It would be an understatement to say that weddings are tedious. Unless you’re a big music fan, creating your own wedding music playlist is going to be the very last thing on your mind. While there are a few obvious moments when you know that you absolutely need music such as the first dance, bridal entry, etc.; there are also other moments that aren’t so obvious. This article will go over the songs needed for wedding so that you won’t have to risk not having certain songs for your special day.
Songs Needed for Wedding
While Getting Dressed
As much as people talk about them, the wedding jitters are real. To calm yourself down before the big moment, have your friends play your favorite songs; preferably those with fun memories attached so you can reminisce about the good times. Even if you’ll be by yourself, have a happy playlist you love on standby.
For The Ceremony Proper
Guests are usually seated, sometimes 30 minutes, before the bride shows up. While the guests are getting seated, you can have music playing to control the mood of the crowd. It sets a nice mood for your guests to mingle with each other and allows family from both sides to get better acquainted.
Check with your DJ or band for their prelude playlist. Listen to the songs and cross off any music you don’t particularly like. The different categories you’ll need different music for include:
- The groom’s and parent’s entrance
- Bridal procession
- First kiss plus the recession
At The Reception
Aside from specific activities during the reception where you’d need special music, you can give your DJ free rein. Activities you’ll want to pre-select your music for include:
- The bride and group’s grand entrance
- First Dance
- Father-daughter dance
- Mother-son dance
- Cutting the cake
- Tossing the bouquet
Although this isn’t necessary, Event Synergy suggests that you can also prepare a list of songs that you do not want the DJ to play in case they are able to have free reign. Perhaps certain songs bring up bad memories, or whatever it is; it’s still your day, so you get to pick what shouldn’t be played.
Time to Pick Some Songs
Now that you have an idea about the category of songs needed for wedding, take your time to find something that will be meaningful to both you and your partner. Your wedding is meant to be the most memorable day in both of your lives, so be sure to not rush any single step.