Lisa Hunt-Wotton Celebrant
Music plays an essential role in a wedding ceremony. It sets the mood and tone of the event.
Technically you need three songs for the ceremony and about 20 min of pre-service music as guests arrive.
One song for the entrance of the bride
One for the signing of the legal documents, which can take about 5 min as I need to record 15 signatures.
One song for the recessional - usually a song that is upbeat, fun and matches the celebration.
I have also done many weddings where the bride chooses two songs for the entrance. One for the bridesmaids then a special one for the entrance of the bride.
****If at all possible ***** alwasy choose live music. Having a musican play and or sing changes the dynamic of the event. It take the mood and ambiance to a whole other level. Think of how you feel when you are at dinner or at an event that has live music. People love, love, love, it. It usually costs around $400.00 for an hour of live music for the ceremony and I have lots of great artists that I can recommend.
This is money that I believe is well worth spending. People are engaged and tuned in before the bride has even arrived and it only gets better as the ceremony unfolds.