Post # 1
When I got engaged, one of the few things I absolutely knew I wanted in my wedding was for my brother and sister to be involved in the ceremony. They are both extremely skilled musicians (like the kind who do professional performances), and I want my brother to play acoustic guitar while both sing. They were thrilled when I asked, but wanted a little guidance on what to do–specifically, they asked me to try to figure out when in the ceremony I’d like them to sing and that would help them figure out what song to use.
It’s a Jewish ceremony, and I haven’t been to many weddings so I’m not that familiar with when in the ceremony this would easily fit in. It doesn’t need to be a “let’s all stop and stare at the siblings” thing, but since they’re both in the bridal party they can’t really do the processional music. I think I’d like them to do something in Hebrew, but when? Any ideas???? Thanks!!
Post # 3
A couple of ideas: First, could they sing the Sheva Brachot? That would give them something to sing in Hebrew that would have a natural place in the ceremony. Here is a link to a video of a sung version of the Sheva Brachot.
A less traditional option would be to have the ketubah signed during the ceremony, rather than before it. (You’d have to check with your rabbi as to whether this was permitted.) You could then have them sing something while that was going on.
Post # 4
@bearlove: might be a silly suggestion, how about when you are signing the registrar/certificate thing,
Post # 5
What about if they play during the prelude (before the processional). My officiant is a musician, and she is going to play while people are finding seats, and then she’ll move under the chuppah as the processional begins.
Post # 6
@bearlove: Our Cantor will be playing her guitar during our ceremony but to be honest neither FH or I are sure when exactly this will be happening. I can check back with you in a few weeks when we meet with her again 🙂