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WEDDING PROCESSIONAL MUSIC AND WEDDING RECESSIONAL MUSIC
Music Tips For Your Wedding Ceremony And Your Wedding Reception
processional music and wedding recessional music are essential
parts of any wedding.
Some couples prefer the traditional sounds of the classics while others
are more into contemporary, pop and more modern music. When
considering what music to use, keep in mind what type of mood and
atmosphere you are trying to create.
For today's weddings, many couples are going away from having live music and instead are going to pre-recorded music. Music played through an iPod will give you the luxury of getting exactly what you want and it is certainly less expensive.
Just download your favorite tunes, hook your iPod up to
a speaker system (which you will likely need to rent for the
wedding), and you're on your way.
The prelude will set the stage as well as let your guests know that the wedding ceremony will begin shortly. Carefully chosen prelude music will also entertain your guests and should blend into the background and not be distracting. The prelude should commence approximately thirty minutes before the start time on your wedding invitations.
Wedding Processional Music
The processional is very special, as the bride makes her entrance to it and should be different and somewhat louder so as to be distinguished from the other music. This part of the music can be as contemporary or traditional as you like, as there are no set rules here.
Many people feel that
Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" is very appropriate here as it is
viewed as the most
traditional wedding march. That being said, many brides choose
non-traditional and very contemporary songs for the processional -
it's your wedding, so play what you want!
The interlude consists of music that you have chosen for
special moments, music that you want to emphasize, or songs that have special
meaning to you and you fiancè. Feel free to use
non-traditional music here - once again it's your wedding.
After the wedding ceremony you still have to walk out so in most instances the recessional is the same song as the processional. You do not need to keep with tradition here, so you can choose whatever song you want.