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A Wedding Ceremony music guide with Yorkshire Wedding Band SouthWestBand

Updated: Apr 8

Hey soontobeweds! Not long now right?! Thinking about how much music you need for your wedding ceremony? Here's a helpful guide to what music and how much you would need at a standard traditional UK wedding ceremony.

1. Guests Arriving:

While your guests are arriving think chilled, uplifting positive songs. For the amount of time we normally suggest around 30-45 mins. Just to account for any fashionable lateness. Examples: Better Together - Jack Johnson,

2. Walking Down the Aisle:

This is the big one. Unless you have a huge bridal party you will only need one song. A pro tip is to get to your venue at some point during your wedding planning and time yourself walking from the ceremony room entrance to the altar. This way you know roughly how much of a song to play and can pick an appropriate start point to get the most bang for your buck. Examples - Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley (any Instrumental version)

3. Signing of the Register:

We usually recommend music during the signing of the register. Again upbeat works best, a classic example is 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered' by Stevie Wonder. The signing of the register and accompanying photos can take longer than you would expect. We suggest between 3 and 4 songs for this section.

4. Couple's Exit and Guests Leave:

You're officially hitched, and now it's party time! While you head off from the ceremony room pick one banger to strut your stuff to. Following this you will need at least one or two more songs to cover while your guests follow you out. Examples (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson, Move on Up - Curtis Mayfield

Conclusion: Your Love, Your Beats

We hope you have found this guide useful. If you are looking for ideas for songs for these particular sections of your day check out our example playlists on Spotify here. Still uncertain and need more help? We, SouthWestBand can offer a full day package to cover all your music needs from your ceremony right through to your evening party.

Thanks for stopping by, see you in the next one!


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