Choosing music for your wedding ceremony can be a daunting task if you do it on your own. But even if you re-claim some sanity and hire a professional to help you, here are 5 things to avoid when choosing the music for your special day.
#1) Waiting too long to hire the ceremony musicians for your wedding – it’s best to hire your musicians at least 3 months before your wedding date. 6 months out is even better if you have a favorite musician in mind.
#2) Telling your ceremony musicians to “play whatever you want.” – the music should be the music that YOU like, not just the music your musicians enjoy playing. Your music will create a “book of memories” for you, bringing back the romance and joy of your wedding day each time to hear it. You want to remember that special day with JOY! So choose the music you LOVE!
Choosing the right music may take more time than you thought, but it’s worth it. One of my brides sent me an e-mail after several conversations about her music (changes were made many times 🙂 ). She wrote, “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the music we chose for my ceremony!”
If are uncertain as to where to begin in choosing your ceremony/reception/dance music, here is a huge selection of songs you can listen to.
This is a guest post from Linda Smith, a professional wedding musician providing services in the Portland, Oregon area.