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Types of wedding music

There is so much choice in terms of what kind of music you have on your wedding day.

To help you with your choice, we've summarized the different types of music below.

Chenda Melam

The chenda is mainly played in Hindu Temple Festivals and as an accompaniment in the religious art forms of Kerala. The chenda is used as an accompaniment for Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Kannyar Kali, Theyyam and among many forms of dances and rituals in Kerala. It is also played in a dance-drama called Yakshagana which is popular in Tulu Nadu of Karnataka. It is traditionally considered to be an 'Asura Vadyam' which means it cannot go in harmony. Chenda is an unavoidable musical instrument in all form of cultural activities in Kerala.

There are different ways of playing a Chenda, made out of a cylindrical wooden drum, and has a length of 2 feet and a diameter of 1 foot. Both ends are covered (usually with animal's skin). The chenda is suspended from the drummers neck so that it hangs vertically. Using two sticks, the drummer strikes the upper parchment. This instrument is famous for its loud and rigid sound.

Types of Chenda Melam:

  • Uruttu chenda - for playing variations.
  • Veekku chenda - one which beats the basic rhythm.
  • Acchan chenda


Discos are the still the most popular choice of evening entertainment at weddings. They tend to be the cheapest option and provide the greatest flexibility. DJs can play a mix of dance, pop, music from the decades as well as the cheesy wedding classics - something to suit everyone.

Live Band

Live bands are the ultimate in wedding entertainment. The right band will interact with your guests and get the party started and keep it going all night. There are so many types of live band to choose from.

Wedding music suggestions to create the right mood

Different types of music will be better suited to certain parts of your wedding day depending on the mood or atmosphere you want to create. To help you with your choice of wedding music, we've put together some suggestions for the type of music you could have at different points in the day. These are only suggestions and you should ensure you know what type of music an act plays before booking to ensure you create the right atmosphere.

Pre-ceremony - String quartet, harp, flute (or harp & flute), organist, classical guitar, bag pipes & recorded CD.

Ceremony - String quartet, harp, flute, (or harp & flute), organist, classical guitar, solo

singer, bag pipes (The Processional and Recessional) & recorded CD.

Drinks Reception - saxophone (solo or with singer), piano & violin, bag pipes, steel band, string quartet, classical guitar, harp & flute.

Wedding Breakfast -recorded CD, string quartet, harp & flute or classical guitar.

Evening entertainment - DJ or live band.