Planning a wedding is supposed to be fun, not overwhelming! So as you plan your big day, it is a much easier idea to follow simple steps, allowing your planning to become enjoyable and easy. Following steps for certain aspects of your wedding planning, such as choosing your wedding music, will allow these tasks to planned in a less stressful way.
Seeing as music comes in many forms, you will be making an array of music decisions for your wedding, such as deciding on genres, upbeat rhythms, slow songs, instrumentals…the list goes on and on. However, when making your decisions, it is crucial that you keep the opinions of your wedding guests in mind.
Seeing as you will surely want to make the best decisions regarding your wedding music, so that you can please the ears of all of your guests, you will want to plan it to perfection. Here at I Thee Wed, we have gathered some steps to creating a wedding music program with ease, so be sure to continue reading to learn step 1:
· Step 1: Decide what you need. We have created an easy to follow list of questions for you to answer, which will allow you to learn how many songs you need for your wedding ceremony, as well as any additional music that should be incorporated. By the end of this list, you will know just the amount of songs that you need to choose:
o 1. Will you be seating any family members?
§ Most often, this refers to the seating of parents and grandparents
§ It is recommended that you use the same song as the attendants if only one or two people are going to be seated
o 2. Will the groom walk down the aisle?
§ Often times, the groom will either walk down the aisle, or appear at the front of the ceremony altar
o 3. Will the bridesmaids and groomsmen walk down the aisle?
§ Traditionally, the bridesmaids and groomsmen walk down the aisle together, however, they can walk separately or appear at the ceremony altar awaiting the arrival of the bride
o 4. How many attendants will be walking down the aisle?
o 5. Will you be having a flower girl or ring bearer?
§ Your flower girl and ring bearer can walk down the aisle together or separate
o 6. Will there be a special moment in the wedding ceremony, such as communion or a unity candle that will require special music?
Following the guidelines within step 1 will assist you in knowing how many songs you should incorporate into your wedding ceremony. Here at I Thee Wed, we want every aspect of your wedding planning to be as easy as 1, 2, 3! So be sure to contact us today to begin planning your greater Cincinnati area wedding, and keep on the lookout for step 2 in our blog article next week.
Photo credit for photo 2: Jeff Schaefer Photography