Music plays a very important role in a wedding ceremony so you should select the ceremonial songs for your special occasion that are right for you. Music sets the mood and adds to the whole romance of the ceremony.
You may well have favourite songs in mind but you need to plan when they should be played and how it works in with the ceremony as a whole. There are prelude songs played while guests wait for the ceremony to start, wedding party processional songs, bride's processional songs, interlude and recessional songs (signing the register), and upbeat happy songs to be played after the wedding party has left and the guests get ready to leave.
If you want to make it extra special, then why not choose a live music band or group, though you must check with the venue first to understand any possible restrictions.
Here’s some great musicians based in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire from places like Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Banbury and Buckingham, whom you might want to get in touch with...
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High Energy Live Music to Pack Your Dance Floor!
The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters, infusing every event with energy and full dance floors. Get your party jumping!
A premium, customisable 3-15 piece band, the Blue Lions specialise in high-energy music for festivals, weddings, corporate events and private functions – at a sensible price. They are full-time professional musicians who perform regularly with some of the best in the UK, touring and recording with artists including Ellie Goulding, Jason Derulo, Mark Knopfler, Gotye, and George Michael, as well as working and touring with numerous West End shows.
They host live showcases all over the UK, so couples can preview the band before booking – showcases also make for a great date night or fun evening out with friends! This is an ideal opportunity for you to see the quality of music Blue Lion provides, and make decisions about the music for your big day based on personal experience.
You can also tailor the dream band to suit your style and budget. Anything from a 3pc band up to a 15pc band with full horn section, percussion and backing vocalists. Any style from jazz and big band to pop, funk, and Motown. The Blue Lion Band are dedicated to excellent service throughout your planning process.
You’ll benefit from a designated producer to help with planning and answering any questions you may have along the way. They also provide you with your very own band planning page, making the experience a breeze!
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