Music has a way of transforming moments into memories. An event that is seemingly forgotten can come rushing back with just a few seconds of a song from the past. Brides and grooms-to-be have a wonderful opportunity to set the tone for their wedding day using lighting, décor, etc. But one of the most overlooked – and incredibly important – aspects of wedding planning is to create a mood with music. If you’re perplexed as to what tunes to turn-up for those big wedding moments, The Plunge Project is here to help you with The Bride’s Guide to Wedding Music.
Although many couples wish to incorporate modern music into their special day, the processional and recessional are a great time to include traditional songs. There are countless versions of Wagner’s Bridal Chorus, and Pachelbel’s Canon in D is a simply beautiful choice. However, more current songs work well, too! I Choose You by Sara Bareilles is sweet and slightly upbeat, while Train’s Marry Me is an obvious, yet romantic option. (Psst… it also makes a perfect first dance song.)
If you don’t have an entrance song in mind, think of what feeling you want to convey when you walk into the room as Mr. and Mrs. That vibe will carry over into the entire event. One song that’s sure to bring tears to your guests’ eyes is U2’s Beautiful Day. If you want to get the party started right away, consider Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO. Create a fun-filled atmosphere with Queen’s Another One Bite’s the Dust. It will let friends and family know they can cut loose and have a good time (plus it will give them a good giggle!)
If you and your sweetie have a song that has meaning for you, this is the perfect time to incorporate it. Nostalgia can play an extra-special part in a couple’s wedding. With that being said, many newlyweds may consider their first dance song their forever song, so take time to choose a tune you both adore. In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel is a memorable song with a great beat, and Lonestar’s Amazed is a breathtakingly romantic song choice.
It’s difficult to capture the love between father and daughter, but there are a couple of songs that certainly come close. My Little Girl by Tim McGraw is heartfelt and a definite tear-jerker, while Frank Sinatra’s The Way You Look Tonight is a classic that will let you and your dad show off your dance moves. As you decide on your wedding day music, don’t forget that these memories will live on forever. The day of your wedding, and for years to come, the choices you make today will be music to your ears and will live forever in your hearts.