how the prelude in a book is the part before the story begins). It shouldn't be plural, regardless of how many songs.

Married: 07/10/2010
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May 26, 2010 at 8:55 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
The calm before the storm?
Soothing sounds to get you in the mood?

I like "What you're listening to now". That's pretty cool.
I'm doing the same thing. Starting music about a half hour before the ceremony but it's all going to be normal every day songs.

Married: 06/26/2010
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May 26, 2010 at 12:47 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Elevator Music
I gave my dj a list of what I wanted played. Totally about half hour of music.... but we arent doing a program, so our guests will just be listening.

Married: 10/23/2010
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May 26, 2010 at 3:11 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
It is the prelude. You also have a processional, interlude, recessional, and I believe the last is called the postlude but I could be wrong about that last one.

Married: 06/26/2010
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May 26, 2010 at 3:14 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
We're having a Celtic-themed wedding, so the prelude music will be quiet, instrumental music....basically background music, but still in keeping with our theme.

Married: 06/04/2011
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May 26, 2010 at 3:19 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
my friend is playing the acoustic guitar in my ceremony and I think Im going to have a "request" list for my guests while they are being seated. The crowd is a laid back crowd, so they can request songs for him to play and they can sing along. deos that sound corney?

Mrs. Carmen
Married: 2+ years ago
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May 26, 2010 at 3:21 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Not at all. =0) I can't afford live music at my ceremony (My DJ and I used to work together so he's doing my ceremony and reception for like $150.) or else I'd do the same thing. The only friends I have that would do something like that are in my bridal party. lol.
May 26, 2010 at 9:50 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Just a word of caution about listing EVERY piece in the prelude in your program - Most weddings don't begin on time! Even if you have exactly 30 minutes of music ready, it gets started as planned, and your bridal party is all lined up at the appointed time, you may still be waiting an extra couple of minutes as guests make it in from the parking lot, someone finds their bouquet, etc.


It's less complicated to just list it as "Prelude" or "Instrumental Music" or something similar, than to try to include every song that will be played. Even if you have to start a little behind schedule, it will still be acurate!


If you are making a playlist for your DJ or burning a CD yourself, plan on 15-20 minutes more than you think you'll need. When I'm playing for a wedding, I always have two hours of music with me. I've never needed that much, but I'm ready if I ever do!

Mrs. Carmen
Married: 2+ years ago
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May 26, 2010 at 9:57 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Um...I'm sorry but maybe I'm just reading it wrong? That makes no sense at all. lol. I'm talking about listing all the tracks to the prelude music so that people know what they are. If they all play, then they all play. If I'm running behind...CD's repeat. If I'm running early, then a couple songs might not be played. Doesn't really matter. *shrug* The only purpose is so that if someone hears something they like, they have a list of the songs and their artists to take home so they can look it up later. FH and I both come from very musical backgrounds and our families will appreciate having the added information. But neither of us want to listen to the same three minute song on a loop for half an hour. We're sure our guests won't want to either.

Married: 05/28/2011
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May 27, 2010 at 9:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Prelude
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