Wedding music is a where your contemporary taste and ideas meet the traditionalism. Our creativity meets the tradition. It is best that you use your creativity and yet retain the traditionalism of the event. Yes there are some songs that are played at all wedding bands devon. But, you do not need to play the same songs. You can be a bit experimental.
The big three:
There are three big decisions that you need to make while you choose the music for your wedding day and while planning a wedding ceremony.
You need to decide whether to be sacred or secular. When you opt for a religious tradition, it is best that you confirm with the officiant’s staff before you get choose any particular tune.
Some religions follow stringent rules about the type of music you can and cannot play for a wedding, while others do not have rules at all.
Second point of consideration is where you will use music in the ceremony. At what moments do you think the music would best suit and enhance the significance of the event and what is the kind of music you need to play. Here too it is important to check the religious guidelines before you make any firm decision. Wedding ceremonies often have prelude and postlude of music. This is the instrumental music which is played before and after the ceremony. There is also processional and recessional music, which is played during the entrance and the exit of the party. There will be one song of joy while the ceremonies are on, like in between the readings, while lighting the unity candle or any point where it is convenient.
Third consideration is what tone you wish to set for your wedding. This is entirely your choice and decision. This is one of the most important decisions that reflect your personality and beliefs. You may prefer classical feel, or light hearted feel, folk hymns or may be even jazz.
If you have live music or singing, what songs would you want to focus on, romantic, love or friendship, shared goals, commitment to God? You can experiment a lot with music and personalize music as you set on wedding planning.
Band or a DJ?
Well you need to ask yourself if you want a live band or a disc jockey. While both are good options for a wedding reception planning, the atmosphere that they create differs. A band makes an impressive visual impression on the guests and is the best way to interact with the guests and keep them involved and interested. There is no substitute for the vibrancy and warmth of a live acoustic instrument. While a band gets in oodles of atmosphere, it may not have the variety of music that a DJ can bring in on the occasion. You can hire a variety band to introduce a variety to the music but you cannot just match the music base of a DJ. A DJ will have a wider selection of music than a band will have.
Music adds life and excitement to the wedding, and the best part of it is that you choose the kind of music you both love, this way it helps you both to share your music with each other.