Celebrations deserve the best, and live music is the perfect touch to make your wedding day memorable and happy.
Whether or not you are having a traditional Jewish wedding, the musical traditions brought to you by Karen Addie can enhance the meaning, sense of community, and enjoyment of your special day.
Music begins as the first guests arrive and continues throughout the processional. Generally the prelude lasts from 30 to 45 minutes.
Classical, standards, and/or traditional Jewish music - they are all appropriate for a Jewish ceremony
Signal Person: I always ask for a person who is NOT in the wedding party to signal me when the bridal party is ready. I need a very clear signal so I know when to begin this first processional selection. We play a special piece for each event of the processional.
The processional begins with:
- Rabbi and cantor (on Rabbi's right)
- Bride's grandparents
- Groom's grandparents
- Ushers in pairs by height
- Best man
- Groom and his parents
- Bridesmaids individually by height
- Honor attendant(s)
- Flower girl and ring bearer
- Bride and her parents
Bride and groom are pronounced husband and wife and are presented to the guests! Music should be joyful and grand.
Music continues until the last person leaves. Sometimes brides and grooms choose to release guests row by row. This may require up to 20 or 30 more minutes of music.