When you’re planning a wedding, there’s always going to be the things that are important to you, and the things that aren’t. But no matter where you stand with each element of the occasion, you still have to make decisions. From what meat to serve at the wedding breakfast to the kind of flowers you should carry, there can be a lot. And not everything will be fun! But, if there’s one area of the wedding planning that you should be able to have fun with, it’s the wedding entertainment. Whether you realise it or not, the music that you play throughout your wedding will matter. It can really set the tone of the day, and add to (or take away from) your own experience on the day! So let’s take a look at thing to consider when you’re making your choices.
Walking To It
So the first thing that you’ll want to think about, is the music that you walk to. Whether you’re planning on being traditional here or not, you’ll need to walk down some kind of isle or space, to meet your fiancé at the end. You may want the wedding march, or a favourite song of yours. Either way, make sure that you’re happy walking to it. The tempo of the music will affect how quickly or slowly you walk, so make sure that you’re comfortable with it when you decide.
Next, you’re going to want to make sure that the songs you’re selecting throughout the day have some relevance to you as a couple. Now, this could even be said about the song that you walk down the isle too, but it matters the most when it comes to your first dance. Choosing a song that is important to you should be key here.
The Different Times
Another really important factor is to remember that you’re going to need to play music at different times throughout the day. Maybe you want background music at the wedding breakfast, or even when your guests are mingling in between the ceremony and the breakfast. So will you want to play a record or have an orchestra playing?
What You Want To Dance To
Then, you need to make sure that you’re picking out the music that you really want to dance too. Think about weddings bands that you like, like The Smooth Criminals, that can do songs you like. But also consider any key records that you love and will want to dance to at your wedding!
What Your Guests Might Want
Last but not least, you may also want to spend some time thinking about what your guests may also want too. While, of course, you’re going to want to be able to enjoy the day, you do also have to be sure that your guests are going to get up and dance. Nobody wants an empty dance floor. So, as you’re pulling together song choices for the DJ, make sure that you get a good mix. Go for your favourites, as well as some older songs for the oldies, and then a good mix of genres in there too.