You will find so many live music choices when you start your search for your wedding entertainment. From guitarists, saxophonists, pianists and singers, with all kinds of wonderful musical skills that really will leave you spoilt for choice… so where do you start? One of the most popular ideas for several parts of the wedding day is the elegant music of the harp, and here’s five reasons which will explain why…


Please don’t let the rumours of a harp playing just classical music fool you. A wedding harpist can perform many more musical styles than you think, ranging from contemporary pop, good old fashioned classics, and even a hint of metal for the hardcore rockers out there. With plenty of professional harpists all over the UK, it’s easy to find the right performer for you.

Wedding Harpist


Another luxury of booking a wedding harpist is their ability to move around your venue and perform almost anywhere. Whether you’re holding a drinks reception on the terrace in the middle of the summer or your ceremony in a gorgeous grand church, there is a harp for it all.

A lot of weddings will hold the ceremony and drinks reception in different areas, but this is no problem for the harp. With a bit of notice it will be set up and ready before you’ve even noticed the music has stopped.


The beauty of the harp is a reason in itself to have one placed in the centre of your wedding venue. With so many incredible styles and patterns available, you may even find a harp that will suit your wedding theme.

Woman playing beautiful harp at wedding


A harpist usually performs alone, and with so many professional players all over the country it’s very easy to find a high quality performer that will fit within your wedding budget. The cost usually depends on the amount of time the musician is playing for, but the bonus is having the flexibility to book a wedding harpist for just what you need… and can afford.

Song Requests

The joy of having such a professional and talented musician perform at your wedding is they can play almost anything and everything. On most occasions a wedding harpist is more than happy to take special requests so, within reason of course, they could transform that memorable song of yours into a stunning piece of music played by the strings of a harp, that will more than likely bring a tear to a few eyes.

The harp is a magical thing, bringing a tonne of elegance and romance to anyone’s wedding day, and the incredible sound this instrument creates is quite simply heart-melting. That, topped with these five other reasons to book a harpist for your wedding, is certainly something worth thinking about.

Guest post by Tracey Warren of Warble Entertainment

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