So....I am going to come right out and say it. Yes, DJ's, family and friends can simply hit a button and play some wonderful tunes for your ceremony music. Inside your head you're thinking, "Look at all the money we could save!" Melodic Expressions knows that these options are our most fierce competitors. Here are some reasons why investing in live, wedding ceremony music is worth your hard earned dollar.
Everybody knows that adrenaline, and wedding day jitters can cause crazy things to happen, whether passing out, tripping, extreme perspiration etc. Walking down the aisle faster than intended is almost a guarantee for most people. In my experience the slow, practiced pace at the rehearsal is often much speedier. While a music track cannot adjust to this shift in timing, our musicians are able to tailor the timing of the song so that it fits precisely to the tempo of your walk. Regardless of the pace of your processional, the music will end on a beautiful cadence precisely when you reach the altar, and an awkward, abrupt pausing of a track has been completely avoided.
Want to change some words to fit your personal love story? How about changing the entire feel of a song to fit the theme of your wedding? (for example, a Caribbean version of Pachelbel's Canon, extreme we know but the option is available). What if you could pick out your own ensemble (the instruments and voices that will perform that special song)
Having live wedding, ceremony music adds a unique ambience that is only achieved through the ability of musicians to fill the space with music, emotion, and character. Just think, every other person that has a recording of Train's "Marry Me" has had the same performance of that song for all their weddings. It is the same exact replica of a song recorded years ago, and not in your wedding ceremony, but in a studio, not for you and your spouse exclusively, but for the world. Musicians that perform live at your wedding are creating a piece of "Musical Art in Time" that is specifically dedicated to your vows of commitment.
There you have it! Hope this information is helpful in the ever common "music planning dilemma".
Why hello there! I'm Katy, the owner and curator of our professional musician collective in Southwest Florida. As a wife and mom to two adorable little girls, my days are filled with adventure and love. Subscribe to the newsletter below for past melodic weddings that are sure to inspire ideas for your own ceremony music.