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Mod Society - Photo by @manifest_it_collective

Planning & Inspiration

Interview With Claudio Marquez, Founder of Mod Society

Claudio Marquez - Founder of Mod Society - photo by @manifest_it_collective

Claudio Marquez – Founder of Mod Society – photo by @manifest_it_collective


If music be the food of love, play on. – William Shakespeare

Much rides on the shoulders of a wedding band. After all the formalities of the marriage ceremony are said and done, the wedding band is responsible for playing the soundtrack that accompanies the newlywed’s once-in-a-lifetime celebration. This is where Claudio Marquez and Mod Society come in. Through music, Mod Society stimulates the emotions, mood, and energy that create memories people remember long after the last song is played.

Shortly after moving to New York City in 2009 to pursue his career, Claudio watched as fellow musicians picked up gigs (and made money!) playing at weddings. Interested yet unsure how to break into this type of work, he decided to form his own band. In its early days, Mod Society was just a trio that played while guests sipped cocktails waiting for the reception to begin. At present, Mod Society is an ever-evolving music collective known for keeping wedding dance floors jam packed well into the night.
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Planning & Inspiration

Ceremony Playlist Recommendations?

Here are some options for your ceremony music, categorized by ceremony style!


Processional: Bride Chorus (Wagner)

Recessional: Wedding March (Mendelssohn)


Prelude: “Apotheosis” (Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty)

Processional: “Spring” (Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons)

Bride’s Processional: “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Bach)

Recessional: “La Rejouissance” (Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks)


Prelude: “Amazing Grace” (John Newton)

Processional: “In This Very Room” (Ron and Carol Harris)

Bride’s Processional: “St. Anthony’s Chorale” (Haydn)

Recessional: “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (Hans Georg Nageli)


Prelude: “You and I” (Stevie Wonder)

Processional: “In My Life” (The Beatles)

Bride’s Processional: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” (Lauryn Hill)

Recessional: “Beautiful Day” (U2)

Planning & Inspiration

Bands Vs. DJs: The Debate Continues!

Bands bs. DJs. Which would you choose or if you would re-do your wedding, what would you change? Check out this great article on the pros and cons of both!

Wedding Bands vs. DJs