Expert advice about music (ceremony)

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Q. We want to surprise the bride and groom with some extra music during the ceremony. Is this possible?

A. Harlano Weekes says: A performance at the wedding ceremony by a gospel choir is always a nice surprise for your guests as it provides an emotional and uplifting start to your special day. Having the choir singing as the bride enters sets the tone and they can also entertain your guests during the signing of the register. Popular choices include From This Moment, All You Need Is Love and Stand By Me. Choirs can also perform during the evening reception. A 30 minute hi energy performance can really get the party started and act as a bridge between the speeches and evening do. Uptempo songs such as Signed, Sealed Delivered and Higher And Higher work well here, and there is also nothing better than a live singer performing your first dance either with a choir or a band.

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