Music for your Ceremony

Beautiful bouquet of flowers on the piano

It is not a requirement to have music as part of your Ceremony, however, it can often add to the atmosphere of what is happening at a point in time or set the mood or tone for what is to come. You may wish to have live music or pre-recorded music.

When opting for live music, there are so many options.

Will you use a solo artist, a band, or a string quartet? Consider whether you want only music or vocals as well. How will your music sound in the space your Ceremony will be held – will it echo at an inside location or be clearly heard at an outside venue?

If using pre-recorded music, most celebrants should be able to play your music from an mp3 player or CD through their PA system. You should check that the quality of your recording will work effectively through the PA system that will play the music.

So do you go with classical or contemporary music? The options are endless and, unless you are using a venue with music restrictions, you are able to choose the music that you like and that will make your Ceremony memorable and meaningful to you as a couple.


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