Wedding Musicians

From the prelude to the recessional, wedding musicians provide live music to make your ceremony a memorable one. There are so many wedding musicians to choose from, including string ensembles, harpists, organists, guitarists, and more. Be sure to consider the location of your ceremony and your wedding style before making a decision.

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Bialek's Music
Bialek's Music
1,506 Review
· Wedding Musicians · Rockville, MD

Bialek's Music has been the life of the party for 40 years in the Washington Metropolitan area. From Bands to DJ's, Soloists to Ensembles, we've got what it takes to make your event the talk of the town! We even have photo booths and uplighting to complete your experience. No matter what you need to... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $900
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Terry Marshall-Pianist
Terry Marshall-Pianist
4 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Rockville, MD

Composer/Pianist Terry Marshall has performed in concert halls, night clubs and restaurants as far north as Toronto, Canada and as far south as Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He regularly graces the stages of the most celebrated venues in the Washington, D.C. area, including: Blues Alley, The Kennedy... (Wedding Musicians)

The Gilded Harps
The Gilded Harps
27 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians

Since 1982, The Gilded Harps has been helping clients to make their celebrations memorable. Our musicians are top professionals from the Boston music scene and accomplished in a broad range of musical styles. Their focus is on creating the right atmosphere for your unique event. Whether it is an... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $450
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Corda Entertainment
Corda Entertainment
120 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Colfax, NC

Since 1997, Corda Entertainment has been specializing in performing elegant music for weddings, receptions and special events in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Our company has been featured for excellence in numerous magazines including Offbeat Bride,... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $625
Goldenwood Ensembles
Goldenwood Ensembles
11 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Portland, ME

Welcome! Goldenwood Ensembles has been providing elegant music for special events since 1999. Our musicians have performed in virtually every setting from concert hall to private yacht. We have over 20 years of experience and stellar references. We provide live music for: Weddings, Cocktail Hours,... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $650
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Neil Dixon Smith
Neil Dixon Smith
57 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Chicago, IL

Greetings! I am a classical guitarist based in Chicago, Illinois and I would love to play for your wedding! I've been performing for weddings since 2005, serviing mainly Chicagoland but I'm always happy to travel North to Green Bay, East to SW Michigan or South to the Indianapolis area. I specialize... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $500
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Debbie Beck - Harpist
Debbie Beck - Harpist
35 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Cleveland, OH

Debbie Beck - Harpist is a wedding ceremony musician based in Cleveland, Ohio. Add an elegant touch to your wedding with Debbie’s harp music. From your ceremony to the cocktail dinner hour, your guests will be impressed with the soothing sounds of harp music. Couples in the Cleveland area can book... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $450
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Continuo Music
Continuo Music
23 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Redding, CT

Continuo Music, LLC is a musical ensemble that performs at weddings and private events and is based in Redding, Connecticut. This collective of talented musicians consists of flutists, violinists, guitarists, cellists, and more. The versatile team is on hand to provide you with bespoke performances... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $750
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Music&Co.
Music&Co.
28 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Florence, IT

Music&Co. is a wedding entertainment and lights agency located in Tuscany, Italy, that serves the surrounding region. They would be honored to provide couples with high-quality, talented artists and musicians to perform at their wedding events. They may also provide couples with lighting... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $1,000
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Terra Vista Strings
Terra Vista Strings
155 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Austin, TX

Terra Vista Strings is a team of musicians in Austin, Texas who enjoy creating heartwarming wedding ceremony music. They love using beautiful music to make people happy which is why Terra Vista Strings customizes your music selection to fit you and your event. In addition to wedding ceremony music,... (Wedding Musicians)

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Pavel Jany
Pavel Jany
11 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Saint Paul, MN

Classical and jazz guitarist Pavel Jany is the winner of the 2019 WeddingWire.com "Couples' Choice Award for ceremony musician", he has received "The Best of Wedding Vendors in Minnesota" award from The Knot, and "The Best of 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2012" awards from the Gigmasters.He has a... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $300
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And I Love Her Violins
And I Love Her Violins
94 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Tampa, FL

And I Love Her Violins is a company based in Tampa, Florida that brings together talented musicians for weddings and other events. This company can arrange classic combinations to fit the style and vision of your event. Their collection of professional musicians can be hired to provide an elegant... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $700
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Great Wedding Music
Great Wedding Music
4 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Oregon City, OR

Great Wedding Music adds memorable moments to your wedding ceremony through solo violin music. Violin sounds beautiful 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... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $350
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Music by Desi
Music by Desi
42 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians

Music by Desi, based in Carlsbad, California, provides island-influenced musical entertainment in an authentic Hawaiian 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... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $650
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Allie Mo'
Allie Mo'
4 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Nashville, TN

Allie Mo’ is a soulful singer based in Nashville, Tennessee. With a clear yet powerful voice, she brings a vibrant and engaging energy, creating an intimate experience on your big day. She can provide piano or guitar accompaniment depending on prefernece. ExperienceAllie is a classically trained... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $450
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ViVa Strings Entertainment
ViVa Strings Entertainment
23 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians

ViVa Strings Entertainment is a top music and entertainment provider in the New York area based in Long Island and serving New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens. ViVa Strings Entertainment is comprised of highly skilled, talented, and educated musicians, offering modern, fun, and... (Wedding Musicians)

Vince Zentner Harpist
Vince Zentner Harpist
6 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Norfolk, VA

Based in Norfolk, Virginia, Coastal Virginia Harpist plays the harp to provide elegant wedding music. Experienced musician Vince Zentner has been performing at weddings for more than 20 years. The harp is a beautiful instrument he will use to play lovely music for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $300
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Becky Bass -Steel Pan
Becky Bass -Steel Pan
Wedding Musicians

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Becky Bass -Steel Pan is a live musician who performs at weddings and special events. 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... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $700
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Audley Reid
Audley Reid
Wedding Musicians · Westmont, IL

We can provide Solo sax with high quality backing tacks and up to a 13 piece group to meet all you needs for your special day. (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $7,500
Live Wedding Painting | Fine Arts by Nicole
Live Wedding Painting | Fine Arts by Nicole
Wedding Musicians · Milwaukee, WI

www.fineartsbynicole.com Instagram: @fineartsbynicole Live wedding painting is a unique and creative way to capture your special day! Nicole's live event paintings entertain your guests as they watch the painting come to life start to finish. You choose what moment you want painted, whether that is... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $850
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Amy
Amy M.
5.0
The string trio was a perfect complement to our event. They sounded fantastic outside on the rooftop. We had them play mainly modern songs ...
Joy
Joy
5.0
Our company (OTF PhotoImages) was the photographer/videographer at a wedding at Whetstone Park of Roses. These professional musicians ...
Orchestra Noir
Orchestra Noir
10 Reviews
Patricia
Patricia
5.0
I hired Orchestra Noir before the pandemic, and then had a horrible delay waiting to be able to actually have our wedding. Keisha was ...
Michael
Michael C.
5.0
My wife and I were crazy enough to think we can plan a wedding by ourselves in 3 months—and somehow we did it. One of my mandatories during ...
Erin
Erin D.
5.0
Jason Sulkin Music is absolutely incredible. For an entire year and a half, Jason was available, knowledgeable, supportive, and just amazing ...
Maddie
Maddie M.
5.0
We had Boate & Ajluni Duo at our wedding in North East, MD on May 14, 2021. They did such a wonderful job during our ceremony and cocktail ...
Shannon
Shannon D.
5.0
I am so happy we hired Strings of Choice for our wedding ceremony. Cecilia was so kind. She was very responsive, easy to work with, and came ...
Kelly
Kelly A.
5.0
Scott has been amazing since the first day I contacted him. His communication was clear and concise. On our wedding day it was absolutely ...
Jamie
Jamie R.
4.8
If you want your wedding to sound as beautiful as it looks, Jeremy is your guy. We hired him for the ceremony as well as cocktail hour and ...
Stella Strings
Stella Strings
36 Reviews
Pia
Pia
5.0
We hired the quartet prior to COVID-19. I stalked them on social media and we connected. Katarina was an ABSOLUTE joy to work with. Very ...
jennifer
Jennifer
5.0
I am a wedding planner (PlanningTheIDo.com). A Touch of Class provided a string trio for my client's wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens. The ...
Dave Crum
Dave Crum
2 Reviews
Brendan
Brendan G.
5.0
We were forced to cancel our large wedding last minute due to COVID, and decided to have a backyard minimony instead. We reached out to Dave ...
Kim
Kim M.
5.0
What a wonderful group to have perform at our wedding! Guests are still raving how terrific the music was and what an elegant touch it ...
Jonathan
Jonathan H.
5.0
Josianne is one of the best and versatile musicians I've heard or worked with before. I'm a fellow musician who has worked with her many ...
Rachael
Rachael S.
5.0
Janie and the Vanderbilt Strings were so easy to work with. Janie was prompt in responding to me (even while she was on vacation) and took ...
Maria
Maria S.
5.0
Stephan is an amazing musician. You can tell he was very rehearsed and also felt the music he was playing. This was such a lovely addition ...
Chris Orrey
Cynthia R.
5.0
We cannot give Musical Heart Strings a high enough review! From the moment we reached out to them and saw their videos on YouTube, we knew ...
Hannah
Hannah L.
5.0
We had our Raleigh wedding in June 2021 and could not have asked for a better experience. Through COVID, I think we planned half a dozen ...
Mary
Mary W.
5.0
When my scheduled musician cancelled on my fiance and I just a couple of months before our event, I reached out to Christine to see if she ...
Sarah
Sarah T.
5.0
I feel so lucky to have found Lauren to play the harp for my smaller wedding ceremony. She was poised and professional throughout the whole ...

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.

Looking for “wedding musicians near me?” At WeddingWire, we can help you find talented, highly rated wedding musicians in your area. Take a look at our full list of local musicians today.