Songs For a Wedding
How To Get it Right
When it comes to choosing songs for a wedding, especially your wedding, there are several things
you need to establish before you start writing down song names.
For example, what do you expect from your wedding songs? - Do you want
funny wedding songs to reflect your sense of humour, or serious wedding
songs to show how much you love each other? Maybe you want a
combination, such as a romantic song or music to walk down the aisle to
and then a funny first dance song or funny songs throughout the night.
options for wedding music is vast and there's no right or wrong choice as what's right
for your wedding will be wrong for someone else’s.
For this reason in
this section of articles I'll look at the various types of songs/music
available to you and give you some examples of my favourites. Then you can cherry pick the ones you like and dismiss the ones
Choosing Songs For a Wedding - The Options:
- Popular wedding reception music - This is the type
of music that appeals to the masses (when attending a wedding) and is often also referred to as
traditional wedding songs. It includes the songs that most of your
guests will probably think of when they think "wedding music". You may
want to choose all your music from this section or mix and match it with
music from the other sections.
- Classical wedding music - classical wedding songs can be hauntingly beautiful as entrance music or music to be played while you sign the register.
- Love songs for weddings
- these are a wedding staple, it's the one chance you both get to let
all your friends and family see just how in love you are and I have yet
to go to a wedding where a love song wasn't played at some point.
- Wedding Entrance Music
- in my opinion this is the most important piece of music of the day
(although some will say it's your first dance song). But your
groom and guests haven't seen you in your dress and fully made up so
there's a heck of a lot of anticipation as you walk into the service.
So it's important to get it right, you your groom and guests to look at you as
you walk in and be blown away, and the music sets the
- Wedding first dance music -
as mentioned above this is definitely one of the two most anticipated songs
of the day (some say the most). It needs to say something about you
both and the way you feel about each other.
You may also want to choose a
song that says something about your personalities. It doesn't have to
be traditional or serious, if you want to have fun with it you can.
- Funny wedding songs
- perhaps you're both fun loving and outgoing and want to have funny
wedding songs to reflect that side of your personality. You may want to
have a few funny songs spread throughout the reception party or maybe
you want to have a funny first dance (these can be a great way of
setting the tone for the rest of the night).
- Celtic wedding music
- maybe you have Irish roots, are having an Irish themed wedding or
perhaps you just like Celtic music. Whatever your reason, there are lots
of traditional Celtic songs (and some less traditional ones) to choose
I'll bet you never realised there was so many things to consider when
choosing songs for a wedding? Well, don't worry all you need to do is
take each aspect of your day and start building up your wedding song lists.
If you're still struggling I've put up a few wedding music samples here so you can simply click on them to hear a sample.
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