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Music plays a key part in most weddings
During your wedding day, there will be a number of times when you might wish to have some form of music to enhance the atmosphere.
Music plays a key part in the majority of weddings so you'll have to think about what kind of music you want for the following points in you day:
- The Prelude - as guests arrive and as they are seated. Typically you will need to have between 15-20 minutes of soft background music.
- Ceremony - this includes the entrance of the Bride (The Processional), signing of the register and walking back down the aisle (The Recessional). If it's a church wedding then hymns will also be sung.
- Drinks Reception (also known as The Postlude) - background music is usually played during the photos and as your guests have drinks and canapes (usually 1 ½ hrs).
- Wedding Breakfast - some couples choose to have background music during the meal until coffee is served.
- First dance - usually at the start of the evening's entertainment. See First Dance for more advice.
- Evening entertainment - the bit your guests are most looking forward to.