Selecting wedding music should be far simpler than many make it.
Many wedding landmarks call for musical accompaniment — including pre-ceremony, processional, recessional, cocktail hour, dinner, first dance, last dance, and more.
So many possibilities. Here’s a popular one: We’re creating a soft background for cocktails at a lovely garden wedding in Felton last September. Thanks for all the photos, Aileen Stycznski and your terrific crew at Prestigious Planning: Weddings & Events.
Basically, selecting wedding music involves the happy couple assembling their options and then deciding how to choose.
Sounds easy enough. So why does the process often become so difficult?
Too many choices and unclear criteria for deciding.
I help people selecting wedding music all the time, and my job usually centers on these two tasks.
First, I help the bride and groom search for music they would like to include. Personal favorites or traditional songs that are especially appropriate for the moods they want to create.
Second, I help them sort and decide among their options. Searching, especially with online resources, can easily produce a long list of options. Often too numerous to make deciding easy.
Years of experience guide me when I advise people what music works especially well. Most often I recommend ”Keep it simple”.
Wedding celebrations usually wind up far from simple, of course.
But in the beginning of selecting wedding music, simplicity can make the earliest choices manageable and easy. And these choices form the basis for all the final musical touches that make the wedding celebration memorable.
How about YOU? Interested in selecting wedding music? Or anything else where simplifying helps? Let me recommend a fascinating article titled “The Art of Adding Through Taking Away”.
So here’s a tip: “Keep it simple”. It’s a great piece of advice, no matter what you’re working on.
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Meanwhile, the Magnolia Jazz Band entertains at weddings and parties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are ever nearby, you’ll love catching us in action, seeing and hearing us create a great mood.
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