Michael's Bride's Music Helper Page


Frequently asked questions:

What music should we have in the wedding?
My mom really want that bridal march that always gets played on the organ,,,can you play that?
Will we have to wait around for the entire song looking uncomfortable before the next part of the ceremony?
Do I need to have you at the rehersal?
What about sound equipment?
Can you play during the reception, too?
Should we meet to discuss the details?
Can we record your performance in our ceremony?

What music should we even use?
It's your wedding, I can play whatever you want. I usually start playing about 15 minutes before the ceremony, while people are coming in and getting seated. During this time I play a variety of classical and pop music.

The ceremony can include any music you like. Feel free to make suggestions that will make your wedding more beautiful for you. However........If you need some suggestions.....see below. Click on the song name to hear a brief sample of me playing it.:

These are great for the entrance of the bride or bridesmaids, flower girl, mothers.....etc. Usually we change to a new piece just before the bride comes in.

Canon in D (Pachelbel)

Jesu Joy of man's Desiring (J.S. Bach)

Prelude in C Major (Bach)

Bridal Chorus "Here Comes the Bride" (Wagner)

Andante (Vivaldi)

These are great for the recessional (when the newly married couple leave the alter).

Allegro (Vivaldi)

Wedding March, Recessional...(Mendelsson)

Prelude in E major (J.S. Bach)

These are some tunes that I was recently asked to play for "special music", ie..candle-lighting part of the ceremony. I dug it. It's so beautiful to begin with, but when you add music, and even some tune that really vibrates with your collective groove............owow! I love my work!

She's Leaving Home (Beatles) works great anywhere in the wedding

Crazy Love (Van Morrison)

When You Say Nothing at all (Allison Krauss)


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My mom really want that bridal march that always gets played on the organ....can you play that?
Totally. I actually love those pieces.

There are two "traditional on the organ" pieces. You can hear them both below. They, of course, sound better on guitar. ;-)

Bridal Chorus "Here Comes the Bride" (Wagner)

Wedding March, Recessional...(Mendelsson)

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Will we have to wait around for the entire song looking uncomfortable before the next part of the ceremony?
No worries. Unless you tell me, in advance, that you want the whole song, I will artistically wrap it up when it is time to move on..
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Do I need to have you at the rehersal?
No. As long as you give me a detailed schedule of the ceremony, it will go fine without you paying me to come to your rehersal. Be calm, I have done it many times without the rehersal and it is always perfect.


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What about sound equipment?
I will bring everything I need. Just ask the venue manager to make sure that there is an electric outlet within "extension cord distance" of the location where I will be playing..
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Can you play during the reception, too?
Absolutely. My repertoire includes hours of Classical and Spanish music, as well as pop music from the last 4 decades, and originals that i compose from the inspiration of this beautiful place called New Mexico, and my life here. If you want to break dance...then you will need a DJ. Other than that, I can fill the silence beautifully.
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Should we meet to discuss the details?
I am happy to meet with you, if you like. All details, in my experience, can be handled on the phone or with e-mail.
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Can we record your performance in our ceremony?
Absolutely! I would love to be part of your family's history.
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