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Weddings by Lance

Wedding Ceremony Officiant for All Faiths

Officiant serving Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia  including Annapolis, Stevensville, Leesburg, Reston, Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church,  Potomac, Wheaton, Woodbridge, Harpers Ferry, Bluemont, Waterford, Stafford, Greenbelt, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Washington DC, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Manassas, Centreville, Middleburg, Fredericksburg, Rockville

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Ceremony Music

Searching for the
perfect wedding music?

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.

Live Music

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 arrangement.

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:

Managing Music

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 above.



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