Is There A Perfect Weding Playlist…?
The wedding playlist.
There are SO many parts of your day that needs it’s own music soundtrack, it can become quite overwhelming.
Whether it’s what you walk down the aisle to, sign the register to, share your first dance together to…music plays a big part during your wedding and can become quite a challenge to finalise as the day nears.
Especially if you’re looking for something a little more modern for your wedding and not the typical or traditional music choices you find on Google!
Here you’ll find out a little bit about our own challenge on picking our wedding music along with 2 very special Spotify wedding playlists I’ve created just for you (scroll to the bottom if you want to skip my chatter!).
I call them my wedding song inspiration playlists! I hope they help…
The Perfect Wedding Songs – How do you choose?
Music for us plays a big part in our lives, even before we got married and had the challenge of picking our favourites!
It really was worth putting the time in to choosing the right tracks for us.
There are some songs that we hear on the radio now (and we got married in 2009) that take us right back to a time and moment.
Here are some really fun examples of a song that brings back some incredible memories for us…
Wedding Music Ideas – Start Your Own Playlist With What You Love!
Daft Punk’s Get Lucky.
I’m sure we can all admit that Get Lucky is a TUNE!
This song takes us right back to 2013. Us singing along in our Mustang convertible whilst driving down the Highway 1 (we actually have a film of that haha).
We took a whole month off to celebrate in style and this was part of our West Coast of America road trip for turning 30.
Damage, Ghetto Romance.
Lee had this on Mini-disc (anyone remember those??) when we were hanging out at Camp America in Minnesota.
That started as ‘our song’ and although it was tempting we felt it wasn’t very appropriate for a first dance…
Come on. I know you love a bit of Steps really!
Don’t judge me on this one but I actually taught my whole English class the dance routine to this as part of my ‘Speaking and Listening’ GCSE exam…they still remember it now!
For some random reason this incredible RnB song stuck with me for years. It became the one I’d to sing to Paisley as a baby getting her to sleep. I mean, it’s better than ‘Baby Got Back’ from ‘that’ Friends episode, right?
Love Get Sweeter, Finley Quaye.
Oh the fun of picking a song you BOTH love for your first dance!
We didn’t want slow and didn’t want an awkward shuffle on the dancefloor. Love Gets Sweeter ticked all the boxes.
Our chosen ‘upbeat and fun’ first dance song soon went on to become a little more than that (read more about it becoming the name of my wedding videography business on my About Me page!)
Wedding Songs That Actually Mean Something!
And isn’t it funny how a song comes on the radio that you’ve probably not heard for YEARS yet you still know all the lyrics (and maybe even the whole dance routine if you were as obsessed with Top of the Pops and MTV as I was growing up)?
This is how powerful music can be!
It really does provide a soundtrack to your life and your memories, and now to your wedding day!
Picking The Perfect Wedding Music
Picking the right music choices for YOU on your wedding day can mean every time you hear those songs you’ll be transported right back to that time and moment.
Whenever I hear my own wedding video song I can literally see my wedding highlights playing out without seeing it.
In fact I do that for my couples wedding videos too, those songs are now attached to someone’s amazing wedding day for me so I imagine it’s even more powerful for them!
What If You Have Different Music Tastes?
But for some reason, when it came to the actual wedding planning we got really stuck picking ‘our’ songs!
Lee likes (what he considers) ‘cool’ stuff like Oasis, Ray Lamontagne, Mumford and Sons and even Vanilla Ice (he thought that was cool at the time).
Whereas I’m more of a ‘Pop’ fan, with my favourites being the 90’s and the Spice Girls, 5ive and all the other (embarrassing to my Husband) stuff.
Finding a ‘middle ground’ for our own wedding music choices proved tricky, as I’m sure it is proving for you too if you found this post!
We also knew we wanted something more fun and upbeat for our first dance to avoid the awkward shuffle on the dancefloor. Something more ‘us’.
But what is ‘us’ when we have such differing music tastes…?
Use Those Pre-Made Spotify Playlists for Inspiration!
Well every now and then you’ll find something that matches up.
That’s where Spotify came in super handy for working out our perfect wedding songs.
We’d listen to pre-made playlists in a style we’d like and that add any we both agreed on to our own list.
We’ve even gone on to use this trick for our parties and celebrations after the wedding (we became a bit famous for them at our NYE parties!).
From those original wedding playlists I’ve even added extra tracks and tweaked old ones over the years to create something that can help my couples struggling with that ‘middle ground’ too!
If you’re looking for the perfect wedding playlist, ‘the’ song you need for the walk down the aisle or simply looking to be inspired for your own wedding video music then here’s two Spotify playlists for you to enjoy.
One is simple, slower and chilled…
Chilled and Romantic Wedding Music Playlist Ideas
The other is for more upbeat and fun wedding songs!
Upbeat, Happy and Fun Wedding Music Playlist Ideas
Your Very Own Wedding Playlist Inspiration!
Feel free to keep popping back to check on these playlists as things get added all the time.
I tend to hear something on the radio and know it would be perfect for a wedding video coming up or someone may love it for their first dance!
And if you have a love for music like we do and feel you’d love someone who appreciates the thought that goes in to picking the ‘soundtrack’ to your wedding then I may just be the wedding videographer for you.