Theme Wedding Music

Theme Wedding Music

Beach theme wedding music for an LDS wedding reception
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Some theme weddings come with a ready-made soundtrack. A Phantom of the Opera or Lord of the Rings themed wedding, for example, is easy to pick songs for. But most of us aren’t so lucky. What about those of us with theme weddings who don’t have a clue what music to choose?

Beach Wedding Music

If you have a tropical or Hawaiian theme, you can choose songs with a bubbly reggae feel like Israel’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “It Must Be Love” by Madness, “Cupid” by Amy Winehouse or “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash. If those aren’t for you, opt for songs with beachy lyrics like “Walk on the Ocean” by Toad the Wet Sprocket or “The Ocean” by U2.

Valentine’s Day Wedding Music

Valentine theme wedding music for an LDS wedding reception
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If your wedding fall in February or has a Valentine’s day theme, it’s easy to find appropriate wedding music. Some of our favorites include “Valentine” by Kina Grannis, “My Valentine” by Martina McBride, “Valentine” by the Get Up Kids (for something a little different), or the classic “My Funny Valentine” as performed by Frank Sinatra.

Fairy Tale Wedding Music

Thanks to Disney, all the romantic princess and fairy tale love songs you could want are at your fingertips. Try the waltz from Sleeping Beauty, “So This Is Love” from Cinderella, “Kiss the Girl” by Little Texas (for a country flavor,) and “Someday My Prince Will Come” from Snow White. And the perfect father-daughter song? “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman.

Asian Theme Wedding Music

Asian theme wedding Music for an LDS wedding reception
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Choosing music for a Chinese, Japanese, or Asian fusion wedding can be difficult. But don’t overthink your music selection – you can set the mood by simply playing Asian music as a prelude to the ceremony/reception and during dinner. (Whatever you do, avoid desperate picks like “I’m Turning Japanese” by The Vapors!)
The wedding music you choose can either add to your theme or take away from it. No matter what your wedding’s theme, you’ve got to pick the right music. Your songs don’t have to perfectly match your theme, but they should echo it through lyrics, tune, genre, or some other way.

♥ Jenny Evans
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