How To: Choose Your Wedding Music

wedding musicMusic can play a fundamental role in your ceremony.  There are a number of points that you can incorporate music into your wedding.  This is a quick guide to get you thinking about the role that music can play in your ceremony and help you to choose your wedding music.

When do you play wedding music?

  • Background music: While waiting for the ceremony to start.
  • The procession: As the bride/s or groom/s enter.
  • During the marriage licence signing: This is the best opportunity for special music and songs
  • The recessional: Immediately prior to the Celebrant presenting the couple.
  • After: Once the ceremony has completed if drinks are being served.
  • Reception / Party

How is the wedding music played?

This really is your choice but you have a number of options:

  • Musicians: Live music in any form (i.e: soloist, trios, jaxx, acoustic guitar…the options are endless).
  • Singers
  • Singing together
  • Stereo or sound system

What sort of wedding music should you use?

This is entirely up to you and your partner.  Contemporary, timeless, instrumentals, dance, drums, live…it’s all up to you!  However, you should consider the following:

  • How will the sound carry in the venue
  • Do you need special equipment
  • What will the additional cost be
  • If using a live musician – can they sing or play the song that you require

Why should you use a certain song or instrumental?

Selecting your song or wedding songs is a choice that you and your partner will make.  Music can be particularly ‘potent’ because the best songs are the ones that will remind you of the person you are in love with, the reasons why you love them, and the reasons that you have decided to marry.  Think of your wedding song as the soundtrack to your special day.  The song/s you select will add to the story of your day, so take the time to think about the songs or music that mean the most to you both.  And don’t forget, sometimes this can mean not having any music at all.

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