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Acute Inflections

A wedding ensemble in New York, New York, Acute Inflections specializes in sophisticated and enchanting wedding...Read more performances. Comprised of bassist Sadiki Pierre and vocalist Elasea Douglas, the duo’s jazzy, funky and sultry sound is perfect for ceremonies and receptions alike. Working closely with...

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Beverly Finch Music

Beverly Finch Music is a wedding musician based out of Haslett, Michigan, just a 15-minute drive away from Lansing....Read more Beverly Finch holds a B.A. in Voice Performance and an M. Mus. in choral conducting, voice, and piano. Currently, she teaches private lessons in her home studio as well as local...

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Emily Stone, Harpist

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Emily Stone, Harpist is an experienced wedding harpist that provides her services to couples...Read more looking to add a touch of elegance to their day. Having earned a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music and currently pursuing her Master of Music at Northwestern...


Queen's Entertainment LLC

Queen’s Entertainment LLC provides the appropriate melodies for weddings and other special events throughout District...Read more Heights, Maryland, and beyond. Tomika Arnold is a professional vocalist who specializes in gospel, R&B, soul, jazz, and opera singing. She loves to add extra emotion and poignant...

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Christine Vivona

Christine Vivona is a professional harpist based in Tuscon, Arizona. With her extensive training and background, she can...Read more provide elegant harp music—whether it be classical, jazz, or pop—that harmonizes perfectly with your wedding’s tone and style.ExperienceChristine earned a Master of Music from The...


Mayfield Strings

MAYFIELD STRINGS will bring a touch of elegance to any event with string ensembles that specialize in classical and...Read more contemporary music. From solo cello to duo combos (including cello & guitar and 2 cellists) to a string trio or full string quartet, Mayfield Strings can provide your wedding or...


Assai Event Musicians

WHO WE ARE Assai Event Musicians, Inc is an entertainment agency located in South Florida, Cancun and Riviera Maya. Lil...Read more and Jorge, the owners, had been in the music industry since 2002 performing as soloists and in ensembles around Mexico and Europe. Originally from Cuba, they are professionally...

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By The Lee

By The Lee is a professional wedding band based in Boulder, Colorado. This internationally touring duo consists of Peter...Read more Sharpe and Lauren Stovall, who specialize in providing both old and new acoustic music. The group works carefully with each couple to ensure that their music needs are...


Alberto Cebollero

Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Alberto Cebollero, has spent the last four years as composer, lyricist, and...Read more guitarist for Florida's powerhouse R&B band, RAMONA. Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Alberto Cebollero, has spent the last four years as composer, lyricist, and guitarist for...

Anna Piotrowski, violinist

Anna Piotrowski is an active performer and educator in the Chicagoland area. She began playing the violin at age 5 in...Read more Traverse City, MI, and has 17 years of wedding performance experience. Anna truly enjoys working with clients to cultivate the atmosphere they have in mind with her music. Outside of...


Corey On Sax

Corey On Sax is a mesmerizing wedding musician located in the heart of Saint Augustine, FL. Between your top 40...Read more favorites or swingin' to sweet jazz, Corey On Sax is prepared to add to your special day with tunes of your choosing. He also prides himself on providing affordable services from beginning...

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R. Wesley Carr

Based in Rochelle, Illinois, R. Wesley Carr is an award-winning musician for weddings, anniversaries, and other private...Read more events. This accomplished musician has won several contests, like the 202 NewSong contest, the 2019 National Mandolin Championship, and many more. Today, R.Wesley Carr looks...


Rosie Cerquone Music

Rosie Cerquone is a percussionist, singer, and songwriter based in Spokane, WA. She has been playing and singing for...Read more over 13 years, and has received a degree in Percussion Performance in that time. Specializing in vibraphone, she loves performing pop covers, jazz standards, as well as classical...

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Bagpiper/Guitarist/DJ- Michael Lancaster

Bagpiper/Guitarist/DJ- Michael Lancaster is a wedding music service based in Golden, Colorado, and serving weddings...Read more throughout the Denver area. Whether you are looking for DJ and MC services, live guitar, voice, or bagpipe, Michael Lancaster can provide everything. Michael seeks to deliver the best...

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Lauren C. Sharkey, Harpist

Lauren C. Sharkey is a wedding musician based in Roseville, California, servicing couples who are looking to hire a live...Read more harpist for their event. Lauren endeavors to generate an elegant atmosphere through her music, which is ideal for celebrations of love. She recognizes that, depending on the...


Roy Tanner, Violinist

Roy Tanner, Violinist is an experienced musician located in Auburn, Kansas. Roy Tanner, the violinist, has filled...Read more various weddings and events with the classical sound of the string instrument for 24 years. He has a wide range of music for couples to choose from, such as classical wedding music,...


Andre Madatian

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Andre Madatian is an experienced and exceptional guitarist who adores performing at...Read more weddings and other special events. With years of experience as a professional musician, Andre enjoyed a rich and varied career. He has performed nationally and internationally, having...

3rd Coast Live

Based in Chicago, Illinois, 3rd Coast Live is a wedding entertainment service. This company is proud to represent a host...Read more of musicians and DJs that vary in genre and specialty. They can work with you to design the perfect entertainment package for your spectacular day, guaranteeing you a celebration...


Mazie Rudolph

Based out of Chatsworth, California, Mazie Rudolph is a talented wedding singer and pianist. Since first performing at a...Read more wedding at the age of eight, Mazie has loved to entertain on such special occasions. She has performed all over the country and has more than 15 years of experience in singing at...

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Classical and Pop Cellist

Phoenix Classical and Pop is a musical group located in Phoenix, AZ. We provide strings (violin, cello, viola), piano,...Read more guitar, and other musical ensembles for your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Our area of service includes Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, and Chandler. We also travel and serve all...


The Straight Grain

Acoustic duo The Straight Grain (Lindsay Straw & Jordan Santiago) love working with couples and clients to provide the...Read more perfect soundtrack for their big event! With harmonized vocals, soaring violin melodies, delicate fingerstyle guitar, and driving mandolin, the pair cover a variety of genres - from...


Jimmy Mrozek

Ranked in the Top 10 2020 Best of Cleveland Musicians Jimmy Mrozek is PERFECT for your event! If you are looking for...Read more Ceremony or Cocktail Hour music, Jimmy Mrozek offers solo acoustic guitar, ukulele, and singing with a diverse set list. From smaller backyard weddings to larger settings, his sound...

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Cairn Music

Cairn Music is a woodwind trio based out of Estes Park, CO that provides live music for weddings and other events...Read more throughout the Front Range of Colorado. Their name comes from the stack of rocks that guide hikers in the backcountry. In the same way, their music will guide your event. They start by...


Katherine Elise Pianist/Vocalist

Katherine Elise Pianist/Vocalist is a performer entertaining weddings in Chicago, Illinois Katherine is a skilled...Read more musician who can play in a number of styles. Her background is in jazz piano, making her adept at taking on the challenges of any genre. She brings experience and a captivating stage...

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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.


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.


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.


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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