Music is a wonderful way to
personalize your wedding day.
seating of your guests
Seating of Parents
consists of a special song either sung by a
sololist or special music
A song/music for the bridesmaids and bride
to walk down the aisle.
Song for the Bride and Groom
Selections sung right after the vows have been
Music played as the Bridal Party exits after the
Music played as the guests exits
Things to consider before Hiring the
choose a theme or feeling
for the ceremony
what type of atmosphere to
you want for your ceremony?
do you want vocals or
instrumental music or a combination?
do you want live music or
which special songs do you
want to include in the ceremony?
do you need an organist or
pianist or both?
how much can you afford?
Hiring a Musician
Of course you have the final decision about your music, but a musician
and/or vocalist can help you make that selection.
Before hiring check the musicians references and make sure to
hear them in person.
Hire a musician a few month ahead of time - sooner if your
getting married during the busy season. Giving enough time
will allow your musician to make himself/herself familiar with
Give the musician a script of the ceremony so they will know
where they are playing during the service. Ask the musician to
attend the rehearsal is a good idea.
Check out the sound system, is the piano tuned?
Put your expectations in writing. A written agreement is
a good idea to confirm with the musician your expectations.
Usually you pay the musician on the day he or she plays or sings.
A suggestion is to give the cheque to the head usher and ask him
to pay the musician in person immediately after the service.
Live Music or DJ?
Both offer a wide choice of music and can tailor the music
to your taste.
As the same as hiring your Ceremony
Musicians you should
follow the same steps before Hiring your Reception Music.
Things to Consider
What mood do you want?
Do you want live or recorded music?
Do you have special songs you want to hear?
How long do you want the music to play?
What time should it start?
What type of music do you want played?
How much can you afford to spend?