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Wedding Ceremony Music

Spencer Special Events - Thursday, September 18, 2014

When it comes time to planning music for your wedding day, many brides and grooms get excited but plenty of others are overwhelmed and intimidated by the entire process. Music sets the tone for each part of your wedding. Whether it be that moment you walk down the aisle, as you enter the ballroom with your new hubby, dinner music, or creating that party experience you are looking for -- they all require different music. Where do you start? Today we want to help you take a quick peek into the process of selecting your ceremony music and song selections.

At Spencer Special Events, we are here to help guide you through this process to ensure you don't feel overwhelmed. We work with the areas most trusted music sources. One of our favorites is Hilton Head Entertainment! They've been in the wedding music business for 25 years and draw upon the hundreds of talented musicians, bands, DJ's and specialty music artists in the Lowcountry. They know who to call when you want a modern version of "All You Need is Love" by the Beatles to walk down the aisle, a Gullah Choir, or who to call when you need a Blue Grass Band for cocktail hour. We sat down with Jessica Jameson of Hilton Head Entertainment to share some tips with our readers!

Ceremony Music

Like many things, it will depend on your budget and your vision. You may want to consider a solo violinist, guitar or harp playing while your guests are being seated. You may love the idea of a magnificent Gullah choir rejoicing in song after you say "I do." At Spencer Special Events, we will be happy to give you some ideas that we think work for your style and ceremony format! We love that part!

When it comes to song choice, we are seeing more modern choices such as Jason Miraz, "I'm Yours", The Beatles "All You Need Is Love," Isreal K. "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," and Train's "Marry Me." Weddings today are of course still about tradition, but about incorporating meaning and personal touches. So don't be shy to ask if they can play your song!

Of course, there are all the traditional songs available like Trumpet Voluntary, Canon D, and all the classics if that's what you are looking for. Plenty of musicians play a good mix of modern and classics! We love working with Hilton Head Entertainment because spending on the vision, style and song requests, they help make excellent recommendations for who to choose.

All photos by Landon Jacob Productions (thanks!)

Our biggest tip when it comes to ceremony music is to know what you like and then trust the experts. Give them plenty of direction but then sit back and let them help. Jessica Jameson has lead dozens and dozens of our brides in choosing the right music, she prides herself in careful attention to each couple that she works with. She returns emails in a flash and having worked for the company for almost a decade, she's built personal relationships with musicians. She gets questions answered and helps ensure your wedding music is flawless. With Hilton Head Entertainment, there's always a backup plan too (in case that harpist gets sick -- you're covered in your contract with guaranteed ceremony music!)

We hope this has given you some insight into ceremony music and taken some stress away. We are here to help so that this process is fun, NOT overwhelming. That's what this is all about!

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