What a exhilarating experience it is to get engaged and with the wedding date is approaching, you sit down with your better half and friends to start laying out the programme for the wedding.

The items going off the check list:

✔️ Guest list
✔️ Menu
✔️ Dessert Table
✔️ Emcees
✔️ Live Music

So here are 3 top tips to get you started:

(1): Fast or Slow? 
Will you prefer an upbeat tune to walk in to or a song that is grandeur? Slow songs such as the all time favourite: Canon in D has the backing of string instruments making the first entrance a grand one while an upbeat tune such as Can’t Take My Eyes Off You will certainly get your guests clapping.

(2): Genre
Define your genre. Classical differ quite largely from Pop and if you will like a fusion (look to Piano Guys), the genre of the march in song should be clearly defined.

(3) Live or Pipe? 
Bands provide an element of ‘live’ music. While their repertoire can seem limitless, they may not able to perform everything on your list. On the flip side, you can play anything from pipe in. So always check if your preferred song is able to be performed by the band.

In a nutshell, choose wisely but don’t spend too much time. For the slightly clueless, we have compiled a list of top March in songs that isn’t that commonly chosen:

Classical 

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring -JS Bach 
An alternative to the more commonly used Canon in D.

The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba – Handel
Another awesome classical piece for that grand walk in.

The Flower Duet – Leo Delibes
Commonly known as British Airways theme song back in the 90s, the Flower Duet never grows old.

Pop

Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Can’t quite go wrong with Adele’s acoustic vocals on this one.

The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
Ingrid is a wonderful meet-in-the-middle between indie music and pop.

Good Life – OneRepublic
Awesome opening for that dramatic pop effect.

Romantic 

Moon River – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Made famous by so many artistes including Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, this iconic song is simply one of the best choices.

Around The World – Bing Crosby
Old is gold and Bing Crosby’s smooth pipes are unmistakable in this classic.

Marry Me – Train
The acoustic version of this song will send bridesmaids reaching for the tissue.

For The Adventurous

Hey Ya – Outkast
Get those hands up!

Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson
Leave it to the King of Pop to groove and excite your guests.

I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
Nuff said.

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