Planning a wedding is one of the hardest things that a couple can do together. There is so much to think about and even the tiniest of mistakes can turn into major problems on the big day. This is why careful planning is the best way to ensure that the most important day of your life goes off without a hitch.
When it comes to picking your wedding music, you can afford to have a little fun. If your wedding is themed, you have the opportunity to create a really special playlist. Long gone are the days when swing bands and radio friendly ballads were the only option for a wedding. These days, the sky is the limit, so put together a wedding playlist that really suits you.
These handy hints and tips will help you make sure that your wedding music is compatible with your wedding theme.
Slow Down & Take Your Time
If you start thinking about the wedding music with plenty of time to spare, you can really take your time and consider all of the options. This is important for couples with a quirky or unusual theme, because finding the right songs might be hard. Ultimately though, whether you have a Bollywood, fairy tale, village fete, or a Star Trek themed bash, the right tunes are out there.
While you may feel that your musical taste is unique, and it might even be true, that still doesn’t mean that you can’t find likeminded couples that have went through the same path to selecting the music. Simply going online and looking for ideas can go a very long way to ensuring that you greatly expand your song list and make it as good as it can be.
Match the Music to the Mood
In the event that you find yourself struggling to pick songs that both match your theme and seem suitable for a wedding, try to think of the day in terms of mood. It is okay to have a mixture of different tunes. They don’t all have to be ‘first dance’ songs or even all that romantic. If you find a song that you really love, don’t reject it because it doesn’t seem traditional enough; find a part of the big day that matches its mood and use it there.
There’s a lot of different moods that need to be created during the wedding day, therefore you shouldn’t exclude a song just because it doesn’t match up with a particular part of the wedding. If you love a specific tune, or even a few, you simply have to find the right moment to play them.
Turn to the Classics for Help
If you are really finding it hard, opting for a classic match of music and theme could be the right way to go. So, for example, when people think of formal fifties and sixties style, they often associate it with sharp suited musicians like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. Or, they think of country themed weddings and imagine bluegrass musicians, folk singers, and rustic rural bands. Sometimes, the tried and tested options really are the most effective.
You really can’t go wrong with the jazz classics, or the all-time favourites from the eighties – these are just a couple of examples that define entire generations, so they will definitely work to create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding. The important thing to remember is that the wedding day is about having fun, so the music should probably allow people to do so. Luckily, there are more than enough options that are up to the task.
And the best part is, combining wedding music to the wedding theme can work both ways – just as you can choose your music to match the theme, you can use musical styles as inspiration for developing a unique theme.
A wedding theme can make the special day even more unique and memorable not only for you, but for your guests as well, but it requires thorough planning to make sure that all the different parts of the wedding theme match up with one another.
And one of the most important aspects that set the mood for the entire event is the wedding music – it’s what ultimately sets the mood, dictates different activities and ceremonies throughout the day and allows people to let go and just have fun.
Ultimately, combining your wedding theme with wedding music comes down to going through all the options, even the ones that might seem far-fetched initially, making sure you find the right songs for the right parts of the wedding, and not being afraid to turn to the classics if you just can’t narrow down your choices.
Jeremy started playing violin at the age of 3 and has never stopped. He absolutely loves playing music and founded ‘Musical Functions’. He is also a MC/DJ & regularly performs in his wedding band “Something Borrowed” with his fantastic team of dedicated musicians and creating the perfect musical experience for weddings.