Music really does create the mood for any occasion and whether it’s the bridal entrance, the first romantic dance or the DJ list for the party, it can make or break the moment or it can make or break the whole occasion.
We all have a song that evokes a special memory, this is what happens with songs you choose for your wedding day.
Your memory will forever be attached to the song, so… take some time to choose the music which will reflect the mood you want to create. Music is so personal, my first piece of advice is to choose what ‘you’ love.
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I have a whole pinterest board devoted to music for ceremonies that I’ve either liked or has been used in some of my ceremonies, so take a visit there, with links to youtube so you can hear the songs .. I love youtube!!
Decide what style of music you would like. So many choices…. if you like the idea of live music, there are beautiful string trio’s / quartets, harpists, Guitar soloists, singers and even drumming groups to entertain the guests and serenade you down the aisle.
If you have booked a chapel or function centre there is usually sound equipment available for use.
Wherever your ceremony, most Professional Celebrants have professional sound systems and will extend the invitation to use their PA system to play your chosen music, most have aux cords to connect with all of the modern devices, so check this when booking.
If you choose to use a PA for you ceremony, I always recommend that you have everything clearly marked on playlists with an allocated music person, this will be your ‘go to’ music person who will be cool, calm and collected on the day and liaise with the celebrant to know exactly when to play ‘what’. Remember, it is not your celebrants responsibility to supply or organise the music.
HINT: Place your device on ‘airplane mode’ so no interruptions can happen, make sure you either turn off passcode or make sure your ‘go to’ person knows it .. ensure the device is fully charged AND have a back up too!!
1. Waiting Guests
Music isn’t usually required for the waiting guests, however if you decide you’d like music, it can create a certain mood. Light, modern happy music will create a light and happy atmosphere, whereas strings will create a more formal mood.. so keep that in mind.
2. The Bridal Entrance.
You have a couple of options.
One Song for the entire bridal party.
One for the bridesmaids entrance. THEN once the bridesmaids are all in place, their song is ‘volumed down’ and the Bridal entrance song is started and the bridal entrance commences.
I love this as it really gives the bridesmaids a moment to get into position and enjoy every moment of the Brides entrance.
3. Signing of the Register
I suggest 2 songs for the background music – sometimes this is a longer process if the photographer decides to take extra photos etc, so it’s lovely to be prepared with special songs chosen.
4. The Recessional Song.
This is where you walk back down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs.
What a celebration this moment is! So choose a song that will really fit the mood, upbeat, happy and a true celebration.
I like to have background music playing quietly to create atmosphere as your guests congratulate you, choose approximately 6 songs with an upbeat feel.
For the reception, plan your music with your DJ or Band who will be able to get the party started exactly to your ‘brief’, so make sure you communicate exactly what you expect for your celebrations. Your DJ or Band will have a music list and will most likely have some great ideas to suit your individual celebrations.
Background music for your DVD!!
Take a look at these gorgeous video’s from my weddings and see how the music really does create an amazing feel!!!
This is a short video by www.luminapictures.com.au
An elopement video .. photos also set to music I love this!!!
A short film shot on a go pro by Katelyn from Kateshots photography, wait til you see what she did with music!! <3 love.