What makes a great wedding? Decor, good food, plentiful drinks, loving couple, friends, family, and… music. Often times, the choice of music is mistakenly left to the very last minute of the wedding preparation instead of being thoroughly planned. It’s important to understand that music sets the mood for the whole day and a good playlist that matches your wedding style will make the atmosphere truly engaging. It’s even more important to carefully choose the key songs of the day: your processional and recessional songs, opening reception song, first dance song…
Music is something very personal, and staying true to yourself when choosing the songs for the most important day of your lives; don’t try to please anybody else or be “trendy” in any way with this.
Today we would like to share our favourite tracks, which may be helpful for all the brides to be and grooms to be who have started planning their special day.
For this very emotional and unforgettable moment, it’s always nice to have something romantic and meaningful. Words are rarely needed, it’s more important to feel through the music.
— We Bought a Zoo – Jonsi (OST We Bought a Zoo)
— Portugese Love Theme – Phil Thompson (OST Love Actually)
— Glasgow Love Theme – Cairn String Quartet (OST Love Actually)
— Turning Page (instrumental) – Sleeping at Last (OST Twilight)
— Together – Hagwood Hardy (OST Anne of Green Gables)
— Here Comes the Sun – United Guitar Players
— Somewhere Over the Rainbow
— Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
— The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
— Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
— A Thousand Years – Piano Guys
— Secrets – Piano Guys
— Maybe I’m Amazed – Jem
Make it fun and upbeat! Let the guests cheers for your newlywed status and enjoy see you walking down the aisle (with a little dance even, maybe? ;))
— Love on Top – Beyonce
— You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall and Oats
— Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
— Love Never Felt So Good by Michael Jackson featuring Justin Timberlake
— Boom Clap – Charli XCX
— On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons
Dinner Grand Entrance
Being introduced to your wedding dinner as a new Mr and Mrs is a pretty important deal, so take the song choice seriously here! There are even less rules here than for any other key song: it can be the tune you listened to on your first date, soundtrack from your favourite movie, dancing beats or romantic ballad. We once had a couple being introduced with Game of Thrones main theme, how cool are they?!
— Take back the Night – Justin Timberlake
— Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
— Amazing – Foxes
— Shut up and Dance – Walk the Moon
The first dance is the moment anticipated by many, and it’s definitely worth spending a little extra time thinking about the track for it. Either you want to a rehearsed dance or just a casual swing with your loved one, it’s going to be a moment to remember for a lifetime.
— The Luckiest – Ben Folds
— Latch (Acoustic) – Sam Smith
— Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran
— Bloom – The Paper Kites
— Arms – Christina Perry
If you’re not so sure about your wedding music track, you can always ask your wedding planner to give you ideas about the songs that would fit your dream wedding. Since they are the once doing all the preparation and design according to your requirements, they can surely give you a playlist that would set the right mood in line with the atmosphere.