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It is said that your choice of wedding songs provides the soundtrack to your wedding. It is therefore important to pay equal attention to the choice of songs as you do to other elements of your wedding day.
For every couple planning a wedding there is a struggle to ensure their wedding has plenty of personal and unique touches including. A wedding should be all about the couple getting married and your wedding songs are an integral part of this. However, it is not as simple as choosing your favorite songs from your CD collection.
Choosing your wedding songs requires you to pick songs which are appropriate to the occasion, the style of your wedding and which are familiar to your wedding guests. This last point is particularly important for the evening entertainment and if you are having hymns during your wedding ceremony.
You will need to pick out several different styles of music to coordinate with the various elements of your wedding. If you are having a very traditional and formal wedding then classical and traditional music will be more appropriate than say jazz or instrumental versions of pop songs. For a more casual wedding, instrumental music and gentle background music is acceptable.
The choice of songs you make will also set the tone for the day and will help to create the atmosphere you want. Therefore if you want a lively party choose lively songs that everyone will know. For something more reserved and formal, classical music playing at a low volume in the background will ensure everyone stays on their best behavior! There are also several key moments throughout the day when a personal choice of song is called for, these include:
* When you walk back up the aisle as man and wife (particularly with a civil wedding ceremony)
* Cutting the wedding cake
* The first dance
For many couples the choice of wedding songs to play here is easy and will probably include songs which have some sentimental meaning to them both. In other cases it could be songs which were played at their parents weddings or music which is based on one or both parties culture.
Choosing your wedding songs gives you scope to include some personal favorites but you should also give due consideration to how your choices will affect the tone and atmosphere of the day. There is also a case to choose songs which will appeal to your guests, in short, choose music which will appeal to everyone, particularly when it comes to the evening party.
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