Wedding Music and Its Symbolism

Music is an integral key to any event, music adds to the vibrancy, mood and festive nature of any event.

Music for a wedding should be carefully planned; it is comprised into two settings


 Music in the church


 Music at the reception.

Music to be played in the church.

Three different kinds of special music should be played at the church for a wedding. Each piece of music is symbolical of a particular event.

1) Brides Maid In Music

to mark and herald the entry of the bridesmaids.

2) Bridal Chorus

marks the entry of the bride.

3) Recessional Music

signifies the end of the marriage ceremony, wherein the bride and bridegroom are pronounced as Husband and Wife.

Music To Be Played At The Reception.

Depending on the kind of environment you want to create you can choose a song. However, this is the order of how music should flow at a reception.

1) Arrival Of The Guests

: The music chosen should be soft and light, as the guests enter.

2) Bride and Bridegroom Dance:

Once the guests arrive, the bride and bridegroom are called to dance their first wedding dance together as husband and wife, the music chosen at this phase should be romantic and sweet.

3) The Couple and Their parents:

The couple at this phase will be called to dance with their parents, the music chosen now can be fast or slow, depending on the situation.

4) Guests Dance:

Once all the formalities are done, the guests are called to dance on the floor, the music chosen now can either be a rock and roll no, a raunchy, a lively, a slow, a hip-hop no and its type can vary across the mood of the crowd.

5) Last Dance:

The newly wed couple is once again called in for their last dance, together. This marks the end of the reception ceremony. The music chosen now can be a real lively number marking a happy ending.

The order and flow of music differs from culture to culture. There is no rule that the wedding music should be played in the order mentioned above.



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