Monday, November 18, 2013
It’s the day you’ve been dreaming of since you were a little girl. You imagined the dress, the type of flowers and, of course, the handsome man that you will be walking down the aisle to. But your dream could turn into a nightmare if your playlist is deadly. Here are some tips to ensure that you, your groom, and your guests will be dancing the night away.
- Cocktail Hour -
While your guests await the reception, consider playing symphonies in the background. It will add a feel of sophistication and will suit the romantic atmosphere. There are several orchestras that do interpretations of current songs to keep up the positive energy and good vibes. Our favourite is The Vitamin String Quartet
- The Entrance -
The song you enter to will set the tone for your entire wedding. It is your first appearance as an officially married couple, so you want to make sure the song is suitable. Make sure you have fun with it. Choose something that is upbeat. Show how happy and excited you are because you just got married and you should be!
- The First Dance -
When it comes to the first dance, you want something romantic and sweet. However, you don’t want to have your guests rolling their eyes or thinking it’s too cheesy. Avoid songs like "The Wind Beneath My Wings" or "My Heart Will Go On" (That one went down with the Titanic and that’s where it should stay.) If you do want to stick with a classic romantic tune, consider a modern version of an old song. There are some amazing cover artists out there so it makes it easy to find versions of all your favourites! Also, keep in mind your personal love story. Try to find a song that suits you and your significant other. Even if your favourite jam is an upbeat pop song, you may find a slowed down version that will be perfect for swaying in your man’s arms.
- The Party -
Sure, you may like to drop it like it’s hot, but Grandma Pearl may not be as enthusiastic about it. When choosing your dance songs, try to consider who will be in attendance. If your wedding is solely your young, hip friends, then sure, blast the club music. If not, then try to select appropriate songs that won’t offend your family, or even worse, your new family. Basically, stay clear of songs with profanity and/or sexual references. After all, weddings shouldn’t have to come with an advisory warning. Although, you don’t want your celebration to be a snoozefest, so try to avoid annoying songs like “The Hampster Dance” or “The YMCA”. This is a wedding, not a fifth grade dance! Lucky for you, there are tons of modern dance songs that are both Grandma approved and won’t make your guests fall asleep.
Here’s hoping that your playlist and your wedding are everything that you’ve always imagined. Good luck and congratulations.