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One great way to do this is through the music you choose to play throughout your wedding day. A lot of people like to stick with more traditional or classic wedding songs particularly before & during the wedding ceremony but if you are a bit of a rock couple you might be wondering how you can “marry” the two styles together.

Youtube is a great tool for couples to use when exploring wedding music. As well as getting original versions of songs you can sometimes find a great acoustic version of your favourite song that would be more suitable for your ceremony such as acoustic versions of Til Kingdom Come by Coldplay or Everlong by the Foo Fighters. Make sure you listen to the lyrics as well as the melody though as you don’t want to have someone talking about breaking up or a green plastic watering can during your ceremony!!

The prelude to your wedding ceremony can be a great opportunity to inject your personality and really set the tone for your wedding. I would recommend having about 30 minutes of music ready to play while your guests are arriving at the ceremony venue. Your friends in particular will love to hear the songs that bring back memories of when you were teenagers!

When thinking of your walk up the aisle do you want it to be slow and poignant or more upbeat and celebratory. Will you go for instrumental or a song with meaningful lyrics? Whether you enjoy rock’n’roll, pop, country or R&B there are plenty of songs out there that are every bit as meaningful for you to use.

Word of caution, before you commit to any songs for your wedding ceremony make sure you consult with your priest, solemniser or venue any regarding musical restrictions. It is always a good idea to talk to them prior to your wedding to explain your choices and give them a listen to the songs if they have not heard your version before.

Here are a sample of some alternative songs for your wedding :

  • January Rain, David Gray
  • Here Comes Your Man, Pixies
  • How can I tell you, Cat Stevens
  • I Love N.Y.E., Badly Drawn Boy
  • I’m In Love with a Girl, Big Star
  • You Are the Best Thing, Ray Lamontagne
  • Longing to Belong, Eddie Vedder
  • She, Elvis Costelloe
  • Hear and Now Luther Vandross
  • Everytime I close my eyes – Babyface
  • with arms wide open – Creed

If you have some unusual song choices, please leave a comment and share them with us.

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