Choosing your wedding music: Background music

Welcome once again as we work our way through a guide to choosing your wedding music. Today we're stepping out of the spotlight and taking a look at background music, just the thing to serve with cocktails or during your sit down meal. On a dance floor the purpose of music is clear - to get people out of their seats and moving. But background music? A lot of the time it's simply about presence. Like a movie soundtrack you might not notice it, but you'd definitely notice if it wasn't there. Likewise you'd notice if it were completely inappropriate…

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Choosing your wedding music: The ceremony

This week's installment of choosing your wedding music is a long one! And so it should be, because we're focussing on the most important part of the wedding: the ceremony. Ceremony music can be the most difficult part of your wedding soundtrack to plan. You will have your guests' full attention as they eagerly await the arrival of the bridal party and following formalities, so your musical choices will take centre stage (until the bridal party arrive of course). If you're stuck or overwhelmed we hope our guide will help make your planning a little easier. How much music? The…

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Choosing your wedding music: First dance - live or recording?

Here's the next installment in our choosing your wedding music series. Today we're looking at the first dance, and whether you should use a recording or ask the band to play your chosen number. You've chosen your wedding band, picked out your perfect first dance track, and are just about to ask the band if they can play it. But hold up a moment! While dancing to a live band is a pretty awesome experience, there are times you might be better off using a recording. Here are a few questions to consider: Is your dance choreographed? If you've decided…

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Choosing your wedding music: Genre

Just like each pair of lovebirds about to tie the knot every wedding is different, and finding the perfect music for your celebration can be harder than you imagine when you first begin planning. Here's the first in a series of posts to help you choose the perfect music for your wedding, starting with genre. Everyone has a style of music they love, but not everyone chooses to make it the focus of their wedding. Perhaps you want something to fit your 1920s theme, your gran won't appreciate an entire evening of death metal, or your addiction to 80s power…

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