Think about the music you want throughout your day, you may start in the ceremony with Ave Maria and end up with Abba, in between you will sing hymns and listen to classical music played by a string quartet.
You will need to know what the music is called and arrange it carefully with your performers before the day. It is no use expecting them to know what your special love song is if you do not tell them!
You need music for the guests as they enter the church, music for the bride when she arrives at the church and hymns and solos during the wedding ceremony. You There will probably be music for the signing of the register and music for the exit from the church.
There are some processional marches that are often played, but you might not want everyone singing ‘Here Comes The Bride’ to Wagner’s Wedding March, so make sure you ask to hear what the organist or pianist is going to play.
During civil ceremonies couples often use music that has some special meaning to them. It is a bit like being on Desert Island Discs, you think you should only play great classical music, but you don’t have to, play music that means something to you. The guests will love it.
Disco or Band
These guys will know all the great pop classics spanning four decades so you do not need to worry so much about their performance as long as they come with good references. Tell them what you want, especially for the first dance which you will traditionally lead. Some couples take themselves off to dancing lessons in order to prepare for the first dance and learn how to waltz or salsa to stun their guests. You need to practice dancing together and think about what you are going to do.