We have gone through alot of information. How is your budget looking? Have you added things up lately? Where do we stand on your checklist? You should, hopefully by now have your checklist crossed off! We have a few left to talk about. Wedding Ceremony Music. Here is your checklist, what does yours look like?
- X Catering (if not provided by your reception venue)
- X Reception Venue
- X Ceremony (if he/she is not already part of your ceremony site)
- X Flowers
- X Music
- X Photography
- X Videography
- X Cakes (if not provided by your reception venue or caterer)
- X Dresses
- X Stationery & Invitations
- Ceremony Music
- X Favors & Gifts
Ceremony Music Don’t forget the music for the most important part of the day.
What type of music do you want at your ceremony? Do they have an Organist? Piano? Do you want a String Trio or String Quartet? What about a Harp and Flute?
Try to see your wedding as the perfect romantic movie with different “scenes.” You will need the right musical score to add the necessary drama that will highlight your day. Here are your scenes.
- Pre Ceremony Music
- Wedding Processional / Bride’s Entrance
- Wedding Hymns and Blessings
- Unity Candle Songs
- Wedding Recessional or Exit Songs
It is basically your preference. If your ceremony venue has music available it may be more cost effective to utilize what is there. If you want something more classical, like a trio, quartet, or harp and flute.
- String Duo (two violins or violin and cello)
- String Trio (two violins and cello)
- Flute Trio (flute, violin, and cello)
- String Quartet (two violins, viola, and cello)
Another suggestion Bagpiper Love this Guy call Ted! http://www.prairielandpiper.com/
Here are some great people to call. They start at $250/hour.
Topaz Strings http://www.thetopazstringquartet.com/ Love Love Love Kim and her group! Number one choice to call.
The 1st Choice Agency www.vcellomusic.com or directly at http://vcello1.home.comcast.net/~vcello1/1stChoice_files/1stChoice.html
We have also been very successful with a group of Illinois Wesleyan Students. Call me, Margaret 309-706-1686 and I will give you their information. I don’t want to post students info on the internt for safely reasons, you understand.
Harp and Flute Adds the perfect touch of class and elegance.
Rex Moore (Yes He is my brother in law without trying to sound biased They are really wonderful) Call me, Margaret 309-706-1686 I will give you his number he does a very limited number of weddings per year. �
Transportation! Do you need a limo? Do you need a Limo Bus?
First determine the number of people you want to transport. Do you want your entire wedding party together? or Do you want a cozy ride with just the two of you to the reception?
Here are two great Limo Companies in Central Illinois. We have worked with both companies and they are both fantastic! A limo bus will run you around $500 give or take. If you just need a pick up after the ceremony call and check on a pick up price rather than a 4 hour rental.
Elegant Limosuines http://elegantlimoandbus.com/
Star Limousines http://www.starrlimos.com/
If you are looking at your budget and are getting close, you might want it to just be the two of you being wisked away to the reception and assign your bridal party to drive together in designated vehicles. Or you can do it the old fashion way: decorate your car and your bridal party in their cars and beep your way to the reception.
So, you are getting married. Keep it in perspective. Enjoy the moment!
|Recieve a Complimentary Guide on ‘How to Plan your Dream Wedding instead of a Nightmare|
2011 Margaret Moore, www.simpleeleganceeventsandweddings.com
Want to use this article in your E-zine or website? You can as long as you include this complete statement:
Event Planning entrepreneur Margaret Moore with Simple Elegance Events and Wedding Designs publishes this weekly e-zine. Get your FREE “My Dream Wedding without the Nightmare” at www.simpleeleganceventsandweddings.com