A wedding without music is like food without seasoning or the Olympic Games without medals: you just can’t picture it. We are sure that all nubile couples spend hours collecting their favorite music tracks to dance till dawn after the ceremony. But here’s an interesting thought: why limit the fruits of your hard work only to the live event? In case you are working simultaneously on a wedding website, then it’s pretty evident that you should use the best tracks as background music for your website, further increasing the atmosphere in the build up to your wedding party. Be sure to include your all-time favorite hits, not to mention the track you first danced to. This is a great way to introduce your guests to the music style of the upcoming wedding.
Music That Fits the Theme
Of course, you can’t just start putting random music pieces on your wedding site; the music has to fit with the rest of your wedding. There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration. First, the purpose of the music is to emphasize the wedding invitation’s theme, instead of being a distraction. Don’t put too many soundtracks after one another, and while on the topic, mind the volume level as well. Some of the guests may find the music bothersome while trying to assess the registry or the RSVP.
Spotify & YouTube
The two online music giants, Spotify and YouTube, are obvious choices when it comes to implementing music into your wedding website. There are two options to choose from. The first one is to create a separate page for the music, where guests can browse through the list of available soundtracks and listen to the one they feel appropriate. This gives them control over the playlist, but some guests might end up skipping this part altogether. The other option is to issue the music to start playing in the background every time someone visits the site. Appy Couple offers a playlist function for both iTunes and YouTube, while Wedding Window has a plugin so you can import your selected music from Spotify.
In case the wedding site builder you are using has an extended guestbook feature (Appy Couple is one such example), then you can utilize it to inquire about the guests’ music preference. Just post a question asking what kind of tracks they wish to hear and after the answers start rolling in, you can forward the requests to the DJ. Using the guestbook as a music wish list allows much smoother organization, as the big ruckus during the wedding party is unfitting to satisfy everyone’s demand in a fair way.