To Help You Plan Your Wedding Music & More…
Congratulations on your engagement! Crystal Coast Musicians understand how much time and effort goes into making important decisions for your special day. When you book Crystal Coast Musicians, you can book with confidence, knowing that all of your wedding music needs will be met by caring and experienced professional musicians.
From the time you contact us about booking your wedding, and continuing on through your big day, we do everything necessary to make the music the least stressful aspect of your wedding planning. Every service provided by Crystal Coast Musicians includes a consultation to help you select your music, and regular correspondences and support leading up to your wedding. Also included in our booking fees, at least one musician will attend your rehearsal. This is another service that we are happy to provide to reassure our brides and everyone else involved in the wedding. We encourage our bridal couples to contact us with any questions or concerns they have about their wedding music, and will always respond to E-mails and phone calls within a day.
We work closely with some of the most outstanding and prestigious wedding vendors in the area, representing every category, from a band or DJ for your reception, to wedding planners, photographers, venues, bridal shops, caterers and more. Please see our preferred vendors list to contact the wedding professionals that we work with.
We hope the following Wedding Music Planning Guide and list of the Coast Musician’s Preferred Wedding Vendors is helpful to you. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us.
WEDDING MUSIC (for most traditional wedding ceremonies and services)
Prelude- typically about 20 minutes of ambiance music as your guests arrive. Crystal Coast Musicians will put together a set list appropriate to your unique style, theme or setting
Bridal Party Processional- this is the song that your attendants will walk down the aisle to. Suggestions include, but are not limited to: Canon in D, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Air, Aria, or Winter (from the Four Seasons).
Bridal Processional- this is your big entrance and walk down the aisle! We are happy to help you select any song from our repertoire, or will learn any song that you wish for your processional, but may we suggest: Trumpet Voluntary, Trumpet Tune, A Thousand Years, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride), You Raise Me Up, What a Wonderful World, Canon in D or All I Ask of You.
Recessional- your first walk as Mr. and Mrs.! Congratulations! What better way to celebrate your first married kiss than some exciting music. Our suggestions include- Allegro Maestoso, Ode to Joy, Wedding March, Trumpet Voluntary or Trumpet Tune.
Postlude- usually about 5-10 minutes of ambiance music as your guests depart. The length of time depends on how your guests are dismissed and several other factors. The experienced musicians of the Crystal Coast Quartet will determine an appropriate amount and style of music to close out your beautiful ceremony.
Additional Music (that is included when requested)- some brides ask that special guests, such as grandparents and parents, be seated to certain songs. While selection of a song for this reason is not necessary, we will be happy to accommodate requests for special songs and will add your request to the end of the prelude music, prior to the bridal party processional. Also, if your ceremony includes a unity candle, sand ceremony, knot tying, or other special touch that you would like music for, please let us know and we will be happy to help you make song selections for that as well.
Other Music Services- if you need music for other events in your wedding, such as your Rehearsal Dinner, Cocktail Hour, or Reception, we are pleased to be able to offer you packaged rates for services provided by us, and by other outstanding area artists and bands. The Crystal Coast Musicians regularly performs at rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours and reception dinners. Additionally, whether you would like a jazz trio, a DJ, or a live band for any of your wedding events, our close working relationships with some of the best in the industry allow us to offer you EXCLUSIVE discounts with:
Spare Change – the most popular, in demand band in North Carolina. They play it ALL! (contact Jordan Rouse 252-521-5859) www.sparechangemusic.net
Black Tie Entertainment– a DJ promising fun, elegance, peace of mind (contact Fox Feltman 800-985-2821) www.btaentertainment.com
Carolina Wedding DJ– a polished and professional wedding DJ (contact Bob Laverty 252-671-3732) www.carolinaweddingdj.com
CK Entertainment– quality DJ performance with professionalism and courtesy (contact Chuck Kolb 252-229-8844) www.ckentertainment.net
Generations Mobile DJ Service– sophisticated, creative and reliable (contact Kyle Pate 800-458-9043) www.generationsdjs.com
The John van Dyke Jazz Trio- an experienced group of jazz musicians led by a great singer (contact John van Dyke 252-288-9362)
PREFERRED VENDORS: SOME OF THE AREA’S BEST WEDDING VENDORS RECOMMENDED BY THE CRYSTAL COAST MUSICIANS
As a Charter Member of the Eastern North Carolina Wedding Association, many of our preferred vendors can also be located at: www.ENCWA.com
Please click on the names of the following preferred vendors for more information.
PUBLICATIONS/WEBSITES & BRIDAL EVENTS
Crystal Coast Bride Magazine 757-583-2450
Crystal Coast Wedding Salon 757-583-2450
VENUES/EVENT RENTAL SERVICES/ETC.
Dream Maker’s Wedding Estates 252-342-6077
Emerald Isle Realty Wedding & Events 252-354-6155
Occasions to Celebrate 252-637-9100
Tryon Palace 252-639-3500
Abilena Plantation 252-876-7599
Stanley Hall Ballroom 252-636-3663
The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores 252-247-4003
Island Essentials: Tent & Event Rentals 252-354-8887
Crystal Coast Tent & Event Rentals 252-764-2761
Butterfly Kisses Pavilion 910-409-6456
Aerie Bed & Breakfast 252-636-5553
WEDDING PLANNERS/BRIDAL CONSULTANTS/OFFICIANTS
Promised Hearts 252-671-6939
Crystal Coast Wedding & Events 252-393-4422
Bridal by the Sea 252-259-4992
Just Bring the Dress 252-732-0110
Amazing Love NC 910-795-3655
Capt.Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant 252-726-2166
Seaside Sensations 252-342-3960
Strange & Sons 252-636-3663
Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant & Bar 252-727-1921
Bistro By the Sea 252-247-2777
Pam’s Specialized Catering 252-240-3256
Your Perfect Cake 252-355-3113
Mrs. Vingerber’s Sweets 910-326-3997
Ali Smith Cake Designs 252-571-3294
Happy Cakes Cupcakery 252-723-0379
Tildy Designs 252-259-4992
Petal Pushers 252-354-8787
Portraits by Angelo 252-633-3755
Chad Winstead 252-342-8794
Open Aperture Photography 252-571-8100
Cynthia Rose Photography 252-646-8277
Blue Banyan Productions 252-725-3147
Diamond Limousine Service 252-240-1680
Crystal Coast Carriages 252-223-4110
WEDDING DAY BEAUTY ESSENTIALS & SERVICES
The Look Hair Studio 252-444-5665
Volpe Rossa Spa 252-514-2267
Mary Kay 910-326-6677
RECEPTION BANDS, DJs & OTHER ENTERTAINMENT
Spare Change 252-521-5859
Black Tie Entertainment 800-985-2821
Carolina Wedding DJ 252-671-3732
Crystal Coast Photo Booth 252-393-4422
Generations Mobile DJ Service 252-509-4423
CK Entertainment 252-229-8844