5 Wedding Music Mistakes You Should Avoid




Music is essential to weddings.

It creates a romantic yet festive atmosphere that will make your wedding memorable to you and your guests. However, having a music during your wedding is not as easy as choosing a playlist on Spotify – you have to be keen on avoiding wedding music mistakes so you won’t ruin your big day. With that, here are some wedding music mistakes that you should avoid.

1. Not Planning on Your Choice of Songs

This is one of the most common wedding music mistakes. Yes, you can pick random romantic songs you can find in a stranger’s playlist, but it could be better if it has a personal touch. Choose songs that are meaningful to you and your fiancé. With songs that are closed to your heart played on your special day, it will make your wedding more memorable and special

2. Choosing Music with Expletives

Of course, you can choose the music you want. If you could, nevertheless, spare your wedding from songs full of expletives that would be much appreciated by your guests. Most of the time there will be kids at weddings (there are no teenage flower girls as far as I can remember) so let’s save their innocence by playing songs that don’t have foul lyrics in it. You can save the explicit-filled songs for the after party where only adults are present.

3. Not Having a Sound Check Before the Wedding

Have your venue sound-checked at least a day before the wedding to prevent “technical difficulties” from happening. Ask the venue manager what music equipment and speakers they have available to use as well as what are the restrictions when it comes to playing music in the venue. In addition, let your band or DJ visit the venue before the wedding so they can plan on where they can set up and play.

4. No Music Before the Wedding Ceremony

As a customary, guests will always arrive at the ceremony earlier. Regardless of how willing they are to wait, waiting would seem like an eternity if the place is quiet. Prevent this from happening by booking a ceremony musician who can play music half an hour before the wedding starts. Ceremony musicians can also help signal guests to be seated and prepare themselves for the ceremony.

5. Brushing Off the Idea of Getting a Band or DJ for the Wedding

This is probably the biggest wedding music mistake you should avoid. A wedding without someone who is in charge of the music is like eating sushi with only rice in it. Always consider getting a DJ or band for your wedding.

If you have a bigger budget and you prefer live music, you can hire a band for your wedding. However, if your budget is tight then a DJ is perfect for you. Just remember to do your research first before hiring a band or a DJ.

About the author, Ed McCarthy

Ed McCarthy is the manager and promoter of j90. Ireland’s favourite and most in demand party band. With over 10 years experience Ed founded Cherrypick Entertainment, an agency to cherry-pick and prepare the best bands in Ireland to be better and offer more.

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