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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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Chamber Music Unlimited
Chamber Music Unlimited
367 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Houston, TX

Chamber Music Unlimited specializes in professional entertainment and personalized wedding music for the greater Houston, Texas area. For more than 30 years, this entertainment group has provided a wide range of musicians and musical services that represent all genres, from classical music to rock... (Wedding Musicians)

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Harpist Krista Strader
Harpist Krista Strader
46 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · San Francisco, CA

Harpist Krista Strader is highly experienced in special events of all types. She has performed for international royalty and heads of state, Hollywood celebrities, government dignitaries Arnold Schwarzenegger and Colin Powell. In 2017, Krista was invited to perform for the VIP opening reception of... (Wedding Musicians)

Classical Flamenco Guitarist Miles Moynier
Classical Flamenco Guitarist Miles Moynier
87 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · San Diego, CA

Miles Moynier is a classical and flamenco guitarist based in San Diego, California. He has been performing throughout Southern California for more than 25 years and has six CD releases. Miles offers a variety of musical styles for your special event including Classical, Nuevo Flamenco, Spanish, Jazz... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $400
Lisa Craig Fenwick
Lisa Craig Fenwick
67 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Ithaca, NY

Lisa Craig Fenwick is a harpist located out of Ithaca, New York. She specializes in providing delicate live music to special events in a variety of genres. She loves getting to be a part of couple’s big days by creating beautiful music in an intimate atmosphere. Services Offered Lisa Craig Fenwick... (Wedding Musicians)

Cindy Horstman
Cindy Horstman
126 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Plano, TX

Cindy Horstman is an experienced harpist and ceremony musician located in Plano, Texas. For the past 30 years, Cindy has been performing beautiful harp music at weddings. Whether you are looking for a soloist or a jazz duo of electric harp and bass, Cindy provides breathtaking musical arrangements.... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $350
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Karen Engebretson
Karen Engebretson
18 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Kansas City, MO

Karen Engebretson is a wedding musician based in Kansas City, Missouri. For 25 years Karen has shared her music with numerous weddings and celebrations. She offers high-quality music that is sure to please you on your special day. She can help contact other musicians in order to accompany her music... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $350
Two Strings Are Better Than One
Two Strings Are Better Than One
119 reviews
· Wedding Musicians

Two Strings is a wedding music service in Okatie, South Carolina. They serve Savannah, Georgia, Tybee Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Hilton Head, and surrounding areas. They coordinate violin, viola and cello solos, duets, trios and quartets. Their musicians are highly trained and professional.... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $250
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Ambrosia Quartet
Ambrosia Quartet
3 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Virginia Beach, VA

Ambrosia Quartet is a musical ensemble based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia that plays for weddings and events. The group began in 2002 when four friends combined their enthusiasm and talents for music to form a quartet. All of the members of the group are a part of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $750
Gateway Guitar
Gateway Guitar
20 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Eureka, MO

A wedding ensemble in St. Louis, Missouri, Gateway Guitar specializes in a wide variety of musical styles, including classical, jazz and contemporary. Comprised of three professional guitarists, the company offers couples the option of choosing songs from their pre-made song list or selecting their... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $350
A Touch Of Class Music
A Touch Of Class Music
9 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Broomfield, CO

Based out of Broomfield, Colorado, A Touch Of Class Music is an entertainment agency that provides live performances for wedding festivities. Founder and professional violinist Tracy LaGuardia manages live musicians and DJs who entertain wedding parties. These professional entertainers will form a... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $750
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SRQ Violinist
SRQ Violinist
76 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Sarasota, FL

SRQ Violinist is a wedding music service based in Sarasota, Florida. Owner and artist Matt Dendy has more than 25 years of experience as a soloist and ensemble member, and he can accommodate whatever style of music you are envisioning to breathe extra life into your wedding day. From Mozart in the... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $300
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Wilmington String Ensemble
Wilmington String Ensemble
36 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Newark, DE

Wilmington String Ensemble is based in Newark, Delaware. With more than 30 years of experience, they offer a large repertoire of music well-suited for any occasion. Couples can choose the perfect blend of instruments for their big day according to their budget. Wilmington String Ensemble has... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $1,000
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Zion Wedding Music
Zion Wedding Music
38 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Saint George, UT

Zion Wedding Music, based in St. George, Utah, brings intimate performances to weddings both locally and nationally. Dave Tate, the talent behind this musical group, creates a serene medley of classic and modern acoustic songs for ceremonies, receptions, and other matrimonial events. As a critically... (Wedding Musicians)

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Violines Kamayd
Violines Kamayd
Wedding Musicians · Chula Vista, CA

Based out of Chula Vista, California, Violines Kamayd offers classic and contemporary string music for weddings in the Golden State. This accomplished ensemble has been accompanying milestone occasions for clients in California and beyond since 2004. Whether you require a solo string performer or a... (Wedding Musicians)

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Connecticut Wedding Singer
Connecticut Wedding Singer
48 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · New Haven, CT

Connecticut Wedding Singer – John Ciambriello is a musical performer located in New Haven, Connecticut. Couples who are fans of Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson will find similarities in this talented musician’s style. John Ciambriello respects the importance of your big day and, moreover, the... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $1,300
String Theory Music
String Theory Music
81 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Jacksonville, FL

For over 20 years, String Theory Music has specialized in music for weddings, private parties, corporate events, recording sessions, and orchestra/small ensemble needs. All our musicians are highly trained on their instruments and have studied at prestigious colleges and universities both in the... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $550
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Acute Inflections
Acute Inflections
48 reviews
· Wedding Musicians

A wedding ensemble in New York, New York, Acute Inflections specializes in sophisticated and enchanting wedding 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... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $1,500
Dan Flonta
Dan Flonta
21 reviews
· Wedding Musicians

Dan Flonta is a wedding musician based in West Barnstable, Massachusetts. The violinist simply loves what he does in being able to offer beautiful pieces of music for his wedding clients. Dan is the first violinist and founder of the Cape Cod String Quartet.Experience Dan Flonta earned his Bachelor... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $2,000
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Stellar Strings
Stellar Strings
61 reviews
· Wedding Musicians

A wedding ensemble in Brooklyn, New York, Stellar Strings specializes in entertainment for signature weddings and stylish events. Comprised of four professional and experienced musicians, the company has been enchanting couples musically since its inception in 2009. Stellar Strings is the perfect... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $1,100
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Stephan Haluska Harp
Stephan Haluska Harp
4 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Strongsville, OH

Stephan Haluska Harp is a wedding music company based out of Strongsville, Ohio. Professional harpist Stephan delights in entertaining guests for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions. He plays an eclectic mix of music from classical pieces to current hits and old rock and... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $400
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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.

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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