Post # 1
Do we have to have music playing for the ceremony? I have been looking for someone to play for entrance, seating of mother & exit for bride & grrom. I haven’t found anyone to to this – so – do we have to have music?
Post # 3
@Oh Ya: Can you use recorded music? We had a playlist of string covers of popular songs playing while people were seated, and then specific songs for processionals and the recessional. I think it was a lot easier than coordinating musicians.
Post # 4
I think it makes the most sense to have some recorded music, even from an ipod, but we’ve been to a wedding where there wasn’t and I don’t even think I noticed.
Post # 5
We’re doing recorded music. Beach wedding on Martha’s Vineyard in October — there aren’t a ton of classical musicians on the island and the few I spoke with had concerns about using their instruments on the beach that time of year. It was disappointing at first, but I soon began to look at it as an opportunity to have my choice of the most beautiful music iTunes has to offer! So, the bridal party will walk to a song from a contemporary opera really like about the life of Ghandi (“Satyagraha” by Philip Glass) and I’ll walk to Marian Anderson singing Schubert’s Ave Maria. I couldn’t possibly be happier.
ETA: We’re doing this because I really care about music — all my disposable income seems to go to the Met Opera! If you don’t care about music and don’t want to deal with it then skip it. It’s your wedding and you don’t have to have it just because you feel you must. Silence is lovely and dramatic, too.
Post # 6
we dont have any electrical for music or anything, but i really want to walk down to “at last” by etta james