Wedding Interlude Music
A wedding interlude can refer to any of several different
moments during the ceremony. Basically it refers to
a time during the ceremony in which there are no words
that are being spoken for at least a minute--sometimes
more. Some of the most common interlude moments in a
wedding include the lighting of the unity candle, lighting
of the memorial candle, or the rose presentation.
of these is a moment with no words, only quiet reflection.
For this reason, you should select music for this interlude
that will encourage reflection. One of the most appropriate
choices for the unity candle ceremony is "The Wedding
Song," since it actually mentions the word "union."Some
other classical favorites include Ave Maria, Jesu, Joy
of Man's Desiring and Meditation from Thais.
interlude can be an instrumental, a vocal, or even a
solo from just about any genre. It should be played
with volume at a moderate level. The interlude's function
is to enhance the ceremony with a dramatic and symbolic
meaning, and thus, should never be too overpowering.
If you need help with making the right musical selection,
ask your married friends, and of course, consult the
rest of this website for lots of suggestions.