Choosing the music
for your wedding is such a personal act of love. Each song, melody,
lyric and chorus have a certain feel, a flow, and resonate with you in a
special way. Deciding how to provide music at your wedding can be
challenging for those who are not "in the wedding business." Let's
give you some advice here you can use, advice from someone that has
officiated about 1,000 weddings.
If you can afford live music, then
that is always a wonderful choice. You should be able to hire live
wedding ceremony music for under $500. You can't go wrong with the
male harpist Jim Dronenburg, click here for a
video sample of his music and his contact information. He'll play while
folks arrive, during the entire ceremony, and at the cocktail hour.
Pre Recoded Music
When the wedding budget demands that
you use prerecorded music, there is a way to do it successfully and not
experience the clunky, music experience. First, it starts with
using the awesome Amazon collection we've recommended below. You can
download your music right here, then follow our instructions for
preparing and successfully running a boom-box or amplified music
First, choose and download your
songs. What follows is a good general selection that you can purchase
individually or by albums right here online from Amazon digital
downloads. Once you start this clip collection by , just sit back and enjoy
the selections as they play clips one after the other:
Now that you've
chosen your music, its time to arrange that music on two CDs. You will
have TWO boom boxes at the wedding ceremony. One will be for playing
background music and the other will have the entrance selections and
exit selections. That way, the person running the ceremony music does
not have to "hunt" for the right songs.
The background music
boom-box plays a cd with some selections over and over and over again.
The ceremony music CD is in boom-box #2 and when its time for the
processional to start, box 1 is turned down, box 2 is started and turned
way up. As each selection changes, the box #2 is turned down, moved to
the next track, and turned up.
When the wedding begins, turn down
box #2 and turn up box #1 so that the music lightly wisps through the
room. When its time for the wedding to be over, repeat the process