Wedding Ceremony Music
Whether your ceremony is taking place outdoors, in a church, or other venue of choice, the sound of music always creates a great sense of expectation and will help set the tone and the mood for the wedding ceremony. Six Strings can accommodate your wedding ceremony style, whether a Traditional, Contemporary, or Custom style.
The most basic wedding ceremony music setup involves a minimum of three types of songs: preludes, processionals, and recessionals. Prelude music is light, ambient music that sets the mood while guests are being seated and waiting for the ceremony to begin. It usually begins when the doors open, or at least 20 minutes before the beginning of the ceremony.
Next is the processional, which accompanies the entry of the extended wedding party -- family, bridal party, and bride. The same song can be used for each, but we love the idea of changing to another song when the bride enters to add drama and highlight her entrance.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the recessional plays. As the name implies, this music accompanies you as you recess (that is, make your exit) and is traditionally bright and lively -- a reflection of your joy.
Many couples choose to add interludes or songs played during significant moments such as the unity candle lighting or the ketubah signing. You might also want to include a postlude, which is a selection played while guests exit the ceremony.