Selecting Ceremony Music
As the Music Director, I will help you select the music for your ceremony. If possible, I would like to have all music decided at least two weeks prior to your event. Please feel free to call or email me with your music selections or questions.
For specific music selections you can refer to the Riverview Chamber Players music samples, repertoire list, and to the sample ceremony programs.
If you would rather have me select all the music for your ceremony, then please note that in your response to these questions.
Note: You do not need to select music for the prelude (music prior to ceremony) or the reception. The musicians will take care of this.
Information I will need about your ceremony:
- Name of officiant.
- Name of wedding coordinator, if you have one. If not, I recommend that you assign someone to give the musicians a cue when it is time for the processionals to begin.
- Location where musicians should set up. (For example: at the front of the church to the left of the altar; in the choir loft; in the gazebo in the backyard; under the tent behind the house)
- The number of people in your bridal party and a list of the order in which they will be walking down the aisle. (For example: 2 mothers, 4 bridesmaids, 1 ring bearer and 2 flower girls.)
- The name of the piece of music for the bridal party processional, if you have chosen one.
- Are you going to have a runner? If so, will it be pulled before the bridal party processional or after?
- The name of the piece of music for the bride's processional, if you have chosen one.
- Would you like music during the ceremony?
- The name of the piece of music for the recessional, if you have chosen one.
If you have not already done so, please send (email preferred) the directions to your ceremony and reception site. Please include address and phone number of venue.