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Hire ZHL STRINGS String quartet with Encore
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£650 - £950
String quartetGreater London

ZHL Strings is a London based String Ensemble, Available for: Concerts, Weddings, Parties, Workshops, Corporate functions and Special events

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Hire Get Gospel Gospel choir with Encore
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£2187.50 - £4000
Gospel choirWorcester Park

We're not your ordinary gospel choir-we're creative, bespoke, contagiously joyful with heavenly voices! Making events beautifully memorable.

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Hire Lynette Frances Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £500
Singing guitaristSutton

Experienced, professional & reliable fully equipped female vocalist guitarist, Disco Dj, Karaoke host & dance instructor!

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Hire Joe Head Singing guitarist with Encore
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£150 - £250
Singing guitaristSutton

Hailing from London the South; Singer-songwriter, vocalist, guitar player, teacher, loop pedal extraordinaire, open mic compere, promoter

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Hire Joey Bradick Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £350
Singing guitaristLondon

100+ 5* reviews! Full time musician, specialising in Acoustic Guitar & Singing . Upbeat covers or background music -nothing is too much!

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Hire Phil Short Singing guitarist with Encore
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£275 - £400
Singing guitaristCoulsdon

Phil is a fantastic singer/guitarist from London, performing a wonderful, eclectic mix of stripped-back acoustic rock & pop songs.

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Hire THOM Music Singing guitarist with Encore
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£375 - £625
Singing guitaristLondon

THOM is an exciting acoustic singer/guitarist with a broad and surprising repertoire - perfect for your wedding/hootenanny/shindig/soiree.

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Hire Marcus Pike Singing guitarist with Encore
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£150 - £300
Singing guitaristLondon

Experienced and versatile solo singer and acoustic guitarist, who can't wait to make your special day perfect!

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Hire Gold Gospel choir with Encore
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£500 - £1875
Gospel choirLondon

Singer, songwriter, acoustic, band, soulful, female, wedding, funeral, functions, corporate events, churches, choir, restaurant, bars,events

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Hire Tomos Xerri Harpist with Encore
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From£200
HarpistLondon

Tomos is a professional, highly experienced, and flexible harpist available for weddings, recitals, and orchestral gigs, covering the UK.

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Hire Glenda Allaway Harpist with Encore
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From£350
HarpistLondon

"I have to say having Glenda at our wedding was the best decision we made."

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Hire Stretto Ensembles String quartet with Encore
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£480 - £800
String quartetLondon

The Stretto Ensembles are sought-after musicians, available for a wide range of personal and corporate events in London and further afield.

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Hire Piper Millie Scott Bagpiper with Encore
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£200 - £325
BagpiperLondon

Professional piper for any occasion 🎶 ceremonies and services, tv and media, school visits, private and corporate events.

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Hire Emma  Singing guitarist with Encore
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£375 - £500
Singing guitaristGuildford

Emma’s music is often heard on BBC Radio 2, over 10 million streams on Spotify & support slots include Take That, Wet Wet Wet & The Feeling!

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Hire GT Choir (London) Gospel choir with Encore
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£1250 - £4000
Gospel choirLondon

Gospel Choir - Gospel Singers - Singers - Function Band

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Hire Glain Dafydd Harpist with Encore
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From£180
HarpistLondon

Glain is a professional harpist in London

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Hire Isabel Harries Harpist with Encore
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HarpistLondon

Professional and highly experienced harpist based in West Wales and London. Hire Isabel and her gold harp for your wedding or special event

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Hire Matthew McRae Bagpiper with Encore
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BagpiperLondon

With 27 years' of experience as a professional bagpiper, Matthew is the perfect addition to make your day special and distinct to any other!

Recent reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Sutton

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Richard hired ZHL STRINGS for a Birthday party (available in Sutton)

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Alex hired ZHL STRINGS for a Wedding (available in Sutton)

“Get Gospel were one of key highlights of our special day! Their harmonious voices carried across the ceremony room so beautifully and added to the emotion of the occasion. Their vibrant a capella at our reception had all the guests clapping and singing along. Jules was fantastic at communicating with us all throughout the run up to the event and she creates incredible bespoke arrangements. We are so happy that we booked Get Gospel to enhance our special day!”

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Dami hired Get Gospel for a Wedding (available in Sutton)

FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Sutton

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Do you play music during wedding ceremony?

While music isn't strictly mandatory for a wedding ceremony, it's become a deeply ingrained tradition. Its absence might feel oddly quiet and leave some key emotional moments unaccompanied. Live music in ceremonies is used mainly to guide the flow of the wedding. For example, processional music announces the bride’s arrival, recessional music celebrates the union, and interludes provide smooth transitions between readings or vows.

When do you need music in a wedding ceremony?

While the specific timing can vary depending on the length of your ceremony, however as a rule of thumb: Prelude: Around 15-20 minutes before the ceremony starts, soft, calming music begins playing as guests arrive and take their seats. Processional: Music starts right as the first member of the wedding party enters, and continues as the bride walks down the aisle. This typically lasts 2-4 minutes depending on the length of the aisle and song chosen. Readings/Interludes: Short instrumental pieces or calm ambient music can be played between readings or announcements (usually 1-2 minutes each). Vows: Some couples choose to have music playing softly in the background while exchanging vows, while others prefer silence for this intimate moment. Unity Ceremony/Ring Exchange: If you're having a special ceremony like lighting a unity candle or exchanging rings, you might choose a short, meaningful piece of music to accompany this moment (around 1 minute). Recessional: As the newly married couple exits the ceremony, the music shifts to a more upbeat and celebratory tone. The recessional music typically lasts 1-2 minutes, depending on the chosen song. Of course, whichever music you choose is at your discretion as a couple but if you’d like more advice tailored to your vision, please get in touch with one of our experts today.

What is recessional music for wedding ceremony?

The recessional music is the songs that play as you take your first steps as a newly married couple. It marks the joyful end to your ceremony and sets the tone for the drinks reception. Take a look at your blog for inspiration and guides on how to choose the right recessional song for your big day.

How much do wedding ceremony musicians cost?

The average cost of a wedding ceremony musician depends entirely on the type of musician you choose, as well as, other factors such as time of year (peak wedding season being the most expensive), experience of the musician and location of your wedding venue (local musicians almost always the least expensive due to lower travel costs). However, below is a rough guide of prices of some popular musicians for wedding ceremonies: String quartet - £840 Acoustic duos - £650 Organist - £400 Harpist - £350 Singing guitarist - £300 Violinist - £300

Should I have music at wedding ceremony?

Whether you’d like wedding ceremony music is up to you, however, nothing beats the atmosphere live music can create, and your ceremony does set the tone for the rest of your wedding. Live music is great for adding a layer of emotion and intensity to key moments such as the bride walking down the aisle, that pre-recorded music can’t. Another key thing to remember is that with live music, it reduces the chances of technical difficulties as live musicians are seasoned professionals who know how to manage sound levels effectively and maximise the acoustics of a venue. You don’t want to risk pitchy sounds or uneven noise levels during the most important moments of your life.

What music to play before wedding ceremony?

Usually, couples choose to play music before the ceremony as the guests are arriving to create an ambience and set the tone for the rest of the day. Ultimately the choice is up to you, but ideally, you want background music that creates a nice atmosphere but doesn’t overpower conversations as your guests mingle.

How to play music at outdoor wedding ceremony?

There are a lot of great live music options for an outdoor wedding ceremony. String instruments such as violins, cello, and viola are great for outdoor weddings as they have a sharp, directional sound that can cut through background noise in open spaces. Likewise, jazz bands suit outdoor ceremonies as they often feature horns and woodwinds which also project well outdoors. Other ​​outdoor wedding ceremony musicians you may want to consider are harpists, singing guitarists, acoustic duos, and steel drum bands. If you’d like a more interactive experience, consider a roaming band who wander around the venue or dancefloor and perform amongst your guests. Due to their nature of performance, roaming bands are ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies because they don't need amplification and their sound fills any outdoor space no matter how large.

Hiring a Wedding Ceremony Musician in Sutton

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Pop, Classical, Jazz
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June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Wedding Ceremony Musician in Sutton?

The typical price for a Wedding Ceremony Musician is:
£Budget£260
££Pro£380
£££High-end£500+

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