So often, during the planning process, brides and planners alike can get so wrapped up in all things pretty, we can sometimes lose sight of the groom’s role in the big day. So this week on the blog, in honour of our men, we are talking all things groom related. And there are limitless creative and thoughtful ways to make it special for him, as well; as far as I’m concerned, music is one of my favourites.
I was totally inspired by something Kezia posted on our Facebook page a few weeks back. It was a clip of the Vitamin String Quartet, performing a song by the Killers. It got me thinking how lovely it would be to choose a song that is special to your groom, and have it performed during the procession. It will add a really personal touch to your wedding, and make him feel like million bucks as he wait to set eyes on his beautiful bride.
As you all know, we sing the praises of Musical Occasions often on this blog; they are one of the best resources for wedding music in the lower mainland. If anyone can find you the perfect musicians for the job, it’s them.
My husband happens to be a major Beatles fan, so this one is a no brainer for me to share with you.
(note to all brides- If he chooses The Imperial March, I grant you veto permission )
Besides procession, my favourite “groom centred” moment during the wedding has to be the garter toss. I know we’ve all seen this go wrong before, and as a result, brides and grooms seem to be moving away from this tradition. I, however, still get a kick out of it- especially when there is a killer song involved.
I think the key to keeping it classy is choosing a song that is fresh, fun, and just the right amount of sexy. I love this song by the Black Keys as an alternative to the oh-so-ubiquitous standard of “You Can Leave Your Hat On”. Hope you like it!
So ladies, I give you all the permission in the world to steal the show, but don’t lose sight of the other half of the equation. Keep these little musical tips in mind, and watch him have the time of his life.