Prelude – The music played as guests arrive. What is most often requested at this time is gentle melodic background to to set the mood for the ceremony.
Processional — Usually music to walk slowly to. Sometimes brides choose to have separate pieces for themselves, the flower girl, and the bridesmaids.
Interlude- This is an option for couples used during unity candle, or other special moments.
Recessional — This moment of the ceremony is often associated with a feeling of celebration and joy.
Postlude: More musical favorites to play as guest leave if you so choose.
Reception – Often musicians can asked to play into the cocktail hour or reception at many weddings, especially those that have the ceremony and reception at the same location. This time can be used to begin the transition to a band or DJ. More contemporary favorites and jazz standards are recommended for this time, or music that is representative of the couple.