Fill every moment of your big day with a special song
We all know the bride will be taken down the aisle to a beautiful melody; we all know we'll have to hold back the tears as you first dance to the ballad closest to your heart; we all know the reception's going to be chockablock with floor fillers. That's just the way it goes. But there may well be more musical moments you haven't yet thought of that, if played just right, will make you feel like you're getting married in your favourite rom-com. Here are the main ones, and what to do when they happen: While you get ready – While not strictly part of the ceremony proper, this is an important ritual (one the wedding wouldn't be the same without), and you need a motivational tune that'll get you excited for the day ahead. While your guests arrive and find their seats – Not all of your guests will be arriving at the same time (they'd never fit through the door), to entertain those who have already filtered in with some music that straight away sets the tone for your wedding.
The wedding party procession – This isn't so much the calm before the beautiful storm as the first droplets of blissful rain or the first gentle love waves – your guests will instantly hush up as the door opens, or, if you time it right, as your well-chosen music strikes up. The main procession – This is the real showstopper, the money shot, the crowning moment – so choose wisely! As the bride is seen in her wedding dress for the first time by the groom, choose something the both compliments her beauty and conveys to your guests just how important this moment is. The recessional – After you share your first kiss as newlyweds and head back down the aisle, people are going to be on the edge of their seats. You need to play them something triumphant and celebratory to let them know just how wonderful it is that you've finally arrived at your destination – each others arms!