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  • MSE Productions

    MSE Productions is one of the top entertainment agencies in the DMV for the best DJs, ceremony musicians and dance...Read more bands. One-stop shopping allows for easy bride and groom coordination of both wedding ceremony musicians and DJs with the added bonus of a package rate. Since founded in 1983, MSE...

    $1,000
  • Nashville Wedding Guitarist

    Nashville Wedding Guitarist Rob Higginbotham has performed ceremony music for hundreds of weddings in and around...Read more Nashville, Tennessee, for the last 20 years. With ensembles including classical guitar, cello, violin, and flute, Rob is happy to play for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, or...

    $340
  • Melissa Tardiff Dvorak, Harpist

    Melissa Tardiff Dvorak, Harpist is an outstanding active professional free lance harpist in Metro Washington DC. She...Read more enjoys playing a variety of musical genres, from Bach to the Beatles to Beyonce and everything in between. Melissa travels all over the Greater Washington, D.C. area providing...

    $450
  • MAS Music

    A wedding ensemble in Brooklyn, New York, MAS Music provides couples and their guests with live entertainment. Much like...Read more their founder, Marie Stack, the musicians are professional, dependable, and incredibly talented. Although based in Brooklyn, MAS Music can travel to interested couples throughout...

  • Palmetto Strings

    Palmetto Strings is a musical collective that performs at wedding events and is based out of Mount Pleasant, South...Read more Carolina. Professional musicians are on hand to elevate the emotion and atmosphere of your wedding ceremony. Led by Mike and Lauren Williams since 2001, the talented team looks forward...

    $550
  • Capriccio Ensemble

    An elegant & diverse string ensemble in the New York- Westchester, New Jersey, Long Island & Connecticut area....Read more Performances have included our String Trio at the wedding ceremony of Jerry Seinfeld, and private events for Pfizer, Salomon Smith Barney, Accenture, Ronald Lauder and Apple. Capriccio...

    $1,075
  • Eve Watters

    Eve Watters is an exceptional lever harpist in the Charlottesville area, whose captivating performances have delighted...Read more countless wedding-goers. She has played for hundreds of milestone occasions, boasting an eclectic repertoire ranging from classic to contemporary to Celtic and beyond. Able to serve...

    $351
  • Allegro Chamber Players

    Allegro Chamber Players is a wedding and special event music service based out of Somerset, Massachusetts. The Allegro...Read more Chamber Players are considered to be the high-profile ensemble in Southern New England. With over 950 performances under their belt, it is easy to see why the Allegro Chamber...

    $450
  • Jeremy Milligan Wedding Music

    The sound of the acoustic guitar is perfect for so many occasions. It can provide a sense of class and elegance when...Read more performing a classic melody like Pachelbel's "Canon", or bring a sense of joy and comfort with a great song like "Here Comes the Sun". It's the sound of new classics like Train's...

    $550
  • Green Taylor Ensemble

    Located in Colchester, Vermont, Green Taylor Ensemble is a group of musicians who wish to deliver the most intimate...Read more sound for your wedding day. They provide a captivating use of string instruments in all musical performances. This company also believes that the art of classical music will never go...

  • Deron L Baker

    Deron L Baker is a musician based in St. Augustine, Florida. With 20 years of experience as a musical talent, Deron has...Read more a passion for providing beautiful melodies and songs that can create lasting memories for the newlyweds and their guests. He offers a variety of instruments including acoustic and...

    $750
  • Sound of Elegance Harpist

    Sound of Elegance Harpist, Marissa Knaub Avon, makes her career as a professional performer and teacher. She performs...Read more for many weddings and other events as well as with local musical groups such as the Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Resonance Works, Edgewood Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh...

    1 deal
    $375
  • The Delmonico String Quartet

    The Delmonico String Quartet is an all-purpose performance ensemble based out of Rochester, New York. From classical to...Read more contemporary and Bach to the Beatles, The Delmonico String Quartet has the skill and expertise to fulfill any of your musical needs. The Delmonico String Quartet started playing...

    $1,035
  • Great Wedding Music

    Great Wedding Music adds memorable moments to your wedding ceremony through solo violin music. Violin sounds beautiful...Read more in indoor acoustics as well as outdoors. If more musicians are needed for chamber music effect another violin and cello can be added. Great Wedding Music delivers music in Portland...

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    $375
  • Nicole Rafferty

    At A Musician Is... we offer violin and cello perormers. Ms. Rafferty's expereince and skill with the violin enables...Read more each client to customize the music for their specific event with an unlimited number of special requests. Violin music has an amazing ability to elevate the class and ambience of an...

    $557
  • Lee Perreira, LLC

    Lee Perreira, LLC, is an experienced musician based in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to singing and skillfully playing...Read more the guitar, Lee Perreira is also a well-known songwriter. Lee skillfully blends classic blues riffs with a soulfully textured vocal style.Experience Lee began playing the guitar at...

    1 deal -10% Discount
    $1,000
  • Music by Desi

    Music by Desi, based in Carlsbad, California, provides island-influenced musical entertainment in an authentic Hawaiian...Read more style. Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Desi Relator is one of the top island-style musicians on the West Coast, providing music that is both fresh and reminiscent of old Hawaii in a...

    $650
  • Bagpiper & Singer/Guitarist - Colin Lewis

    Colin Lewis is a renowned wedding ceremony musician in Denver, Colorado. Colin’s most requested performances are with...Read more the bagpipes, as he is one of the most talented solo bagpipers in the area. Set the mood or tribute for your Celtic heritage with the enchanting sound of bagpipes playing off in the...

    $250
  • Las Vegas Music Oasis

    Las Vegas Music Oasis is a wedding band situated in Las Vegas, Nevada. This group of musicians believes that music is...Read more the finishing touch to every special occasion. Las Vegas Music Oasis provides live soundtracks performed by talented artists to make each special day come alive. Services Offered Las...

    $845
  • Alisar Electric Violin

    Alisar Electric Violin is a wedding band based in Tampa, Florida, specializing in elegant and intricate melodies....Read more Founders Alicia and Cesar perform an extensive repertoire of classic songs and dance floor fillers through the pleasing combination of an electric violin and a bass guitar. This gifted...

    1 deal -3% Discount
    $2,150
  • Lisa Mac

    Available solo or duo with drums. Professional, reliable. Soulful vocals and funky reimagining of popular songs. We can...Read more provide all sound equipment and lights if needed. Services Offered Lisa Mac looks forward to elevating your wedding day and setting the desired tone of your event. On the day of...

    1 deal -5% Discount
  • Josh Klaus Music

    Josh Klaus Music can be summed up in two words; genuine and fun. Josh has been singing and playing music since he was 14...Read more years old. He loves to play music for ceremony, provide a nice fun buzz for cocktail hour, a nice relaxing repetoire for dinner, and can even turn up the volume with a super fun...

    $850
  • Becky Bass -Steel Pan

    Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Becky Bass -Steel Pan is a live musician who performs at weddings and special events....Read more Becky specializes in Caribbean soul music, with elements of reggae, jazz, R&B, and pop. This performer boasts an incredible mix of talent, combining her classical music knowledge...

    $850
  • Jill The Harpist

    Based in Rigby, Idaho, Jill The Harpist is a professional musician who loves to perform at weddings and events. As a...Read more trained performer with diverse music education, Jill can play a variety of genres, including classical, folk, and Celtic. Whether couples are holding an intimate ceremony or a lavish...

    1 deal -5% Discount
    $650

Wedding Ceremony Music

The music you choose for your ceremony is one of the first elements your guests will experience. Your wedding ceremony music sets the tone for your event and allows you to express your unique personalities on your big day. Think carefully about the songs you want to play during some of the most iconic moments of your wedding.

Your Wedding Ceremony Music Timeline

Before you can pick the music for your wedding ceremony, you’ll need to understand your wedding ceremony timeline.

Prelude

The prelude music plays in the background as your guests arrive, exchange greetings and find their seats.

Wedding Party Processional

Your wedding officially kicks off with the processional. This music will guide the groom or first partner down the aisle, followed by the wedding party.

Second Processional (Bridal Processional)

The bride, or second partner, gets their own processional song. Traditionally, the music will pause between the first and second processional, and the guests will rise to watch the bride or second partner make their way down the aisle.

Recessional

Your wedding ceremony is complete and you are married to your true love! The recessional music guides the happy couple and the bridal party back down the aisle. This music should be happy and upbeat; it helps shift the mood from the ceremony to the reception.

Postlude

This additional music at the end of the ceremony gives guests time to congratulate the new couple or move to the reception venue.

Theme and Venue of Your Wedding

Now that you have your wedding ceremony music timeline down, how do you choose those magical songs? Think about what type of music fits your theme and venue. If you are getting married in a church, you may be required to choose religious music for your ceremony or have the officiant approve your choices.

Consider your wedding theme. If you are planning a traditional, black-tie wedding, classical music options are a great idea. If you’re doing something more casual or modern, then you can pick an ’80s ballad or a current pop hit.

What Songs Are Meaningful to You?

The best way to choose your wedding ceremony music is to think about songs that are meaningful to you and your partner. Is there a song you both love singing in the car? Did one of you propose to the other at a concert? Is there a song that you consider “yours”? These are great options to add to your ceremony.

Choosing the Right Wedding Musician

It’s time to find a wedding musician. If budget is a concern, a DJ is a good option. Your DJ can work with you to create your wedding ceremony playlist and make sure the right music plays at the right time. However, there really is nothing like live wedding music. Depending on your taste, you can hire a range of wedding musicians, from a harpist to a quintet, a trio of violins or even vocalists.

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