When considering wedding ceremony music, there are important factors you need to think about:
1. Style / Formality
2. Sound / Pitch
Style / Formality
Are you having a formal or informal wedding? Is there a cultural element to it? What about a theme? Answers to these questions should have a big impact on your music selection. A string quartet would work well for a formal wedding whereas an acoustic guitar would work well for an informal wedding. Research music from you and your partner’s home countries then perhaps you can incorporate cultural music elements – think bag pipes or steel drums!
Sound / Pitch
Think about the size of the venue when selecting ceremony instruments and number of musicians. A duo of strings may get lost in a grand cathedral whereas they would be perfect for a small and intimate chapel. Make sure the sound will carry well and be heard by all guests, and always get music approved by your officiant. If possible, include the musicians names on your order of service (programs in the US).
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