Guide to Planning Wedding Music

Guide to Planning Wedding Music

Music conveys what words cannot express. It is so important on such an inexpressably special day! What song will you go down the aisle to? What do you want playing as you kiss for the first time as husband and wife?

Use these tips to help you orchestrate the score for your wedding day!

The ceremony. The big moment. Think about whether you want to have live or recorded music and what pieces you want to choose as the background for your wedding

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Here’s a sample song timeline for a ceremony:

PRE-CEREMONY—FAMILY ENTRY

BRIDAL PARTY ENTRY

BRIDE ENTRY

UNITY

PRAYER

FIRST KISS

GRAND EXIT

Be sure to add approximate timing or word markers in the sermon for the dj or musicians and give them a copy of the program.

Then comes the celebration!

Don’t forget to create a reception playlist with plenty of songs to dance to, slow and fast. It may also be helpful to give the dj songs to play at certain times (when no one is dancing, when people look tired, etc.). Put them on a separate “in case of emergency” playlist.

4 playlists to have fun compiling:

CEREMONY

RECEPTION

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

RECEPTION SPECIAL MOMENTS

Sound overwhelming? Don’t worry! Use our music planning guide to brainstorm and organize – and make a fun activity of it. Sit down or dance with friends, family, and your love to pick the favorites together!

MUSIC PLANNING GUIDE

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