Six Easy Steps To The Perfect Wedding Ceremony Music
Updated: Mar 8
The build up to you saying those immortal words “I do” is enormous. For many couples, the moment when they see the venue full of friends and family and the music begins is the moment when their wedding really starts. It’s what everything has been building towards. So it’s only natural that they want it to be nothing short of perfection. Here are “6 simple steps” in helping you get the wedding music just right and helping create your perfect ceremony!
Step 1 – Set The Mood
Your wedding day will be emotional and romantic. Just as you’ll choose a song that is filled with these emotions for your first dance, do the same for your wedding ceremony music. It can be instrumental, sung or recorded; hymns, contemporary, or classical music. But just remember it does need to enhance all those magical things you’ll be feeling as you walk down the aisle to your future husband or wife!
Step 2 – You Don’t Have To Stay Traditional
While a pianist or organist might be traditional (and very beautiful), they aren’t your only options. Other live musicians to consider are classical singers, harpists, soul choirs or even a live band. But don’t discount recorded music, either! Just make sure the songs you choose are appropriate in lyrics and say what you feel.
Step 3 – Remember To Make It Ambient
Whatever wedding ceremony music you choose, make sure it’s ambient and comfortable for your guests. Consider the volume – you don’t want anything too loud – and make sure the pace is slow and calming. This will help keep your partner relaxed and give you a natural rhythm to match as you walk down the aisle.
Step 4 – Don’t Make Last Minute Decisions
The song you just absolutely fell in love with last week might seem like the perfect choice, but stop and really think about it before you choose it for your wedding day. How often do you listen to them so many times you fall out of love with them? You don’t want this to be how you remember your wedding ceremony. So, approach the latest tunes with care and try not to make a last minute decision.
Step 5 – Make It Appropriate
This is not only important just for the venue and your personal tastes, but also for your wedding ceremony type, too. If you’re having a civil ceremony you will probably be asked not to use overly religious music. And if you’re having a religious wedding, there might be limits on what you can play, too. Check well beforehand with whoever is conducting the service so you have time to find the perfect wedding ceremony music. You can always pick up my list of suggests songs that you can use for either both civil and religious ceremonies.
Step 6 – Finally, Remember To Think About The Big Exit – It’s Just As Important!
So far, all we’ve been thinking about is what music you will walk down the aisle to, and during the ceremony but what about when you exit the church as newlyweds. Make sure you choose a musical accompaniment for this too. It’ll be the first walk you take as a married couple so you want it to be atmospheric and memorable, but most of all uplifting.