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How long do I need the ceremony musicians for?

Posted by Elegant Musicians, LLC on February 13, 2021 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (2541)

Are you wondering how long you will need the ceremony musicians? 


We explain below (& see the video sample at the end)

One hour is the target, although it is common for ceremonies to start later than expected. Since the musicians play for the guests as they arrive and continue performing even if the ceremony does not begin at the intended time, sometimes a total of 1.5 hours is needed.

How is that hour divided?

- 20-30 minutes before the ceremony, the musicians play as the guests arrive.


Once the ceremony starts, the musicians play in these sections:


- Music for the bridal court

- Music for the bride

- Music for the interlude (music is played at certain moments of the ceremony while there is no talking due to a unity candle ceremony, sand ceremony, or similar)

- Music for the end of the ceremony


Total: 1 hour :)


When the ceremony is over, the cocktail hour starts, which also benefits from live music

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Watch Video below: 3 main sections of a ceremony performed by one of our violinists.

Location: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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