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  • © 2 0 1 1 W e d d i n g M u s i c S c o t l a n d! w w w . w e d d i n g - m u s i c - s c o t l a n d . c o m

    W e d d i n g M u s i c S c o t l a n d i n f o @ w e d d i n g - m u s i c - s c o t l a n d . c o m

    A BRIDE’S G u i d e

    T o C h o o s i n g T h e P e r f e c t W e d d i n g M u s i c

    E v e r y t h i n g y o u n e e d t o k n o w t o m a k e y o u r d a y t r u l y

    m a g i c a l !

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  • © 2 0 1 1 W e d d i n g M u s i c S c o t l a n d! w w w . w e d d i n g - m u s i c - s c o t l a n d . c o m

    W e d d i n g M u s i c S c o t l a n d i n f o @ w e d d i n g - m u s i c - s c o t l a n d . c o m

    The most important parts of your wedding where your choice of music is very important:

    1. Ceremony 2. Champagne Reception 3. Reception Party

    These are the special times of the day when music is the magic ingredient for setting the scene, establishing the right mood and keeping you and your guests happy and in a celebratory mood.

    A BRIDE’S G u i d e

    A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE PERFECT WEDDING MUSIC “Music is so naturally united with us that we cannot be free from it even if we so desired.” ... Boethius cited by Storr

    How have you imagined your wedding? In your imagination, your perfect wedding looks wonderful. The venue looks

    fabulous, the tables are set, the weather perfect, but how do you ‘set the mood’ or create the ‘perfect atmosphere’ for your special day? How do you want it to feel? Music creates emotion, it’s what you hear that lifts and affects your emotions more than anything else.

    Picture this .... On your wedding day imagine yourself drawing up to a glamourous country estate in your vintage Rolls Royce. You hear the majestic sound of a highland bagpiper welcoming you and make your way to your wedding ceremony, relishing the sense of occasion that surrounds you as you get closer. The air is filled with the fragrance of flowers and anticipation. You pause at the door .... make them wait a little .... then as you go in, the magical sound of the classical harp washes over you and calms you as you gracefully glide down the aisle. This is it now. It’s all wonderful and the atmosphere is so special. The wedding music really sets the scene.

    T o C h o o s i n g T h e P e r f e c t W e d d i n g M u s i c

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  • © 2 0 1 1 W e d d i n g M u s i c S c o t l a n d! w w w . w e d d i n g - m u s i c - s c o t l a n d . c o m

    W e d d i n g M u s i c S c o t l a n d i n f o @ w e d d i n g - m u s i c - s c o t l a n d . c o m

    A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO WEDDING MUSIC A wonderful high ....

    Enjoy your wedding and relax, you’re married and it couldn’t be better. The wedding ceremony finishes on a wonderful high and your harpist celebrates with joyful, uplifting music.

    Now the whirling celebrations begin. The photographer vies for your attention amongst the adoring well wishers. You feel vibrant and alive! Grab a glass of champagne, enjoy the moment, listen to the superb string ensemble soothe your soul with their music. Raise a toast to your new husband and watch for the proud glint in his eye as he can now say ‘my wife and I’. It’s a happy day.

    You feel so special .... As you relax into your new roles and husband and

    wife, the characterful Master of Ceremonies calls to all that dinner is served in the grand dining room. You’re so glad that you’ve got him to organise your wedding, making all those necessary announcements. It’s so much easier and you feel special with people running around after you.

    Dinner is sumptuous and the mood sensual with elegant music drifting amongst the tables. Is it classical? Is it modern? Oh yes, it’s that cool mellow jazz band, what a great way to make dinner even more special.

    The atmosphere is expectant .... The meal is

    done now and the speeches well underway. You’re thinking about the evening party and can’t wait to really let your hair down. The mood is changing and the atmosphere is expectant. It’s going to be a great evening. You can

    hear the band tuning up along the hall and it’s already sounding fantastic. The guests hear it too and are looking forward to the highlight of the day.

    Time to party ....

    Your celebrations begin .... Now it’s time to party! The two of you enjoy the

    limelight as husband and wife for your first romantic dance and you’re soon joined by the rest of your guests. The band are straight into getting everyone up on the dance floor. The band is absolutely fantastic, everyone’s happy and having a great time. What fabulous way to end a glorious day.

    It’s not a dream but Your wedding day! OK, you may want to edit it a little, everyone’s tastes are different but you can feel how the music is such an important part of your wedding.

    Tip to remember ....

    Although your wedding day is a gathering of all your family and friends, it’s also YOUR day. Trying to keep everyone happy is going to be impossible and a complete nightmare for you and your budget.

    Choose your wedding music because YOU like and talk to your musicians and see if they can play a little of what you know your friends and family will like.

    This way, you’ll really enjoy the day and your guests will remember it too.

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    A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO WEDDING MUSIC

    The Effect of Music on the Human Brain

    It has the ability to strengthen or weaken emotions.

    Music’s connection with society is evident throughout the ages. Every culture, race and people on the earth has developed music in some form and it is evident that music is one of the basic human needs.

    The effect is powerful The effect of music on the emotions is powerful, instant

    and long lasting. It can be used to change mood and has been found to cause simultaneous physical responses in large groups of people. It is thought that music links all of the emotional, spiritual and physical elements of the Universe. It certainly has the ability to strengthen or weaken emotions associated with a particular event. So the memories of your wedding day will be intrinsically linked with the music you choose.

    Our experience of music is affected by the way it is played

    People perceive and respond to music in subtle ways. Our experience of the music is affected by the way a piece of music is played, the level of musicianship of the performer as well as the ‘ear’ of the listener.

    Responses to music are easy to detect in the human body. Classical music from the baroque period causes the heart beat and pulse to relax to the beat of the music. As the body becomes relaxed, the mind is able to concentrate more easily. Music affects the amplitude and frequency of brain waves which can be measured by an electro- encephalogram. Music also affects breathing and the electrical resistance of the skin. Heavy rock has been observed to cause the pupils to dilate, increase blood pressure and increase the heart rate.

    Many scientific experiments have been conducted to discover the extent of the power of music. In the 1970’s it was found that the beat of slow music could slow the heart rate and breathing as well as bring blood pressure down. Faster music was found to speed up these same body functions.

    Music will affect the mood of the entire day So with all this in mind, you can see the choices you

    make for music on your wedding day are very important. The music will affect the mood of the entire day and instill in the memory of your guests, the very essence of who you are.

    Tip to remember ....

    You can test out this theory the next time you’re travelling in your car.

    First play some really heavy rock music or music that you’re not so fond of. Notice what mood you’re in when your arrive at your destination.

    Then on your way home, play some really mellow music or music that makes you feel happy and joyful. You may even sing along with it. Notice how your mood is different once you get back home again. This is the amazing effect that music has on your emotions.

    Of course, don’t listen to music that’s too mellow! Don’t want you falling asleep now.

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  • © 2 0 1 1 W e d d i n g M u s i c S c o t l a n d! w w w . w e d d i n g - m u s i c - s c o t l a n d . c o m

    W e d d i n g M u s i c S c o t l a n d i n f o @ w e d d i n g - m u s i c - s c o t l a n d . c o m

    A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO WEDDING MUSIC