Over the month of September, I am doing a series of blog posts on www.lovelypretty.net.
My first post focused on choosing music for your wedding. Below is an excerpt from the blog:
Music, if used correctly, can have a great effect on any situation. But finding the correct song for every situation of your wedding is not an easy task. You may not even be aware of when music should be playing until you’re at your wedding and it’s too late.
I have made a list of times where music can be used at your wedding:
Walking down the aisle (can use two songs; 1 for the bridesmaids and 1 for the bride) – Something personal. Try keep away from clichés like John Legend – All of me and Christina Perry – 1000 years.
Exiting the ceremony (confetti) – Usually uplifting/happy/celebratory
Grand entrance to the reception (This is often not thought of) – Usually uplifting/happy/celebratory
Entrance themes for speakers – often inside jokes relating to each speaker
Garter/bouquet – I don’t usually recommend playing music for this, but it would normally consist of something manly for the guys (Eye of the Tiger/Thunderstruck) and a song for the ladies (all the single ladies)
First dance – Choose something personal that speaks to you as a couple. It often comes when you aren’t looking for it
Father-Daughter/Mother-Son dance – Something a bit older usually works.
Grand exit from reception – Usually uplifting/happy/celebratory
While not every one of these situations needs a song, it’s good to be aware of your options.
It’s not always easy to sit down and think of a song. Write down songs as you think of them and once you have a list of songs, you can set an hour or two aside with your fiancé and go through them. Use YouTube and follow their suggestions to lead you to similar songs.
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