The wedding ceremony is undoubtedly the most important part of your big day. Mainly, of course, because it’s where you exchange your vows and declare your undying love in front of your family and friends, but also because it sets the tone for the rest of the day. Here are 10 wedding ceremony entertainment ideas, along with the style and atmosphere they will help to create…


Harpists are one of the most popular acts booked for wedding ceremony entertainment, and it’s easy to see why. The Harp not only sounds beautiful, it looks stunning and can create a romantic backdrop for the ceremony and a great photo opportunity.


Classical Guitarist

A classical guitarist can add an intimate and sophisticated feel to your wedding ceremony. They are very versatile with regards to their repertoire and can usually play anything from classical, popular jazz, pop, rock, Spanish and Latin.

String Quartet

String Quartets provide a more upbeat classical sound, although many will perform contemporary music too. If you are working to a strict budget you could consider a string duo or trio instead.

String Quartet Playing at Wedding Ceremony

Classical Singer

A classical singer will create an enchanting atmosphere at your wedding ceremony. They’ll captivate your guests with a powerful yet angelic performance that’s guaranteed to leave them spellbound.


A choir will provide a memorable start to your wedding and create an infectious, exciting atmosphere to your ceremony. You can book them in various line-ups depending on budget, and they can perform a large repertoire of music from hymns through to gospel, pop, soul and Motown.

Wedding Ceremony Choir

Electric Violinist

If you want the best of both worlds but are on a strict budget then consider a solo electric violinist. They have the classical sound and repertoire of a string quartet but with a contemporary edge.


Saxophonists are very versatile with their sound, so whether you are looking to create a laid back sultry tone, a funky jazz or soulful sound to your ceremony, they are a great option.



A pianist can help provide a classic and elegant tone to your ceremony, and they can bring along their own keyboard if there isn’t one at the venue. They have a wide repertoire of music and can also often be accompanied by a singer.


If you want a traditional highland experience or to add a ceremonial atmosphere then a piper should be your number one choice for wedding ceremony entertainment. They often have different styles of dress for you to choose from so will also make for a great photo opportunity.

Wedding Ceremony with Piper

Acoustic Duo

For a more contemporary entertainment act for your wedding ceremony, an acoustic guitar and singer duo would be perfect. Whether you choose male or female vocals, they can perform all your favourite chart songs from artists such as Ed Sheeran, George Ezra or Adele.

Guest post by Tracey Warren of Warble Entertainment

Images from

Harpist, Choir and Saxophonist: Warble Entertainment

String Quartet: Jen Owens Images

Piper: D’Arcy Benincosa Photography