Canapes is the time after the wedding ceremony and the family photos have completed, before dinner. This is usually when the bridal party will go for photos before everyone meets back at the wedding reception venue later.
Choosing music for this time of the wedding is important for setting the scene and providing a great atmosphere for everyone catching up and enjoying time with friends and family. Not too laid back (save those for dinner time) and not the good dancefloor songs for later in the night – basically the inbetween ones.
We have several selections below to give you an idea of possible music to use for wedding canapes, or even use a mix of all, which is sometimes best in order to please as many guests as possible.
New Zealand Music (Excellent Kiwi artists like Tiki Taane, Fat Freddys Drop, Shapeshifter, Gin Wigmore, Crowded House, Six60, Blackseeds) – listen to samples
Vitamin String Quartet (String versions of great bands like Tool, Nirvana, Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Lady Gaga, and much more) – listen to samples
Jazz – (Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker) – listen to samples
Various Contemporary Artists – (Toto, Ben Harper, Bill Withers, John Legend, Queen, Taylor Swift, etc) – listen to samples
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