Stop looking for a ceremony playlist. Stop listening to 5 seconds of songs you know you won't like. Instead, opt for a custom soundtrack for the most important day of your life. Think about Abiding Harmony, and how Bill can compose a song that is unique to who you are as a couple.
In this episode of the podcast we chatted about hiring live musicians for your ceremony, about having a song composed for your big day, and about the important of a wedding that everyone can hear.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LIVE MUSIC?
Certainly having live music instantly makes your wedding fancier (more about that here), but it also has this awe factor, and it gives your guests an added bonus of having RSVP'ed yes to your wedding: a free concert.
While you may be thinking of just going with a Spotify playlist and telling your buddy to press play and do a slow fade when you get to the front, I would strongly advise not doing that. Your ceremony is technically the most important part of your day, without a ceremony, it's just a party, so do it the right way.
Having live music also allows for some improvisation. If your processional is taking longer than what you expected, or more likely, is much quicker than what you practiced, you'll have some wiggle room with the flow. That's right, the flow from music playing, to music no longer playing and your officiant talking. I've seen it with my own eyes many times, where there are live musicians there is less stress.
HOW CAN WE USE CUSTOM COMPOSED MUSIC IN OUR WEDDING?
Besides for the ceremony, you can also use your unique, one-of-a-kind music for your grand march, for your first dance song, for your last dance song, or for your wedding video. You could even set it as a ringtone for your new husband/wife.