Wedding Music - Signing the Register

It's official!

Well, almost. You've said your vows, you've exchanged rings, all that's left is to sign the paperwork. Can't even escape it on your wedding day.

This is the time during the ceremony when there isn't a whole lot for your guests to see going on, so give them some fantastic music to listen to. It's another spot where you can share a favourite or special song, or something that expresses your character as a couple. Recently we played for a wedding of a couple who were both environmental scientists, so they chose themes from movies that involved animals and plant life. You are only limited by your imagination!

Again, consider the style of ceremony you have planned and try to match the music accordingly. If you're not sure what to choose, here are a few suggestions.

For a Traditional / Formal Ceremony:
  • "Air on the G-string" (Bach)
  • Romance from "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" (Mozart)
  • Menuett (Boccherini)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
  • Andante from Divertimento in D major K136 (Mozart)
For a more Casual or Contemporary ceremony:
  • "Someone to Watch Over Me" (Gershwin)
  • "The Rose" (McBroom)
  • "When You Say Nothing At All" (Krauss)
  • "Unchained Melody" (Righteous Brothers)
  • "Groovy Kind of Love" (Collins)
The sky is the limit! You have approximately 5-7 minutes while you sign the documents, your witnesses sign, your photographer takes some shots and then your family and friends have their chance to take photos. Take advantage of this time to make it enjoyable for your guests, and set a musical background to the momentous thing that's occurring in the foreground. Above all, choose music that you want to hear on your special day!

Need more ideas? Check out our Repertoire page. Next time I'll talk about After the Ceremony - see you then!

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