Whether your ceremony is formal or informal, beautiful music will highlight the occasion, and make it flow smoothly. Experienced classical groups can provide music for the entire ceremony--a perfect alternative to the traditional church organ. Soloists on harp, guitar, or keyboard can also perform all of the ceremony music by themselves. Other soloists--such as vocalist or trumpet--can perform special selections, but will need accompaniment.

It is often possible to use both church organ and other instrumental performers for a wedding ceremony. Classical groups can perform in cooperation with the church organ, alternating musical selections.

Most wedding ceremonies include music for:
• arrival and seating of guests ("Prelude Music")
• entrance of the bridal party ("Attendants' Processional")
• entrance of the bride ("Bride's Processional")
• exit of the newly-married couple and bridal party ("Recessional")

Some weddings also include music for:
• seating of the mothers/grandmothers
• special moments within the ceremony
• exit of guests at the conclusion of the ceremony ("Postlude Music")

A word to the wise: If your ceremony will take place in a house of worship, be sure to consult with your church or synagogue before deciding about music. They may have rules or restrictions regarding wedding music--and it's best to know before making your choice.