Choosing music for your wedding day can be super stressful; it’s so important to get it right that you might not know where to begin. Luckily, Fauna String Quartet, a Glasgow-based string quartet, are here to help you create the wedding soundtrack of dreams tot take you from aisle to the early AM.
And with experience recording and performing with names like Echo and the Bunnymen and Biffy Clyro, and playing festivals like Glastonbury, Benicassim & SXSW, they know what they’re talking about…
1 Keep it personal
Every Hollywood movie would lead you to believe you should be walking down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon. But we say screw that! If Metallica’s your thing, or Katy Perry rocks your boat, go with that. Pick a soundtrack that means something to you both.
2 F*&! tradition
Here’s a list of the non-traditional things we’ve played in the past… Rocky Theme tune for Groom’s entrance, Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter for the Bridal Entrance and Another One Bites the Dust to serenade the first kiss.
3 Keep it classy-cal.
Contemporary music is great fun, but if your quartet knows their stuff, they’ll have Beethoven and Beyonce.
4 Don’t think a string quarter = boring
We love Kanye, but Kanye play it on violin? Rapping, drum ’n bass, techno. We love a challenge so send us your request and we’ll see what we can do.
5 Manage your timeline.
We suggest one piece for the bridal party entrance, two to three pieces for signing the register, and one piece for the grand exit. Think about the kind of entrance you want to make; do you want weeping or whooping?
6 Take your time.
You’ve spent months picking your perfect entrance music, so take a deep breath before your first step and t a k e y o u r t i m e. Listen to the music, enjoy the walk and don’t race down the aisle. We know you want to get to your betrothed ASAP, but we have a banging chorus to play!
7 Consider the rest of the day.
Your soundtrack doesn’t have to end after you’ve said “I do”. Live music can add something special to the champagne reception, and it can entertain your guests while you’re off having your pics taken.
8 Don’t stress about an entire wedding day soundtrack.
We’ll be able to judge from your ceremony choices what your style is, and we’ll keep the vibe going ’til you’re back for yer grub. We also welcome requests from your guests, but we will always veto “Sweet Caroline” on your behalf.
9 Know what to look for in a string quartet
Experience, professionalism and good looks! You’ll be able to gauge from first contact whether a group will be a good match for you, so if you’re getting bad vibes – walk away. Check out playlists, follow their social media and ask plenty of questions.
10 Invest in your choices
Your suppliers are responsible for making your day one to remember.
If you’d like any help planning your perfect wedding day soundtrack, head over to Fauna’s profile and drop them an email!