Monday, July 19, 2010

Music Monday: Ceremony Music

It's the brief return of Music Monday! Big Spoon was going to post about his wedding band today, but I'm not sure if he'll get around to it (he's a busy guy!). Of course, I don't mind if he top posts me, because his band is awesome.

I digress. The wedding music was much more important to me than to Big Spoon, overall, but we wanted to equally represent our personalities through the music we love. We have a good friend who does a little DJ work from time to time. He'll be handling our music and we'll be renting some additional equipment through my coordinator.

If we wanted to go overboard on the wedding budget, I probably would have hired a string quartet for the ceremony. However, we've done a very good job at staying true to our original priorities and our original budget - those didn't include funds for live music or a full-time pro DJ, among other things. Overall, the most important thing to both of us has been staying within our budget if at all possible so that we can have the things that are really important to us.

Here's a screen capture of our ceremony music spreadsheet (yes, I have it in a spreadsheet):

I decided on having only instrumental music pre-ceremony. We're mixing in W.A. Mozart (my fav) with some contemporary songs covered by Vitamin String Quartet. I still have to organize the order in which I hope to play them, but we're otherwise a "go" on ceremony music! Yay!


  1. Aww! Vitamin String Quartet is the BEST! Fab choice! We were so stoked when we found their cover of "God only knows". Love the song selection. :)

  2. We danced to Ingrid's Falling in Love. BEAUTIFUL song. Fantastic choice. =)