(Closed) Pre-Recorded Music for the Ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Music
  • poll: What type of music are you having at your ceremony?
    Pre-Recorded : (23 votes)
    79 %
    Soloist : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Piano/Organ/Guitarist/Strings : (5 votes)
    17 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    21 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I was wondering about that myself. I’m using our DJ for the ceremony and reception. We are getting married outside and the DJ said he could set up speakers and set the recording up. Also we’ll be having a relatively short ceremony so I didn’t feel like paying for expensive (at least the ones I saw) live music. So I voted for the pre-recorded.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My cousin did the pre-recorded route for her outdoor wedding last summer, and it was perfect. I think its kind of cool because you can really make it personal and play your favorite songs – which is harder to do when you’re hiring someone.

    Post # 6
    Member
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    This has been a big one for me.  I feel like I should have a string quartet or something, but that is just not me.  This is the one area, for some reason, that I am questioning what I want vs. what people will expect.

    We’re going pre-recorded, because I can pick something that is ME, not something that people expect or recognize.  What that will be is beyond me.  It seems all of the really beautiful songs I like are sad, or about death when I listen to them! For example, Iorn and Wine-Naked as we came (god, which I am now realizing sounds a lot dirtier than it is) is awesome, but it is such a downer for a wedding song.  I want something that says, woo-hoo let’s do this!  But not in an over-the-top kind of way. Man this one is a toughy.

    Post # 8
    Member
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I wanted pre-recorded. 

    J wanted to use the pipe organ. 

    We compromised and are asking 2 friends to play piano + spanish guitar (it’s a married couple). But we’ll probably use prerecorded for pre-ceremony, and I really want to do our recessional song prerecorded. 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Our solo guitarist isn’t very expensive for pre-ceremony all the way through cocktail hour. ($400 I think). Our wedding is also outdoors so he’s bringing a speaker. Musicians can learn whatever you want as long as it works for their instruments. My feeling is that a musician has more control fading music out at the end of the aisle or during parts of the ceremony so the timing works better. On the other hand we’re having a band for the reception so we would have had to set up a separate sound system and find someone to run it. As far as whether it seems cheap to go prerecorded – no one is even going to think about it.

    Post # 10
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    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think I’m going to ask my cousin to play guitar and sing. I have absolutely nothing against pre-recorded music but I just looooove the sound of acoustic guitar. I have very fond memories of my dad playing growing up, and because he can’t play during the ceremony (he’ll be a bit busy with the walking me down the aisle and all), I thought it would be really nice to have my cousin play. But, I hope to do somewhat nontraditional songs. My current top pick for a recessional is “All I want is You” by Barry Louis Polisar (but my fam is still trying to wrap their head around it) hehe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQESZszV0Sg

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