For many brides to be, selecting wedding ceremony music can be a daunting task. There’s not as much pressure when it comes to choosing songs for the reception since most people are eating, chatting (and drinking!) while music plays in the background. However, but during the ceremony, all eyes are on the bride, and all ears are listening to the music she’s walking down the aisle to.
The best place to start is deciding what style or genre of music you want for your ceremony. Ask yourself questions like these:
- Traditional or contemporary?
- Guitar or Harp?
- Country or Latin Jazz?
There are many different routes you can take, but choosing something that represents you and your spouse, while encompassing your wedding vision, will make the music memorable for years to come.
Though instrumental music is a great option for ceremony music, don’t feel like you can’t step outside that. There are many great love songs with words that can be used during your ceremony. And if you have a favorite song you want to walk down the aisle to, but you just want the music and not the words, a number of groups arrange instrumental versions of popular tunes.
Another idea is to use the music or score from one of your favorite movies. Many of our couples simply use a DJ to play their favorite songs during the ceremony.
And as a side note, if you choose to use traditional music like “Here Comes The Bride”, it doesn’t have to be played by a loud, scary organ (unless, of course, you are going for a more dramatic effect, then we’ll make sure you get that!). Just about any musical instrument can play the “traditional” songs you hear at weddings. If you can think of it, we can do it!