Every great love story should have a great soundtrack. That’s tough to do when you have a DJ with a penchant for Top 40. Maybe you’ve been known to rock out to Drake on your morning commute, and maybe your go-to karaoke artist is Bon Jovi, but you want (and deserve) something more on your wedding day. Music that’s withstood the test of time is the perfect complement to your love.
From jazz combos to a classical pianist, there’s no easier way to infuse your big day with good taste than with the right music. Whether you’re more the solo vocalist type or you’re looking for the ultimate R&B trio, going traditional is safe—but it’s far from boring. Envision a walk to the altar complete with an acapella rendition of Desiree’s “Kissing You?” Have you always fantasized about a first dance to Dean Martin? Celebrate your first day as newlyweds with a score that’s just as romantic as your fairytale beginning.
If It Ain’t Broke…
When your 50th wedding anniversary rolls around and you fire up the video of your big day to share with the grandkids, what do you want to see? A romantic first dance set to the tune of Nat King Cole? How about a recessional walk down the aisle after your first kiss scored by a jazz duo? The music at your wedding should both define you as a couple and make dancing irresistible for your guests. Sure, a top DJ during cocktail hour can help set the mood, and there’s no beating a phenomenal MC to keep the party going, but when it comes down to the heart of things, nothing compares to the classics.
You know you lucked out finding your other half. Fortunately, you don’t need to depend on kismet when it comes to choosing the ideal music for your special day. Go completely traditional with a classical pianist, or infuse a little funk into your cocktail hour with some brass instruments. For a sound that’s as timeless as your love, going old school is as easy as saying, “I do”—especially when you’ve got the right hip beats moving your feet from the ceremony to the reception.