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Gay-Friendly Wedding Ceremony Music

Hiring musicians to play during your ceremony can heighten the emotion and formality of the event. While some may rely on a church organ or prerecorded wedding procession music played through a sound system, live musicians can add class and sophistication to the event.

Plan the Songs for the Ceremony

If you are not familiar with the types of songs that are commonly played during a wedding ceremony, you can rely on the expertise of the musicians that you hire. Though, you should be aware of the three basic types of songs – preludes, processionals, and recessionals.

Typically, live musicians will begin playing the prelude 20 to 45 minutes before the beginning of the ceremony, as the majority of the guests will have arrived by this point. The processional music played is played as the wedding party enters the church or the chosen venue. The recessional songs are played as the wedding party exits.

Determine If You Will Have Space for a Live Band

String instruments are the traditional choice and many choose to go with a quartet. Visit the location where the ceremony will be held and make sure that you have room for the musicians.

Find out where they will be placed and ask the management if there are any noise restrictions. Some locations will not allow the use of amplifiers of any kind while some churches may not allow secular music.

Interview musicians and ask them to play some music or if they have any sample music that you could listen to. This may not be necessary if their reputation is well established. You should also compare rates and ask for recommendations from past clients.

About Pridezillas:

Pridezillas wedding vendors all celebrate pride, love and equality. We only promote LGBT-friendly wedding vendors who support marriage equality. When you contact one of these businesses, you can be assured that they will be excited to help you orchestrate one of the most memorable days of your life.

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