So far, on the topic of The Importance of Music, we’ve discussed the tone your music sets for your event and how the music you choose is an embodiment of your personal love story.
Music also plays a logistical role. Imagine the bride walking down the aisle and it’s dead silent. She’s just walking, and everyone’s staring at her, and what feels like ten minutes later (it was one and a half) she’s finally up at the altar. Awkward for everyone. Now, if that’s your style, that’s cool. But for most people, you want something to fill the silence that simultaneously is enhancing all the feelings you’re feeling right now: love, excitement, bliss, whimsy…You’ll want to choose an appropriate song, but what’s appropriate? The answer is: whatever feels right to you. Appropriate could be the traditional Canon in D, or it could be A Thousand Years by Christina Perri. Perhaps you’re doing some kind of unity ceremony, be it sand, candle, ropes, etc. You could take all of 30 seconds to do this and be done, or you could choose to revel in the moment by picking a very meaningful song, taking your time for this special moment, and if you finish before the song is over, take this moment to sit together, take a breather from the events of the day, listen to the lyrics of the beautiful music you’ve chosen, bask in each other’s love and meditate on the vows you just made, take in all the finer details of the day you probably haven’t had time to notice yet, or take a good like at all the people who are here to celebrate you. These are just a couple examples of the programmatic role music plays.
If you’re lost for how to plan your ceremony or how to make it last just a little longer to get the most out everything you’ve planned and paid for already (I.e dress, decorations, hair and makeup, etc.), that’s where I come in: your resident music coordinator/planner. I can help you figure out where we could add an extra song to give your ceremony some extra flair or how to make your most important moments the most meaningful.
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Tune in next week for the conclusion to our four-part series!