What to select music for
Church music restrictions
Frequently Asked Questions
Selecting Your Wedding Music
Below are the parts of the ceremony for which we typically play. If you need additional music, just let us know. You can listen to several samples from our music library by going to the
Music Library page.
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||Before ceremony, approx. 20
minutes (while guests are being seated). The quartet may take the liberty of selecting pieces for the prelude or work collaborativley with the couple.
||For seating of parents and
grandparents. If you have a unity candle, two family members light
the tapers during this piece.
and groomsmen enter. Bridesmaids, flower girl, and ring bearer
walk down the aisle.
||For entrance of bride.
We recommend a separate piece to highlight her moment.
This is music that is played in the middle of the ceremony. Depending
on your type of ceremony, you may decide to include more than one of
these. Here are different types
Lighting of the Unity Candle
Sand Ceremony (while bride and
groom are pouring sand)
Presentation of Gifts (just before
Moment of Reflection
||Wedding party exits.
||One piece performed while guests exit.
The quartet usually takes the liberty of selecting a piece for the
postlude, but will honor special requests as much as possible.
Church Music Restrictions
If you're getting married in a church, be sure to
check with the music director or wedding director at the church to make sure you
are aware of any
restrictions on the music you select. Restrictions vary from church to
church, even within the same denomination. The most typical restriction is that they
religious and/or classical music. Specifically this means:
No pieces from operas. That includes Wagner's "Bridal
Chorus" (a.k.a. "Here comes the bride") which is from
opera Lohengrin and Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" (thought
of as the traditional recessional) which is from opera A Midsummer
No pop songs, in general. For example, Shania Twain's "From
This Moment" is a popular song for weddings, but not acceptable to churches because the lyrics are not religious.
Pop songs with religious lyrics are acceptable. For example,
"The Prayer" sung by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli has words that actually are a prayer. font>
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