Tips for Selecting the Music for Your Lancaster / Frederick Wedding Ceremony

This is the moment you have been waiting for your entire life! Is there anything more special than a wedding ceremony? Being surrounded by your family and dearest friends who have all gathered to witness and share this moment with you can leave you glowing.

However, selecting the music for this momentous occasion can be daunting. After all, this is the first of many times during the event that you will share the music you love and are passionate about. How do you things started on the proverbial “right foot”?

At Perfect Harmony Entertainment we do much more for our wedding couples in the Lancaster, PA – Frederick, MD area than simply press play. We are there to be a resource in every sense of the word. We utilize a proprietary planning process that makes creating a custom event a stress free experience. 

What to know when planning your Lancaster PA / Frederick MD Wedding Ceremony?

While this entire portion of your celebration is collectively referred to as the “Wedding Ceremony” it is actually made of four parts in terms of music planning: The Prelude, Processional, and The Recessional. The fourth part is the actual ceremony when there is the exchanging of vows, which is by far the most important part. However, I doubt that you need any assistance with that one, so we will focus on creating the best DJ Playlist for the three other aforementioned parts.  

⦁ The Prelude. 

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This is the half hour before the Ceremony as your guests are arriving for the celebration. Generally this involves guests arriving intermittently unless being transported from their place of lodging. There is generally light conversation as family and friends introduce themselves and converse quietly.

The most popular musical choices for this portion of the event are instrumental arrangements. Occasionally this means classical orchestral pieces from Bach and Mozart. Much more often the choice is Vitamin String Quartet or The Piano Guys. These types of artists perform contemporary songs such as “A Thousand Years” in a classical style. 

This is an excellent musical choice because it does not require guests to compete with vocals of the song when conversing and it also keeps those not engaged in conversation listening intently as they attempt to be the first to guess the name of the song that is playing.

We often receive compliments when playing these types of wedding ceremony selections.

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⦁ The Processional. 

This is the portion of the event where all eyes are on the Bride and the Bridal Party. Traditional selections include songs like “Canon in D”, “Thousand Years”, or “All of Me”. One thing to keep in mind especially if you decide to use more than one song, is that you will only play a portion of the song.

⦁ Festive Recessional. 

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You did it! You and your partner are newlyweds. There is no doubt that it’s time to celebrate! This is the perfect time to play the chorus of an uplifting song to celebrate cap off the moment! There are so many tunes that fit the occasion “Sign, Sealed, Delivered”, “Best Day of My Life”, and “You Make My Dreams” are just a few that will help your guests get pumped for the festivities ahead. 

Music serves as the driving force behind an unforgettable wedding experience! Perfect Harmony Entertainment is dedicated to providing our couples in clients with exemplary service to help them create fantastic events! 

If you are planning a wedding or corporate event in our service area we would love the opportunity to learn more about your plans. Our DJs routinely travel to all areas within a 90 minute drive from Chambersburg, PA.

This convenient location permits us to offer wedding DJ services to clients from Washington D.C. to Frederick, MD, as well as wedding DJs for couples celebrating in Lancaster and Harrisburg, PA.

Our demand is as large as our service area! If you would like to check our availability for your date or chat about your event click the link below or simply send us a text.