The First Dance

 

One of the most special parts of the overall wedding celebration is the first dance.  It's here that you inaugurate your new marriage.  The ideal time for this is right after you've been introduced for the first time to…

Your Wedidng Prelude






The prelude is the period before the actual ceremony starts. During this time your guests are arriving, finding their chairs and getting settled in.  The music that is played greets them and sets an ambient tone of beauty and…

Top Five Tips For Great Reception Music





The reception is one of the most important parts of your special wedding day. It’s where you are introduced for the first time as an official married couple and friends and relatives get to celebrate that time with you.…

The Grand Entrance To The Reception




After the cocktail hour music has completed, the band should quickly set up in the reception hall. Usually they will stop playing about 15 minutes before the start time of the reception in order to have time to set…

The Cocktail Hour




The Cocktail Hour is that period of your celebration after the Postlude. Your guests have left the area where your ceremony occurred and are milling around, having a few snacks and drinks and anticipating the rest of the evening.…

The Postlude




Congratulations! You're now husband and wife! You've left the church or other venue to the music of the recessional. Now your guests are in the event hall, smiling and talking about witnessing your great event. An abrupt ending of…

The Recessional




Starting with the prelude your ceremony has been gently building to this exciting end. Your guests have been attentive and interested, but they too are looking forward to this point. Of course you are the ones who are most…

The Interlude





The Interlude is defined as that point after your ceremony starts where there is a period of quiet reflection. This might include the lighting of the unity candle,  the symbolic mixing of different colored sands, or other special observance. …

The Processional



The last post concerned the music for the prelude, which is that period before the beginning of your wedding.

Next, we take up the processional. According to Dictionary.com a "procession" is: –noun
1. the act of moving…