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!