Post # 1
My FI and I are going to be married privately without guests, while on our honeymoon trip.
It would seem a bit much to pay a solo musician all of 10 minutes (if that) to play music for a ceremony/recession. I’m referring to those with just a couple guests or if it’s just the two of you. Sure, it’d be nice ambiance, but I don’t think it’s worth it in the grand scheme of things.
So if no music, do you just walk up to your groom in in silence?
Do you want into the space together? Ours will be an outdoor space.
Just trying to think of the various options. I think we’ll see other prior for a first look.
Just wondering how that would go!
Post # 3
I’m curious to see responses too, as we’re not planning to have music either! We’re going to City Hall in San Francisco and renting a space for the ceremony, and my only invited musician is my brother, who is already conducting our ceremony. I’m not having flower girls or bridesmaids, so I guess I’ll just stick my head out and tell people to sit down…? Ha!
No, but I guess they’ll see my groom walking out and assume it’s about that time!
Post # 4
If you feel like you would like music for ambience what about making a tiny ipod playlist and finding a way to have that played as you walk down? That way you wouldn’t have any awkward silence (I only say that because I would find it awkward). If you are fine with the idea of walking down with just the sounds of nature I think that’s just fine too! As long as you are comfortable that’s all that matters. I’m not sure if people really notice the music when they walk down with all of the thoughts of excitment going on in their heads either.
Post # 5
FloretteLiz That is an idea. It’ll be us, the officiant, the photographer (he’ll be witness #1) and then some person to be witness #2. I’m guessing he’ll be the event coordinator for the lodge. Maybe he can push the play/pause button if we do the iPod thing. Ah, details!
Post # 6
@sienna76: I’m sure the second witness would be more than happy to oblige. We’re getting married in a tiny one room schoolhouse with no room for musicians so we’ll be using an ipod. With the right portable speaker it will sound just as lovely!
Post # 7
When I do initmate weddings I often am asked to handle the music. I am sure that your officiant could do the same for you. If the second witness does not want to do it for you.