CER­E­MONY

Perfect Wedding Magazine - - Face The Music -

It’s the first time ev­ery­one (in­clud­ing your al­most-hus­band!) will see you, so it goes with­out say­ing your walk­ing-down­the-aisle mu­sic (tech­ni­cal term: the pro­ces­sional) needs to be on point. But there’s more to cer­e­mony mu­sic than just the open­ing num­ber. You’ll need around 10–15 min­utes of mu­sic to cover the sign­ing of the reg­is­ter, a tune to head back up the aisle as Mr and Mrs to, along with any other mu­sic you want to in­clude – a civil cer­e­mony doesn’t have to mean no singing! Chat to your reg­is­trar about in­volv­ing guests in a sin­ga­long (some­one lead­ing this is a must, so rope in a will­ing usher), hire a con­tem­po­rary choir, or go full Love Ac­tu­ally with a pop-up in­stru­men­tal sur­prise.

Amaz­ing cer­e­mony mu­sic doesn’t have to mean a se­ri­ous spend ei­ther – swap a string quar­tet for a clas­si­cal gui­tarist, or just put to­gether a CD with your song choices and brief a vol­un­teer on what to play when. Think about the tone you want to cre­ate for your cer­e­mony mu­sic – you might want to keep it more se­ri­ous when you first walk in, be­fore go­ing for a con­tem­po­rary, up­beat song for your exit. It’s com­pletely up to you though – the whole cer­e­mony can be as tra­di­tional or as con­tem­po­rary as your mu­si­cal tastes al­low.

YOUR CER­E­MONY MU­SIC WILL SET THE TONE FOR THE DAY

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