At my wedding there was a short delay with music once we where seated after being introduced as MR & MRS ****.
During that time because there was no music no one was really game enough to talk because it was so quiet.
Once the music was sorted out after one minute, the room errupted with conversation.
It was the longest minute of my life.People expect music, like music and in my honest opinion sets the mood/scene for a lovely wedding
If it only the money he is worried about why dont you look at burning a few cds of just nice instrumental music you can play of a cd player softly so at least there is SOMETHING playing??
It would be a very very cheap option!
I hope you have some luck with your FH, fingers crossed he comes around!!!!!