The perfect tune: Crafting your unforgettable wedding playlist


Hello all you lovely couples out there! This is Ise, your ever-devoted wedding expert from Red Velvet Weddings. I’ve been making wedding dreams come true with impeccable attention to detail, heart-stirring aesthetics, and a sprinkle of romantic magic. But today, I’m going to tap into the realm of melodies, harmonies, and rhythms, to help you create the perfect playlist for your big day.

Music, like love, has the power to move, to inspire, and to bring people together. It’s one of the key elements that can set the tone of your entire wedding day – from the moment you begin your walk down the aisle, to the final dance of the evening. So, without further ado, here’s your guideto creating a wedding playlist that will make your day as melodious as it is memorable.

Step 1: Know your style.

First off, identify your style. Are you a pair of old souls who love to groove to retro classics? Or maybe you’re a duo that can’t resist the allure of today’s pop hits? Remember, this day is about celebrating you and your partner. The music should reflect your story, your feelings, and your shared tastes

Step 2: Diversify your playlist.

Diversity is key! Although you might adore soft jazz, remember that your guest list might include people of varying ages and musical tastes. To ensure everyone has a memorable time, include different genres and eras in your playlist. That being said, don’t throw in songs that you don’t connect with, just for the sake of pleasing others. It’s a delicate balance, but it will make your playlist a hit for all!

Step 3: Map out your music moments.

Break down your wedding day into key moments. Consider what type of song might fit best with each segment. For instance, you might want something serene and romantic as the bride walks down the aisle, an uplifting and joyous song for the exit, and a crowd-pleaser to kick off the reception.

Step 4: Don’t forget the classics.

There are songs that, no matter how many times we’ve heard them at weddings, never lose their charm. They become wedding classics because they encapsulate the joy, romance, and celebration of love that your wedding day signifies. Don’t shy away from including a few classics in your list.

Step 5: The first dance.

This is your moment, the one where all eyes are on you and your partner. Your first dance song should be something that speaks to you both on a personal level. It could be ‘your song’ as a couple, or a song whose lyrics capture your journey together.

Step 6: Keep the energy flowing.

Just like a great DJ, think about the ebb and flow of the evening. Have a good mix of slow and fast songs, to keep the energy levels up, but also to give your guests some moments of respite. Balance is the key!

Step 7: Test your playlist.

Give your playlist a test drive. Listen to it from start to finish to get a feel for the flow and mood of the music. If something feels out of place, don’t be afraid to tweak it.

Crafting the perfect wedding playlist might seem daunting, but remember, it’s an opportunity to share your love story through music. There’s no right or wrong here, only what feels true to you.

I hope this guide helps you create a playlist that is as unique and beautiful as your love story. 

Stay tuned for more wedding inspiration! Until then, keep dreaming, keep planning, and as always, keep loving.

Much love, 



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