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  • Arnie Abrams Entertainment

    Based in Freehold, New Jersey, NJ Pianist Arnie Abrams is a professional wedding piano player with a large musical...Read more repertoire. Performing live music for weddings for over 20 years, award-winning NJ Pianist Arnie Abrams and his team of solo musicians pride himself on being one of New Jersey’s top and...

    $500
  • Bob Shebesta, guitar

    Bob Shebesta is a wedding guitarist based in Appleton, Wisconsin. This talented musician provides solo guitar for...Read more ceremonies, cocktail hours, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasion. Equipped with a compact and high-quality sound system, generator, and microphones, Bob can perform in both...

    $320
  • Beth Dean Music

    Beth Dean Music is a wedding musician based out of Lexington, Kentucky. Drawing from her extensive experience in the...Read more field of music, Beth Dean has performed for hundreds of weddings, receptions, and private parties. She is a classically trained concert pianist and world-class vocalist who can...

  • Tyler Varnell - Saxophone + Piano + DJ/Emcee

    As seen in People Magazine and Sports Illustrated, Tyler Varnell's specialty is performing on Saxophone, Piano, and...Read more DJ/Emceeing for luxury weddings and events, all in one package, fully covering your big day :)Nationally ranked in WeddingWire's Top 5% and The Knot's Top 4% of wedding musicians,...

  • Juan Carlos Martínez CR

    Juan Carlos Martínez CR is a professional violinist based in San Jose, Costa Rica, who can perform during your wedding...Read more ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. This versatile musician works closely with you to create a beautiful playlist for your special day. Juan has a large repertoire of musical...

    1 deal -10% Discount
    $450
  • Sweet Tea Acoustic Duo

    Sweet Tea Acoustic Duo is a Long Island-based wedding music group. They have years of experience playing live music...Read more professionally. Scott Anthony is the guitarist and Lori Stancati is the talented vocalist. The two are confident that they will give your day the elegant and personal touch you...

    1 deal -5% Discount
  • Brian Douglas Day

    ***2022 COUPLES' CHOICE AWARD WINNER!*** Brian Douglas Day is a wedding musician based out of Columbus, Ohio. This...Read more soloist and acoustic guitarist has been performing live at weddings for more than 15 years and has recorded seven albums. He brings a distinct voice, beautiful arrangements, and a...

    $600
  • Jenna Hunt Music

    Hello and welcome to my storefront! I am a professional harpist based in Colorado with over a decade of experience in...Read more the wedding/event industry. A little about me: In 2015, I became one of the few harpists in the world to receive a Bachelor's degree in jazz performance from the University of...

    $1,000
  • Nic Hermsen Music

    Nic Hermsen Music is a wedding musician based in Omaha, Nebraska. Boasting a wide variety of music to choose from,...Read more including country, folk, R&B, rock, and pop, you’ll be dancing the night away. Services Offered Nic is a multi-talented guitarist and singer offering a range of packages to fit your...

  • Joseph Sabourin

    Joe Sabourin is a Boston, Massachusetts-based solo guitarist that provides wedding music services. This skilled...Read more performer has a career of more than a decade and has played for weddings and other special occasions for several years. Couples may call on Joe to add a tasteful and memorable note to...

    1 deal -10% Discount
    $850
  • Serenade Events

    Serenade Events is a wedding music company specializing in custom live music for your big day. The company boasts an...Read more extensive selection of musicians and ensembles to enchant couples on their wedding day, tailoring every performance to their exact needs. This company strives to bring your vision to...

    1 deal -5% Discount
    $800
  • Sanman Music Philly

    Sanman Music Philly is a live event music service based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Professional pianist Sanford...Read more Guerrero performs Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Ballad, Standard and Classical tunes that is perfect for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, private party or corporate event. Can be performed...

    $550
  • Ashley Hensel Music

    Ashley Hensel Music is a wedding entertainer based in Woburn, Massachusetts. This musician provides evocative and...Read more energizing performances for special events of all sizes and styles. Ashley Hensel strives to help couples create the ideal soundtracks for their special days. Services Offered Passionate...

  • Bob Lyons' Steel Drum Music

    Bob Lyons' Steel Drum Music is a steel drum musician based Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who provides ceremony music...Read more services to the surrounded area. Bob Lyons has performed at well over 1,000 outdoor weddings in the state of Florida and has been playing music professionally for 35 years. Bob Lyons'...

    $700
  • Shelley Otis

    Boston-based musician Shelley Otis plays for weddings and events throughout New England. She specializes in the harp,...Read more but also plays the piano and collaborates with a number of ensembles. She enjoys the creative challenge of adapting music of all kinds to the harp, piano, or ensemble, and works with...

    $450
  • Rainbow Circus Miami

    Rainbow Circus Miami is a wedding entertainment company operating out of Miami, Florida. This troupe of master-level...Read more performers is best known for their cirque entertainment, elaborate costumes, dancers, and characters. The team is dedicated to elevating their clients' events and will go above and...

    $2,501
  • Alix Raspe, solo harpist

    Located in Nashua, New Hampshire, Alix Raspe - solo harpist provides the appropriate melodies for weddings and other...Read more milestone occasions. Alix is a professionally-trained musician with years of experience to his name. In the past, she has served as Adjunct Harp Professor for Phillips Academy...

    $450
  • 3 West Productions

    3 West Productions is a wedding and event entertainment company based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Founded by recording...Read more artists Nissa and Matt of acoustic duo 3 West, they provide award-winning live music and DJs to bring celebrations to life. Services Offered 3 West Productions offers an extensive...

  • Lisa Holden Piano Music

    Lisa Holden is a wedding pianist based in Toledo, Ohio. Lisa is proud to provide heartfelt music for ceremonies,...Read more receptions, and cocktail hours. Through her thoughtful services, she hopes that couples can achieve the exact ambience they've been dreaming of for their milestone events. When not...

    $500
  • Krystin O'Mara, Classical Guitarist

    Krystin O'Mara is a classical guitarist based in Alpharetta, Georgia, specializing in wedding music. Krystin is an...Read more extraordinary talent who has performed at weddings, festivals, and special events all across America. She holds a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Georgia, and she is an...

    $375
  • Strings of Choice

    Strings of Choice is a wedding string ensemble located in Toledo, Ohio. The group of professionals offers a variety of...Read more ensembles to suit the occasion, performing classical and light popular music. The musicians strive to create a memorable wedding day and always add a touch of class and...

    $490
  • Louis Pettinelli Entertainment

    Louis Pettinelli Entertainment is an award-winning musical entertainment agency that provides musical entertainment...Read more throughout the country. Louis Pettinelli Entertainment services almost the entirety of the Continental 48, and provides premium musical services for hundreds of events throughout...

    1 deal -10% Discount
    $600
  • Steve Shurack

    Based out of Denver, Colorado, Steve Shurack is a highly experienced musician that provides live performances for...Read more weddings and other special occasions. In 1995, Steve founded Sure Thing Entertainment to offer each client a wide range of musical accompaniments for their special celebration. You can...

    $250
  • Buffalo Heartstrings Quartet

    Based in Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Heartstrings Quartet is an experienced string quartet providing soothing,...Read more sentimental music to wedding ceremonies and receptions throughout the US. After 20 years of performing, their talented musicians work together to create an emotional, beautiful experience...

    $675

Wedding Ceremony Music

The music you choose for your ceremony is one of the first elements your guests will experience. Your wedding ceremony music sets the tone for your event and allows you to express your unique personalities on your big day. Think carefully about the songs you want to play during some of the most iconic moments of your wedding.

Your Wedding Ceremony Music Timeline

Before you can pick the music for your wedding ceremony, you’ll need to understand your wedding ceremony timeline.

Prelude

The prelude music plays in the background as your guests arrive, exchange greetings and find their seats.

Wedding Party Processional

Your wedding officially kicks off with the processional. This music will guide the groom or first partner down the aisle, followed by the wedding party.

Second Processional (Bridal Processional)

The bride, or second partner, gets their own processional song. Traditionally, the music will pause between the first and second processional, and the guests will rise to watch the bride or second partner make their way down the aisle.

Recessional

Your wedding ceremony is complete and you are married to your true love! The recessional music guides the happy couple and the bridal party back down the aisle. This music should be happy and upbeat; it helps shift the mood from the ceremony to the reception.

Postlude

This additional music at the end of the ceremony gives guests time to congratulate the new couple or move to the reception venue.

Theme and Venue of Your Wedding

Now that you have your wedding ceremony music timeline down, how do you choose those magical songs? Think about what type of music fits your theme and venue. If you are getting married in a church, you may be required to choose religious music for your ceremony or have the officiant approve your choices.

Consider your wedding theme. If you are planning a traditional, black-tie wedding, classical music options are a great idea. If you’re doing something more casual or modern, then you can pick an ’80s ballad or a current pop hit.

What Songs Are Meaningful to You?

The best way to choose your wedding ceremony music is to think about songs that are meaningful to you and your partner. Is there a song you both love singing in the car? Did one of you propose to the other at a concert? Is there a song that you consider “yours”? These are great options to add to your ceremony.

Choosing the Right Wedding Musician

It’s time to find a wedding musician. If budget is a concern, a DJ is a good option. Your DJ can work with you to create your wedding ceremony playlist and make sure the right music plays at the right time. However, there really is nothing like live wedding music. Depending on your taste, you can hire a range of wedding musicians, from a harpist to a quintet, a trio of violins or even vocalists.

Looking for “wedding musicians near me?” At WeddingWire, we can help you find talented, highly rated wedding musicians in your area. Take a look at our full list of local musicians today.

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