(Closed) are you having live music at your ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Our close friend is going to be playing a john denver song – acoustic guitar and vocals. That’s it for the live music. Processional and recessional are all going to be recorded music. 🙂 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Our venue is a castle, so we are having a harpist and a flutist play for the ceremony. We will have a DJ for the cocktail hour and reception.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Whoa, that sounds really cool. I think most ceremonies with live music have a classical ensemble, such as a string quartet, play the music, so it’s pretty easy to choose the music. The ensemble will already have a repertoire they play at most weddings and can suggest ideas to tailor for your wedding. I don’t know how you’d go about getting a motown and gospel choir to sing at your ceremony, but I’d think the first step would be to google in your area to see if any such choirs exist. Good luck.

(We had a string quartet play some of my absolute favorite pieces, and a bagpiper play our recessional in honor of my husband’s Scottish heritage. Both were wonderful).

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had a string quartet play classical pieces of our choice at our ceremony. You can look up local musicians at gigmaster.com. They have bands from different genres listed with reviews, online music samples and contact info.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am having a string quartet play classical music. I used gig masters as well.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am also having a string quartet for my ceremony.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

To add to the list we’re having a string quartet too, to do all the music at the church.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re having an acoustic guitarist and soloist perform at our ceremony. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are havinig a steel drum band… we are getting married next to a lake and enbracing the tropical theme.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ooh yeah thanks @UpstateCait: forgot to mention my friend is singing Songbird as part of the ceremony, Her voice gives us goosebumps 😉

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My husband and I eloped so we had no guests but we still opted for a classical guitarist. I loved it.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

When I was younger my Dad was in a all mens choir that sang at weddings, funerals, etc. They have since broke up, but they decided that if any of the members children get married they will get back together for the event. Because of this I have known since I was about 12 that his group is going to sing at my wedding.

The only problem is that I am not sure if the church will allow them to sing at the actual ceremony. It is a orthodox church and they are strict. If they can’t sing at the ceremony it self they will sing before it, and maybe they can sing a few songs a capella at the reception.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

FH is in a choir, so they’ll be singing.  A couple of the guys in the choir also play classical guitar, so we’re thinking of that for the processional.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Motown/Gospel theme?! That sounds awesome!! I would love to have had a gospel choir at my wedding.

We had a Spanish guitarist do our music. My mom is from Spain so I wanted to add a little Spanish element to the ceremony. He was wonderful.

I found him through google…he teaches at a Spanish guitar/flamenco school. I emailed him to see if he knew of any students that might be interested in the gig. And he said he’d do it. He was amazing!

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