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Music selection, how many different songs should we choose?



The Ceremony - Traditionally there are at least 6 sections of the ceremony that are put to music:
Prelude - As guests arrive and are being seated
Processional - As the bridal party enters
Bride's Entrance - As the bride enters
Interlude/Unity Candle - During the Ceremony
Recessional - As the couple exits
Postlude - As the guests stand and leave



Additional musical interludes during the ceremony are also very popular.
(see our ceremony music)

· Cocktail Hour/Social Hour - If you plan your picture taking session right after the ceremony, or if there is a period of time when your guests must wait, plan for some background music. It is common to have music playing as your guests are entering the reception hall. You may also decide to have music playing in the background during dinner.

· The Reception - you may want to choose specific songs for the following parts to your Reception:

First Dance
Last Dance
Father/Daughter, Mother/Son
Family Dance, Wedding Party
Cake Cutting
Garter Toss
Throwing of the Bouquet
(see our reception music)



1. When to book
2. Setting the mood
3. Setting the stage
4. Hiring musicians
5. How much?
6. Acoustic or amplified?
7. Music selection
8. Putting it all together!



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