Your first dance
Only you know what your first dance song is going to be! Choose something that is special to you both. To ensure there are no hiccups, if your first dance song is going to be a pre-recorded track, it’s probably best to bring it on a blank CD for the DJ to play. That way, you can make sure nothing goes wrong.
If you’ve decided on a wedding singer, asking them to send you a video or recording of them singing your first dance song would put you at ease that it will be sung in the style you like.
Choose music that everyone is going to love
If you are a fan of heavy metal, playing this genre of music and nothing else isn’t going to go down very well.
Yes, it is your wedding day. Yes, it is all about you and your other half.
However, if you want people to have fun, you’re going to have to compromise. Hiring a party band or a DJ that plays a mix of genres is always better, as everyone’s tastes will be catered to in some way or another.
Or you could think about hiring a wedding singer with a proven track record of delighting clients with a varied playlist. Even better, find a singer who also DJs.
What NOT to play
When figuring out what songs to play, it’s a good idea by making a list of all of the things you should not play. For example, it is probably best to leave songs with swear words out, as you don’t want anyone at your wedding to be offended.
Make your music choices personal
There are going to be a number of moments throughout your wedding whereby music is required. Of course, there is your first dance song, and there is the moment you walk up the aisle too. But what about the moment the ceremony finishes and you walk down the aisle as a couple? Or, what about when you are cutting the cake?
These are great opportunities for you to pick songs that show off your personality. A great option would be to hire an acoustic wedding singer like Matthew Stephens to create a playlist of all yours and your fiance’s favourite songs and commission them to be sung them at all the key moments.
Hear them first to set your mind at rest
Last but not least, so many people book musicians without listening to them first, and they live to regret it. Most bands will do shows in various pubs and other venues in their local area, and often nationwide too, so there should be plenty of opportunities for you to check them out in person.
The bottom line on getting the music right on your wedding day
Do your research, look for testimonials and reviews online, watch videos and listen to recordings, seek personal recomendations and try to enjoy the search.
Hopefully, you now feel more prepared for choosing the music for your wedding day. There is a lot to take into account and you will have many different options for music to choose from. However, if you follow the advice provided, you are sure to make the perfect decision for you.