As you can imagine, there are a ton of music choices that need to be made when planning a wedding. Songs for the ceremony processional and recessional, songs for you first dance, the parent dances, what kind of music you'd like during cocktail hour....the list goes on.
One thing brides often forget to think about: music for the getting hours before your wedding.
No, this doesn't require a lot of thought. And yes, it will make a big difference.
Getting ready with your family and bridesmaids before your wedding should be a happy, joyous time. You don't want to sit in a room with hair dryers humming along and no background noise to fill the quite spaces. Plus, having some good background music on will really help set the mood.
Below are some of my favorite ideas for playlists:
-You can never go wrong with a compilation of classic MoTown songs. Everyone knows songs by Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Temptations, etc.
-Throw it back to your childhood/young adulthood and put together some iconic 90s and early 2000s Pop songs. I know a lot of bridesmaids who still love those catchy Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and N*Sync tunes. Maybe throw in some "MmmmBop" from Hanson too?
-Perhaps create a powerhouse singer playlist? I'd include Adele, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston.
Those are just a few ideas off the top of my head, so even if you don't agree with my musical choices (no offense taken!), make sure to remember to create a playlist for these hours of your day. Have someone bring a portable speaker you can hook up to your phone or iPod (do people still have those?) and you're set. It couldn't be any easier.
And if you don't have time to create a playlist, just use one you created for another party. Or find one on Spotify. If you're not musically-inclined you can give this task to another person in your group that loves music. They will appreciate being involved and you won't have to worry about it. There are tons of ways of making this easy without adding another task to your to-do list!
So start the day off right with a little music and you'll calm your nerves and get even more excited for what the day holds. Plus, you'll be ready to jump on the dance floor when the time comes. (And if the bride & groom dance at a wedding, the guests will too!)
What do you think of my playlist choices? Let me know in the comments!