Wedding Music – here’s what you need to know.

February 25, 2022   | 

Regardless of the size or style of your wedding, your choice of wedding music is an important layer in setting the tone and mood of the moment and wider celebration.

Music is SO personal. It reminds us each individually and as a couple of moments and feelings and reflects our experiences and attitudes, and thus wedding music is usually chosen for its words, or the memories invoked and not just because of it’s catchy tune!

Ya know we like to keep things simple around here?  As a reminder, this is how we roll. ,so let’s break it down.  When selecting your wedding songs consider:

  • meaning
  • tone
  • pace

MEANING.  The meaning in an aisle song can be reflected in a few ways. You may choose to play ‘your’ song:  the one that was playing when you met.  Or the one that expresses your future hopes, or one that nods to the long and windy road you took to marriage.  Perhaps even one that reflects your culture, or family ties. Discuss the choice together to find the song that really speaks to you.

TONE.  Tradition works.  That’s why it exists after all, and the Bridal March (if you can get over it’s name) is uber familiar to most, but with so many amazing choices and resources out there it’s worth digging little deeper to find the wedding music that speaks to you and supports the tone of YOUR big day.  So whilst we are big fans of the ‘you do you’ school of wedding planning, we do advise that your choices tally or tie up with the overall mood of your nuptials.  If you are  rocking a black dress, and high tops, it’s unlikely you’ll arrive to a Bette Midler ditty.  And if you are in a traditional ballgown dress or tuxedo style suit, it can feel jarring to arrive to the theme from Star Trek!

PACE.  The wedding walk, however you choose to undertake it:  as a couple, with your children, with your mom or dad, or stepdad, soul sister or alone is a MOMENT. Even at tiny wedding and even for the most informal couple, the few minutes before making your vows are emotional ones and we recommend a calming, not too fast, song be played.  It is important that the beat of the song does not rush your walk!  

At a tiny wedding we typically have three music choices to make:

  • Processional, sometimes called an aisle song
  • Recessional, we prefer to call it a celebration song!
  • A background playlist for the befores and afters

Click here for some lovely contemporary aisle song options:

Wedding Music
Contemporary Wedding Songs

The celebration song, ahh, the celebration song.  You’ve exchanged your rings, you’ve signed the register, you’ve had your smooch, you are legit married! Whoop whoop, let’s celebrate with a song that adds vibe @ volume!

Find are some fab ideas following:

Weddings Music
Wedding Music We Love

Extended playlist: it’s also fun to design a playlist for your guests enjoy prior to your ceremony, and (again depending on the mood you wish to create) another for the drinks party afterwards.  Modern music platforms make it so easy to share playlists and build them organically over time.  So sign up to Spotify, update your Shazam App, and get going on creating your epic wedding playlist today.  And if you need more help, we’re right here to do so!

Access our We Do Weddings playlist HERE.

And see what some of our previous couples have selected for their aisle and celebration songs HERE.

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
(Because I’m happy)
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
(Because I’m happy)
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
(Because I’m happy)
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do


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