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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!!

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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.

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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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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.

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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?

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