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"I received so many compliments from my guests and we were so happy we chose you guys.
Thank you so much!" 

- Emma Daly

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do you require our ceremony song choices?

 

A: We ask for the final ceremony song choices to be submitted 8 weeks before the wedding (6 weeks at the very latest).

 

 

Q: Is it possible to request a song that is not contained in your Ceremony Song Collection pdf?

 

A: Yes, however we must cap new ceremony requests to a maximum of two songs per wedding. We also kindly ask that new song requests are submitted for consideration at the very latest 10 weeks before the wedding.

(Click here to view our most up-to-date Ceremony Song Collection pdf)

 

 

Q: Do you play music before the ceremony begins?

 

A: Yes, as part of our ceremony music package, we perform background music as guests take their seat in the ceremony room / church. We always aim to arrive at the ceremony location one hour before the expected ceremony start time. This one hour gives us plenty of time to set-up our equipment, perform a sound-check, and liaise with the celebrant/priest. We then start performing some light background music of our choosing as guests take their seat. 

 

 

Q: Do we need to choose reception songs?

 

A: Nope, you don't have to worry about these as we always work from our Reception SongList pdf. In the pdf is a wide variety of tried-and-tested upbeat songs which we keep rehearsed and prepared, and they always go down a treat!
(Click here to view our most up-to-date Reception Song-List pdf)

 

 

Q: In relation to your set-up, what requirements do you have from our venue?

 

A: Two armless chairs and a nearby mains power socket. (Note: If ceremony or reception is being planned for outdoors, adequate shelter will be required. See next question)

 

 

Q: Do you perform outdoors?

 

A: Though we prefer to perform indoors, if adequate shelter can be made available, yes, we can perform outdoors. Most venues have portable shelter so it is always best to check with your venue for its availability for your wedding day. The shelter is not for us per se; it’s very much for the instruments and amplification. If rain (even momentary light drizzle) or direct sunlight were to hit the instruments or equipment, it could potentially damage them. 

Ideally the shelter should be a pop-up gazebo/tent, however a parasol/canopy with a wide (cantilever) umbrella will suffice. In the wickedly unfortunate event of it starting to rain mid-ceremony, it really is peace-of-mind having shelter/protection in place (rather than trying to dash and seek shelter mid-ceremony). 

If you are planning on having your ceremony or reception outdoors, we kindly ask to be informed well in advance of the wedding (at the very latest 6 weeks beforehand).

Note: As we all know the Irish weather can be very unpredictable so we do request that on the wedding day, the final decision to perform outdoors for ceremony or reception is made in conjunction with our wishes.

 

As a general rule of thumb, if the risk of precipitation is greater than 50%, temperature below 14 degrees celsius or winds greater than 30km/h, performing outdoors should be avoided. An indoor option should always be at the ready.

Q: Do you perform in the rain / momentary light drizzle?

A: Unfortunately we do not. See previous question for explanation.

 

Q: Can your equipment run on battery power or does it require mains power?

 

A: Yes, our ceremony / reception amplification can run on battery power, however if the venue can provide mains power (230V AC) to where we will be set-up this will always be ideal.

 

 

 

Q: Can you also provide a singer?

 

A: Absolutely! We work with singers quite regularly and we can provide package add-on options of singers with varying styles to suit.

 

 

Q: Do you mind accompanying a family-member/friend who will sing at our ceremony?

 

A: Not at all! We often accompany family members/friends of the couple at weddings. The way we work this is closer to the date, we ask for the singer’s email address to be forwarded to us and we get in touch directly with the

singer to co-ordinate song key and song arrangement in advance of the wedding day. Then on the day we ask the singer to meet with us approx. 30/40 minutes before the expected ceremony start time and we have a run-through of the song. If necessary we can also provide a mic and speaker for the singer.

 

 

Q: Do you have a sample ceremony song selection?

 

A: Certainly! Below is a template used by couples when choosing their ceremony songs. 

Note: It’s always best to coordinate the song selection and song placement within the ceremony with your celebrant or priest.

 

 

 

SAMPLE CIVIL CEREMONY SONG LIST

Entrance

A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)

 

Lighting of Candles

Nuvole Bianche (L. Einaudi)

 

Signing of the Register

Africa (Toto)

 

Exit

Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)

 

 

 

SAMPLE CHURCH CEREMONY SONG LIST

Entrance

A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)

 

Lighting of Individual Candles

As I Kneel Before You

 

Responsorial Psalm

Mo Ghrà Thu 

 

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia

 

Lighting of Marriage Candle

Only You (Alison Moyet)

 

Presentation of Gifts

She Moved Through The Fair

 

Sign of Peace

Nuvole Bianche (L. Einaudi)

 

Communion

Ave Maria

Nella Fantasia/Gabriel's Oboe (E. Morricone)

 

Signing of the Register

Africa (Toto)

L'amour Toujours (Gigi D'Agostino)

 

Exit

Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)

 

 For additional queries/concerns, do get in touch with us at:
  thehoneyvoomduo@gmail.com