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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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Barton Strings
Barton Strings
33 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Austin, TX

Barton Strings is a premier ceremony music band in Austin, Texas. This group of talented string instrumentalists has over 20 years of experience playing weddings and events. They create individualized, classic wedding setlists that capture the essence of love and romance on your special day. Whether... (Wedding Musicians)

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Chris Thomas Music
Chris Thomas Music
94 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Key West, FL

Chris Thomas is a wedding musician and band based in Key West, Florida. Chris has been bringing top-notch live musical entertainment for weddings, corporate events, and private parties for almost a decade. Chris Thomas performs solo or in a band and plays several instruments, including guitar,... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $600
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Semi Tropical Music
Semi Tropical Music
15 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Big Pine Key, FL

You’re not going to find another musician for your wedding quite like Brian. He plays the perfect selections for any style of celebration. Do you envision an intimate sunset ceremony on the beach or on a sailboat offshore? Brian can play classical selections with his nylon string guitar and portable... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $775
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Two Rivers Chamber Music
Two Rivers Chamber Music
128 reviews
· Wedding Musicians

Founded by twin brothers Michael and Matthew Polonchak in 2013, Two Rivers Chamber Music has quickly become one of the most sought after chamber music ensembles in the mid-atlantic region. They specialize in: Weddings (ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions) Holiday parties Corporate events Full... (Wedding Musicians)

Joe Mancuso
Joe Mancuso
Wedding Musicians · Chesterfield, MO

Working out of Chesterfield, Missouri, Joe Mancuso is a professional musician that performs at various events, especially exciting wedding celebrations. This award-winning individual is known for his truly powerful performances and unique baritone-jazz singing style. Whether accompanied by a full... (Wedding Musicians)

Sharon Gerber Music
Sharon Gerber Music
Wedding Musicians · Greenville, SC

Sharon Gerber Music is a wedding musician based out of Greenville, South Carolina. Professional cellist Sharon performs live at ceremonies and wedding events, utilizing the emotive sound of the cello to enrich and elevate significant moments. Music has the power to transform the ambience of any... (Wedding Musicians)

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Great Family Reunion
Great Family Reunion
48 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Denver, CO

Great Family Reunion is a wedding band based in Denver, CO and Brooklyn, NY. The GFR collective was founded by Jordan Linit and Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard. No two couples are alike, GFR creates unreal performances fitted to the unique specifications of each client. They want to give you and your... (Wedding Musicians)

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Fat City Swing Band
Fat City Swing Band
Wedding Musicians · Slidell, LA

Fat City Swing Band is a professional entertainment company based out of Slidell, Louisiana. This group of talented musicians is passionate about creating a professional wedding entertainment experience. The band was founded by Jon and Wesley Mannino and its legacy has been continued through the... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $2,500
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Canfield Company
Canfield Company
5 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Rehoboth Beach, DE

Based in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Canfield Company creates a romantic atmosphere during weddings through their acoustic music. Owner, Devin Canfield, has over 16 years of experience on the guitar, and can provide couples an eclectic mix of songs for their big day. His singing, songwriting, and... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $1,050
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Russ Gaffney Trumpet
Russ Gaffney Trumpet
3 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Greensboro, NC

Russ Gaffney Trumpet is a wedding musician based in Greensboro, North Carolina. With over 40 years of experience, this talented professional has performed at over 500 weddings in his career. Even after all these years, he still enjoys the passion and romance of the big day. For your ceremony, Russ... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $350
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Classic Vybe
Classic Vybe
6 reviews
· Wedding Musicians

Classic Vybe is a wedding band based in Oakland, California, featuring a virtuosic string quartet of professional musicians. As a subgroup of Vybe Society, this band specializes in elegant and ambient music ideal for ceremonies, cocktail hour, and reception dinner entertainment. Boasting an... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $1,500
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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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Pavel Jany
Pavel Jany
10 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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Great Wedding Music
Great Wedding Music
3 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 $450
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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 $650
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The Happy Bagpiper LLC
The Happy Bagpiper LLC
5 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Philadelphia, PA

The Happy Bagpiper LLC is a wedding musician based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that specializes in the Great Highland bagpipe. Bagpiper Thom has more than 30 years of experience playing in competitions, pipe bands, and parades. He holds the highest status as a grade 1 soloist, and has earned... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $300
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Jazz van Gogh Duo
Jazz van Gogh Duo
7 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · South Lake Tahoe, CA

Graceful, Mesmerizing & Stunning Wedding Ceremony Music! This Is Us Based out of South Lake Tahoe, California, Jazz van Gogh Duo is passionate about delighting the Bride and Groom and their guests with their moving romantic Instrumentals along with Classical Pieces. This acclaimed duet is made up... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $800
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Whorlow Entertainment
Whorlow Entertainment
116 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Nixa, MO

Whorlow Entertainment is a wedding DJ and entertainment company near Springfield, Missouri. Jason, the owner, has a long history of music and entertainment experience and began implementing wedding entertainment some time ago. He loves being a part of couples’ special days and helping make them... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $300
Raffinata Music
Raffinata Music
2 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Yelm, WA

Located in Northwestern Washington, Raffinata Music is a traveling trio of classical musicians. This talented troupe fills your wedding day with your favorite songs played on piano, cello, and violin. From classical numbers to Disney favorites to dance music, these experienced performers provide for... (Wedding Musicians)

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Charlotte Strings for Events
Charlotte Strings for Events
62 reviews
· Wedding Musicians · Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Strings for Events is a group of professional musicians that provides beautiful and affordable string music for your wedding day or other special event in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas. We offer flexible repertoire of both traditional and contemporary/pop music styles perfectly... (Wedding Musicians)

Most Popular Price $540
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Jim Perona
Jim Perona
162 reviews
Mallory
Mallory
5.0
Hiring Jim was one of the first and easiest decisions we made when we started planning! He was incredibly attentive and thoughtful ...
Alison
Alison K.
5.0
We had a string trio from Carolina Music Planner at our ceremony and cocktail hour at our May 2021 wedding on the rooftop at Highland ...
Jonathan
Jonathan B.
5.0
Steve is a great musician and an utterly dependable professional. He talked us through musical options through our ceremony, took our ...
Ryan
Ryan B.
5.0
Thank you so much for helping us organize our ceremony music! Jaclyn was absolutely a pleasure to work with - very organized and ...
Beth
Beth F.
5.0
Dee Sparks was the best to work with. They played so beautifully at the wedding that it was one of our favorite parts of the wedding. They ...
Alison
Alison
5.0
Working with Innocenti Strings was fantastic! They were responsive with questions, and had a wide range of musical options (both pop and ...
Katelyn
Katelyn T.
5.0
We were delighted to have Chris play at our wedding ceremony and reception. His music is beautiful and he is committed to creating the ...
Meg
Meg R.
5.0
Kristen was such a pleasure to work with! She was one of the highlights of our wedding days, that's for sure. Not only does she have mad ...
Mikaela Kahn
Mikaela Kahn
8 reviews
Virginia
Virginia B.
5.0
Mikaela was absolutely amazing to work with from start to finish! Not only is she incredibly talented, she is kind and professional. She was ...
Mia
Mia S.
5.0
Andrew was exceptional, professional and lovely to work with! He made our special day even more memorable. He’s music creates a fairytale ...
Candice
Candice M.
5.0
We originally hired John just for our cocktail hour, but as with many things this year we had to change plans and ended up with a new venue ...
Freeda
Freeda J.
5.0
Grace and her team played the music for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The guests were blown away. They elevated the ceremony and ...
Holly
Holly M.
5.0
I hired a string trio for my wedding ceremony, and it was beautiful! The musicians were very kind and sounded fantastic. I would definitely ...
Stella Strings
Stella Strings
34 reviews
Veronica
Veronica R.
5.0
Thank you Evgenia and the other lovely ladies of Stella Strings. Your music was perfect and we received so many compliments. A pleasure to ...
Annie
Annie O.
5.0
John played at our intimate backyard wedding last night and did such a wonderful job as our entertainment. We chose a variety of songs from ...
Carly
Carly D.
5.0
Evonee is an exceptionally talented musician! She was flawless in performing my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. You can tell she has ...
Adore Duet
Adore Duet
29 reviews
Lindsey
Lindsey S.
5.0
We had adore duet play violin and cello for our wedding and I cannot say enough good things about them. They were super responsive and ...
Sarah
Sarah S.
5.0
Landolfi String Quartet was perfect for our wedding ceremony on 4/9. They were so accommodating and flexible to work with after our wedding ...
Spencer
Spencer W.
5.0
We hired Naomi for a small elopement/wedding in La Jolla. She was incredibly flexible - learned multiple songs that we wanted, and was ...
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Stephen P.
5.0
We were very pleased with how everything went. You made the day easier.

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.