Picking out the perfect soundtrack to your wedding is a key part of organising your big day, from the aisle walk to the first dance; have you considered which songs or styles of music you’d love to feature on the day? Below we explore the various musical options available to you on your wedding day.
The pre-ceremony playlist
Before the ceremony starts many people will be excitedly taking their seats and catching up with their fellow wedding guests. During this time, background music is best kept relaxed and uplifting; some gentle guitar music or a classical playlist is a great choice. In contrast, you may like to hire a band to play during the pre-ceremony, as well as for the ceremony itself.
The processional; the musical highlight
The processional walk is one of the biggest highlights of the whole day; when the big walk of the bridesmaids, bride, and father of the bride takes place. This will be the first time everyone gets to see the bride in all her bridal glory, so picking a truly beautiful, memorable, and evocative piece is a lovely way to really make the most of this exciting moment. Traditionally, brides have chosen to walk down the aisle to the Bridal Chorus, by Wagner; going for this wedding day classic may be the perfect way to enjoy the moment.
The recessional is one of the highest points of your wedding day; where everyone really soaks up the excitement of the ceremony. As such, many people like to go for something joyful and uplifting for this part of the ceremony. This song could be an upbeat favourite of yours, or you may like to go for the traditional choice: the Wedding March, by Mendelssohn.
The first dance
The First Dance song is one of the most memorable and special musical highlights of the weddings day and many couples spend hours pouring over their options, trying to find the perfect track for them. For other couples, who share a special song together, their choice of song will require little time and effort to figure out. If you’re having a hard time finding the right song for you, or don’t know where to start; why not think about the defining characteristics or special qualities of your relationship and the good things that your partner has bought into your life and use them to guide your choice?
After hours dancing
For your after hours celebrations, there are a wide variety of fun options to pick from. Who doesn’t love a fun wedding DJ? An upbeat entertainer, who will play all your favourite tracks and give you and your wedding guests great control over the music coming out of the speakers. Another great way to dance off your wedding day nerves is to organise a live band; why not consider jazz, swing, soul, funk, or classical?
The wedding day soundtrack
From the first dance to the after-hours music, there are many important musical moments to consider and factor into your wedding day plans.