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Walk down the aisle to a harpist or string quartet. For a more contemporary touch, book a gospel choir or acoustic pop duo.

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Siobhan Marie

  • London
  • 1
  • (11)

Our most popular harpist in London, Siobhan Marie performs a broad selection of classical favourites, modern pop songs, jazz standards, traditional folk tunes and Bollywood anthems. Also available as a harp/flute duo.

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from£555

Coral String Trio and Quartet

  • Manchester
  • 3-4
  • (21)

A collection of graduates from music conservatoires that provide quality music for all occasions with a customer-chosen repertoire and instrumentation. Available as a trio or quartet.

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from£985

Unison Gospel Choir

  • Leeds
  • 4-15
  • (9)

A fantastic modern gospel choir, bringing you soulful vocals that will have your hairs on end. With many years of performance experience, this choir can cater to any need, venue, event or occasion, covering all genres in a unique gospel style!

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from£595

Marcel and Matt

  • London
  • 2
  • (57)

Stylish and soulful acoustic guitar and vocal duo combining high calibre musicianship with an uplifting set spanning James Brown to Beyonce. Incredible value and guaranteed to appeal to all ages! DJ service available.

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from£280

Gordon Douglas

  • London
  • 1
  • (9)

Vibrant bagpiper who infuses Scottish charm into weddings, funerals, and even the national kebab awards; a lively TV personality who's performed at Buckingham Palace and frequently busks with flair in front of Big Ben.

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from£250

Phil Michaels

  • Manchester
  • 1
  • (19)

A global performer creating his own arrangements of modern and classic songs to provide a classy, modern and elegant acoustic soundtrack for any special occasion.

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from£615

Nick Pauli

  • Southampton
  • 1
  • (10)

Virtuoso singer guitarist, with a distinctive, unique and unforgettable voice who can perform a wide variety of instruments and genres.

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from£1,250

Clemenza String Ensemble

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (36)

Experienced & elegant, Clemenza are widely regarded as London’s leading corporate and wedding string ensemble. They’ve performed for royalty, toured with Katie Melua and been headhunted for celebrity weddings! Duo, trio or quartet options available.

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from£370

Lisa A

  • London
  • 1-4
  • (1)

International violinist performing classical pieces as well as pop/classical crossover favourites to add a sophisticated touch to your event.

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from£1,230

Eden Voices

  • London
  • 4
  • (4)

Contemporary gospel choir with warm and soulful harmonies, playing distinct, creative arrangements of rock, pop, funk soul and gospel classics.

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from£320

Elinor Jane

  • Manchester
  • 1
  • (3)

Award-winning harpist delivering a stunning classical and modern repertoire. Extra musicians available to form a duo or trio.

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from£665

Cosmo Strings

  • Manchester
  • 3-4
  • (5)

Versatile and modern electric/acoustic string trio packed with energy and playing the very best pop music through the decades. Classical and jazz repertoires also available.

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from£615

The Grand Social

  • London
  • 2
  • (15)

Professional acoustic duo, playing heartfelt covers of pop anthems, folk tunes and jazz standards with a choice of vocalists available.

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Ed Patrick

  • Staffordshire
  • 1
  • (4)

Skilled classical guitar player whose repertoire draws from a broad spectrum of styles including classical, Spanish, Latin, jazz and instrumental pop & rock covers – the perfect soundtrack to your event.

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from£560

Mersey String Ensemble

  • Liverpool
  • 3-4
  • (17)

Formed at Paul McCartney's music college, the quartet have been performing at weddings and events around the UK for many years and have recorded at Abbey Road Studios with Nile Rodgers!

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from£395

Laura G

  • London
  • 1
  • (5)

Emotive vocals from a pianist and guitarist who has shared the stage with Tom Walker, Rag’n’Bone Man, Gang of Youths, Jake Bugg and Travis.

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Kieron Poole

  • Southampton
  • 1
  • (8)

Internationally regarded as one of the finest acoustic singer guitarists around, Kieron Poole has over 13 years experience as a full-time professional musician and has played more than 3000 shows, including more than 100 weddings.

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from£1,660

The Gospel Cats

  • London
  • 4-12
  • (15)

The Gospel Cats pride themselves in creative arrangements that that bring an up-to-date feel to amazing music from the last 5 decades, with a repertoire that spans classic and contemporary gospel tunes, to their own versions of pop songs and old hymns.

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Onyx String Trio and Quartet

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (20)

Young and professional string trio/quartet with a large range of material spanning classical, pop, Jewish and jazz – guaranteed to add a touch of class to your wedding, party or corporate event!

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from£550

Steel Pan Power

  • Birmingham
  • 3
  • (39)

Add some spice and a ray of sunshine to your event with this West Midlands-based steel pan band serving up a lively taste of the Caribbean! The band’s song list includes a colourful mix of reggae and modern styles.


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Wedding ceremony music booking guide

Which parts of the ceremony do I need music for?

There are up to five moments during the service which you may require music for:

  • Prelude (several songs, as guests take their seats)
  • Bridal entrance (1 song)
  • Signing of the register (several songs)
  • Bridal exit (1 song)
  • Postlude (several songs, as guests move to the reception)

What is processional and recessional music?

Processional music is music for the bridal entrance and recessional is the bridal exit.

What music should I have played at my wedding ceremony?

Most couples have a favourite band or song, and music that reminds them of special times and special people. If you're not sure, browse our wedding ceremony song ideas to find your perfect playlist.

Bear in mind if you're booking live musicians and the song is a bit obscure, the act may require a fee to cover additional rehearsal time, but it's worth it for one of the most memorable moments of your life.

Which musicians should I choose?

Classical music – primarily performed by string quartets, harpists and guitarists – are still the most popular choice for wedding ceremonies, so our musicians veer strongly to this genre.

If classical repertoire isn't your thing, bear in mind that many string quartets, harpists, classical guitarists and singers have musically diverse song-lists which include pop, folk, opera, film music and Bollywood as well as classical favourites – and some may even learn a special song for you.

If you'd like something altogether more modern, you could hire an acoustic guitar/vocalist or acoustic duo performing rock and pop covers from the 60s to the present day.If you're planning a Jewish wedding, klezmer music is a popular option.

If you have Caribbean heritage, or simply fancy something more unusual, a steel pan soloist or duo will lend an exotic, upbeat touch to your ceremony.

Is my venue suitable for live musicians?

Classical musicians and soloists are very adaptable. Because they don’t require much space or amplification, they don’t need a stage or have any power requirements and can play both in and outdoors – though if playing outdoors bear in mind they'll need shelter from the sun and rain!

If your venue is small or has specific acoustic requirements, it can be helpful to speak to the musicians well in advance, so that they can help you make the appropriate plans. Wedding musicians are used to these kind of restrictions and will be able to plan around them.

How can I save money on my wedding ceremony music?

If you’re watching the pennies, you can still have great music for your wedding ceremony. We recommend saving money by using a smaller group of musicians, a soloist or a soloist with backing tracks.

If you've already hired a band for your evening wedding party, check whether they can offer a soloist or duo in a gentler, acoustic format for the earlier part of the day. Using the same musicians for both the ceremony and the reception – and perhaps even the photos and wedding breakfast – could save you money and make your planning easier!

Bear in mind that you'll be paying additional standing time on site, not just the performance, but overall it would work out less expensive than hiring three separate acts, mainly due to the savings on travel costs.

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