If you’ve attended any weddings as a guest, have you happened to see an evening party that doesn’t take off, a desolately empty runway an evening party with very high expectations left unexpected?

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A wedding is a very complex event, there are several pawns that must be moved at the same time, there are several pieces that must be placed correctly in the puzzle but above all there are very high expectations so it becomes essential to plan everything in detail by relying on professionals who will be able to help you, support you and advise you in the best way to allow you to realize your big dream.
However, the days and weeks leading up to the wedding are particularly intended .
They work diligently on wedding planning devoting their heart and soul, time and energy, stress and fears, all to make those few hours absolutely unforgettable for you and all the guests who will be near you. So much effort deserves to be enhanced with musical accompaniment that fits every single moment of the day.

What style of music to choose at the entrance to the reception

A topical moment that deserves worthy background music, after the groom and bride enter the church, is definitely the entrance of the newlyweds into the wedding venue. The guests are all already there, waiting for the most fun part of the event to begin, so why not surprise them? Increasingly, couples are opting for a touch of originality by having the groomsmen or bridesmaids precede them; others improvise a choreography upon entering. No matter what the choice of song or style, what matters is to be sure to make it a special moment for everyone who has supported the couple along the way. So here are some ideas for breaking the ice.

For a romantic entrance

Sweet disposition by Temper Trap: “So stay there/’Cause I’ll be coming over/And while our blood’s still young/It’s so young, it runs”
Marry you by Bruno Mars: “It’s a beautiful night, we’re looking for something dumb to do/Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you/Is it the look in your eyes, or is it this dancing juice/Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you…”
Love by Joss Stone: “L is for the way you look at me/O is for the only one I see/V is very, very extraordinary/E is even more than anyone that you adore can/Love is all that I can give to you.”

Those who want to impress can choose a soundtrack

New Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme) by Ennio Morricone, instrumental
The Portrait, from Titanic, instrumental
Amapola, from Once Upon a Time in America, by Ennio Morricone, instrumental
Game of Thrones (Main Theme), instrumental
The Imperial March – John Williams

Entrance with vintage retro songs

La vie en Rose, by Edith Piaf: “Il est entré dans mon cœur/Une part de bonheur/Dont je connais la cause/C est lui pour moi, moi pour lui dans la vie/Il me l’a dit, l’a juré pour la vie”
The way you look tonight, by Frank Sinatra: “Yes, you’re lovely, with your smile so warm/And your cheeks so soft/There is nothing for me but to love you/And the way you look tonight”
Love me tender, by Elvis Presley: “Love me tender/Love me sweet/Never let me go/You have made my life complete/And I love you so”

Remember that you should not copy things already seen, you should on the contrary

Shape your wedding first in your head and then find vendors who know how to work on your idea by enhancing and improving it, but it is up to you first to think of your wedding as a unique event and not as a cliché of similar things already seen and experienced.

The bride and groom’s first dance

The first dance as newlyweds will be an indelible memory, a unique and unrepeatable emotion; squeezed in a tender embrace or launched into a wild dance the newlyweds cannot escape the arduous task of opening the dances. It is not obligatory to choose the song you fell in love with, you will have during the evening other moments to create the romantic atmosphere. Here are some ideas for all tastes pop, rock, classical, Italian, jazz the first dance can be regardless of the musical theme chosen for the evening.

Pulp Fiction, Dance Scene. Okay let’s face it, you’re really bad at dancing-but there’s hope for you, too! Why not use your lack of coordination to improvise a dance scene like the famous one between Uma Thurman and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction? One clarification: refrain if you are shy!

Wonderwall, by Oasis. Were you born in the 1980s, was Oasis your soundtrack during your teenage years, and even though Noel and Liam no longer play together you can’t stop listening to their songs? Then this is the predestined song to open your dances, there is no escape.

All of me, by John Legend. This modern and tear-jerking song at the same time will allow you to connect on the dance floor and make everyone witness your love in a unique way. Just squeeze into a hug, let the music soothe you, and you’re done.

Boogie Woogie. Does vintage run through your veins and do you want to imagine being in a dance hall? Go wild with a boogie woogie and give it a folk feel that guests will be unlikely to forget, but in this case, little room for improvisation: you need to arrive prepared so you don’t disfigure.

The mistakes to avoid: some tips

Music lovers or not, the right wedding sound is essential-a great band or DJ can make the difference between a fun wedding and an unforgettable one. So here is a short list of mistakes we have witnessed due to unprepared, improvised or simply unskilled vendors handling the music aspect of an event as complex as a wedding.

  • Begin the ceremony in silence
    Guests arrive long before the bride and groom, and the wait, without a background, can seem even longer. Also durane the minutes before the start of the ceremony whether civil or religious begins to generate that gradually increasing buzz that is more reminiscent of a marketplace than a place where a wedding will soon be held. We therefore recommend that exclusively instrumental music be started at least 20 minutes before the bride and groom enter, this will not only cheer the guests but also limit background buzz.
  • Skipping the sound check
    No, it is not excessive nitpicking, and it is not just done before a concert. Conducting a test before the event will help the band or DJ ensure the best performance during the wedding. It is necessary, however, to arrive on site well in advance to have the peace of mind of being able to set up one or more sound systems and verify their proper functioning first and optimal adjustment later. Skipping this very important step is synonymous with unprofessionalism and a lack of knowledge of how delicate and fragile the balances between guest and musician are during an event as complex as a wedding
  • Making dialogue impossible
    Everyone wants to have fun and maybe go wild at a wedding, but certainly guests will want to be able to converse with each other without having to shout. The quality of venue acoustics and the arrangement of catering tables can often greatly influence the performance of the music score chosen for the wedding. As a general rule keep in mind that music at excessive volume should always be banned, especially in the early stages of welcoming and arriving guests at the location and then during lunch or dinner, an ideal time to converse with other diners
  • Shape the wedding soundtrack just on your own musical tastes
    While it is true that the wedding features the bride and groom, one cannot forget about one’s guests. We have already mentioned several times how complex an event such as a wedding is, then entrusting it to “minstrels” or DJs who do not know the timing or who do not know how to advise the bride and groom, could turn into a very risky choice. At a wedding, in addition to the taste and expectations of the bride and groom, they should be advised on how to structure the music aspect according to the guests there. The average age should be considered, different musical solutions should be planned that are in line with the different age groups, different musical tastes, and different musical moments to try to respect the directions of the bride and groom but at the same time offer a musical selection that can meet the tastes of the different guests invited to the wedding. Is it better to have a full dance floor with all the guests having fun even if it is not the kind of music the bride and groom like, or is it better to have an empty dance floor with bored guests because the proposed kind of music only the bride and groom like!

That said.

I hope you have found useful insights, ideas and advice on this article;

Remember that

“Marriage is a live movie! You can’t go wrong because you can’t buy back a memory!”

We always say this to all our wedding couples. A few simple tips combined with a dash of common sense in choosing a musician not just based on price will make your wedding a memorable event.

I am Paolo Furlan the first Wedding Music Planner in Veneto and founder of the Wedding Symphony music agency specializing in music for civil or religious ceremonies and music and entertainment for wedding receptions.

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