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#1 soon2bePowers

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    Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:59 AM

    I am trying to select the music for my ceremony and I don't have any idea how many songs I need.

    How many songs did or will you be using for your ceremony and what are they connected to?

    For example, 1 song for the wedding party to walk to, etc.

    Thanks so much, I am at such a loss!!

    #2 InspiredBride

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      Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:57 PM

      I'm sure it totally depends on what your tasts/preferences are, but according to "The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions"...

      "Before you do anything else, consider how much music you want played. Depending on how long an/or complex your ceremony will be, you may want several selections for the prelude (before the wedding begins), a processional and recessional, plus one or two additional selections during the ceremony itself- or you may just need a few snippets of music for when you walk in and walk out."

      My ceremony is on a cruise ship so we're keeping it simple. One song for seating (prelude), a processional and a recessional.

      #3 sunstarsmoon

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        Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:07 PM

        I am planning on having the steel drum band and I will have them play One song for seating (prelude), a processional and a recessional. Then I will have them play after the ceremony for our first dance and the rest of the hour since I am paying for 1 hour.
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        #4 2bebridejamaica

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          Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:14 PM

          On our big day we had this for songs... 1 seating, 1 bride and BM walking down (she helped push my trolley), 1 Sand Ceremony, 1 for signing of the documents, and 1 for recessional. At the cocktail hr we had just our 1st dance song... but we made a CD mix of different songs for all the above and they just replayed the 12 songs on the CD through out the hr.

          #5 Carolyn

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            Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:22 PM

            Wow what a great question. I'm just starting to pick music and I wasn't sure on how many songs I woould need.

            #6 sarafish81

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              Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:41 PM

              We are only having 3 songs - 2 for the processional (bridal party, then me) and 1 for the recessional

              #7 Mrs.Captain

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                Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:48 PM

                We had 4 songs - 2 for the processional (bridal party, then me), 1 for the document signing, and 1 for the recessional.
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                #8 YoursTruly

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                  Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:45 PM

                  We are doing 5 songs...processional (1) - ceremony (2), sand ceremon (1) and recessional (1)

                  #9 soon2bePowers

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                    Posted 07 April 2009 - 10:19 PM

                    Did anyone just use or are planning on using classical music throughout instead of various songs? I am think of playing a some fun instrumental prior to the ceremony. Changing to something specific for the seating of parents, groomsmen walk, bridesmaid walk. Then changing for me. Does this sound okay?

                    #10 YoursTruly

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                      Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:13 PM

                      I incorporated classical music into my ceremony and had something totally different for myself..having the flexibility to do what you want makes it great! best of luck!




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