From your wedding ceremony prelude through the dance music at your wedding reception, your wedding music is an important part of your wedding celebration. And how to choose your first wedding dance song is an essential part of that.
The best wedding songs and wedding music for your ceremony and reception are often hard to select – there are so many popular wedding songs and so much iconic wedding music to choose from. And as you plan for your wedding music you of course must remain mindful of your wedding music budget as it relates to your overall wedding budget. Live bands, string pieces, orchestras, singers and/or DJ’s can often be pricey.
While you want your wedding music to be pleasing to your wedding guests, you also want your wedding music to reflect the style and preferences of you and your fiancé. That’s where the the ultimate guide to wedding music can be a great help to you.
The music that accompanies the bride as she walks down the aisle is often traditional wedding march, but there are also other beautiful songs for your walk down the aisle.
2. Practice dancing to it. There are plenty of beautiful, meaningful songs that just aren’t right for your first dance. We’ve all been to weddings where a DJ has mistakenly played one of those in-between tempo tunes and it kills the mood immediately. Make sure the song you’ve picked doesn’t make you feel awkward as you sway along to it.
3. Pay attention to the lyrics. Sometimes a beautiful melody can distract us from what’s actually being said in a song. Make sure you know what the song you’ve chosen is really about, and the lyrics aren’t indirectly strange or inappropriate. Your guests will notice.
Like anything in the wedding planning process, make sure to have fun with this task! It can be a really romantic challenge if you both come into it with an open mind and an enthusiastic attitude.
Article: Stephanie Schertz