Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding music for your Wedding Formalities. It can get a little overwhelming with the song selection process.
We offer a Free Wedding Consultation and go through Song Selections previous couples have chosen for their weddings to help future clients with this process. They do not have to choose what is on these lists, they are merely a guide to help with this process.
As you can imagine every Wedding is different, and although we encourage for our clients to choose their songs, a lot of the time we encourage to pick songs that they know will get their guests existed and reactive on the night. After all you know your guests best.
Here is a list of formalities where we request for song selections to be selected.
Bridal Party Entry Songs - This is where we invite couple by couple to be introduced into the reception from either the chorus or the start of the song. You can ask the couples what they wish to walk in to, or go with what is popular such as movie theme songs or something with a good happy feel good beat.
Cutting Of The Cake Song - Here we play a sweet ballad or happy feel good song softly, until when the cake is then cut and then raise the volume slightly at that point where the guests put their hands together congratulating the newlyweds cutting their cake.
Bridal Waltzes (Slow Love Ballads) - Traditionally we invite the Bride and Groom up first, followed by the Parents and the Bridal Party Up on the next song, and then 2 or 3 more songs for your guest to take their partners by the hand and join our newlyweds on the dance floor too. I usually suggest to keep it all in the same theme, weather you select Golden Oldie Classics, or slow love pop songs, as it flows better this way.
Throwing Of The Bouquet , Removal of The Garter and Tossing of the Garter Songs - Are usually fun songs that are played for a small snippet of time which are related and theme to the single girls and single lads too.
All this and more can be discussed in more detail at our Obligation Free Wedding Consultations, or should you wish to share your email address I would be more than happy to send you these lists for your review and a helping hand with your Song Selection Process.
John Koukoulas (Professional DJ and MC)