Last week we talked about the importance of music for setting the tone of your event. What kind of event do people expect when they sit down and hear your music? Today we’re talking about the second reason music is so important for a wedding.
Music tells the story of the couple. The songs you choose set the tone not only for your day, but for the rest of your marriage. What are the pillars your marriage will stand on? What is it about your relationship that will stand the test of time? If you are having a religious ceremony, is there a particular hymn that speaks to your relationship with God as a couple and how he is at the center of your marriage? For a non-religious wedding, perhaps there is a song that just takes all your feelings about each other and perfectly puts them into words that you could never come up with so succinctly on your own. This can be extrapolated to the reception as well: your wedding party entrance song, first dance song, father-daughter song, mother-son song…all of these have very particular emotions and vibes associated with them…what are the emotions and vibes you want to convey? Fun? Sweet? Loving? Again, music is a universal language. Music starts playing, lyrics are sung, and everyone knows what’s up. That rustic centerpiece on the table – it’s nice for creating atmosphere, but does each guest experience your love story the same way because of it?
Tune in next Tuesday for part 3 of 4!
Alternatively titled: “Things to consider when planning your wedding music.”
I'm a day late for Wedding Tip Tuesday, but I really want to talk to you about the importance of music in a wedding.
I truly do believe music is the most important part of any wedding, particularly the ceremony. Why do I believe this? First, music sets the tone for any event. If you’re having a very formal wedding, do you want classical music playing to set an elegant tone? If you’re having a religious ceremony, will your guests know they are in a holy environment just by the music they hear? If you’re having a beach wedding, do you want people to get in that party mood right from the get-go? In the same way, playing classical music at a backyard wedding can make the whole event seem more upscale if that's what you're going for, or if your venue is a chapel, but you play the latest Top 40 hits, that sends a whole different message to the guests than if you chose to play hymns or classical music.
Decorations, pretty dresses, hair and makeup, are all part of making the day feel more special, but music is a universal language. It speaks to everyone and has an effect on your guests that, even if all those other little details were gone, would still convey the most important message: why they’re all here (which is to celebrate your union in marriage) and what type of event this is going to be. .
Tune in next Tuesday for Part 2 of 4! 💜💛