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With wedding music, you don’t necessarily have to be a conformist (even though some may tell you otherwise). Brides and grooms have been known to choose songs that they had a personal connection with – songs that were playing when they first met, songs that they first danced to, songs that they listened together, songs that they sung to each other, songs that are family favorites.

There is no dearth of preferred songs and there certainly is no shortage of wedding songs. But do these songs necessarily go with your wedding celebrations? Are they in keeping with your wedding theme and tone? And if so which parts do they suit – the pre-wedding celebrations, the wedding ceremony or the post-wedding festivities? These are questions that we’ll help you answer. We won’t spell out songs for you to choose, we’ll help you choose for yourself with pointers to guide you along.

Selecting Right – Pre-Recorded or Live?

Firstly, let us dispel a common wedding-music myth. While pre-recorded music works well at weddings, it is not necessarily the best way to go. The most beautiful outdoor weddings are often the ones with live musicians and vocalists. Again, both involve selecting right – in the former case, the right music and in the latter, the right musicians. While selecting musicians, keep in mind that it’s not so much about selecting the best as it is about selecting the best-suited. This would depend on your wedding theme – conventional, modern, romantic, religious,casual, or otherwise. And while most go with professionals, some with music talent in the family are known to go include relatives. A rehearsal with a live band is always a good idea.

Whichever way you choose to go, remember it’s your wedding and your choice. One word of caution though – stay away from mixing the two, it’s known to have not-so-harmonious effects.

For The Pre-Wedding Celebrations

There’s not much to say with the pre-wedding celebrations. Selecting right depends completely on your style and that of your guests. Most go with DJ’s and peppy numbers for the bachelor and bachelorette parties.

For The Wedding Ceremony

Selecting right for the wedding ceremony involves knowing its parts and understanding their significance. The wedding ceremony opens with the prelude music. Hence, it is imperative that your music set the mood for the rest of the ceremony. Some go with the classic prelude options (Air and Largo among others) while others are known to personalize (with medleys, etc.). The processional announces the arrival of the bridal party and the official start of the wedding ceremony. It is in the nature of an accompaniment and the music should be selected keeping that in mind. Some go with traditional classics (Bridal Chorus or Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring) while many are known to go with contemporary classics (Canon in D or Canon in F). Some are known to choose different songs for the entrance of the parents, the groom, the bridesmaids, and the bride.

The ceremony generally includes the vows, the exchanging of rings, the lighting of the candle and communion. The most favored songs for the wedding ceremony are Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus and The Wedding Song (There is Love). Even while the recessional music signals the end of the ceremony, it signals a new beginning for the wedded couple. Hence, most couples pick songs with positive undercurrents such as Spring and Ode To Joy.

For The Post-Wedding Festivities

It involves such special moments as the cutting of the cake, the first dance, the father-daughter dance, the mother-son dance, the wedding party dance, and the last dance. The reception is where you have the most scope to personalize and fit in all those preferred songs that you couldn’t accommodate in the wedding ceremony.

While classics make for a great wedding, with classics your wedding music is, more often than not, forgettable. Personalized music on the other hand makes for great memories (and doesn’t make selecting wedding music seem like another wedding chore).

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With wedding music, you don’t necessarily have to be a conformist (even though some may tell you otherwise). Brides and grooms have been known to choose songs that they had a personal connection with – songs that were playing when they first met, songs that they first danced to,...
With wedding music, you don’t necessarily have to be a conformist (even though some may tell you otherwise). Brides and grooms have been known to choose songs that they had a personal connection with – songs that were playing when they first met, songs that they first danced to, songs that they listened together, songs that they sung to each other, songs that are family favorites. There is no dearth of preferred songs and there certainly is no shortage of wedding songs. But do these songs necessarily go with your wedding celebrations? Are they in keeping with your wedding theme and tone? And if so which parts do they suit – the pre-wedding celebrations, the wedding ceremony or the post-wedding festivities? These are questions that we’ll help you answer. We won’t spell out songs for you to choose, we’ll help you choose for yourself with pointers to guide you along. Selecting Right - Pre-Recorded or Live? Firstly, let us dispel a common wedding-music myth. While pre-recorded music works well at weddings, it is not necessarily the best way to go. The most beautiful outdoor weddings are often the ones with live musicians and vocalists. Again, both involve selecting right – in the former case, the right music and in the latter, the right musicians. While selecting musicians, keep in mind that it’s not so much about selecting the best as it is about selecting the best-suited. This would depend on your wedding theme – conventional, modern, romantic, religious,casual, or otherwise. And while most go with professionals, some with music talent in the family are known to go include relatives. A rehearsal with a live band is always a good idea. Whichever way you choose to go, remember it’s your wedding and your choice. One word of caution though – stay away from mixing the two, it’s known to have not-so-harmonious effects. For The Pre-Wedding Celebrations There’s not much to say with the pre-wedding celebrations. Selecting right depends completely on your style and that of your guests. Most go with DJ’s and peppy numbers for the bachelor and bachelorette parties. For The Wedding Ceremony Selecting right for the wedding ceremony involves knowing its parts and understanding their significance. The wedding ceremony opens with the prelude music. Hence, it is imperative that your music set the mood for the rest of the ceremony. Some go with the classic prelude options (Air and Largo among others) while others are known to personalize (with medleys, etc.). The processional announces the arrival of the bridal party and the official start of the wedding ceremony. It is in the nature of an accompaniment and the music should be selected keeping that in mind. Some go with traditional classics (Bridal Chorus or Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring) while many are known to go with contemporary classics (Canon in D or Canon in F). Some are known to choose different songs for the entrance of the parents, the groom, the bridesmaids, and the bride. The ceremony generally includes the vows, the exchanging of rings, the lighting of the candle and communion. The most favored songs for the wedding ceremony are Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus and The Wedding Song (There is Love). Even while the recessional music signals the end of the ceremony, it signals a new beginning for the wedded couple. Hence, most couples pick songs with positive undercurrents such as Spring and Ode To Joy. For The Post-Wedding Festivities It involves such special moments as the cutting of the cake, the first dance, the father-daughter dance, the mother-son dance, the wedding party dance, and the last dance. The reception is where you have the most scope to personalize and fit in all those preferred songs that you couldn’t accommodate in the wedding ceremony. While classics make for a great wedding, with classics your wedding music is, more often than not, forgettable. Personalized music on the other hand makes for great memories (and doesn’t make selecting wedding music seem like another wedding chore).
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