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Wedding Music Articles

There’s so much to think about when planning your wedding music. What kind of music do I need for my wedding ceremony? How can I find a good pianist? Can we afford a live band for the reception?

Browse our articles for some insight and inspiration to help you plan the most beautiful wedding music.

Ceremony Articles


Ceremony Music on a Budget

Money-saving tips for hiring live musicians to play for your ceremony.

Getting Started: Seven Tips to Make Your Wedding Day Sing

Not sure where to begin when it comes to your wedding music? Check out these basic guidelines to get you started.

Behind the Music: The Parts of a Wedding

Incorporate as little or as much music as you’d like on your wedding day. Here’s a synopsis of the basic parts of a wedding ceremony.

Ceremony Music Dos & Dont’s

Some advice, and more importantly, some mistakes to avoid on when making music selections for the big day.

Choosing Music to Fit Your Style

It’s not your mother’s wedding. Read how to find your own wedding music style.

Choosing Music that’s Appropriate for Your Venue

Size definitely matters when it comes to choosing your ceremony musicians.

Personalizing Music to Fit Your Taste

So “your song” isn’t exactly appropriate for a wedding. Here’s a way to include it anyway.

Inappropriate Wedding Ceremony Songs

You’ll want to confirm the list of ceremony prelude songs ahead of time to make sure no one plays “Send in the Clowns” when your future mother-in-law makes her way down the aisle. Or maybe you don’t.

Contemporary Wedding Music Choices

You’ve decided you’d like to go a more non-traditional route with your wedding. Here are some tips on how to choose the perfect music.

Tips for Hiring Ceremony Musicians

Check out these nine tips for choosing the perfect wedding ceremony musicians.

5 Tips to Plan a Smooth iPod Wedding

Consider these helpful tips if you’re planning to use a portable electronic device to provide your wedding music.

Reception Articles


First Dance Songs

Savor one of the few moments you’ll have “alone” together on your wedding day by choosing a song that’s special to both of you.

Reception Music on a Budget

If you’re trying to stretch your budget and still have the wedding reception of your dreams, here are some ideas to help keep costs down.

DJ Tips: Eight Important Things to Consider when Hiring a Disc Jockey for Your Wedding

It’s about more than just a competitive price and an adequate song list. Follow these tips to ensure a worry-free reception and dance.

Father-Daughter Dance Suggestions

From Butterfly Kisses to I Loved Her First, here’s a list of the top father-daughter dance suggestions for that special moment.

Mother-Son Dance Songs

Top picks for dancing with Mom on the big night, from The Beatles to Boys II Men.

What Not to Play at the Dance

You’ll want to approve the list of songs ahead of time to make sure You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’ doesn’t make it onto the play list.

Top 25 Dance Tunes

Want your guests to get out on the dance floor and keep them there? These top 25 songs will get even your most reluctant uncles to boogie.