Tips on choosing the perfect wedding music

Choosing wedding music can be a fun activity for you and your soon-to-be spouse. The perfect playlist for your big day should include tunes to your taste as well as those that’ll have your guests dancing up a storm.

Tips on choosing the perfect wedding music

Build a playlist

Not sure where to begin? These tips will help you put together a great playlist:

  • Surf the web for songs traditionally chosen for wedding receptions
  • Talk to your wedding DJ — they should also be able to provide you with a list of great wedding tracks

Once you’ve got a rough list, don’t forget to keep the following in mind:

  • Make sure you’ve chosen songs that your guests will recognize and enjoy
  • Mix up classics with new hits
  • Don't pick too many slow songs; you want the fun to continue unabated without slowing down the tempo too much

Remember, you and your partner don't necessarily have to like or agree on every song. But do try to keep your guests’ tastes in mind when putting together your playlist.

Choose a wedding song

After you've created a playlist for the entire party to enjoy, the next step is to focus on your wedding song. This is an especially important choice — it’s the song you and your partner will first dance to as a married couple.

  • Choose a song that holds special meaning for you while conjuring up feelings of love and devotion for your new spouse
  • Keep in mind that this song is for you and your future spouse — don’t worry about your friends, family or the DJ

When it comes to choosing a wedding song, your family and friends are bound to have plenty of suggestions for you. You can thank them politely, but remember, while the main music playlist will be catered to family and guests, the wedding song is just for you and your partner. The few minutes that it’s played are sure to be a moment the two of you will cherish forever.

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