While Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” may be your first choice for your wedding playlist and “Pour Some Sugar on Me” by Def Leppard may seem fun, those songs might simply conjure up bad 80s hair and pole dancing images for others. So how do you come up with a wedding playlist that won’t offend Aunt Myrtle and won’t have you falling asleep in your wedding soup?
There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing your wedding playlist. It’s a good idea to try to pair what is taking place during your wedding with the particular song that is playing at that time; and while it may be courteous to take your guests’ differing tastes into consideration, your wedding is your day. So your wedding playlist still needs to reflect your style and musical preferences.
Ok, so when the groom is down on the ground, removing your garter in a provocative way, some “take it off” music can be funny. Conversely, you obviously want to avoid that type of thing when you dance with your father. Instead a slow, traditional song will bring a few good tears to some eyes for that one. Your first dance as husband and wife is all yours, so you do you. A romantic slow song always fits this bill, but if you guys are a fun loving couple who want to rock out to “What I Like About You” by the Romantics, you go ahead and bust a move.
Then, of course, there is the music that plays the rest of the time, which can set the tenor for your magical day. For this, you probably want a nice mix of music which can accommodate your tiny flower girl slow dancing on her Daddy’s shoes, as well as some slightly raucous hits that will keep things lively. If the country music genre is your thing, you’re in luck because country music can please all ages.