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Wedding Music

How Do You Get a Famous Musician or Band to Play at Your Wedding? It Can Be Done.

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.01.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You don't have to be a famous person to have a well-known music group play at your wedding ceremony or reception, but you do have to realize it's going to be a big chunk of your budget and it won't be without some restrictions.

Avoid These Songs At Your Wedding, Please

Jordan Hart | Posted 08.19.2015 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

We've all been in that situation where you just want to light up the dance floor with a domestic beer in hand, but end up lurking in the shadows because you aren't quite sure (or drunk enough to know) how to dance to "Sherry" by the Four Seasons.

8 Rules For Requesting Songs At A Wedding

Matthew Dicks | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Matthew Dicks

I just met with a couple who is getting married later in the year. They are lovely people who chose most of the music for their reception. This will tie my hands a bit when it comes to taking requests, but this is perfectly fine with me.

Gracious Touches to Make Your Wedding Unique

Anne Naylor | Posted 06.16.2015 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

The more I work with people, the more I appreciate how different we all are. No two couples are the same. So each ceremony can be tailored to the unique love you share, your individuality and how you express your love.

5 Things Your Wedding Planner Can't Do For You

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.01.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

A wedding will not plan itself with little attention from the bride and/or groom, even if you hire an experienced, professional wedding planner You can find the best planner in the world and pay her a ton of money, but there are still some decisions the bride and groom must make themselves.

Unusual Musical Instruments at the Wedding Are a Sweet Surprise

Tricia Spencer | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings
Tricia Spencer

With wedding music it is entirely possible to have your musical cake and eat it, too. Instead of choosing a different song, simply change the instrumentation.

The Music Option Many Brides And Grooms Forget To Consider

Denise Oliveira | Posted 11.01.2013 | Weddings
Denise Oliveira

Lots of brides and grooms-to-be get stuck in the band versus DJ debate, forgetting an additional musical possibility that can make their wedding day absolutely gorgeous: A chamber ensemble.

WATCH: The First Dance That Puts All Others To Shame

Posted 06.11.2013 | Weddings

These newlyweds can dance! In a video posted to YouTube Monday, Dominique Morisseau and Jimmy Keys take to the dance floor at their wedding -- but ...

The Most Popular First Dance Songs | Posted 05.23.2013 | Weddings

The first dance at your wedding may be the most important dance of your life -- or at least the most meaningful. So picking just the right song to acc...

10 Things The Best Weddings Have In Common

Meredith Bodgas | Posted 07.19.2013 | Weddings
Meredith Bodgas

Even if you're nervous, smile anyway. Think about how lucky you are to be marrying your soul mate. Looking scared makes people wonder if you're confident about your decision -- and makes them second-guess why they came out to support you in the first place.

The 10 Best Songs To Play At Your Black Tie Wedding

Posted 05.19.2013 | Weddings

This article originally appeared on Martha Stewart Weddings. Once you attach "black tie" to your Big Day, it changes things a bit. Suits get fancie...

36 Songs You Should Never Play At A Wedding

Posted 05.05.2013 | Weddings

One of the best parts of any wedding is the reception, where -- after a few cocktails -- guests hightail it to the dance floor to show off their aweso...

Why There's No Substitute for Live Music at Your Wedding

Melanie R. Flannery | Posted 06.05.2013 | Weddings
Melanie R. Flannery

Your wedding is a special day, maybe the most special day in your life, and there is nothing more ceremonious or celebratory than live music.

50 Wedding Songs For 50 States With Marriage Equality (Here's Hoping!)

Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Glennisha Morgan

For those who are planning their weddings (and those who are simply romantics looking forward to their big days), I've pulled together 50 songs (some of my personal favorites), from Céline Dion to Luther Vandross, for each of what I hope will soon be the 50 states with legal gay marriage.

WATCH: Bride Channels Beyonce For Wedding Dance

Posted 03.13.2013 | Weddings

What's a girl to do when she can't book Beyonce as her wedding singer? One bride took matters into her own hands and performed as Queen Bey herself. ...

A Recipe For The Perfect Wedding Music

Sharon Sacks | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weddings
Sharon Sacks

In a well-planned ceremony, the music flows seamlessly through to the end in perfect harmony, upholding well-preserved familial and religious traditions, and giving a deeper meaning to event.

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding DJ

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.10.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

With five-plus years of wedding planning experience, I'm here to tell you that not all DJs are created equal, and the good ones are worth their weight in gold.

10 Apps For Tech-Savvy Brides

Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin | Posted 03.16.2013 | Weddings
Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin

With the experts breaking down the information in app-form, even the most novice brides and grooms can tackle DIY projects on their own.

SO IRONIC: The Perfect Playlist For Your Hipster Wedding

DJ Rex | Posted 03.12.2013 | Weddings
DJ Rex

There are lots of great tracks that (gasp!) are about love and are happy, could never be considered cheesy or mainstream, and (this is a big one...) your guests will actually know them. Wedding dreams can come true!

7 Wedding Planning Apps That'll Save Your Sanity

Posted 12.19.2012 | Weddings

What do you think is the most stressful part of wedding planning? Whatever your answer, we bet there's an app for it. OK, so maybe there's not one ...

The Perfect Playlist For Your Winter Wedding

DJ Carver | Posted 02.12.2013 | Weddings
DJ Carver

A seasonal winterscape wedding can be achieved with the right vibe, the right music, and the right DJ who can seamlessly mix genres and styles.

4 Signs You've Found The Perfect Wedding Band

Mary Giannone | Posted 02.10.2013 | Weddings
Mary Giannone

The musicians you and your future partner choose will provide the soundtrack to your distinctive love story, so it is important to consider all aspects before signing the dotted line.

How To Choose The Perfect First Dance Song

Alex Donner | Posted 01.27.2013 | Weddings
Alex Donner

When I first began in this business, it seemed that every couple had "their song," but very few couples do now. So it is part of the bandleader's job to suggest one. But what does the bandleader do when a couple has very different musical tastes?

5 Things You Need To Know Before Hiring A Band

Denise Oliveira | Posted 12.18.2012 | Weddings
Denise Oliveira

You're planning your wedding, and after a ton of deliberation you've decided to hire a live band instead of a DJ. Before you sign a contract, you'd better do your homework.

Retro Songs That All Your Wedding Guests Will Love

DJ Shakee | Posted 10.30.2012 | Weddings
DJ Shakee

While it probably goes without saying that 70's, 80's and 90's songs can mix seamlessly with current pop and top 40 music, with technology making things so accessible, you can even find remixes of music from the 50's and 60's that will fit into your set just as well!