Everything You Need to Know About Including LIVE Music on Your Wedding Day

By Allison Legendre

June 10, 2020

Here we’re breaking down all the good and the “good to knows” about booking live music for your event, so you’ll only be left with good surprises on your big day!

Here’s what makes live music an indispensable part of your day:


The moments in your ceremony are really special, and the last thing you probably want is for the entire feel being clunky because of  less-than-smooth transitions in recordings. Musicians who have experience can read each moment to adjust to your timing and the transition in real time without missing a beat! 

Your wedding doesn’t happen everyday, and neither does live music. Live music is always one-of-a-kind and immediately communicates the classiness of an event and the specialness of the occasion.

No technical difficulties: 
No-one likes awkward silence! Especially during a ceremony. Creating the atmosphere for your day with sound that doesn’t rely on a power outlet definitely gives yourself that extra little peace of mind.


Here’s what you need to know about including live music before your wedding day:

Musicians are pretty easy going but sometimes instruments are not! Make sure you chat with your musicians to see if they need any sun/weather protection to protect their instruments and perform at their best! 

New Music:
Most musicians love to learn new music, but finding/arranging learning new music can take a team months to prepare! Make sure you chat with your musicians to see what their policy is on learning new music and how much time the need to prepare

Speaking of custom arrangements, check out our latest recording arranged by Karlie, our very own violist! We can picture this one for a recessional.. What do you think? Let us know in the Facebook Group!

Steven Gary Performs

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Bottom Line: 

If having a unique live music experience is important to you on your wedding day, then chatting with musicians to see how they can fit your vision is an important step! If you’re looking for more wedding planning inspiration and music insight, jump on our Facebook group or book a call to speak with one of our wedding music experts and we’d be happy to share with you everything you need to plan your day :) 

With Love,

Grace Notes Team


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