While it’s obviously not as important as great wedding photography, when it comes to choosing great music for your wedding, most of us are inclined to include only the songs we like. After all, it is our special day and we want something we are accustomed to; something we enjoy; something that will make us look good during the Kent wedding photography sessions – something we look good dancing to. As much as this is a sound strategy, you must bare in mind that your wedding invites and RSVP’s cut across different age groups. There will be children present, your peers, your elders and even your elders’ elders. You need to be able to accommodate everyone. Baring which, your wedding reception playlist will make for some very awkward moments (Picture ‘Like A Virgin’ by Madonna playing in the background while you are trying to hold a cordial conversation with your grandma).
That being said, here are some simple tips to follow when choosing the music for your wedding:
Go with what you like.
This is unless of course, what you like is explicit. It is your day, and it is only right that you should have some fun at some point during the proceedings. So choose the PG rated versions of your playlist. Find something you like; something ‘love-based’ and non-provocative. You wedding photographer may also suggest something slower paced so your photos are not rushed.
Get your guests to suggest something.
Some couples find it easier to include a ‘request section’ in their wedding invitations. This is the easiest way to include everyone’s taste as far as the music is concerned. Music is a bridge to some form of peace. As wedding photographer Maidstone, we know that people look their best in photos when they are relaxed and happy. Include everyone’s taste and you will have one big happy family and a professional Kent wedding photographer like Lovepear Photography will capture this spirit through their lenses.
Think about the kind of mood you want to create.
Based on the theme of your wedding, you can base your music genre on the kind of ‘feel’ you want to create for the day. Do you want something upbeat? Something mellow? Are you in the mood for a Caribbean themed wedding? All this will determine the kind of music you choose.
The best kind of advise you will ever get when it comes to choosing your wedding playlist is to go with what you enjoy. Just make sure that you include everyone. Your wedding photographer will be ready and waiting to capture the whole thing, so it’s a great time to really show your personality off.