Everyone knows that familiar tune of music, “Here comes the bride”, they’ve heard it a million times at different weddings, on television shows, and in movies. The wedding march is a part of every wedding, no matter if you play it or not, as surely one of the guests will start to hum this tune sometime during the wedding ceremony or reception.
If you are planning a wedding, then chances are that you are also looking for the traditional wedding march to be played as you walk down the aisle. So, where do you find the wedding march so it can be played at your wedding along with other traditional wedding music for the ceremony and reception?
Well, if you are getting married in a church that has an organ or piano, then there will also be an organ player or pianist. This person will already have the wedding march memorized, as they have probably played it a thousand times already. You can check with the minister, preacher, clergy member, or priest to see if their pianist can play it for you in the wedding and how much they will charge you to have it played.
If they don’t have an organ player or pianist, chances are that they have the wedding march on tape or CD and will be happy to play it for you as you walk down the aisle.
There are also many other classical pieces that are usually played either during the ceremony or at the reception. Most churches will already have this music and make it available to you. But, if you are hiring a band or DJ for your reception, you should check with them to see what kind of traditional music they can offer you for your wedding ceremony or reception.
Many bands and DJ’s that play weddings on a regular basis will have a large selection for you to choose from, and if you hire a classical band to play the wedding reception, you won’t have to worry about that at all.
While there are thousands of traditional classical pieces to have played at your wedding, you need to go through and choose several that you like. You don’t have to sit down and listed to thousands of hours of classical music, but it does help to sit and listen to the beginnings of a few of them to see which type you like and which you don’t.
Once you have an idea of which types of classical wedding pieces you prefer, you can let the band or DJ know and they can come up with the rest of the playlist for you for the reception or ceremony.
When you are choosing a band or DJ that offers traditional wedding music, then you need to make sure that they know what they are doing. Ask them questions until you are completely comfortable that they can provide the service you are looking for. If you don’t feel comfortable with their abilities, then hire someone else so you aren’t disappointed in their performance and then ruin your experience.
Just be sure that you know what you want in the way of traditional wedding music and know that the band or DJ that you hire can provide it for you. Ask around to family and friends, and the church or minister, to see who they have used in the past, and you will find some great references for bands or DJ’s in your area.
But remember that no matter what type of music you choose to have played at your ceremony or reception, it’s going to be your day and you should plan what you and your groom like to hear.