As a general rule,
music for weddings breaks up into the following 3 separate sections
If you are having a civil wedding there is the ceremony
itself. This involves playing as guests
arrive, a processional as the bride makes her entrance, 2 pieces during the
signing of the register, and a recessional as you leave the room.
(usually whilst photos are happening, as there can be general milling around
for the guests).
During the wedding breakfast.
that some Registrars
allow music which can have
played at a civil ceremony. This includes the traditional wedding marches, Here
Comes the Bride by Wagner and the Wedding march by Mendelssohn. There is no
that you cannot
have this music if you so wish, it is purely up to the Registrars personal
taste. So if you would like these pieces to be played you will have to discuss
this in advance and maybe persuade the registrar! Please also note that I
play outdoors, as not only does the sound not
outdoors without an acoustic of a room; the sun, rain and general wind is not at
all good for the well-being of my
receptions this can be got around by the harp being placed near an open window
or French doors of an overlooking room onto gardens. There is usually an in-door
point where the drinks table is placed and this, along with the entrance point
of the room, is usually the appropriate place to site the harp.