Below is a guideline of when music can be used during your ceremony:
PRELUDE MUSIC is played prior to the ceremony while guests are being seated. These songs set the tone for your ceremony. From traditional and beautiful acoustic ambient tones to more modern hits Ryan will work with you to refine the vibe you wish to create.
THE PROCESSIONAL is played when the immediate family and the bridal party are walking down the aisle. Two songs can be chosen if you wish for your bridal party to have a separate song. Go traditional or have fun with it by picking a song that represents those closest to you! If there is a song(s) that Ryan does not have in his SONG LIST that you want he will learn it for you. ANY song can be converted to an appropriate professional and if you want to be creative here Ryan will help with that. You will receive draft recordings of suggested songs and he is available 24/7 to bounce ideas off.
BRIDE ENTRANCE MUSIC is the song that will be playing while all eyes are on the bride as she walks down the aisle.
INTERLUDE songs are used during the ceremony to signify a special moment for the couple. This would be the perfect type of song to play during a ceremonial gesture, such as the lighting of a unity candle or pouring of sand. If you are unsure of an interlude song Ryan will play gentle acoustic tones during these sections.
THE RECESSIONAL song celebrates your new commitment. Ryan will help you figure out the song that will be played as you walk back up the aisle while your friends and family clap and cheer!
THE POSTLUDE song continues with the celebratory vibe of the recessional and this song will play your guests out as they leave the ceremony.
FEELING OVERWHELMED? It's much easier than you think and Ryan will be with you every step of the way. Now you have access to 15 years of musical creativity to custom tailor your ceremony so that it best represents you and your fiance. This is the fun part! Take your time deciding on these songs and have fun with it! Just check out this recent review:
"My partner and I were stressing about music for our July 6 wedding in NYC. At the last minute, we decided to find an acoustic guitarist to play for our ceremony/reception. With less than a week before the ceremony, we were worried we wouldn't find someone. To our luck, we found Ryan Fox. From the moment we connected, he was easy to deal with. We got a contract signed quickly and he patiently worked with us to select music. Even learning new music just for our ceremony. Amazing!!! He was a hit with our family and friends. Everyone raved about Ryan's singing and guitar playing. He was the highlight of our day. We would definitely recommend Ryan!" - Matthew A.
Tell Ryan what vibe you want to create for your cocktail hour, e.g. classy, fun, rockin?! Or look through his vast song list and choose the songs you absolutely want to hear!
"Ryan was so great to work with and he absolutely rocked it at our wedding cocktail hour! All of our guests are still RAVING about his performance and I wish our cocktail hour was longer so that I could have heard him longer! Would DEFINITELY recommend him!!!"
- Nicole P