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Bringing Humour to Your Wedding Ceremony: Advice from our award winning string ensembles

Laughs and Love: Bringing Humour to Your Wedding Ceremony

Laughs and Love: Bringing Humour to Your Wedding Ceremony. Incorporating humour into a wedding ceremony can add a lighthearted and memorable touch to the celebration. Here are five classy ways to infuse humour into a wedding ceremony:

Bringing Humour to Your Wedding Ceremony
Bringing Humour to Your Wedding Ceremony: Advice from our award winning string ensembles

Personalized Vows

Encourage the couple to write their own vows with a touch of humour. They can share funny anecdotes about their relationship, inside jokes, or even playful promises for the future. It lightens the mood while still expressing their love and commitment.

Funny Readings or Quotes

Include humorous readings or quotes during the ceremony. Look for passages from books, movies, or even comedic poems that reflect the couple’s personalities and make guests smile. Just ensure the humour is tasteful and resonates with the couple and the audience.

Surprise Entrance or Exit

Plan a surprise entrance or exit for the couple that includes an element of humour. They could walk down the aisle to a whimsical or unexpected song, perform a funny dance routine, or exit under a shower of confetti or bubbles. This unexpected twist will undoubtedly bring laughter and joy to everyone present.

Best spots to include funny/whimsical music

Music is perhaps one of the best ways of bringing humour to your wedding ceremony, while keeping things extremely classy. Here are some spots in the ceremony where music can be incorporated:

  1. Pre-Ceremony: As guests arrive and find their seats, you can set the tone by playing humorous or whimsical background music. It helps create a relaxed and cheerful ambiance from the start.
  2. Processional: Consider choosing a fun and lively tune for the wedding party’s processional. It can be unexpected and add a delightful element to the entrance, setting a joyful mood for the ceremony.
  3. Bridal Entrance: When the bride makes her grand entrance, a whimsical or comedic song can bring a smile to everyone’s faces. Select a song that reflects the bride’s personality or tells a humorous story about love and marriage.
  4. Groom or groomsmen entrance. Depending on the ceremony location, and the officiant’s plans, a grooms or groomsmen’s entrance is a great spot to include music to put a smile on guests faces such as the Imperial March from Star Wars or the Game of Thrones theme.
  5. Interlude or Transition Moments: During the ceremony, there may be moments that require a transition or a short break, such as lighting a unity candle or exchanging rings. You can include light-hearted music during these interludes to keep the atmosphere light and entertaining.
  6. Recessional: The recessional is the perfect time to go all out with fun and upbeat music. Select a playful and lively tune that will make the newly married couple and the guests dance, clap, or even join in a celebratory conga line as they exit the ceremony. You can also contact us about creating a string arrangement of a spacial song.

What are some lighthearted and humorous songs that could be included?

  1. “I Wanna Grow Old with You” by Adam Sandler (from the movie “The Wedding Singer”)
  2. “Love Shack” by The B-52s
  3. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  4. “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen
  5. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
  6. “Everything” by Michael Bublé
  7. “I’m a Believer” by The Monkees
  8. “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles
  9. “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates
  10. “Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups

Light-Hearted Officiant Remarks

If the couple’s officiant has a good sense of humour, they can incorporate some light-hearted remarks or anecdotes into their speech. These can be gentle teasing about the couple’s quirks or funny stories that illustrate their journey together. It’s essential to strike the right balance and ensure the humour doesn’t overshadow the significance of the ceremony.

Funny Ring Exchange

This is an unexpected way of Bringing Humour to Your Wedding Ceremony. The couple can prepare a short, funny script to recite while exchanging rings, like making exaggerated promises or humorous statements about the rings. It adds a delightful and memorable element to the ceremony.

When incorporating humour into a wedding ceremony, it’s crucial to consider the couple’s preferences, the overall tone of the event, and the sensibilities of the guests. Humour should enhance the celebration and create a joyful atmosphere while still maintaining the significance of the occasion. Always check with your planner, musicians, officiant and the Church or venue so that everyone is on the same page.

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Laughs and Love: Bringing Humour to Your Wedding Ceremony

More about Duo d’Amore

What string ensembles do you offer?

The solo violin

The smallest bowed string instrument in the violin family is the violin. It is also the quietest instrument, but that does not mean that it cannot produce a sound. Don’t forget that violin soloists regularly perform with a 50-100 piece orchestra, in a large hall seating 2000 or more people, and the solo violin can be heard over the entire orchestra, and at the very back of the concert hall. How? This comes down to the skill of the violinist, and positioning. This is why at wedding ceremonies for example we often are quite picky about the exact spot where our violinists and ensembles perform, no matter if the string ensemble is outdoors or indoors a single violinist is a great choice.

Duo d’Amore’s solo violinist is a great option for those who want live music but have a smaller budget. The solo violinist performs classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and intimate dinners.

The solo cello

Like the solo violin, a solo cellist is a great option for slightly smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions. Larger than the violin, it is very resonant, and can play an equally wide range of music. Clients that hire the solo cello and solo violin for weddings and events often have a guest list of under 50, but not necessarily so.

The violin and cello duo wedding music

The violin and cello duo, or string duet, is made up of one violin player and one cello player, and is our most requested string ensemble for hire. Having both the violin, which is able to play soaring melodies, and the cello which is able to anchor and often accompany, while having an even larger sound it is no wonder that this is our most popular string ensemble. I like to imagine that the violin is like the right hand of the piano and the cello is the left had of the piano, together they can play almost anything, and that is another reason that it is our most popular ensembles.

Duo d’Amore’s violin and cello duo is a popular choice for weddings. The duo consists of a violinist and a cellist who play together, creating a beautiful, harmonious sound. The duo’s repertoire includes classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and dinner parties.

What size of group/event would you recommend for a violin and cello duo string ensemble?

The short answer is we often recommend the violin and cello duo for between 50-150 guests, but when mic’s, we have performed for over 600, so it all depends. The more that we know about the type of event that you are hosting, the easier it is for us to recommend a string ensemble that will sound the best and fit with the wedding or special event that you are planning. Contact us here https://duodamore.com/contact-us/

The String Trio

The string trio is made up of the violin and cello, with the addition of a third filler instrument, such as a violin or viola.

What size of group/event would you recommend for a violin and cello duo string ensemble?

This larger string ensemble is suited for events with over 200 guests, and larger venues in general. With a slightly larger sound than the violin and cello duo, but not as large or rich sound as the string quartet, the string trio fits right in the middle of the string ensembles that we offer.

String quartet wedding ensembles

Our string quartet is the largest wedding ensemble that we have for hire. The string quartet has a long and rich history. It dates back to the classical period of music in the 18th century. Additionally, during this time, composers such as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven wrote some of the most famous string quartet works. In the 19th century, the string quartet continued to be an important genre, with composers such as Schubert and Brahms producing some of their most notable works in this format. Also, during this time, the string quartet also began to be used for more private, intimate occasions such as weddings. For all of these events, timing and tempo are crucial. We would be happy to consult with you on planning any one of these.

What cities and areas do we serve?

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Banff
  • Canmore
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Winnipeg
  • Toronto/GTA
  • Peterborough
  • Saskatoon
  • Mississauga
  • Oakville
  • Burlington
  • Hamilton
  • Niagara
  • London
  • Kitchener
  • Waterloo
  • Cambridge
  • Caledon
  • Vaughan
  • Owen Sound
  • Collingwood
  • Ottawa
  • Gatineau
  • Wakefield
  • Kanata
  • North Gower
  • Montreal
  • Halifax
  • Charlottetown

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