Music for Wedding Ceremonies
Booking entertainment for your Wedding Ceremony or Civil Partnership Ceremony
Having live music really does add to the ambiance of your ceremony and makes it even more memorable. By having a musician playing gentle and romantic music whilst your guests are arriving, it can also really help to calm the groom’s nerves as he waits for his bride-to-be!
All wedding ceremony bookings include 20-30 minutes of music as guests are waiting for the arrival of the bride.
You could then select a piece of your own choice, or from the musician’s repertoire list for the bride’s entrance, the signing of the register and for the couple’s exit from the church or venue.
Not all acts offer a “ceremony only” option but we can always find you one who will. You may also find that once the musicians are booked for the ceremony, the extra cost for them to stay a bit longer and play for the reception drinks is not very much.
For Civil Ceremonies this package is for 1 hour and for Church Ceremonies it is for up to 1.5 hours.
How do I choose my music?
Here are some popular choices for music for the bride to walk down the aisle – once a booking has been confirmed we always put you in direct contact with the musicians to discuss the music choices.
Please note that only non-religious music can be played for Civil Ceremonies.
If you don't know some of these pieces then YouTube is a great resource and you can specify which instrument you want to hear it on.
Wagner - Bridal Chorus
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Christina Perri - 1000 Years
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
All I Ask of You - Lloyd Webber (from Phantom of the Opera)
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
Elton John - Your Song
Arabesque no.1 – Debussy
Ave Maria - Gounod/Schubert (religious ceremonies only)
Chaconne - Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Flower Duet - from Lakme (Delibes)