The perfect wedding music goes a long way in satsifying guests and setting the overall tone of the wedding. You want some classic Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, but don’t want to put the younger guests to sleep over “Moon River.”
For Ceremony Music: You’ll need to select wedding
songs for the following main parts of your ceremony.
1. Sitting Music
2. Wedding processional songs
3. Special music during unity candle, communion
4. Musical solos – by a friend, family, or professional vocalist
5. Wedding recessional songs
Music: Create a vibrant atmosphere for guests to mingle. Instrumentals work great and classic jazz is always in style. My tip is to play some songs from your early days that you enjoyed, but know wouldn’t make for good “dance floor” music.
Reception Music: Wedding songs you’ll need for the reception.
Keep in mind your guests when creating a playlist. One suggestsion it to try to satisfy the older crowd with classic crooner music and have the DJ work his way up to some upbeat love songs at the end. This will flow niecely into the first dance and have your guests ready to jump out of their seats.
Here is a list of featured moments that
you’ll need to select wedding songs for:
1. The bridal party entrance
2. The bride and groom entrance song
3. First dance
Daddy/Daughter dance – Mom/Son dance
5. Bridal bouquet toss
7. Bridal party dance
8. Group participation songs (Electric
slide, Chicken dance, Hokey Pokey)
Other Tips for Choosing Music
for a Wedding
Tip 1: Banned Songs: Think of
songs you do NOT want your dj to play. For example, you probably don’t wish to
play a love song that you associate with a past person you
Tip 2: Listen to the DJ or band at a showcase or
another person’s wedding to see how they sound.
Make your wedding song list personal. Play music that has special meaning to
you. Take time to select the perfect wedding music for your big day. Years later
when that song comes on the radio it will remind you of the special day you said
Special thanks to WED101 for contributing!