How to Create Seamless Transitions for Your Wedding Music

How to Create Seamless Transitions for Your Wedding Music

Two questions we receive quite often are “What happens if my wedding music stops?” and “How do we create seamless transitions for my wedding music from ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to the party?”  It’s understandable that these questions get asked because they are important scenarios that occur during weddings.

We at Alex Levin Music are here to help answer these questions.  It is our goal to have you feeling as relaxed as possible when your wedding day arrives.

“What Happens If My Wedding Music Stops?”

The quick answer to this is…nothing, and that’s okay.  This question tends to be a popular one because let’s face it, you want your wedding to be a dream come true.

We all know those awkward moments at house parties when the music stops playing; the energy in the room dies quickly.  Your drunk uncle Eddie will typically shout something obnoxious and it almost feels like the party is ruined.  However, your wedding is not a house party.

Sometimes it’s refreshing to have a break in the music.  It gives your guests an opportunity to speak with one another.  Music breaks also give way to transitional moments in your wedding.  Your guests will quickly know when the cocktail hour is starting and when the reception has begun.

It’s also nice to give the musicians a short break, so they can rejuvenate for the next part of your Wedding.

“How do we create Seamless Transitions for my Wedding Music from Ceremony, to the Cocktail Hour, to the Party?

So, let’s say you absolutely want a seamless transition in Wedding Music between your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.  This is a popular request and we can absolutely make this happen.

The usual method to execute this transition involves placement and division of the musicians.  First, we will want to place the musicians as close to the exit as possible.  This allows for the musicians to quickly make way to the cocktail hour and/or party, immediately following your beautiful wedding ceremony.

Second, we want to divide the heavy instruments from the lightweight instruments.  This means having the drums, piano, or other heavy instruments positioned in the reception area, ready to go. Meanwhile, the ukulele, trumpet, and other lightweight instruments can be the ones inside the Ceremony.

This way, the lightweight instruments can quickly join the already setup heavy instruments for a seamless wedding music transition.

Seamless Transitions - Susan Shek PhotographyPhotographer: Susan Shek

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