Top Music Genres for your wedding

Blake Miller offers his insight into the top music genres that will keep you entertained for hours on end on your big day!

Top Music Genres for your wedding
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Whether it’s an outdoor or indoor wedding, it’s essential to choose a music genre that’s appropriate for your venue. You’ll want to choose something that will raise everyone’s spirits, and create the perfect mood and ambience for your big day.

So, without any further ado, here are some top music genres for you to consider for your wedding.


Jazz is a perennially popular music genre because of its complex harmonies and emphasis on improvisation. For the full experience, you’ll want to hire a full jazz band that’s comfortable creating a range of different moods: from soft, background jazz to full-on, rip-roaring jazz to get everyone moving. And for the first dance, of course, there’s nothing like a soulful saxophone for creating a touch of romance.

Classical Music

Classical music is soothing for the soul, and masterpieces by such immortal greats as Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin will be sure to add an air of sophistication to the proceedings.

Here are some examples of classical instrument combinations you can try at your wedding. Depending on the tone you want to create, one combination may suit you better than another:

  • Piano accompanied by one or more string instruments.
  • Violin accompanied by a piano.
  • Cello and violin accompanied by a piano.

Soul and R&B

Soul and R&B has become an extremely popular choice for weddings. Its peaceful, romantic sound is one that many of us simply can’t resist! You can either use a DJ or live band to play famous R&B and soul songs. Artists such as Luther Vandross and Stevie Wonder have an extensive collection of tracks that everyone and their mother will be able to sing along to.

Rock n Roll

Rock and roll is still a favourite genre for many; both old and young. If you love music from artists such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Little Richard, this is definitely the genre for you. There’s nothing quite like “Jailhouse Rock” for getting everyone moving on the dancefloor!

Club/Pop Music

Club or pop music is usually played at the wedding reception when your guests start to move to the dance floor. This style of music is suited to a DJ, with their extensive catalogue of songs to choose from, as well as a dedicated band that’s comfortable playing a range of covers.

Everyone has a preferred music style and genre, of course, and so there’s no single right choice here. It may be that you decide one genre suits your wedding theme more than another, or you could even mix and match a range of genres to keep your guests guessing! Whatever you choose, you and your guests are sure to have a time to remember.


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