5 Common Wedding Music Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

common-wedding-music-mistakesWith all of the time and effort that goes into planning a wedding in Rhode Island today, people still make mistakes. The best way to learn how to avoid making those mistakes yourself, is to study the regrets of others. When it comes to choosing the music for your wedding, there are a lot of popular and traditional choices. However, some brides and grooms prefer to do their own thing and choose non-traditional music.

Whichever way you are leaning, the tips provided in this article will help you to make good choices without any regrets. Wedding music can really set the tone for your special day. The more planning that goes into your song selections and the structure that you set-up with your professional wedding DJ service, the more likely you’ll be able to avoid these common problems altogether.

#1 – The Silent Ceremony
Most weddings will typically have a thirty minute gap between the time that guests are seated in the church, and the bride actually starts to make her way down the aisle. Don’t make the mistake of not planning on wedding music for this part of your special day. Take advantage of this portion of the ceremony to start setting the tone for your wedding theme, by choosing the music for your wedding ceremony that will best reflect the day. A professional wedding DJ can help you select some great wedding music for this part of the event if you don’t already have an idea of what you want to use.

#2 – The Crazy Processional
Don’t want to walk up the aisle to “Here Comes the Bride?” A lot of brides are now opting for non-traditional music to use in place of this popular tune. Some couples also opt to walk up the aisle together rather than have the bride walk alone or with a family member. While everyone wants to make a memorable entrance, it is important to not go too far. Be sure to check with the church or venue where you are getting married to make sure that non-traditional music is okay to use. There are tons of videos on YouTube of funny choreographed processionals that might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but never really worked out the way they were planned.

#3 – The “Everybody Dance Now” Moment
The traditional “first dance” is a moment that most couples really look forward to on their wedding day. Unfortunately, if you do not plan this moment properly, a lot of things can go wrong. Everyone will want to dance with the bride, which is a great way to celebrate the event, but you don’t want some well-meaning friend or relative to cut-in during that special first dance. Coordinate with your professional wedding DJ to invite the rest of the wedding party out to the dance floor during the last minute or so of the first dance. You can have the maid of honor and best man start things off and then have the DJ invite everyone else to follow. This will help avoid all those awkward moments that can come following the first dance.

#4 – The Song of the Old Flame
Chances are you and your spouse-to-be dated at least someone else before you met. When choosing the music for your wedding, it’s a good idea to make a do-not-play list of songs that remind you of old boyfriends or girlfriends, as well as songs that you just hate. The wedding music that you choose for your special day should be filled with positive memories from the time you spent together, not fraught with flashbacks of bad break-ups or images of “the one that got away.” Even if you choose a custom music playlist, make sure your professional wedding DJ knows what songs you don’t want to hear just in case one of your guests makes a last-minute request.

#5 – The Raunchy Song
When you start thinking about choosing the music for your wedding, both during the ceremony and later during the reception, it may be tempting to pick some of your favorite dance club tunes. However, it is important to remember who will be attending your special day when you pick your wedding music. Choosing raunchy R-rated songs for your grandparents or young cousins to dance to would be in poor taste. Try to keep the music between a G and a PG-13 rating so you won’t offend relatives or guests with small children.

If you are planning a wedding in Rhode Island, contact Exceptional Wedding DJs. With 20 years of experience working in the wedding music industry, we can help you with everything from choosing the music for your wedding to setting up contacts with reputable local vendors. Call us today for more information on all of our professional wedding DJ services.