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Hire Matthew McRae Bagpiper with Encore
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From£165
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!

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Hire Estilo String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£700 - £950
String quartetLondon

Estilo is London's premier quartet for weddings and events in the UK and abroad. Classical to pop hits from Bastille, Katy Perry & Beyoncé!

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Hire Alberto Brigandì Organist with Encore
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From£180
OrganistLondon

Alberto is the Organist and Director of Music of St Joseph's Highgate church, London. He's also an arranger, keyboardist and pianist.

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Hire Lucy Ellen Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £500
Singing guitaristLondon

Performing her upbeat covers of Pop and RnB classics, Lucy will make you feel good and leave you wanting more!

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Hire Chiswell Strings String quartet with Encore
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£400 - £1400
String quartetLondon

Bespoke string ensembles for your event, wedding, or party in the South of the UK.

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Hire Joulie Fox Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £450
Singing guitaristLondon

Talented singer-songwriter based in London.

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Hire Lucy May Walker Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £500
Singing guitaristLondon

Award winning Singer/Songwriter - book for weddings, birthday parties & everything in between. Stunning vocals & a professional attitude

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Hire Bianca Watts Harpist with Encore
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£250 - £400
HarpistLondon

Award-winning harpist and singer. Bianca excels at classical harp, jazz, folk and pop music.

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Hire Hattie McCall Davies Bagpiper with Encore
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£218.75 - £312.50
BagpiperLondon

Piper available for your special event in London, the South, and surrounding areas.

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Hire Hristina Harpist with Encore
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£350 - £562.50
HarpistLondon

London Harpist: Elevate your event with enchanting melodies! Experience a symphony of elegance and a wide repertoire in every magical note!

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Hire Jules Pais Singing guitarist with Encore
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£190 - £400
Singing guitaristLondon

Create unforgettable memories with live music from a professional singing guitarist.

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Hire Abbey  Singing guitarist with Encore
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£287.50 - £550
Singing guitaristLondon

A unique vocalist/guitarist who will have your guests mesmerised. A professional musician over 10 years. Studied at Leeds College of Music.

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Hire Cris Tanzi Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £500
Singing guitaristWoodford Green

Whether you are looking for an intimate soiree as a solo or a trio or full band, Cris will deliver a stunning, soulful performance.

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Hire Ned Ashcroft Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £281.25
Singing guitaristLondon

Much-loved singer and guitarist with over 200 covers to choose from. I can play all night, take requests and get people on their feet.

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Hire Vaults Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£775 - £1025
String quartetLondon

Formed in 2009, Vaults Quartet is a highly experienced and popular string quartet based in London & happy to travel nationwide.

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Hire Zami Yazeed Singing guitarist with Encore
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Singing guitaristLondon

London based vocalist and guitarist. Best suited for pop, RnB, soul, blues, folk, indie and jazz!

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Hire Dan Kelly Singing guitarist with Encore
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£375 - £1000
Singing guitaristLondon

Dan Kelly will wow your audience with amazing, passionate vocals, singing Banger after Banger!

Recent reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Waltham Forest

“Abbey is a very talented and engaging musician with a great repertoire spanning many decades of music. She is also a delight to work with, personable, reliable and friendly. I highly recommend booking Abbey for your event.”

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Kricket hired Abbey for a Hotel / Restaurant event (available in Waltham Forest)

“Wonderful singer, friendly and professional. ”

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Hannah hired Lucy May Walker for a Corporate event (available in Waltham Forest)

“Lucy was perfect...we hired her for my 90s themed 40th at the house. She was great at keeping in touch before the event, punctual, friendly, professional and of course an amazing musician!! We loved having her perform and would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for some fantastic acoustic live music. ”

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Louise hired Lucy May Walker for a Private event (available in Waltham Forest)

FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Waltham Forest

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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 Waltham Forest

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Popular genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz
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Busiest times:
June, July, August

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

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

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