Is arranging the music for a Royal Wedding any different to organising the sounds for your wedding? It is different only in terms of scale, but the same rules apply to any wedding – ask an expert and have fun.
Selecting the music for your wedding can be one of the most daunting tasks for any couple planning their big day, so what must it be like for the couple who’s wedding list includes Sir Elton John, the Beckhams and Her Majesty the Queen?
No different to what it is like for anyone really, and with a few simple rules, what could be a nightmare actually becomes fun. These simple rules apply whether you are hosting your evening event in a hotel, a stately home or Buckingham Palace. Music is music and when it is well planned, the difference between the choirs of Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal who will sing as William and Kate walk down the aisle are only different to your local choir because they are bigger. OK, quite a lot bigger really, but the plan is the same.
When it comes to planning music for their evening do, William and Kate will have favourite songs from the time they met at St Andrews University, but they will know better than to choose only those songs for the entire evening. Like you, the Royal couple will be aware that their guests range in age from early teens to grandparents, and that their play list must reach as many of these people as possible.
Kate and William were seen getting down and funky to Body Rockers’ I Like the Way You Move and Primal Scream’s Rocks at Tom Parker Bowles’s wedding a few years ago, and William is known to be a fan of rapper Dizzy Rascal. I think we can safely imagine the reaction of Grandma and Granddad, HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh if that lot were blasting all night. The reaction of some of your guests would be exactly the same.
Nothing is yet known about the music or the acts William and Kate have selected, but just like you, they will be relying on experienced advisors, Professional wedding acts have arranged music for hundreds, maybe thousands of weddings and they know what works at these unique events. When you hire professionals you hire their expertise, so make the most of it.
The Royal wedding is different to yours only in scale. William and Kate will hopefully be having as much fun as you would, choosing your special songs then working with your wedding act to compile a play list that will rock the dance floor and leave not a dry eye in the house.