The power of music
Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
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Music makes the people come together. This Madonna quote raises a great point about the power music yields in our everyday lives. Workouts sometimes lack a punch when you dont have that favorite song, pushing you to do one more set or a few more minutes of cardio. Valentines Day might not be as romantic if there werent so many songs that helped us show our loved ones how much we care for them. The same goes for family gatherings, and other holidays.So, theres no surprise that music plays a huge role in one of the most sacred ceremonies in our culture weddings. Over the past few days, weve started to delve into what type of ceremony and what type of music wed like in our wedding. Ive found that listening to the songs were considering has given me a fresh perspective on why were getting married. That said, I wanted to give you all a few tips on picking music for your wedding:
* The music should be a reflection of you and your grooms personality.Sherrell and I enjoy having a good time, but I dont think anyone would consider us the party types. Our music is going to reflect that, as well as our relationship.
* Dont go overboard and try to cram a lot of songs into your ceremony.Our list started with probably about 10 songs. Unless you want your guests to be there for three hours, three to four is probably a better number. * Carefully read and listen to the lyrics of your song choices.This one is pretty big. A lot of songs sound nice, sweet and kind. They sound as if theyre worthy of being an example of peoples sacred love for each other. Often times a close inspection shows that lyrics usually arent wedding appropriate.So choose wisely. Things are not always what they seem. Walking down the aisle, standing at the altar, and leaving the church to music that shares a special place in our hearts is something I cherish. Don't let the blitz that is wedding planning get in the way of something as simple but significant as the music.
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