18 May, 2021

A Guide to Live Music for your Wedding Ceremony

There are a few moments more special, intimate, and beautiful than a wedding ceremony. When crafting the perfect ambiance for your “I-Do’s,” music is of the highest importance. Here at Sound Society, we are dedicated to crafting the perfect musical moment leading up to your vows. Depending on the location of your venue, guest count, and personal preferences, we have multiple packages, ideas, and insights as to what will work best for you.

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What We Offer

Depending on the size of the band you book for your reception, some ceremony choices may be included. Every option is able to be upgraded and customized depending on your tastes and preferences. To look at all of our band packages and pricing check out our website here: (https://www.soundsociety.band/prices/)

Solo Ceremony Musician

When you book our 11-piece dance band for your reception, you automatically are offered a solo musician to play you down the aisle. This works great for small ceremonies, intimate venues, or for those who just want to keep things simple and to the point. If you’ve always imagined Canon in D being played by a string quartet in a historic cathedral, this option is probably not for you. However, if you are envisioning a stripped-down, acoustic guitar version of “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, or “Beyond” by Leon Bridges, this could work great!

Ceremony Musician Duo

You are offered two musicians for your ceremony when you book our 12-piece dance band for your reception. We imagine this for a moderate-sized outdoor ceremony. Think of a cello and violin version of “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” on a beachfront, or a piano version of “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perry on a rooftop terrace. One female and one male vocal adds so much depth and power to a performance and can help create a fuller sound that makes the moment that much more special.

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4-Piece Quartet

We love a string section. They add depth, emotion, and elegance to any space. This is the largest ceremony package we offer at Sound Society. If you are looking for a dramatic entrance and exit, or if you are at all inspired by the music in Bridgerton, this is just the thing. Two violins, a viola, and a cello should be more than enough to do the trick.

Music Inspiration

For processional music, you can never go wrong with the classics. If you are struggling to pick a specific song, Canon in D and Ave Maria are timeless and beautiful. There is no going wrong there. However, if you’re wanting something more contemporary, we are big fans of “Lover” by Taylor Swift, or “Better Together” by Jack Johnson. More obscure songs that have significant meaning to you and your partner can also be a fun way to express your love as you walk down the aisle.

Not only do you need a beautiful processional piece, you need a great recessional to set the mood as you head off for the reception! Since the vows have been made and sealed with a kiss, this song should be more upbeat, fun, and celebratory. We love tunes like “Happy” by Pharrell Williams or “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole. For more info and specifics on all things ceremony music, get in touch with one of our producers. We look forward to playing on your magical day!