Post # 1
I thought I had a brilliant plan on how to hide my iPod and speakers to play some soft, classical music in the background of our ceremony. I’m planning to put them up on a sort of balcony thing that our chapel has, where no one will be. I’ll have someone go put it up there before guests arrive and get it down after the ceremony is over. I mentioned it to my mom earlier and she goes “Who’s going to turn it off when the ceremony actually starts?” And I was like “Ummmmmmm…” Yeah, I had no idea.
So, is it okay for music to be playing softly in the background of the ceremony? Or am I a moron for not knowing that it should be silent? I really want music because I have an extreme fear of speaking in front of large groups, and the music would just help me because the only noise in the room will not be my voice, if that make sense.
Post # 2
Do a mini rehearsal in your house! See if it feels weird, or if some soft music feels like background, remember you can always have someone turn it down so it’s not interfering
Post # 3
CarolinaCola: I bet you would be ablet to ask someone to run up and shut it off and then either hang out up there during the ceremony or quietly sneak down after everyone has walked down the aisle. Maybe a young adult cousin or something?
Post # 4
LincsMama: That’s why I’m worried about this. It would literally be impossible for someone to quietly sneak down. The stairs are old creaky ones, and that would be a bigger distraction than the music, I think. Also, pretty much everyone I would trust to do such a thing is in the wedding! Ugh. I’m still so conflicted about this! Thanks for your suggestion though!
Post # 5
peonyinlove: That’s a good idea. I think I’ll try that.
Post # 6
CarolinaCola: do you have a remote for your ipod? My iPod dock has a remote that I can use to pause the music, skip songs etc.
Post # 7
I am having an acoustic guitar being played as background music 🙂 I think it will be nice!
Post # 8
I do not see anything wrong with soft music during the ceremony as long as you can speak over it. Like peonyinlove: said, do a rehearsal at the level you plan to have the music, and see if you are able to speak over it, or it distracts you.
Post # 9
wouldn’t you need volume adjustments? I would think you’d need it to be louder during processional/recessional than you could have it during the remainder of the ceremony? You’d have to talk over it. I’m with PP who mentioned getting an iPod Dock with a remote.