It is quite difficult to plan a wedding since everything must be perfect on that big day. Most people usually overlook the songs to be played during the ceremony. There are several things you need to consider when selecting the ceremony music for your wedding if you want it to be perfect. The following are some of the tips you can follow to select the perfect songs for your wedding ceremony.
The first tip is that you should keep in mind how many songs you will need for your ceremony before you make a list of the songs to be played. The prelude should be the first music to be played as the guests mingle before the ceremony starts. You will need to pick calming songs that will be played for about twenty to thirty minutes. You should choose two songs, one that will be played when your wedding party walks down the aisle and one that will be played when you walk down the aisle. The wedding party music should be a neutral one for everyone to walk down the aisle followed by one that is special to you when you walk down the aisle. The interlude song will be the one that will be played at certain parts of the ceremony to avoid awkward silence. You will also need a recession song that will be played after you become husband and wife and you are now walking together down the aisle. For this you should pick something that is fun or upbeat since it is the song that will lead to your reception. For your postlude song, pick something fun and happy for your guests to enjoy before the cocktail hour.
The second thing you should take into consideration when selecting songs is the venue of the wedding ceremony. If you are getting married in a religious place such as a church or temple, you might consider consulting officials in order to know whether there are any restrictions when it comes to the types of songs to be played there. However if you are getting married outside, then you are free to choose whichever ceremony music you like.
Another tip to take into account is the message of the songs you are selecting. Listening to the lyrics of the songs you want is important in order to know whether or not they match your ceremony. Make sure that the songs you choose to convey the right message and if you cant find one opt for instrumental music.
Again, you should avoid as much as possible selecting songs last minute just because you heard a new song on the radio.