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How to Choose Bridesmaid Music

Your wedding is one of the most important occasions in your life, and you want the day to be as perfect as possible. Many brides worry about each and every detail of their wedding, and choosing the perfect bridesmaid music for that walk down the aisle for their bridesmaids is no exception. In some cases, the bridesmaid walk down the aisle to the same music as the grooms and in other cases, the groom has their own individual song and the bridesmaids walk down the aisle to music all their own.

If you’re wondering how to choose bridesmaids music, here are some tips that may be helpful for you.

5 Tips on How to Choose Bridesmaid Music

Before Choosing Any Music, Check with the Venue

Unfortunately, in some cases the venue you choose for your wedding may dictate what music you will need to choose from not only for your bridesmaids, but also for yourself and the groom. For example, some churches require you to choose from a list of approved hymns, while other churches and other venues are more lenient. So make sure you check with the wedding venue to see if there are any limitations on the music you can choose.

Consider the Theme of Your Wedding

Theme weddings are quite popular with some people choosing very specific themes such as Gaelic themes, western themes, Renaissance themes, or even the circus. When considering how to choose bridesmaids music,

Make sure that the music matches your theme. For example, you don’t want your bridesmaids walking down the aisle to pop music if your theme is a country wedding. So make sure that music for your bridesmaids matches the overall theme of your wedding to create a cohesive ambiance for the wedding itself.

Instrumental Music vs. Music with Lyrics

If you choose for your bridesmaids to walk down the aisle to music with lyrics, make sure you listen to the lyrics and choose a song that express the sentiments of the day. The day is an upbeat one and all about love, so you don’t want to choose a song that is about breakups or a tear jerker, even if the song is one of your favorites. When thinking about how to choose bridesmaids music, also take into consideration the personalities of your favorite bridesmaids – especially if you’re very close friends or family with them.

Consider the Speed and Length of the Music

Unless you’re celebrating with an unconventional wedding, your bridesmaids should walk down the aisle at a slow pace, so you want to avoid any music that will cause them to rush or run down the aisle to the beat of the music. (If they’re wearing heels and try to dance or run, they may fall or trip in the aisle!) In addition, if the music does have lyrics, you want to make sure that the song you choose is long enough that the song won’t have to repeat over and over in order to get all of your bridesmaids down the aisle.

You Don’t Have to Choose the Music Alone

Keep in mind that you don’t have to choose your bridesmaids music alone. You can start out by choosing 4 or 5 pieces of music that are appropriate for your big day and then allow family members or your bridesmaids themselves to choose the music that they like the best.

So why not pour yourselves a kinky alcoholic beverage and listen to some of your favorite music while deciding what to play at the wedding? This is the easy, fun part, ladies!

Good luck on your special day!