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Choosing your Wedding Songs

Choosing the music for your wedding is often overlooked or forgotten about and left until the very last minute. There are a few key stages of your day that you may like to think about what style of music and songs that you would like played:

Walking down the Aisle

Signing your Marriage Certificates

Confetti Shoot - Exiting Ceremony

Reception Entrance

First Dance

Father and Daughter Dance

Getting the Party Started

Your Last Song of the Evening

Walking down the aisle

This will be one of the first songs your wedding party fully hears as you enter your wedding ceremony. This is usually a slow song that gives you and your bridal party enough time to walk down the aisle whilst everyone watches in awe.

Signing your Marriage Certificates

This song will be played in the background as yourself, your partner and your witnesses will sign your wedding certificates.

Confetti Shoot - Exiting Ceremony

This song is usually played as you are leaving your ceremony. In many cases where confetti will also be thrown as you walk back down the aisle as husband and wife. This is usually a happy and lively song as you have just said your vows and time to start the celebrations.

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Confetti Photo Shot

Reception Entrance

This is your time to shine as you enter your reception area for the first time. Your guests will already be at their tables as they watch you take it all in for the first time.

First Dance

Your first dance as a married couple is a very sentimental moment and can be something that shows off both your personalities, or yourselves as a couple. This could be a song you have always loved and seen as your song together. Something slow and personal or why not try out a dance routine where you can include your bridal party for a fun surprise for your guests. Whatever you choose this is your time to shine and have fun.

Father and Daughter Dance

Parent dances will usually closely follow after your first dance at your reception and gives you time to take it all in with your loved one as you dance together. This is usually another sentimental moment where you can choose from array of songs to match your relationship as father and daughter.

There are no rules, so if you would prefer to have a Mother and Daughter, Mother and Son etc etc, there are no limitations.

The Party Starter

Is there a particular song you can think of that gets everyone up and dancing?

Every reception needs a song that will have everyone excited to take to the dance floor. You could pick a song that is one of your all-time favourites or why not something that you and your friends have been dancing to for years that is sure to get the party going.

Your Last Song of the Evening

As the night draws to a close the perfect opportunity arises to get your guests up to dance one last time. It’s the time to get all those non dancers up for one last dance before you are whisked away, some couples like to choose an uplifting song as their Grande Finale dance around you both or some like to choose a slow dance to end the night filled with romance. The choice is completely up to you.

When planning my own wedding a couple of years ago I wanted to distinguish the difference from work as a wedding planner to being a bride and I spent quite a while choosing the little things that are really important to me, like my wedding songs for instance. I wanted to make it a little bit different and I have never heard any of my wedding songs at any other wedding. This made the songs so much more special and personal to me and I get even more excited every time they pop up on my playlists now.

Some inspiration - popular songs we often hear at weddings:

Ed Sheeran – Perfect

Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud

Ellie Goulding – How long will I love you

Christina Perri – A thousand years

John Legend – All of me

Bruno Mars – Marry You

Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Justin Timberlake – Can’t stop this feeling

Something a little different:

Dan and Shay – Speechless

Matthew Mole – The Wedding Song

Ryan Darling – I choose You

Sleeping at last – I’m gonna be (500 miles)

Sleeping at last – Every little thing she does is magic

Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea

Sugarland – Stuck like glue

Becky Hill – I could get used to this (Orchestral Acoustic)

The Script - Never Seen Anything "Quite Like You"

Beyoncé - 1+1

Beyoncé – Love on top

Colbie Caillat – I do

John Legend – Never Break

Lukas Graham – Love Someone

Ellie Goulding - Still Falling For You

Bruno Mars – Count on me

The Beatles – Here comes the sun


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