Classical music and weddings are a match made in heaven

A harp player

Sophisticated, beautiful, and atmospheric – classical music is the perfect choice for your wedding ceremony. Whether you want to use classical pieces for your walk up the aisle, as background music while your guests mingle, or as the soundtrack to the entire day, there are guaranteed to be plenty of beautiful compositions to suit your wedding perfectly. To help you plan the ideal classical wedding, here’s a quick guide to incorporating traditional tunes into your big day.

Processional music

The processional music is the music that plays as you walk down the aisle. As the soundtrack to what will probably be one of the most important moments of your life, it’s important this music is just right. Like @pianodjuk says,  “Wedding procession music is slow, steady, gentle, smooth and flowing so that you can take your time walking down the aisle”. It’s also important to remember that you’ll be wearing a brand new dress, new heels, and have all eyes on you – so you’ll want to go slowly to avoid any slips or falls.

Recessional music

Once you’ve said your “I dos”, done the paperwork, and sealed the deal with a kiss, you’ll leave the ceremony to your chosen recessional music. By choosing a classical piece for this part of the wedding, you’ll be able to keep the focus on you, create a wonderful atmosphere, and make your exit in style. Opt for a joyful triumphant piece to capture the magic of the moment and get your guests in the mood for a party.

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Background music

If you’re looking for sophisticated background music to play when your guests are mingling, classical is the perfect choice. Suitable for guests of all ages, classical music has a pretty unique ability to add to the atmosphere of a celebration, without overpowering it. Guests will be able to easily mingle and socialise without being drowned out by the soundtrack.

Live or recorded?

When planning the classical music for your wedding, you’ll need to decide whether you’re going to opt for live performers or use recorded pieces. Though recorded compositions will of course add atmosphere and class to your wedding, there’s nothing like walking down the aisle to live classical music, so if you can afford to hire a pianist, a harpist, or a string quartet, it’s well worth splashing the cash.

Ideal for weddings taking place in a wide variety of venues, classical music will help to create a timeless ambience and a sophisticated atmosphere. For more ideas on selecting a soundtrack for your big day, take a look around our site.

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