Why is music so important at a wedding?

When you’re planning your wedding, there are so many things to think about. The dress and suits, the invitations, the cake, the car, the venue, the photographer… the list goes on and on. Yet, something that can sometimes be forgotten about until the last minute is the music. The problem is, music is such an important part of the wedding party – and even the ceremony itself – that leaving it to the end to organize is usually a big mistake. Music really needs to be put much closer to the top of the priority list if you want to get it right. Here are some of the biggest reasons why music is such an important part of any wedding, and once you’ve read them, you’ll see why you need to focus on it much earlier than you might otherwise have done.

It Sets The Tone

There have been multiple studies that have concluded that music positively affects the brain. When listening to music (even music that you might not know or particularly like), the brain releases dopamine and serotonin into the body. The result is that you – and everyone else listening to the music – will feel calmer and happier. It literally boosts the mood.

If you want everyone to enjoy the wedding you’ve organized, having excellent music playing will really set the tone as it will make everyone feel good. From the end of the wedding ceremony to the first dance to that last great song of the evening, before you say your goodbyes, music needs to be a constant part of your big day.

It Will Be Memorable

Although the wedding ceremony is perhaps the most important part of the day in terms of the marriage itself, it’s the reception that most people remember – this is where you can have fun and celebrate the important decision you and your partner have made.

You’ll want your wedding to be a memorable one that people enjoy, and the music will be what truly helps with that. The look of your dress, the color scheme, the taste of the cake, even what was said during the ceremony can easily be forgotten, but dancing to great music, having fun, and linking those sounds with the wedding means that it’s the music that will be remembered longest of all. That’s especially true if you have live musicians from Alive Network to make a difference during the ceremony.

It Brings People Together

Whether your wedding is a massive event with many hundreds of people or it’s a small, intimate affair, music will help bring people together. Of course, this might not happen quite so easily without any music; after all, your friends and family come from different backgrounds, different generations, have different likes and dislikes, and it won’t be easy for everyone to instantly get to know one another.

Music makes it easier. Music means that no words are needed, and everyone can just enjoy the songs in their own way, whether that’s singing, dancing, or just listening quietly. For the most part, music is something everyone can agree on no matter who they are.

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Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com
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