Wedding Music Guide

Selecting Music for the Ceremony

20 Minutes of Prelude Music

Think about the mood that you would like to set as your guests are arriving, (upbeat/joyous, quiet/romantic) then select four pieces which reflect this choice.

Seating of the Mothers

Words of Wisdom – if you are having special music for the Mothers, assign an usher the duty of coming forward to discreetly tell the quartet that the Mothers are ready to make their entrance. This way we can start the music before they begin their walk down the aisle. Please indicate if the Mothers will be lighting candles.

Entrance of the Bridal Party

One piece for all, or something special for the Bride and her Father? That choice is yours and there are no wrong answers.

Points to consider: how long is the aisle and how many attendants do you have? (If the aisle is short and you are only having two bridesmaids, it will be more effective to have one piece.)

Communion (Catholic and Anglican Services)

Choose something sacred. Ave Maria is an obvious choice. You may also wish to consider using a communion hymn or something reflective.

Signing of the Register

Pick your favourite piece – something beautiful. This position of the ceremony will take between 4 to 8 minutes and musically, is the most memorable part of the service.

Recessional

“Ladies and Gentlemen. Let me present to you for the first time, our newly married couple.” (Wild applause) Usually the music that the wedding party will walk out to is triumphant sounding. Don’t forget to pick a second piece to be played as your guests are exiting.

Notes

To assist you in selecting music, a CD of our most requested pieces is available at a nominal charge.

Check the “Hear Us” section of the web site to listen┬áto mp3 samples of the quartet.