The wedding planning has started and the choices are many. The dress ,the cake, the venue, and the music. Before the big event the most important decisions will likely be the dress, the cake, and the food. Once the event starts, however, the most important part just may be the music. Sure nothing ruins a wedding faster than bad food, but nothing defines a wedding more than the music.
Most couples, when they start thinking about music and their wedding, focus on the first dance song. The first dance song should be a song that has special meaning to the newly wedded couple, but it is just the tip of the iceberg. You may want music to play during your ceremony. You will need a father-daughter dance song ,a cake cutting song, an introduction song. The list continues with a mother-son song, a bouquet toss song ,garter toss song, and last dance song. You will also have to decide on the music to be played between these songs during the reception.
The music will shape and set the tone of your event. You may want a classy event featuring orchestra music, or a fun event using popular songs of today. The wedding may be a country themed event with country music, or you may want to rock out all night.
The most memorable weddings seem to combine a little of everything. The people at your wedding can range from grandparents, right down to young children. Try to incorporate a little music from each of the age groups attending your wedding and reception. Older guests surely will enjoy a few Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennet songs, both of who luckily for you, have many wedding appropriate songs. Parents or guests in this age group, would surely enjoy some Beatles and your younger guests will love”The Chicken Dance” A nice touch you could add to your wedding would be to find out what the grandparents and parents wedding songs were and try to incorporate them into your day.
The choices of music for your wedding day are endless. The song that will mean the most to you and your spouse will be the first dance song. This song should hold special meaning to the two of you, don’t worry about anyone else here, this is YOUR song. The rest of your wedding day, however, can be filled with music that not only holds true to the theme of your wedding, but allows your guests to come away with their own memories. Yes this is your day, but their is no reason you can’t try to make it special for everyone attending.
Enjoy picking the music for your day, get input from the band or dj, and those who will be attending the event. Ultimately, however the choices are yours, and the day is yours, just remember the music will shape the event as much if not more than the venue, the linens or the flowers.