Post # 1
Does the music for each wedding section have to match?
So far we have chosen instrumental for processional with Canon in D major for wedding party and For the love of a princess (my all time favorite from braveheart by James Horner) for my entrance. I love classical and these two go well together. But of course we need something more upbeat for recessional and we like “Good life” by One Republic, then it goes to a different kind of upbeat for reception entrance with Johnny Cash “Ring of fire.” Then an acoustic version of “How long will I love you” for the first dance. So it’s all over the place after processional and recessional. Does it matter?
Thais in advance for any advice 🙂
This topic was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by Lara_11.
Post # 2
No, it doesn’t matter at all.
Post # 3
None of my songs go together, but it matches who we are. So should yours
Post # 4
I don’t think it matters at all. There aren’t rules, just choose songs you like! We are all over the place even through the processional. Our processional so far is a mashup of songs we like. I’m thinking seating of the mothers will be “Sweet Child O Mine” either the original or an acoustic version, then “Better Together”-Jack Johnson for the rest of the wedding party and an instrumental version of “Starlight” for when I come out. The recessional will be “Hard To Concentrate”- Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Bridal Party Entrance will be “Fall Back Down”- Rancid and our entrance might be “Party Hard”- Andrew W.K. These are both loud and upbeat but will hopefully get the party started! Our first dance is “I was made for you”- Rivers Cuomo then it will slow down with our father/daughter and mother son dances, which are classics that our parents chose. Do what you want and what fits you guys!
Post # 5
I think having a change in terms of music styles is fun! The guests won’t really expect it and you’ll appeal to a larger variety of people.
Post # 6
Not only does the music not have to match, I’ve never even heard of it matching. In every wedding where I can remember it, the music was very different at the different parts of the day.
Post # 7
Of course they don’t have to match! They are all different occasions with different vibes. Go with whatever makes you happy!
Post # 8
Thanks ladies! Happy to know it’s more than normal for it to be different