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on Brides & Songs

March 22, 2010

Cheerios to the bride whose groom takes care of at least half of the preparation that goes into a wedding. Alas, men only start dreaming about their wedding one day before it (and who knows what’s in it), so what is a bride-to-be to do when she has to do most of the planning?

Firstly, ask yourself, Who Am I? What kind of a bride do you make? We find that brides usually fall into one of these four personalities:

The Hopeless Romantic They call you Charlotte. You have visions, visions of your future and the name of the family dog ( most definitely a Maltese ) you are going to have, when you received the first love letter from your sweetheart. You tear up before “You had me at hello”.

The Enduring Classic You love your job but most of all you love the perks it brings you. Nonetheless, you have no problem giving up your job to be a domestic goddess, just like Bree in Desperate Housewives, so long you wind up your day with a Cabernet in your hand.

The Clamorous Glam Your friends love you, and those who are not, loathe you. But you don’t care, do you? You love your parties and you live your life to your own rhythm – and so it is, you are going to walk down the aisle with the one song that holds the most meaning for you.

The Cosmo Angel Your partner has learn to accept the growing family of animals you rescued from the streets. You embrace the goodies from Mother Earth and is planning to make your wedding an eco-friendly one.

Decide which bride are you. Base your decision on your personality and the couple-style that you and your husband-to-be share. It will be a whole lot easier planning for the wedding once you got a direction. You will then need to set the tone of your wedding with the appropriate songs. This is the key if you want to set your wedding apart from the rest. Music tells much about the couple’s personality and also imprints the moment into the minds of your guests.

So if you are :

A Hopeless Romantic,how about walking down the aisle to “All You Need Is Love” ( Think Love Actually)? Fill the rest of the night with love with songs like “Love Me Tender”, “It Had To Be You” and “A Whole New World”.

An Enduring Classic, most will suggest Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” but we think “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole is better! “Butterfly Kisses” and “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” are excellent choices for daughter-father dances. We also think that finding out what your parents dance to when they got married and playing those old tunes in your wedding is also a nice touch.

A Clamorous Glam, consider these rousing numbers “It’s Raining Men”, “I Feel Good”, “I Will Survive” and “All Dressed In Love”. Forget the conventions, Drama is your best bet.

A Cosmo Angel, you just gotta have Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”, forget that it is overplayed, you can compensate with Sting’s “Everything She Does Is Magic.” Then turn your magic on with songs like “I Love You”, “One Night” and “You Were Meant For Me”.

Well, the choices are endless, but hey! Guess what, we have a Walking Song List residing in our office! If you brides need more help with song selection, drop us an email at stefan@compass.sg. We’d love to help!

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