The music for your wedding will be one of the most important decisions you will need to do when planning for your special day.
Music helps to create the right atmosphere. Music will also set the mood during your wedding ceremony.
One important factor in choosing music is the setting for the wedding ceremony.
If the ceremony will be in a church or synagogue, you will probably be required to stay within the guidelines set by the Church or synagogue.
There are some aspects of wedding music that will need to be addressed when planning your big day.
First, you may wish to select certain music or arrange for professional soloists or musicians to play during the actual wedding ceremony. But at the wedding reception, it's pretty much anything goes when it comes to selecting wedding music.
Everyone's requirements are different so discuss any special requirements with whom ever you're hiring.
One will need to start planning the wedding music early. Remember good talent gets booked fast and you don't want to end up having to select the brand new DJ with only a few weddings under his belt.
Booking your music at least a full year in advance is advisable.Next you will need to know who will be showing up and what they will be playing at least six months prior to the wedding date.
In most cases selecting the music for the wedding ceremony isn't that complicated because most often, it's controlled by the person in charge at the location where the ceremony will take place.
Start researching your wedding ceremony options early, be sure to inquire about any guidelines with respect to wedding ceremony music as these could possibly impact your decision.
If the ceremony is being held outdoors, check for electrical hook-ups or have live musicians.
Wedding music is basically secondary to the ceremony itself so the music is really meant to sort of fill in the gaps during the non-speaking periods such as while guests are being seated, and while lighting the unity candles. Of course, it's your wedding and it can be custom-designed.
It's important that both of you agree on the type of wedding music you want played at your reception.
There are traditional songs that almost always are played at certain points during the reception such as the father-daughter dance and the cake cutting. And then there is all the music in between. Do you like jazz, R&B, Italian, Jewish-inspired. It is all up to you.
Remember to start early so that you can select the right wedding music so that you both can have a happy and successful wedding.