Finding Information on Bridal Songs
You’re engaged! Suddenly you are the center of
many conversations. There are repetitive questions that
one will have to answer as a bride to be. What is your
dress like? Who is in your wedding party? What color
are your bridesmaid dresses? What are the flowers like?
Is it a big wedding or a little wedding?
can usually be answered quickly, with no hesitation.
However, there is one question that gives a bride (and
a groom) a quizzical look when asked in the first few
months of an engagement. That question is “What
will YOUR song be?” This question leads to a multitude
of possibilities, and poses an even bigger question
about the music of the day. The music of a wedding can
be a difficult decision the couple will have to make
together. This article will help the soon-to-be-married
couple arrange the soundtrack of their day.
The music of a wedding is considered a long-standing
tradition in many cultures. Although the choices in
music may have changed the music, itself, is still a
very important aspect of a wedding. Even before the
bride walks down the aisle, the music initiates the
beginning of the ceremony.
The ceremonial music tends
to be more traditional. Many weddings conducted in churches
have preconceived songs chosen from lists arranged by
the music directors. However, a bride and groom can
also choose to have their own musical arrangement opting
instead for instrumentals provided by violinists and
saxophonists, rather than organists. Vocalists can also
be part of the ceremony.
Often a church or parish will
provide one. The bride and groom can decide if a more
traditional ceremony is right for them, and get advice
from the coordinator of the wedding location. If unconventional
is for the couple, then different options are available
depending on the venue of the ceremony. This generally
means that every decision, from song choices to instruments
to vocals are at the discretion of the bride and groom.
One of the reasons the question “What is your
song?” is popular is because the guests are concerned
with the musicality of the reception. That simple question
leads into more questions, like are you having a band
or DJ? If band, a female or male vocalist?
dance between the bride and the groom begins a night
of dancing and celebration. What the couple needs to
remember is that it is their day! They need to decide,
as a couple, what they like together. Many heated arguments
may occur if the bride wants a band, and the groom a
DJ, or vice versa, but, a decision should not be made
blindly (or deafly). Together, the couple should listen
to all of their options.
Bands offer live entertainment,
while a DJ usually offers more of a variety of music.
One of the best ways to find out about different entertainment
possibilities is through word of mouth, and then to
actually sample their music.
Still, the most important factor is that it is the
bride and groom’s day to celebrate their new life
together. And an important part of that celebration
is their first dance together as husband and wife. This
is your song, your beginning, your chance to show your
guests your individualities in unison.