Bride Guide #48 Gives you everything you need to know about the music and slideshow aspect of your wedding by Farmington Utah Wedding Photographer Lauren Kay Photography.
Music has a way of making anything feel extra special. I can look at photos from weddings I’ve photographed, but when I look at them with music playing, it’s enough to get me crying all over again! (I cry during every wedding I photograph probably at least once.) Having music can really enhance your
day. I definitely recommend having it during your celebration and it can also really add to moments like coming down the aisle or your first look.
You can have a simple Spotify playlist or you can hire a DJ to do the music. Do whatever works for your budget. If you can hire a DJ, do it. They not only take care of all the music setup and keep it running smoothly, but they also help direct the flow of the dancing and entire celebration.
You definitely should choose a song for your first dance and Daddy/Daughter and Mother/Son dance. Other than that, you can let your DJ know of any other songs you would like to include and let them choose the rest. You can do instrumental music, music with lyrics, or a mix of both. You also need to provide them with a do-not-play list if you have any songs you definitely don’t want played.
If you don’t hire a DJ, your music is a great time to outsource. Find a friend or family member you trust, let them know the songs you want and your general style, and let them be in charge of creating the playlist and operating it on the big day.
At wedding celebrations, there is often a slideshow with pictures of the bride and groom as they grew up and from their dating. This is a fun way to bring those closest to you into your story even more. It is completely optional and doesn’t need to be fancy. Windows Movie Maker and http://imovie.com/ are perfectly good platforms to create your slideshow with. This is another great time to outsource to a professional or family member or friend. Send them the pictures you want and let them have at it. You can also just print pictures and display them if your venue doesn’t have the tech to support a video.
Remember… Ask your venue about their tech setup. Do they have a TV? Speakers? What cords do you need to bring? Make sure you find this out before the big day and convey the info to the people you have asked to help you.