FAQs and expert advice about music (ceremony)

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Herts and Beds Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourhertsbeds.wedding


A class act

A class act

Q. We're having an intimate wedding and want to create a great atmosphere despite the reduced numbers; what would you suggest?

A. Hayley Pomfrett says: The best way to create a special, magical and memorable atmosphere at an intimate wedding is to really choose your music carefully. Start by making sure you're selecting the correct instrumentalists or vocalists to perform at the wedding.

Then create a playlist with your favourite song choices and an array of new music to make an occasion extremely personal.

I have a wealth of experience performing at weddings of all shapes and sizes and often, couples comment to me afterwards that my music made their ceremony!

Hayley Pomfrett, Hayley Pomfrett - Wedding Violinist


Show of affection

Show of affection

Q. What points in the day are ideal for live music?

A. Scarlett Neville says: If I had my way, all music at a wedding would be live! But bias aside, there are some moments during a wedding where live music is just irreplaceable. When the bride makes her entrance at the ceremony and the groom sees her for the first time, a live performance of a romantic and poignant song that means something to the couple transforms that moment into something so special. Equally, live music for the first dance is a must-have! Every couple has 'their' song, and having a one-off live version can makes it truly theirs!

Scarlett Neville, Scarlett Neville Music

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