Nowadays and in the majority of cases, couples who decide to take the plunge and get married, usually have a common goal: to arrange a nice wedding and hold a wedding reception that stands out for being original and fun. It is clear that weddings are evolving and what they now entail is to reflect in the ceremony the personality and character of the couple, aiming to highlight their likes, interests and aspirations, etc
This can all entail a greater tendency to skip the rules of the game with the intention to be different yet at the same time innovative and outstanding. It is mainly about doing something creative with personal character, something that has the couples stamp on it and that will be remembered as wedding that was different to all the rest.
The fact is, that the wedding world is becoming less of what we have always been used to in the past and this implicates and requires new plans and preparations. That’s why it is becoming increasingly common that some couples suddenly surprise their guests with something new and creative on their wedding day.
So, should you decide to do something different, the ideal would be to really surprise your guests by creating a unique and entertaining wedding.
An example could be the choice of wedding music as it may be likely that you have considered thinking outside the box to opt for a different kind of music that will suit you and your guests. It is now becoming popular to find an alternative to the classic waltz, alternatives that are becoming trends and over time leaving the typical dances for the more traditional conventional weddings.
For the romantics, the best pop ballads
If you are planning to do something different for your wedding, perhaps the most fitting, would be to choose those classic, popular ballads that over the years have deeply moved you or maybe some songs that have created a special memory for you. Songs that are ideal to make all of your guests remember your first dance as a newlywed couple.
Ballads that are frequently requested at weddings are, among others, “Its a heartache” by Bonnie Tyler, “My heart will go on” (Titanic) by Celine Dion, “I don’t want to miss a thing” by Aerosmith and even the controversial and enigmatic “Enough is Enough” by Donna Summer and Barbara Streisand, especially as it begins as a ballard and then turns into a huge dance song.
There are also occasions when the bride and groom can be surprised by a song that unexpectedly turns out to be original and novel. For example, if a newlywed couple is surprised with a lovely Barry White song such as the classic “You’re my First, my last, my everything” instead of the wedding march when they enter the reception room, the moment could be very special and emotional. Surprises like these are happening more and more at weddings, either by suggestions from friends and family or with the initiative of the wedding coordinators.
Following current trends: Rock & Roll and Swing
For the more adventurous, there are more casual options such as a swing band or a rock and roll dance. For this, songs such as “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley, Jackie Wilson’s “Reet Petit” or the classic “You’re the one that I want” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John from the movie Grease are perfect if you want to be an original, innovative Bride and Groom.
The truth is, that both swing and rock & roll are what those who have a special appetite for dancing and music in general are talking about and there are more and more fans of this type of dance. Could it be because the 50’s and 60’s are back in fashion?
For the more exotic, Caribbean rhythms
We can’t talk about wedding music without mentioning the Caribbean trends such as Bachata, Salsa or Merengue that are becoming more and more popular in Europe.
For many years, the best dance schools have been teaching this kind of dance and more and more people are signing up to learn, making the most of their dance skills with the intention to shine at weddings and parties in general. For whatever the reason, Caribbean rhythms are always fun, both for those who dominate the dance as well as for those who don’t.
Songs such as La Cura (Frankie Ruiz) Rebelión (Joe Arroyo) and Devórame otra vez by Lalo Rodríguez are among favourites.
For the more traditional, the best Spanish folk music
Folk music is also coming back at Spanish weddings. Without doubt, the more popular choices are the traditional and entertaining Sevillanas.
Come to think of it, a Sevillan Folk Dance danced by the Bride and Groom after the cutting of the cake would be very special. But what is fact, is that Sevillanas are back and therefore making a comeback at weddings. Songs such as Esta niña viene tarde (by las Carlotas) ¡Ay cómo te amo! (by El Mani) or the classic Cántame (by Maria del Monte) are some of the more popular songs at weddings.
For the more creative, we change the lyrics of classic pop songs
Another increasingly fashionable trend that has caught on from other countries is personalised music for the wedding couple. It is something as simple as hiring a band that will interpret your requested songs with personalised lyrics for you and your partner. This way, you have the chance to relate stories and personal events that you have experienced before and after meeting the person who you are going to share the rest of your life with.
Do you have any preferences? What kind of music would you choose for your wedding?
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Articles published in 2018