Ceremony Music Basics

All weddings normally begin with a ceremony of some sort, which can be traditional or more of a modern flavor.  The music picked for your ceremony are actually very important, it sets the mood and can make things very personal.

The 3 main parts of the ceremony are:




Let’s explore each one below, along with some ideas for music…

Prelude music is typically light, vibrant, or traditional music.  This begins being played about 30 minutes to 20 minutes before the start of the ceremony.  The idea is while guests arrive, they are hearing whatever mood you are trying to create with the music.  The traditional route would be some classical music, while the modern version would be some acoustic or light, love songs.

Processional music is the entrance of family, bridesmaids, and of course the Bride.  It is a good idea to have 2 to 3 songs depending on the size of the Bridal Party.  Family and Bridesmaids can walk down the aisle to a song and of course the Bride to her song.  “Here comes the Bride” is thought of normally and would obviously be the “traditional” choice, but certainly with some thought and searching online for ideas, a modern flavor can be used to walk down the aisle.

Recessional music is the conclusion of the ceremony.  Once the couple is announced as husband and wife and/or the kiss happens, the music would begin.  Typically this song should be bright and lively, it is an indication of the newfound joy of this marriage.

We of course can provide examples of songs to use for the ceremony depending on what the couple is looking for, music choices, the theme of the wedding, and other factors.  Remember, don’t skimp out on the ceremony, this is the actual marriage!  We have seen and hear a lot of neat weddings here in the Tampa, Sarasota, and Orlando areas.  Keep it fun!

Medeiros Black Tie DJ Entertainment is based out of Tampa, Florida and serves all surrounding areas; Sarasota, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Orlando.  Call/text us at 813.539.0034

Please comment below with any other ideas on ceremony music that you have had or will have for your Wedding Ceremony!

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