Music plays a very important part in the human psyche and the sounds you surround your wedding celebration with can evoke warm memories for years to come.
When choosing the style of music to be played at your wedding, you have a multitude of choices. If the budget allows it, there is always the added enhancement of live music at your wedding ceremony and reception. A good band can allow for variations in the routine of your wedding affair and even work their musical magic to enhance the experience. Even if a full string quartet is out of the question, an experienced disk jockey, or DJ for short, can help you find just the right musical expressions to make your wedding a memorable occasion. There are parts of the ceremony that require some members of the wedding party to offer a song to the newlyweds and a live band can handle this best. Check with your DJ if that is the route you take. Make sure he has the appropriate accompanying music for their songs.
It is hard to go wrong with the classics. As time honored tradition, the “Bridal Chorus” by Richard Wagner will evoke strong associations with the wedding event. Popularly known by its slang moniker of “Here Comes the Bride”, it takes only a few notes to put everyone in the right frame of mind for a wedding. The “Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn will take the newly married couple back down the aisle after the ceremony as beautifully now as it did hundreds of years ago.
Whether you are having a traditional Catholic wedding or bring in the bagpipes for a Scottish wedding reel, you can find many places online that will offer suggestions, sheet music and even downloadable mp3′s of the music that associate themselves most closely to the wedding experience. Throughout the ceremony and the following reception there are ample opportunities to evoke the emotions with musical accompaniment and background themes. The gentle strains of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Fur Elise”, written to celebrate his own love for a special woman, will add an aural beauty to your wedding that will keep it a fond memory for years to come.
The thematic music available for your wedding can extend them out to encompass religious motifs as well. There are many fine songs and musical selections that will add reverence to the Christian wedding. Even going so far as to use popular Walt Disney music can add charm to your wedding. A happy rendition of “Go On and Kiss the Girl” from “The Little Mermaid” will put an extra stretch on the smiles at your happy union.