Choose the Right Music for Your Wedding

Choose the Right Music for Your Wedding

Music sets the tone for any wedding. Whatever your choices, you should be sure the personalities of you, the wedding couple, are reflected in your music. But while selecting your wedding music, you’ll find yourself faced with several choices.

Ceremony vs. Reception

For most couples, the ceremony is a tribute to their love. The reception is a chance to celebrate with loved ones. For that reason, you may choose a more romantic, serious theme for the music in your ceremony and a more celebratory line-up for the reception. This is where the choices come in. That special song you and your fianc?� call “our song?” You have to choose whether to include it in the ceremony or the first both. Will you walk down the aisle to the traditional Here Comes the the classically beautiful Cannon in D Major? These are all choices individual to you, the happy couple.

Traditional vs. Contemporary

Don’t be fooled by what people tell you. Unless your wedding venue has strict rules about the type of music that can be played during ceremonies, be creative. If your fianc?� is a Star Wars fan and wants to walk down the aisle to The Imperial March, let him. Not only will it make him happy, your friends and family will love seeing something so personal. Walk down the aisle to a song you like. Change things up and play an upbeat dance tune during the unity candle ceremony. Weddings can be serious, nerve-wracking events, and loosening up and having a little fun can lighten the mood for everyone.

Live vs. DJ

Your reception will be the party to remember, so you want to make sure your music keeps everyone dancing. Some couples choose a live band to keep things going. Finding the right band can be a daunting task, but there are bands that specialize in wedding music. Those bands are familiar with the traditional wedding reception favorites-songs like From This Moment On for your first dance and Butterfly Kisses for the bride’s dance with her dad.

You might find a wedding DJ provides more flexibility. Your wedding guests will enjoy rocking out to the songs they the singers they love. A good wedding DJ will learn the musical tastes of the wedding party and cater their music accordingly. But be sure to choose the right wedding DJ for you and your friends. If you love country music, for instance, you wouldn’t want to select a DJ who is known for playing hip-hop.


The most important step in choosing wedding music for your special day is to know yourself and your fianc?� choose the music that suits your personalities. Your loved ones will be delighted to see a musical expression of the two of you and your relationship on your special day. Choose the music you love to listen to and you’ll be sure to have a wedding day to remember.