Prosecco & Petals
The straightforward guide to planning your wedding
A wedding playlist is a great way to create a personalised soundtrack to your wedding day. The below article gives a complete guide to creating a playlist, including what you need to consider, where to get inspiration and how to make the process easy.
Find out what software your venue uses to play music
Before uploading your music to a specific platform, it is best to work out what your venue recommends and what compatible technology they use. This will save a lot of time and effort.
Decide which music platform to collate music on
The easiest most widely compatible applications to collate your playlists on are I-tunes or Spotify premium. Spotify premium is an adaptable application, which will limit any chance of forgetting your list as it can be accessed from anyone's phone or Laptop with an account. However, you will need to have a WIFI connection at your venue. I-tunes is recommended if you will need your device to be connected to a sound system and/or there could be intermittent WIFI reception.
Below are approximations of how much music you will need for each aspect of the wedding:
1. Download music: To make this stage effortless it is worth splitting out the downloading task in half and getting both your favourite tunes on the lists and then splitting this out into different wedding day playlists.
2. Order your tracks: After you have done this, you can then move the order of music but do not overly worry about this. The trick here is to put blend different artists and songs together.
3. Check the running time: Finally, it is worth going over the amount of time on all lists but make sure your favourite songs will be at points that will be played.
If your venue has a DJ, it is recommended to give them a list of some of your favourite songs for the evening and then only create playlists for the aspects of the day when they will not be present.
Next step: Music finishing touches