By gosh, darling. You're quite the music lover, aren’t you?
If anyone should know what music they want at their wedding, it's you.
And we bet you've got a pretty good idea too.
You know you don’t want to do what everyone else is doing.
You'd rather find uncommon wedding songs.
Not traditional, not mainstream. Not Canon in D and At Last and every other wedding cliché. But you start searching the net for song ideas and suddenly you’re overwhelmed. You hit a mental block.
Congratulations! It's actually quite normal to get stumped at this point. Plenty of awesome couples do.
a) the internet has a LOT of regurgitated material and
b) because wedding music is personal
Your wedding music sets the tone for the whole day, from start to finish. It needs to be meaningful. It needs to be special. It has to match the requirements of each moment of your wedding.
And, goshdarnit, your wedding songs should be very, very you! Right?
But planning your live wedding music doesn't have to be a painful process. Live music may be one of the most important features of your wedding day, but that doesn't mean choosing it has to hurt.
In fact, we think it should be fun. And straightforward.
And it should reflect exactly who you are.
Not what's on every wedding songlist.
So we've written this handy guide to show you how to pick your perfect live wedding songs. Let's get right into it. Here's 7 creative ways to discover your the best wedding songs for you.
#1 - Stop Googling Wedding Song Lists
Once upon a time, an awful band agency wrote out a list of clichéd wedding songs. And that's what the internet shows you over and over again. Different titles, a bit less U2 here, a bit more Maroon 5 there. It’s awfully uninspiring.
Stare at those lists for too long and you’ll lose your own intuitive sense of good music.
If you wanted a mainstream, predictable wedding, you'd hire a generic band and let them at it. But you've got better taste than that, so you need to avert your eyes from those lists. They're a trap for vulnerable wedding-planning couples. They'll take you down a dark alley and eat your soul. And they'll destroy any essence of 'you' in your wedding soundtrack.
If you're very lucky, you'll come across a specific and well-researched song list with original ideas. You're allowed to take inspo from them.
And if a double-decker bus crashes into us,
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