How to choose music for your wedding

Your wedding day playlist might not be on the top of your list of points to think about, but don’t leave planning your music until the last minute, or you may find you’ve forgotten something crucial. Here are some top tips to help you plan those all-important tunes:


Think about the age range of your wedding guests. Most people will find their toes tapping to songs that they know well. Your grandparents probably won’t be all that familiar with Christina Perri or Bruno Mars, whereas your nieces and nephews might not be as keen to dance to vintage songs by Elvis or Franki Valli. Make sure there is something for everyone.


It might be tempting to hire a live orchestra or band and opt for music best suited for ballroom dancing, but your guests may feel a little overwhelmed if they have never had professional dance lessons. Slow dances can be achieved with romantic, well-known songs, such as the timeless “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers, rather than playing the slightly more intimidating “Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss.


Pairing your wedding music to your style is important, but you don’t want to alienate your guests either. If your usual playlist consists of heavy rock, but your guests prefer easy listening, try to come up with a gentler compromise, such as “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith, which will appeal to a wider range of tastes.

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