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The Ultimate Wedding Playlist (AKA The Songs You Need To Play On Your Wedding Day)

By Katie Stow
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Any bride or groom in the thick of wedding planning has had the same nightmare: That the dance-floor will be empty. Dead. A place where no one wants to venture. This is why couples spend hours, even days, building and editing their wedding day playlist songs to ensure the perfect vibe throughout all the elements of the big day. Selecting songs to walk down the aisle to, tunes to fill the d-floor and even the music that plays for your first dance as a married couple.

To take the stress away from all of the above, we’ve gotten in touch with the tuneful GENIUSES over at SCR Music to figure out exactly what songs you should be playing at every stage of your wedding day. 

You’re going to want to grab a pen. This wedding playlist songs advice is golden.

The best music to walk down the aisle to…

“When helping our couples choose songs to walk down the aisle to, we always recommend they go with something classic and meaningful to their story. It’s so special learning sentimental songs and performing them in one of the most emotional moments of the day! Our favourite aisle song has got to be Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley – can’t go wrong with a classic, and it brings a tear to the eye every time, guaranteed!”

Best music to leave the ceremony to…

“Taking your first steps back up the aisle as Newlyweds is such a happy time, so we recommend something upbeat to match the mood! Songs like You’ve Got The Love by Florence & The Machine, Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root, or Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder are very popular and work perfectly.”

BEST MUSIC FOR YOUR COCKTAIL HOUR…

“All our artists have the perfect repertoire to set the mood for canapés – we love to keep things upbeat and romantic with an Acoustic Duo or Trio to carry on the beautiful atmosphere from the Ceremony. Songs like LOVE by Nat King Cole, I’m Yours by Jason Mraz and Sugar by Maroon 5 are always crowd favourites.”

THE BEST RECEPTION ENTRANCE SONGS…

“When you book a mixture of a Live 3 -7 Piece Band or a DJ reception with us, you have the choice of entering your reception with your bridal party to either live music or the original track played over the speakers. We LOVE playing your entry songs live as it really sets the tone for the party to come! One of our favourite entry songs has got to be Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake, but we do things with a little twist! We play a verse for each couple that enters, keeping it nice and soft while the MC speaks, before launching into the big chorus for the bride and groom – it works perfectly everytime!”

Image by @blaisebellphotography // Video by @mwilson_photography

BEST FIRST DANCE WEDDING SONGS…

“Your first dance is one of the most beautiful moments of the night, and a lot of our couples really love to mix things up. Whether you want a classic waltz or something a bit more upbeat, we will help you every step of the way to make sure things go off without a hitch. We’ll even send you recordings so you can choreograph your dance to the exact version that will be played on the night. Mash-ups are becoming very popular, where we start things slow with something like All Of Me by John Legend for a slow dance and mash it up with something super upbeat like Walking on Sunshine with a choreographed routine which surprises the guests every time, and leads into the dance-floor perfectly!”

THE MOST POPULAR FIRST DANCE WEDDING SONG OF 2020…

“Our most popular first dance song this year and every year is Perfect by Ed Sheeran. The lyrics are just so beautiful, and such a classic song will stand the test of time when looking back on your wedding videos. “

Songs that are guaranteed to get the dance floor pumping…

“We love to open the dance-floor with Billie Jean by Michael Jackson (a classic) or a great sing along like Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. We keep things upbeat with a mixture of classics and sing alongs because they keep everyone, young and old, up on their feet all night long!”

 

What couples should always think about when booking the musicians for their wedding…

“The most important thing is that you find musicians that really understand how to set and progress the atmosphere on the most special day of your lives. Our hand-picked artists are all experts in creating the perfect mood throughout every stage of the day, progressing from a Duo and Trio Ceremony and canapés into a 4-7 piece band or a DJ for your dinner and dance-floor which is the most important thing to us!”

WEDDING PLAYLIST
A little note from the legends over at SCR Music… 

“We would love for One Fine Day readers to know that we are utterly devoted to making the music on your special day meaningful, personable and seamless. We absolutely love what we do, and your song requests make our job that much more enjoyable. One of our favourite memories from a wedding is being approached by the Father of the Bride a few months before her wedding day, with an original song he had written for his daughter. Performing that as a surprise for her during the ceremony was so special for both her and us alike, and we even sent them a professional recording of it to be used in their wedding video. If there is anything we can do to make your wedding day more personable, we will do it! 

 

To book SCR Music for your wedding day, please do head here. You won’t regret it!

By Katie Stow
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Editor of One Fine Day

Header Image // Florals by The Hunted Yard // Styling & Props by The Collective Hire

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