Music For The Wedding Ceremony.

Some of the most popular pieces of music for the Wedding Ceremony are:

Pachelbel - Canon in dPachelbel-Canon in D,
Bach-Jesu, joy of Man’s desiring,
Bach-Sleeper’s awake,
Wagner-Here comes the bride,
Vivaldi-Guitar concerts in D minor, Largo,
Bocelli-Con Te Partiro,
Mendelssohn-A midsummer nights dream, incidental music, op 61 wedding march,
Mozart-Wedding march,
Mozart-Romance from string quartet,
Vivaldi-Winter, largo,
Bach-Air on the G string

Over the last few years though more and more people have been getting more adventurous with their choices such as
Alicia Keys-If I ain’t got you,

Vitamin String Quartet performs Coldplays Viva la Vida

Vitamin String Quartet performs Coldplays Viva la Vida

Norah Jones-Come away with me,
Nat King Cole-Unforgettable,
Beatles-All you need is love,
Mary Chapin Carpenter-grow old with me,
Dionne Warwick (or Dusty Springfield)-The look of love,
Shania Twain-From this moment on,
Elvis-Can’t help falling in love,
DJ Sammy-Heaven (Candlelight version),
Celine Dion-Because you loved me,
Ronan keating-When you say nothing at all,
Celine Dion-Ave Maria

and many of the releases from The Vitamin String Quartet

One thing to remember is that if someone from the venue is playing the music, then they’ll play each piece of music from the beginning, and some of them will just stop the music rather than slowly fading it out. None of this might be a problem, unless you may have chosen your pieces of music because you particularly like a section of the track which won’t necessarily be at the beginning of the track. So if for example you take 25 seconds to walk into the room, but the part of the track you like isn’t until 1.40 into the track, then you could be disappointed. So it’s for this reason that some people will book a DJ experienced in the Ceremony music who will meet with you beforehand to know precisely where you want each piece of music to start and to finish, and he’ll also work out the timings with you so he has a good idea of how long it will take you to walk into the room. Having a string quartet, harpist etc will also be able to play the precise part of the music you prefer.

Before the bride walks into the room, the bridegroom naturally is nervous and is frequently looking round to see whether the bride is about to enter the room. Alternatively, you could arrange to have a specific track (a signal track) played just before you walk into the room, this can save the groom from keep looking around all the time and he can relax (a little). How I do this when I’m playing the music for a ceremony is to have coordinated with the event manager or someone from the venue, and for them to give me a visible sign a few minutes before the bride is ready to enter the room, and at that point I can then play this signal track to alert the groom, but with no one else knowing.