Live music to jazz up your wedding ceremony

Getting the party started at the ceremony Live music at a wedding can come in many forms. One thing for sure is it always makes an impact and, depending on your choice, may well and truly get the party started. One celebrant gives us their personal top tips for using live music to jazz up your wedding ceremony. Photo: Key Reflections www.keyreflections.co.uk The traditional string quartet at your ceremony can still be lovely, there is certainly a place for it in the right venue at the right wedding. Let’s face it though, there is so much more out there. When planning your wedding ceremony the initial thought may be to think recorded songs for walking down the aisle at the start and…

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5 Wedding Ceremony Music For Signing The Register

From start to finish at your wedding ceremony, your music should be considered and reflect the two of you as a couple. Whether it’s being played live or in the background, your wedding ceremony music should be ambient and fit with the vibe of your wedding day.   Today, Janni Knox, a bespoke celebrant from Northern Ireland shares her favourite wedding ceremony songs for signing the register. Here Comes the Sun ~ The Beatles Janni says; “Isn’t this one of those songs that nearly everyone sings along to? Whilst this is also a popular exit song, it works really well as the background music whilst the marriage register is being signed, and also an indication that the formalities have been…

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Ceremony Music Ideas For Your Eclectic Wedding Day

Ceremony Music Ideas

When it comes to your wedding music you want something that suits both the two of you as a couple, your venue and your vibe of the day. Your ceremony music should be light and ambient and set the mood. It’s otherwise known as background music, but you still want it to be a considered part of your wedding day.   Today, Dawn Rees an experienced and quirky Humanist celebrant shares her favourite ceremony music ideas.   Dawn says; “My favourite songs are always my couples’ choice, not mine, but generally couples who fit my style find me because I fit theirs! My website leads them to me and only the brave follow the trail!” Ceremony Music Ideas Dance me…

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Wedding Recessional Music To Exit Your Ceremony

Wedding Recessional Music To Exit Your Ceremony

Your wedding recessional music will be the first soundtrack you hear as a married couple so it absolutely needs to be an extension of the two of you and match your personalities perfectly! It sets the tone for the celebrations that are to commence and will get everyone into the party spirit!   Today, Janni Knox, a bespoke Celebrant from Northern Ireland shares her favourite wedding recessional music ideas for your fabulous exit as a newly married couple! Livin’ la Vida Loca – Ricky Martin Janni says; “Okay, hands up, I readily admit that this is my favourite exit song, living the crazy life for couples looking for something a bit more out of the ordinary. I simply love the…

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Top Celebrants Reveal their Best and Worst in Wedding Ceremony Music

Wedding music reveals a lot about the couple getting married – and has been an eye-opener for some of our Celebrants! I spent some time last year quizzing some top Wedding Celebrants, and members of The Celebrant Directory, in the UK on their best and worst experiences with wedding ceremony music and asking them to reveal their thoughts and advice for those choosing those tunes. What song springs to mind as the most memorable when it comes to ceremony music and why? JASON & CATHY: We think the most memorable have been of a romantic nature. Two spring to mind but to pick one … my first my last my everything by Barry White has to be a fav. It was…

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Wedding Music Ideas For Walking Down The Aisle

Wedding Music Ideas For Walking Down The Aisle

Your wedding music sets the tone of the day from the moment your guests lay their eyes on you. It guides them, and their emotions, creating the ambience and feel of your special day. From processional to recessional it should suit the two of you as a couple and can even tell a little bit of your story too! Today, Janni Knox, a bespoke celebrant from Northern Ireland shares her favourite wedding music ideas for walking down the aisle. At Last ~ Etta James Janni says; “There’s something about this song that simply gives me chills, I love the pace and the drama of this for an amazing entrance.” Into My Arms ~ Nick Cave Janni says; “Being a humanist…

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Ceremony music – make a song and dance about it!

I’m a massive music fan. Particularly where romance and storytelling are concerned. Wedding ceremony music is so important to settle guests, for an emotional anticipation when walking down the aisle, for serenity during certificate signing and/or during another symbolic act, and to celebrate the marriage as you exit; but the logistics can be a minefield if you don’t know what to expect! Type of music Wherever you are getting married, your wedding should be personal and whether you want drum and bass or opera, it’s your choice. Whilst classical music as you come down the aisle can portray an elegant and timeless entrance, you could also choose an instrumental or acoustic version of a song that holds particular meaning. The…

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