Today I’ve been having all sorts of fun writing my latest article for The Wedding Community (The article will be published in the next few weeks, but you can check out my previous articles here). The subject was ‘how to incorporate Christmas Music into a Christmas Wedding,’ and it got me thinking!
Christmas is officially the most popular time of the year for proposals, and also incredibly popular for getting married. Its such a wonderful, romantic time of year – and weddings are just beautiful when everyone is in that gorgeous ‘christmas spirit’. So… I had a little think (well, I shouldn’t really take credit – myself, the guys in the office, plus all our friends on facebook and twitter got involved!) and have come up with some top ideas for Christmas music throughout the different parts of your wedding. Obviously, you probably wouldn’t want to go too overboard with this, but here are a few ideas for you to pick and choose your favourite bits:
The Ceremony –
To Walk Down The Aisle: ‘Silent Night’ in the Style of Beyonce’s version – I think this could be gorgeous performed live by a solo singer, or singer and pianist. Have a listen to Beyonce’s version here:
Performed in place of a reading: ‘A Christmas Love Song’ Barbara Streisand
While signing the register: ‘Baby its Christmas’ Amy Grant, ‘Silent Night’ by Boys ii Men, ‘Joy To The World’ Aretha Franklyn.
The Aretha Franklyn one is my absolute favourite – soooo full of happiness (and, Joy!)
The Drinks Reception – ‘Driving Home For Christmas’ Bruce Spingstein, ‘Let It Snow’ Dean Martin, ‘Rockin Around the Christmas Tree’ Brenda Lee
As Your Entrance Piece to the Wedding Breakfast – ‘What Christmas Means To Me’ Stevie Wonder – imagine walking in to this happy tune:
The Wedding Breakfast – ‘2000 Miles’ Pretenders, ‘Stay Another Day’ East 17, ‘Please Come Home For Xmas’ Eagles, ‘The Christmas Song’ Nat King Cole
The First Dance –
‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Mariah Carey (if you fancy a fun choice – starts off nice and slow and then launches into full on Christmas fun!)
‘Santa Baby’ (if you fancy something a bit sexy!)
‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ Frank Sinatra (for something lovely and romantic)
‘Merry Xmas Baby’ by BB King (for some awesome Christmas blues!)
During the Reception –
‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ Shakin Stevens (my personal fave!)
‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ Wizzard
‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ Slade
‘Step Into Christmas’ Elton John
‘Do They Know Its Christmas’ Band Aid (for nearing the end of the night when you fancy a sing-along!)
Last Song of The Night –
‘White Christmas’ Bing Crosby – beautiful classic to end on
OR, if you’re feeling a bit ‘80s’…
‘Last Christmas’ Wham!
Let us know if you have more ideas!