On your wedding day, you want everything to be perfect. This means that not only your dress, flowers, and venue should be ideal, but even the music you play during your event should help boost the mood during every moment of your ceremony or reception.
So to help you pick the right songs, be it the piano music you walk down the aisle to or the songs you dance to with family and friends as the reception, here are three tips for creating the perfect wedding playlist.
Choose The Right Songs For The Meaningful Moments
While you can get away with putting a few songs that you’re not totally in love with throughout your playlist of songs that play in the background of your event, it’s important that you pick the right songs for those meaningful moments that you’ll have during your wedding day. Some of these meaningful moments will include the song that plays while walking down the aisle, the songs for your first dance together, and any mother-son or father-daughter type dances you’ll have.
When picking the songs for these occasions, USA Today recommends that you really think about what song would be a good representation of the people this meaningful moment involves. In addition to this, you should also try to make the song something romantic and classy so it sticks with the theme of the rest of your wedding and isn’t something you’ll be embarrassed about years later.
Know What Songs To Avoid
Along with picking songs that you love, you also want to be sure that you’re avoiding certain songs as well, especially if you’re inviting people like your grandparents or younger children to your celebration.
According to Jessie Mooney DiGiovanna and Charlotte Grainger, contributors to Brides.com, it might be a good idea to keep songs that are explicit off of your wedding playlist. However, if there is a song that you just love that is explicit, you could try to find a clean or radio edit of the song so you can still have it on your playlist without taking the chance of offending any of your guests.
Keep Your Genres Fluid
Although most people have one to two favorite genres of music, Dobrina Zhekova, a contributor to InStyle.com, suggests that you try to keep your genres fluid when creating your wedding playlist.
By choosing songs from all types of genres, you’ll be able to include a least a few songs that everyone will enjoy along with keeping the music fresh with some variety.
If your wedding day is coming up, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you figure out the best wedding playlist for all of your wedding-related events and occasions.