It is important for the bride and groom to handle the music selection part of the wedding planning process. The collection of songs chosen should be integral to the identities of the couple, something that you have shared over the years. If you got the opportunity to attend concerts together, you probably got to a point where you exchanged mixes and probably did some writing.
These and much more will form part of the crucial process of picking your repertoire of songs to be played during the wedding. Drama Sounds provides you with a platform to entertain your guests, but its critical that the music reflects what you truly stand for as a couple. Here are some worthwhile tips:
Its a marathon, not a sprint
It goes without saying that the process should start quite early. This lets you tinker with the playlist sporadically, giving you a chance to come back with fresh ears every now and then, and even leaves enough wiggle room to cut off sections of the list. Four to five months should be an ideal period.
Familiarity always wins
Start with what you know. The best thing about working as a couple is that you will easily agree on the songs that must feature in the collection. These will essentially be the pieces that you both really love. Picking out the “must haves” provides a skeleton upon which you will build the rest of the list. From then on, you will be amazed at how easy it will be to fill in the blanks.
Your personal collection is quite valuable
You can spend a lot of time online googling the best recommendations for your wedding playlist. You might however be surprised at how subjective “the best” can be. At the end of the day, your own personal collection will most probably carry the day. It’s essentially a summary of what you believe these songs mean to you.
Break up the collection
Once the collection is ready, take some time to work on the layout of the entire ceremony. It should be easy to decide on what songs will garnish your entry, set the right mood during the ceremony, serenade the bride during your first dance and keep everyone on their feet during the reception. In this scenario, diversity always wins.