5 Helpful Tips For Choosing Your Ceremony Music

Exchanging vows is the most important part of your wedding day – so your ceremony music should be given some TLC too! Sentimental lyrics and beautiful melodies add to the emotion and atmosphere when saying I Do to the love of your life.

We are HUGE fans of Wedding Singer Ireland – Kayla McDonagh and every time we watch one of her videos – she gives us goosebumps. Yes, she’s that good! So we were delighted to have a quick catch up and get her expert tips on how to totally nail your ceremony music.

Ceremony Music - Wedding Singer Ireland Kayla McDonagh

Don’t Be Afraid To Rearrange Songs

Worried about your favourite song not being suitable for a wedding ceremony? Ask your wedding singer/musician to make a more romantic arrangement of the song. As I’m classically trained, I have no problem arranging special requests for couples. We Found Love, Marry you, Teardrops, Next To Me, to name just a few.

Trust Your Wedding Singer

Let your singer blow your guests away! If you hire a classically trained singer or musician, give them an opportunity to show off their talent by highlighting the genre they are best at. Of course, choose sentimental pieces that mean something to you and you love, but also bare in mind what your professional supplier is good at.

Variety is the spice of life

A mixture of instrumentals and songs work really well for church weddings. An instrumental of your favourite tune is the perfect alternative if the lyrics aren’t appropriate for a wedding ceremony.

Walking Up The Aisle…..

SLOW IT DOWN!!!! If you choose something faster, it is a natural reaction for you and your bridesmaids to rush up the aisle to the speed of the music. This means your photographer wont have time to capture the emotion and little details. Opting for a slower song sets a nice steady pace for everyone and the photographer will have plenty of time to shoot those all-important moments and first looks.

The recessional…

Go for something lively to get the party started! Encourage your guests to clap and cheer as you walk down the aisle, after all you’ll be leaving your ceremony as newlyweds ready to start an exciting new chapter. P.S don’t forget the confetti!

For more details or to book Wedding Singer Ireland – Kayla McDonagh, go to www.weddingsingerireland.ie or email kayla@weddingsingerireland.ie

Ciara Moore

Ciara Moore is the Blog Editor & Social Media Manager at WeddingDates HQ. Anything you want to know about weddings and what is on trend - she's your woman!

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