(Closed) Not having music during the ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Do you have a friend who plays guitar or violin who can play as a soloist? That would be really pretty, simple, and lend itself well to a garden ceremony.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

i agree a soloist would be nice, because its simple and elegant.  if your trying to be budget friendly, check out craigslist for students, free-lance musicians who will probably do it on the cheap

Post # 5
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Busy bee

We had a DJ and only 2 songs worked out; we walked back down after the kiss with no music and there was nothing we could do about it.  It wasn’t intentionally on our end.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

So have you made your decision already? 

I’m having a really traditional wedding and music is very traditional. I mean it’s very important when the bride walks down the aisle you need some kind of music…

I’m walking down to “Bridal Chorus” (Here come’s the bride). 

I think it would be kind of dull not to have any music, I mean you at least need a drum roll (not literally) so that people know when to stand when its time for you to walk down the aisle. Other wise your wedding party will just skip or hop down the aisle really fast… and if they had a song they would go much slower and more elegantly…

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I like the ideas above about finding a college student to play (violin, flute, etc). Might not be too pricey and would be a nice addition to the ceremony!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think a soloist would be a good idea.  You mentioned that it’s participatory – perhaps you could ask some especially vocal members of the bridal party to lead your guests in song as you walk down the aisle?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m getting married in a garden as well and don’t really want have a DJ. Not really sure what I’m going to do. Maybe one of my little bros could play some guitar for us but I wouldn’t stress over it – because the most important part of the ceremony is the getting married part, not the music.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I personally would have music during the ceremony. I’m thinking a ceremony w/ no music is like watching a movie w/ no background music…i think it kinda takes away from the moment if its just silent. But, I could be way off & it may be very peaceful & beautiful!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My friend just had someone sing acapella and it was beautfiul.  Could you do that?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m probably having a no music ceremony. It’ll be about 5-10 minutes long, with my internet-ordained (and county approved) godfather officiating. Immediate family and bridal party only. The guests are invited to the reception. We might have someone play something for the processional, but I’m leaning towards no.

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