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The inside story on having me as your wedding musician

Aside from genuine, beautiful wedding day music, what's it like to work with me?

I'm here to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible, while also being personalized to the extent you'd like. I embrace all styles of planning.

Because only you know which of my songs you love most, I've created a planning process that empowers you to plan like a pro, with ease.

Here's how it works:

  • Discover songs. I provide recordings of all my songs, so you can listen and decide which ones best fit your personalities and love story. I'm also able to learn or arrange new songs. Maybe on a road trip or a long weekend, you can relax and listen to my wide variety of wedding music.

  • Easy to create your ceremony soundtrack. You'll receive a guide with song suggestions and thoughtful tips for a simple 3-step process to make a professional wedding ceremony music plan with me. I'll be available to answer any questions you may have.

  • Extensive experience. I'll make sure everything is set up for your wedding day to be flawless as it represents you and your love.

"Ryan Smith is the most talented musician we have encountered. We met Ryan 3 years ago at a wedding expo in Dillard's and followed him on Instagram. We instantly fell in love with his style and music. He was very accommodating through covid and helpful with choosing songs to create a list for our ceremony. He was very delightful to work with. He made communication simple and stress free. 10/10 would recommend him for any and all events!

He was also prompt and worked seamlessly with our officiant to cue music, etc. Relying on him for day of music took all the hassle and worry out of the wedding planning! This picture was made even more magical with his music. Seriously choose him!"

-- Kayla and Louis, married in 2021 at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Here's an example of a wedding ceremony music plan:

Processional Song 1: Canon in D

Entrances of Parents, Close Relatives, Officiant

Processional Song 2: A Thousand Years

Entrances of Groom, Maid of Honor/Best Man, Wedding Party, Ringbearers, and Flower Girls

Bride’s Song: Can’t Help Falling in Love

Unity Ceremony: The Swan

Sand Ceremony

Recessional: At Last

For these ceremony moments, the planning guide will list a wide variety of songs that are a great fit for each of these moments, depending on what you'd like.

As your musician, I'm all ears.

If there are songs, decades, genres, or moods you'd like, you can always let me know and I'll adjust accordingly. Or, if there are songs or genres you don't want included, let me know and I won't play them.

Pre-ceremony music (usually 10-20 songs) welcomes your guests and sets the tone for your wedding. It's normally calm and romantic.

Reception music often includes a mix of slower and upbeat songs to create an inviting, romantic atmosphere.

Would you like to schedule a complementary 10-minute consultation with me?

Choose a date and time that works for you!

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