Wedding music has the potential to be very varied indeed, with personalisation of choices meaning that just about any song has could be used during the day. With some aspects of the day warranting classical, others disco and cheesy pop, the scope of potential styles is also enormous.
And although over the ten or more years that we have been catering at weddings with our mobile crepe van we’ve been privileged to hear all manner of styles and songs, unfortunately, more often than not, the same old favourites seem to be used time and time again.
One thing we would like to see (or more accurately, hear) more of at a wedding is bespoke music composed or performed specifically for that wedding. We have seen (sorry, heard) bands who are friends of the bride and groom do a good job of playing covers. Our mobile crepe stand was hired at a wedding near Milton Keynes where members of an orchestra were getting married and virtually all the guests seemed to be professional classical musicians. And our crepe bar was hired for a wedding in Hampshire in the New Forest where most of the guests were DJs. But it is very uncommon for us to hear any specifically composed music for the occasion.
Perhaps this has occurred at some weddings where we have been hired but we haven’t been present for that part of the day – for instance there could have been bespoke music composed for the ceremony itself.
And we did once hear some specifically composed music which sounded (very) suspiciously like The Wedding March – which sort of defeated the objective in our opinion. In our view, weddings should be unique occasions whether that be related to music choices or catering choices. Clearly we would strongly recommend an original catering option (Original Crepes, for instance) but to go alongside that, why not consider some original music too?