Music is the backbone of every event. This is especially true for the most important event of your life: your wedding day.
A good playlist can set the mood, inspire playfulness or heartfelt connection, and guide your guests throughout the occasion.
Keep reading to find out how to make a wedding playlist that completes your special day.
To plan music accordingly, you’ll want to know the time frame of events throughout the entire wedding and reception.
Think about the theme of the event, the people attending, and you and your loved one’s preferences. From there, you can start to piece together a playlist with the following tips.
Before the wedding begins, you may want to create a playlist to get ready to. This should be a curation of you and your friends’ favorite songs.
For the wedding itself, you may want to play music for:
In general, the songs should be soft, melodic, and romantic. You can stick to classical music or change it to suit your style.
For inspiration, watch wedding ceremony videos online and use a phone application like Soundhound to identify the songs you like. You can always stick to popular options (i.e. for the bridal walk) and find cover versions of the songs to make it feel unique.
Depending on how you do your wedding, you may have guests hang out and eat at the venue before heading to the reception. If this is the case, you’ll want to find songs that are calm and ambient for the background while people chat.
After the ceremony is said and done, guests will head to the reception. There, you may choose to have food, drinks, dancing, and all-around fun.
You may want to think about hiring a wedding band for a part of or for the entire reception. This will take the stress off of planning, plus most people enjoy live music.
Either way, you’ll want to find music for:
The first dance between the bride and groom should have a slow, romantic song with it. The best way to go about finding the right fit for you is to look for a song together.
If there are any sentimental songs that are a part of your history as a couple, this may be a good choice. Otherwise, stick with the classics. You can find examples online easily.
The parent dance is typically a slow song but it doesn’t have to be. Great song choices include lyrics that have to do with the parent-child relationship.
For the rest of the event, you can play whatever music will get your guests moving. Consider choosing from different genres and time eras to appeal to everyone.
If you’re throwing a bouquet, perhaps you should choose a playful song to accompany the activity. Throwing the bouquet dates back to weddings in England years ago, but you can make the tradition your own by playing modern music.
No matter what songs you choose, be sure to listen to your playlists before the big day. This will help you make sure it’s cohesive and feels right.
If you need to, recruit help from your friends and loved ones.
With these tips on how to make a wedding playlist, you can find the perfect songs to match your style.
Get inspiration from wedding videos online, plan songs based on different parts of the event, and listen to your playlist before the big day. Alternatively, you can hire out a wedding band or DJ to take the responsibility off of your plate.
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