When planning a wedding, there are many important details which must be considered by the bride and groom. When it comes time to select the music for the ceremony and subsequent activities, it is important to realize that the music chosen is not just another detail. Which kind of music or songs a couple chooses to utilize at their wedding will set the tone and theme of the entire day. It is important to first decide what kind of ambiance they wish to create, before making their final selection of songs.
Some couples choose the classic “”Wedding March”” chorus by Mendelssohn to accompany the brides walk down the aisle, while others choose something a little less mainstream but still beautiful such as “”Ode to Joy”” for the classical enthusiast, or “”Close to You”” by The Carpenters.
If they are utilizing a soloist, as many couples do, to perform a song prior to the bridal procession, they may wish to simply use what they consider to be “”their”” song for this particular part of the ceremony. This is one instance where the music does not necessarily have to fit in precisely with everything else. The favorite song of the couple might be in any category of music.
If the couple does not have a specific preference in regards to choosing a romantic song, then they should keep in mind the overall theme they have chosen for their wedding. If it is a classical theme with stringed instrumentation, they may want to consider choosing a timeless song such as “”l Love You Truly,”” or “”Because””. If they are planning to enjoy a wedding with a modern theme, “”Breathe”” by Faith Hill or “”Everything l Do”” by Bryan Adams may be nice selections to consider.
The wedding reception is also a major consideration as this is where the dancing usually occurs. The couple may choose a music selection with songs such as “”All My Life”” and “”Lost In Love”” for the romantic slow dances. For a more upbeat activity, consider songs such as “”Celebration”” or “”I Wanna Dance With Somebody.””
For the father and mother dances, some nice choices include “”The Way You Look Tonight”” and “”Child of Mine.”” Of course, there might be a song that is special between a parent and son or daughter that, whether traditional or not, they may wish to use for these particular dances.
Of paramount importance, is discussing the music preferences with the individuals responsible for this facet of the wedding, thus insuring it will be executed to the satisfaction of both the bride and groom.