Wedding Planning – Helping the Bride and Groom Plan their Wedding Day – Choosing Wedding Ceremony Music
Music for the ceremony is very much a personal choice, everyone will have different ideas on what type of music should be played. Try to pick a song that is meaningful to both you and your partner, or a song that reminds you of something special to both of your lives. If you plan to have an outdoor ceremony, you will first need to check with the council about noise restrictions. If this is a problem due to local housing being located near the venue then you can choose to have a CD player to play the wedding song.
Make sure that you don’t get a CD Player that needs electricity to run it, as it will be very hard to find a power point in the park. After the ceremony, you might like to have a mixture of songs playing in the background while photos are being taken and everyone is mingling with one another.
If your ceremony is to be held in a church and you would prefer to keep it more traditional than ask the priest or minister about what kind of music would be acceptable to be played.
Generally you would have music playing while the guests are being seated, when all the bridal party is getting ready to take their positions, and for when the bride is walking down the isle, when the ceremony is taking place and when you and your partner are walking out of the venue.
Another idea is to have a CD made up with a list of songs that you would like to be played at the ceremony, that way there is only one CD that needs to be put into the CD player and it cuts out having to put different CD’s in the player all the time. If you choose to do things on more of a grand scale, you could hire a choir to sing while you are signing the register.