It is very hard to think of a wedding without beautiful music creating a background to the ceremony as well as the reception. The music that you choose for a wedding plays a major part in how people feel that day because emotions will surely be running high.
The music you select for your big day will be remembered for a long time to come. So, select all the music carefully so that it is something that means a lot to you and your spouse. There are many wedding bands you could select, but you should hire one that can do justice to the music you want played at your wedding. Another good idea would be to get a family member or friend to sing at the wedding. Make sure they are comfortable performing and better yet that they have had experience singing that particular song.
There are many different parts of the ceremony that require very distinct musical accompaniment. These parts include the processional, recessional and the actual ceremony after which there are many more events. The events after the ceremony include the pre-reception, reception, cake cutting ceremony, your first dance as a couple and parents' dances which include father-daughter dance and mother-son dance.
You therefore need to choose a huge selection of music, all of which matches the part of the ceremony it is meant to accompany. Try to select songs that have significance to the event or which are important to you as a couple. Make sure that you include a song that the two of you have enjoyed together. If there is a song that your parent loves then you should certainly dance with that parent to that particular song. The style of wedding you are planning should be matched by the music. It will not be appropriate to play the latest pop numbers if your ceremony is very religious or if the majority of people attending will not like that music.
Make sure that your band is given a playlist that includes fast and slow songs. You should also include songs that will appeal to specific age groups so that they too get into the party spirit. You should also remember to give your band a list of songs that you do not want them to play. This is necessary because many boisterous guests tend to impose their selection upon wedding bands even if it does not match the occasion. This will also enable you permit your guests to request numbers without worrying whether the entire ambience will be ruined.
Many people are using professional wedding planners today because the planners deal with the headache of making all the arrangements. If you hire a wedding planner then you can depend on that person to offer you suggestions regarding what music the band should play. Even if you do not intend to use a wedding planner's services, these tips will certainly help you organize appropriate music for your wedding without too much trouble.