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Picking The Right Wedding Music

For most brides, the moment they step down the aisle and the wedding music on is the moment their wedding really starts. Getting your wedding ceremony music right will play a big part in this, so here are the dos and don’ts you need to get it just right.

Picking The Right Wedding Music: Do’s


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Setting The Mood

Yes, we know — your wedding day will be emotional and romantic. Just as you’ll likely choose a song that is filled with these emotions for your first dance, do the same for your wedding ceremony music. Yes, it can be instrumental, but it does need to enhance all those magical things you’ll be feeling as you walk down the aisle to your future husband or wife!


Making it ambient

Whatever your choice of wedding music, make sure it’s ambient and easy for your guests. Consider the volume – you don’t want anything too loud or ear-splitting. Just make sure the pace is calm and slow. This will help keep your groom relaxed and give you a natural rhythm to match as you walk down the aisle.


Making it desirable and appropriate

Not only for your venue and personal tastes, but for your wedding ceremony type, too. If you’re having a civil ceremony, for example, you’ll be asked to steer clear of overly religious music, and if you’re having a religious wedding, there might be limits on what you can play, too. Check well beforehand so you have time to find the perfect wedding ceremony music that still gets the go ahead.

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Picking The Right Wedding Music: Don’ts


Don’t Stay Traditional

Classics and traditions are good — but don’t make it too traditional. While a pianist or organist might be the tradition (and very beautiful), they aren’t your only options. Other live musicians to consider are harpists, soul choirs or even a live band. Just make sure the songs you choose are appropriate in lyrics and length.


Don’t make a last minute decision

The song you just absolutely fell for on the radio last week might seem like the perfect choice, but stop and really think about it before you choose it for your wedding day. How often do trendy songs come and go? How often do you listen to them so many times you fall out of love with them? You don’t want this to be how you remember your wedding ceremony, so approach the latest tunes with care and try not to make a last minute decision if you can help it.


Don’t forget to pick a song for your walk out, too

So far, all we’ve been thinking about is what music you will walk down the aisle to, but what about when you exit the church as newlyweds, otherwise known as your recessional music? Make sure you choose a musical accompaniment for this too, it’ll be the first walk you take as a married couple so you want it to be atmospheric and memorable.


And of course, after the ceremonies, there’s no better measure of a wedding’s “fun factor” than a packed dance floor. That’s why it’s so important to arrange for first-rate wedding music, whether you go “live” with a band or have a DJ.


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