What exactly is a wedding singer and what do we do?
My name is Gemma and I am a professional wedding singer not just in my spare time but all of my time, it can all be very confusing and you may ask why do I need a singer for my wedding, well you do not actually need one at all, but believe me the difference it can make on your special day can be enormous.
Whether you've chosen to have a traditional Church wedding or an intimate civil ceremony in a stately home, hotel, castle or other venue I can provide all of your musical needs from the moment you say "I Do" until your very first dance as Husband and Wife. I can perform a wide range of music from Opera Arias to Ed Sheeran's latest hit!
As an example, some of my brides prefer the traditional Bridal Chorus written by Wagner (or to you and me "Here comes the Bride" ) for the bridal entrance and others often prefer a favourite piece of music or song which may be special to you both, for instance; Roberta Flacks "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” or Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" etc. If you're having a church service I can also lead your hymns for you. Quite often the loudest voice that can be heard is the vicar which can be quite pleasant, but may also be a little if I may say in the nicest possible way, not quite as tuneful as it could be? So as well as your chosen songs I will lead the hymns, this will often encourage your guests and give them the confidence to sing out loud. During the signing of the register I will play or sing your chosen piece and also upon your exit. I would usually position myself somewhere to one side of the altar to be discrete but visible. The main thing is it’s your day and I will do my absolutes best to help make it your perfect day.
I am busy planning my own wedding for 2019 so one date that is not available in my diary girls is September 6th next year!!! I know how exciting and how much hard work is involved in trying on dozens of wedding dresses to find the perfect one and all the other things which require doing and organising but I will certainly be having a wedding singer at my own wedding, even though my family keep hinting for me to sing at my own wedding I feel this is one wedding that I dont want to sing at but who knows, maybe I wont be able to resist the urge to stand up and sing something!
There are several packages that I have put together but the ultimate package is yours to name, this is what your wedding is all about. My most popular package is singing during the ceremony followed closely by package 2, this can be a civil ceremony or a church service, I will help and advise on music for either service as certain venues are not allowed some pieces of music.
Singing during the wedding ceremony as your guests arrive, during the signing of the register and for the bridal entrance and exit. If you're getting married in a church I can also lead the hymns for you.
This would include all of the above music and any chosen songs you would like during your reception drinks.
All of the above plus singing the first dance.
The ultimate package is it’s your day and I work for your entire day, anything to do with your wedding, music at the church, wedding breakfast, reception I will be there to help.
I would like to share one entirely separate thing with you and full details are on my website also a video clip which will give an idea of what could be in store, it is a lot of fun for a 40 minute slot at your reception and a huge surprise for your guests, it is our singing waitress set and we are incognito!