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Wedding Ceremony Music

So a wedding ceremony has several parts to it and a few of those parts include music.


I'm going to go over where you can have music and give you an idea of what you can and can't have.


Let's start at the beginning and discuss music options in terms of types of music. Will you be having live musicians or will you be using a playlist off an ipad or device? That is something you firstly need to decide.


Live options can include a harpist, string quartet, acoustic guitarist with or without vocalist. Choir, pianist, organist and so forth. There are plenty of options, just ensure there is enough space in your ceremony location whether that is a licensed venue for a civil ceremony, a registry office, a church or an outdoor ceremony space.



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The next thing you need to know is that if you are having a civil ceremony, then you are not allowed to have any music that has any religious connotations. All music must be submitted at checked by your registrars prior to your wedding.


Once you have decided what type of music you will be playing you can move on to what they play.



Photo by Juliet McKEee



So lets go over the different points in your ceremony


Guest arrival- approx 30 minutes

Processional

Signing of the register- 3 songs (possibly 1 back up)

Recessional

Guests Exit

Extra things to consider: Make sure your musicians have all the apropriate information and know when to start or stop.