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Brooklynn
Just Said Yes July 2019

Songs for Wedding Ceremony as people are seated???

Brooklynn, on May 14, 2019 at 10:34 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 20
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I was just curious about what is customary in terms of music before the processional begins. My church asked me to make a playlist for before, but I'm not entirely sure what those should be. I would love to use Christian songs but I'm a little lost!


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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
    Mandi ·
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    I originally planned to use a lot of VSQ.
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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    Hi Brooklynn!

    This is completely based on your personal preference! Weddings I’ve been at previously typically had something instrumental in the background for ambience.

    Will you have musicians playing this music? Or will you use a playback?

    If you’re using playback music, such as Spotify, as the previous poster mentioned, Vitamin String Quartet is a great option! Or you could find some instrumental version of the Chrisitan songs you love and create a playlist!

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  • Leah
    Devoted August 2019
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    I'd never heard of VSQ before today, thanks to PP who suggested it! Love their stuff and will be snagging this for our day in August.

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
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    Ditto! Thanks for sharing

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  • R
    Beginner June 2019
    Rachel ·
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    Same here never heard of VSQ but thanks for the question and tips.
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  • Melissa
    VIP September 2019
    Melissa ·
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    We are using Disney instrumental songs for our entire ceremony and background music beforehand. I like that they are fun and that some people may recognize them but not all.
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  • Kellie Martinez
    Super October 2019
    Kellie Martinez ·
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    MY dad usually plays the playlist he created that has covers by vitamin string quartet. I made a playlist on youtube of covers by Brooklyn Duo. (husband and wife piano & cello.. so beautiful) and downloaded the songs onto my laptop so I can give my DJ my pre-wedding playlist. Smiley smile

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  • Sara
    Expert June 2019
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  • Cristy
    Master May 2021
    Cristy ·
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    I'm just doing a selection of classical pieces that I find beautiful. Clare de Lune, Canon in D, Bach's Cello Concerto in G Major, etc.

    I'll give the list to my DJ, who will have these playing in the background as guests arrive.

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  • mrsaj2b
    Master October 2019
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    I am requesting christian songs with vocals and instrumental romantic ballads.

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  • A
    Master October 2019
    Angelena ·
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    I think this is more common in church ceremonies rather than at venues. Can't you just ask them to play regular church tunes? haha Or just look up some christian songs/instrumental music! Most venue weddings I have been to they didn't start music til the processional started.

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  • Sara
    Expert June 2019
    Sara ·
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    Hi all, we're doing VSQ for the seating. Found some really great light rock/ indie/ folk compilations on youtube - Alexrainbirdmusic, we're using one playlist in it's entirety for cocktail hour and maybe another for dinner.

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  • Rachel
    Devoted October 2019
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    I've also never heard of VSQ, that's a great find! Thank you for sharing. Smiley smile

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  • Haley
    Expert October 2020
    Haley ·
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    I looked up VSQ, awesome! Good question and responses!

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  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·
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    In Christ Alone is a good one!

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  • Hermione
    Devoted February 2020
    Hermione ·
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    I am having a live string duo play Nintendo nes music, rock songs and contemporary pop songs. It's whatever you want. It's meant to be relaxing and fun. The purpose is to keep everyone from looking around and getting anxious. It also gives a nice conversational point.
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  • CDickman
    VIP September 2019
    CDickman ·
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    I was just going to
    let the DJ play soft music.
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  • Jo
    WeddingWire Administrator May 2015
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    Hi Brooklynn! Have you made your playlist? Did your venue recommend what other couples usually do? Are you happy with the plan now?

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  • Tina
    Super August 2019
    Tina ·
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    I am doing instrumentals for my processional (I think that is the term). But with it being in Church you probably have to ask them what is allowed

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  • Haley
    Savvy March 2020
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    So happy I saw this post! I could not figure out what type of music I wanted playing during the ceremony sitting and this is perfect! Thank you!!

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