Wedding and Event Violinist, Violin Instructor

By: Bethany | July 09, 2016

Do you want the perfect traditional wedding, but you're not sure what music that is? Here is a handy guide, with options to chose from for each section of your ceremony!


The typical prelude lasts about 20 minutes, so you need 6-7 songs selected (plus a few extra in case things get behind). Here are some great traditional selections:

    1. Air on the G String - Bach

    2. Amazing Grace - Traditional

    3. Ave Maria - Bach

    4. Be Thou My Vision - Traditional 

    5. Gabriel's Oboe from "The Mission" - Morricone

    6Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach

    7. Méditation from Thaïs - Massenet

    8. O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini

    9. Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

    10. Simple Gifts - Traditional

    11. The Lord's Prayer - Malott...

By: Bethany | April 21, 2016

Consider the size of your guest list. Don't hire a 12 person band for a wedding with 25 people, consider something a little more intimate like a solo violinist or a harpist. But on the flip side, a soloist works for any number of people.

Get a contract. Don't just assume you know what the musician expects, and don't assume the musician knows what you expect.

Consider the theme of your wedding. Don't hire an electric guitarist for a traditional wedding, and don't hire a classical violinist if you want Jazz. Make sure the musician can play the style of music you want before you hire them.

Check with your venue. Make sure they allow outside musicians, some venues only allow certain types of music or will only let you hire their pianist.

Price and...

Category: Wedding Music 

Tags: wedding, music 

By: Bethany | February 23, 2016

Are you lost when it comes to music for your wedding? Don't even know where to start? The Bride's Guide to Wedding Music: A Complete Resource can help with that! Check it out on Amazon

Category: Wedding Music 

Tags: wedding, music