How Do We Choose the Music?
June 20, 2020
"Our phenomenal and incredibly talented guitarist friend Annalisa"
-- Rene & Laiza M.
This can get tricky but a professional musician can guide you based on the style and mood you envision for a perfect wedding! Knowing the name of a specific piece of music you want is best, but in a pinch a hum the tune over the phone (key in the musician with a reference like “remember that movie scene where they meet on the beach and the guitar plays…”).
Or avoid the hassle and leave crafting a custom playlist for the ceremony or cocktail hour to the professional (after all, you probably have plenty on your plate already). Review the selection a few weeks before the event to make changes if needed.
They are the experts and guaranteed, they have been to more weddings than you. Some wedding professionals will even customize the play list for the reception at the event itself by watching and responding to the mood of your guests as the cocktail hour unfolds. How do they do that? They work within parameters already set by you--and they are pros!
Some tried-and-true ceremony favorites (Pachebel’s Canon in D, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Fanfare, the Wedding March…) or venture into wonderful less-played music suggested by your musician. It could be anything from pastoral Elizabethan music, Italian sonatas from the Romantic period, suave impressionistic compositions from the Europe of the early 1900’s, dazzling cosmopolitan works by sophisticated Latin American master composers of the twentieth century. Remember your musician should be an expert not only on their instrument but in finding exactly the music that will fit your ceremony like a glove.