Wedding Ceremony Prelude music and what should I play?
Prelude music and what should I play?
Wedding Ceremony Prelude music is the music you play as guests arrive. When you are booking DJ services typically most ceremonies are 30 mins long and you want to book your DJ 30 minutes before that time as you want music playing as guests arrive. This is also gives some time for the DJ to put a microphone on the officiant and test sound as most officiants arrive a few minutes before ceremony start time.
Prelude music can be anything you want it to be now a days. Typically prelude music is classical music either piano, string guitar, violin, and in some cases harp. More and more we are seeing Brides and Grooms step away from tradition and put their own spin on things. Examples would be taking modern pop songs and having an instrumental version of that song. Popular artists such as Vitamin String Quartet, Piano Guys, and more. Some Brides and Grooms have asked for instrumentals with movie theme songs or popular Disney songs. We also have done a few ceremonies with Jazz.
Here are a few examples of Prelude style of music. As mentioned this is not the end all be all.
“Let it Go” from the Disney’s movie Frozen by The Piano Guys. They have many other covers as well.
“Cheap Thrills” Originally by Sia and Sean Paul performed here by Vitamin String Quartet. They have many covers over popular songs.
“Closer” Originally by The Chainsmokers performed here by Piano Dreamers. Lot’s of versions of this song. This was one of our favorites.
“Star Wars Theme Song” performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
“Part Of Your World” from Disney’s movie “A Little Mermaid” performed by London Music Works Many songs to choose from for a Disney themed Prelude.
“Bach Cello Suite No.1” performed by Yo Yo ma. Classical type music.
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major BWV 1046 – 1. Allegro – 2. Adagio. Example of Classical music.