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How to plan and choose your Wedding music

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The soundtrack to your wedding starts as everyone is taking their seats for the ceremony. You need to think of your entrance music, signing of the register, exit song and first dance as well as dance floor songs for later.

The Pre-ceremony

This is played as guests come in & start to take their seats. There will be some chatting as people greet each other, so don’t play anything too intrusive. Some light classical music would be perfect or chilled piano.

Entrance song

The big focus is on you, your bridesmaids & flower girls as you come down the aisle. This song should be personal to you as a couple. It can be anything you want including upbeat if you wish.

Signing of the register

This takes place after the vows and after the official signing has taken place. The photographer and your guests will be welcomed to take pictures. During this time it's good to have about2 or 3 songs playing in the background, again so people can chat over it.

Exit song

After you have officially been declared married, you should have an upbeat song for you both to walk back down the aisle together.

Wedding breakfast background

You’ll need some background music here, otherwise it’s too quiet. Try to match with your venue and style. You could choose something classical or as one of our couples did, a Disney playlist. Still keep the volume low enough that people can have a chat.

The first dance

This is a very personal choice between you and your partner. Think about the lyrics carefully.Suggestions: Christina Perri- A thousand years, Ed Sheeran & Beyonce-Perfect or Des’ree – Kissing you.

Just remember the final decision is yours.

Having a DJ in the evening for your reception is great. But the DJ doesn’t start playing until after the sit down, so it may be best to have some live music before then. A live band adds a certain level of interaction and engagement that draws the best out in people. If your ceremony is the same venue as your reception, it would be good to have a musician during welcome drinks and canapés whilst you are having you photographs