When you choose your wedding music, you will be setting the tone for your entire event. This is why it is so important to do some research before you and your better half select wedding bands and go through your wedding music song list. The following tips will make your life easier –
• Mood of the Wedding Ceremony – If you and your partner are traditional people, then sticking to classic wedding music is the best option. Your older relatives would enjoy it and so would you. Plus, these are some numbers that never fail to make an impression. “Canon in D” by Pachelbel and “Here Comes the Bride” are some options to go for. However, more and more couples seem to be going contemporary with numbers like “Come Away with Me” by Norah Jones, and if that suits you style, you should go for it.
• Wedding Setting – If you are getting married in a church or cathedral, the vocals would be difficult to hear in such a setting. So, always test the acoustics of the place after you decide on a couple of songs with your wedding band. Instrumental music might be a better option in places with difficult settings. Indoor settings always have the problem of echo, so you might want to look into that as well.
• Number of Songs – The music will be played as guests are arriving throughout the wedding ceremony, mothers’ seating, processional, bride’s entrance and other special moments that are a part of your wedding. Thus, you need to choose enough songs that would cover all these events. So, decide how many songs you need to select and work it out with your wedding band.
• Musical Solos – Sherlock Holmes wasn’t the only one who played his violin at the wedding of John Watson and Mary Morstan in BBC’s Sherlock, breaking hearts and making people tear up. This is a popular concept and if you have a talented friend who is adept at vocals or a musical instrumental, you could request them to be a part of the ceremony and showcase their talent on your special day.
• Choosing a Wedding Band – This depends entirely on you and your partner’s preferences. It is rarely the case that the two of you would agree on a common genre or band, so it is best to find a middle ground. Choose a band that neither of you hate, that is the advice you would get from best friends and well-wishers.
Finally and most importantly, this wedding is about you and so, your satisfaction is the most important thing. You can balance you choices with some hit new wedding numbers and some classics to please everyone.