Wedding Music

Organ or string quartet? Upbeat jams or mellow melodies? So many choices! Sort out your wedding music with help from these articles.


The DJ can make or break your wedding reception. You don't want some obnoxious guy yelling for the single ladies to get on the dance floor, but you also don't want a shrinking violet who spins nothing but the '80s softest love ballads. We'll help you find the right DJ!

You've never been a fan of the symphony, so why would you play a classical selection for your processional? There's no reason not to enjoy your favorite song as you walk down the aisle to greet the love of your life!

A girl can only take so many string quartets and watered-down versions of "Love Lifts Us up Where We Belong." That's why we've put together a list of ceremony-ready songs that will add a touch of sophistication and whimsy to your service, whether you're into metal or country.

Over time, those I-remember-it-like-it-was-yesterday memories of your wedding will fade. And you'll console yourself by looking at uninspired group shots of your bridal party? No, thanks! Get the best photog in town with our savvy interview questions.

You may think wedding registries are old-fashioned or even tacky. But take it from us: Your friends and family want to give you wedding gifts, and you're going to be much happier if those presents are items that you need and want.

Your reception venue should reflect your tastes, personality and interests. Think outside the reception hall; you never know what's available to rent until you ask! Explore our album showcasing 19 unforgettable venues.

Modern brides are constantly seeking new, innovative ways to capture their wedding-day memories. Infrared photography can capture the fantasy aspect of your big day in a totally unique way. These are the perks and pitfalls of this photographic style.

Need some wedding flowers inspiration? In our gallery, find the perfect flowers for your ceremony and explore some unique and elegant wedding floral arrangements.

Words can't express the bond between a mother and son. So, what song should they dance to at his wedding? Here's our 10 favorites.

Everyone has a song that's a guilty favorite, but we beg you to keep these 10 songs on your MP3 player where they belong.

It's your first dance together as husband and wife, so what song should you dance to? You can't go wrong with a tune from this list.

He was the man in your life for the first 18 years, so be sure to honor Dad on your wedding day. Whether you want to share a laugh while you're spinning around the dance floor, or cry on Daddy's shoulder to a sentimental ballad, we've got a song for you.

With an event as important as your wedding, there are certain images you want to capture to remember the moment. What classic photos do you need to complete your album?

A wedding only lasts a few hours, but this short-lived occasion produces a lifetime of joyful memories. And what better way to preserve these memories than in moving pictures? What should you know about your videographer?

Each bride requires a different type of dress. An empire-waist gown will draw the eyes up. A drop-waist gown is for the bold and slender bride who wishes to make a dramatic statement with a stunning silhouette. Discover which gown is best for you.