There’s a lot more to a wedding ceremony than the same old “Canon in D” for the bridesmaids, the “Bridal Chorus” for the bride and the “Wedding March” recessional. While the classic favorites are a nice nod to tradition, perhaps you’d like to be a little more adventurous.
Here’s a perfect way to put your personal mark on your ceremony: have your DJ research some of the great love songs from the years you were born, and play them as your guests are being seated. Who knows? Those very songs may have inspired your parents to… well, you know.
Then, put a notice in your wedding programs that your prelude music was chosen from your birth years. You don’t have to give the actual years.
Another option is to pick love songs from the year you started dating.
Your processional and recessional music, and any sand or candle or wine ceremony music, may also reflect your unique tastes. Your songs can be classical, jazz, modern pop… anything you like. There are no hard and fast rules anymore. Again, feel free to use your wedding programs to explain the special meaning behind the songs you chose.
You can do the same thing with your cocktail music and dinner music (though it’s usually best to limit your dinner music to instrumentals; vocals may interfere with your guests’ table conversations). Music is a window to the soul, and your musical selections will give your honored guests a fuller understanding and appreciation for the two of you as a couple. Happy planning!
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© Fourth Estate Audio, 2014 – Jay Congdon is president of Fourth Estate Audio, a professional Chicago DJ and Chicago Wedding DJ company.comments powered by Disqus