Most wedding receptions take the following form:
You can hire a pianist to play for any or all three parts of your day.
Pianist for Wedding Ceremony
The pianist arrives at least an hour before he is due to play, meets venue staff and gets set up in the agreed location in the room. Nothing is left to chance! As your guests assemble, bride and groom are being interviewed elsewhere by your registrars, priests or celebrants. Guests are often busy renewing acquaintance with people they haven’t seen for months and years – the pianist starts playing 30 minutes before the start time of the ceremony, encouraging your guests to take their seats and settle, also reminding them that the most important part of the day is about to start. Some people choose classical music for these moments, as a nod to the tradition of the beginning of the ceremony; others choose relaxing or romantic music to set the tone; and favourite music for the bride and groom is another popular option. Hearing these pieces played by a live pianist in a romantic way, arranged and performed exclusively for your wedding, really sets a special celebratory mood for what is about to happen. The bride’s entry is that one moment of the day everybody remembers, and accompanied by the most romantic piano performance of your favourite song, it can be extra special! Having a live pianist playing for you means there is no embarrassing delay as the venue staff fade the music; the timing and flow of the music is expertly adjusted to suit your walk down the aisle; and you can take as long as you like, so the music finishes at exactly the right moment. A live pianist at your wedding ceremony certainly gives it the ‘tingle factor’!
Pianist for Wedding Champagne Reception: Minutes after the ceremony has finished, you will be given a glass of bubbly (or something else!) and greeting your guests. In a few moments, yo will be whisked away by the photographer to get those important shots before you can really let your hair down. Left to their own devices, the guests can be royally entertained by a live pianist, who will keep the celebratory atmosphere alive, remove every awkward silence and provide plenty of conversation starters! You will return to a happy group of guests delighted with the entertainment that been provided, and some might have made some musical requests! The wedding photographer can keep you busy for a good 90 minutes, so lively and entertaining piano music at this point can really make a difference.
Pianist for Wedding Breakfast: Until now you have been busy with registrar, vicar, celebrant or photographers; now it is your chance to relax and have a fantastic wedding pianist perform your favourite songs as you eat! Your guests will be already seated, listening to some wonderful piano music while they anticipate your arrival. You’ll walk in to a piece of music you have picked yourself – long before the first dance, this can be the piece of music that represents the journey you have been on throughout the engagement and wedding. You’ll then be seated at the top table, surrounded by parents, bridesmaids and best man, and as you eat and conversation dies down, you’ll be royally entertained by your fantastic pianist as you get your first chance to contemplate married life. For your guests, this can be their opportunity to make musical requests – or you could surprise them with a few well chosen songs you have already arranged with the pianist. As they hear the music, their eyes meet yours, and a smile or giggle of recognition is seconds away. As groom and best man quieten their nerves before their speeches, the pianist will help them feel much more relaxed as they run through their words. The most amazing meal, with all your friends and family, with the greatest piano music performed live by a master musician.
Those are some of the reasons you should have a live pianist at your wedding day.
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