(Closed) Help! Confused about ceremony music! We have a pianoist! What should they play?

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

A good pianist can play a lot of the same things a quartet can play (think Pachabel’s “Cannon”)… but you don’t “have” to have them play anything necessarily.  I got asked to play Fur Elise at a wedding once… definitely not wedding music but the bride really liked it.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

My vote is going to be to play music you love (if the pianist is able) even if it isn’t traditional piano music. We played non-traditional music for our ceremony and not only did we love it, but our guests loved it and told us how much it added to making the ceremony less stuff and more “us.” 

We played God Only Knows (beach boys) when the moms and BMs were coming down the aisle, Here There and Everywhere (beatles) when I came down the aisle, Chasing Cars (snow patrol) as our mid-ceremony song, and How Sweet It Is (james taylor) to recess.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Sorry just to clarify… we did not have a pianist we had someone on the acoustic guitar 🙂 But I do think that a lot of professional pianists can handle modern music. Just ask yours what he or she is comfortable with!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’re only having one song played on the piano during our ceremony and it will be “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” by Elvis. I’m pretty sure most songs can be played on the piano… I youtube’d “can’t help falling in love with you piano” and got a ton of results.. I was deff surprised, but it was really cool to hear how it sounded on the piano.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We had ‘traditional’ (read: mostly classical) music for our ceremony but had a pianist, violinist and quartet. Our music included Bach Air and Pachelbel canon.

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