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Finding the Perfect Wedding Music

Published: 27 Feb 13, 02:25pm  |  Author: Katy Miller

When it comes to choosing the music for your wedding day, the options are endless. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the choices out there, making what should be a fun and exiting task, stressful! Here are a few ideas that may help….

The Ceremony

Whether you are having a church ceremony or a civil ceremony, music plays a key part in making this special moment even more memorable.

Church Service: Classical musicians such as harpists or string quartets work beautifully in churches, due to the natural acoustics that churches can offer. Stringed instruments provide a romantic and elegent sound, adding a subtle poignancy to the most important part of your day. A popular choice for the entrance of the bride is Pachelbel's Canon in D, click here to listen to 4tissimo's rendition.

Civil Ceremony: Civil Ceremonies tend to have a slightly more relaxed and intimate atmosphere, where popular music can work well. Why not try some acoustic pop? Here is Lindsay singing Wherever You Will Go, a lovely choice for the signing of the register.


The Reception

Live music during the drinks reception can really help to break the ice and create a wonderful atmosphere. If your wedding is on a beautifully sunny day, Dixieland or Trad Bands can work particularly well – providing a fun, friendly and upbeat atmosphere. Or, if you would like a more formal setting, a jazz pianist can provide a touch of sophistication whilst the champagne is flowing!

The Wedding Band

This is a great opportunity to indulge in your musical tastes, and make sure that your guests have a night to remember. If you want something a little out of the ordinary, then a band specialising in one genre is a good idea. How about a rockabilly band like The Houndogs or Jitterbug Jets?

Or go for a band that has every style covered. Function bands are a great choice to please guests of all ages. A band like The Atlantics or The Lowdown will play all of your dance-floor favourites…

And Finally…

The most important thing to remember when choosing your wedding music is to make sure that you love it. This is your day, so go crazy and do whatever you want!

And the second most important thing to remember is…book early. Bands normally need to be booked way in advance, so as soon as you have a date and a venue, prioritise the music and make sure you get the best.


About Katy Miller

Katy has been working at DG Music since July 2012, and is in charge of Web and Blog content. She graduated from Oxford Brookes last summer with a degree in music, and will be undertaking a Masters in Popular Music Research this September.

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