(Closed) Music during pre ceremony?

posted 10 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I think it’s a nice welcoming touch to have background music playing when guests arrive for the ceremony, but like you said, no one will really miss it if it’s not there.

Our ceremony & venue were at the same location, and we also had a DJ only because I wanted to walk down the aisle to a song by Sade, so live musicians weren’t necessary. 

The DJ charged us a little extra for the extra time and the extra set-up of speakers at the ceremony site, but it was well worth it to us to have the ambient music. 

We wanted guests to feel welcome from the start, so we played mellow music and served lemonade and iced tea when they arrived at the ceremony.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

This may be helpful- I really wanted a string trio for our ceremony, and my budget was pretty tight , and I couldn’t afford it- and I actually ended up hiring  music students from a local university who are actually looking for places to perform!  What’s been great is that, I’ve been able to meet with them several times, as we select different pieces, and I’m saving more than half the cost of a professional trio- may be worth looking into in your area.   So if you decide you want some music before the ceremony, i’d suggest this!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Its not a necessicty, but it is nice. If you know anyone who plays guitar or anything, they could just play lightly before hand.

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