Finding the right musical selections for your wedding day can be a time-consuming and overwhelming task. The options are countless from hiring a DJ to finding a local band or even just selecting your own mix of songs. Music might not seem like a big part of your wedding day, but it will create the mood and liven up the atmosphere. For every major moment of your day, music will be playing in the background to express the emotion that you want to achieve.

Your guests will here music from the moment they enter the ceremony until the last song is palyed at the reception. Since song selection is such a key part of the wedding, it must be considered and taken seriously to ensure that your special day is momentous.

First, you need to determine what you want to hear as you make your way down the aisle.  If the traditional wedding march is not original enough, you could select a meaningful song to play as you go to greet your groom. You could choose your special song that you share with your future husband or you could opt for a love ballad that features powerful lyrics that will add to the emotion of your entrance. An original song will set your wedding apart from the very beginning and show your guests a glimpse into the bond that you share.

Whatever style or mood you want to create, there is a song that will deliver this message. More traditional weddings tend to have orchestras or organists, while contemporary weddings offer fun tunes or unique scenic sounds to set the mood. Whatever style you choose, make sure your selection reflects your personality and that of your future spouse. Choosing the right song can make the moment that you walk down the aisle even more memorable and meaningful.

Even though the song for the ceremony is important, the bulk of your song choices will be for your reception. The play list for this event can be long and extensive, so it is important to work with a DJ or music enthusiast to help you make the most original and thoughtful choices. The music chosen should encourage the guests to dance and have fun. You should take into consideration your musical choices, but also the music preferences of your guests,

It’s important to have all types of music available for the reception. Some songs will be chosen for fun dancing, but other songs will be chosen slow dancing opportunities. You should tell the DJ ahead of time when you want certain songs played and what songs mean the most to you. This will ensure that your play list fulfills your needs and encourages your guests to have an amazing and magical night.

Three song choices stand out above all others for your reception. The first dance that you share with your husband should be hand chosen, to make sure that it evokes the right emotion for your special moment. This song should be powerful and express the love that you share as a couple. The right song will help to create a lasting memory.

Next, the father and daughter song should be selected in advance and convey a message that explains your relationship. Some fathers and daughters select songs that have fun dance routines to surprise the audience and add to the fun of the evening. Whatever song you choose, make sure you will be happy with your selection in the aftermath of the wedding.

The final musical choice is the song that ushers the end of the celebration and uplifts the guest as the wedding night ends. This is normally a faster song that has known choreography or dance moves. Your gusts will leave your wedding uplifted and inspired by your song selections.

Guest Post by Joel Mayer on behalf of   Wedding Band   specialists,  JMD Entertainment.