Wedding Day Checklist: Choosing Your Wedding Music

Birchwoods Banquet FacilityThere are so many big decisions to be made when planning a wedding. One of the biggest decisions will be the music.

Some of it will be easy. You may already know what special songs are a "must" for your wedding playlist. That's a great start. Before you start filling out the rest of your playlist, you may want to answer the big wedding music question: Band or DJ?

A wedding band give the music a more personal feel. You can pick a band that specializes in the type of music you want highlighted at your wedding. Plus, a live band can energize a reception hall.

The case for DJ's often boils down to money. DJ's tend to be less expensive. Sometimes the price difference between a band and a DJ is significant.

It's also important to think about how different types of music will be played during different times of the wedding. You'll need to choose music for the walk down the aisle. You'll need to decide if you want music at the end of the ceremony. What music will be used for the introduction of the new married couple? What song will you choose for the first dance?

These decisions do not have to be laborious. Choosing your wedding music should be a fun and exciting project. Think about the special music and songs. Plan from the beginning of the ceremony until the end of the reception. Ask advice. Take suggestions. Check with the folks at your wedding reception location and ask if they can suggest any bands or DJ's.

Take advantage of all your options and you'll be humming a happy tune on your wedding day.