Music Trends 2024

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If you’re planning a 2024 wedding, you may be beginning to think about your music selections and which genres would be best suited to your celebration. In this guide, we round up a few trending styles of music that make for the ultimate soundtrack to your special day.

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Music can really set the scene for your wedding day, and has the potential to influence the atmosphere and the mood for each part of your celebration. When it comes time to take to the dance floor during the evening reception, most newlyweds want to sing along to a seamless blend of timeless tracks and on-trend tunes.

If you’re planning a 2024 wedding, you may be beginning to think about your music selections and which genres would be best suited to your celebration. In this guide, we round up a few trending styles of music that make for the ultimate soundtrack to your special day.

Folk

If you’re hoping to stay true to tradition on your wedding day, folk music may be the perfect pick. Generally, folk music is considered to be music that has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s the music of small social circles that represents your roots and cultural heritage, and tends to have a mystical charm, with soothing sounds that bring people together. It’s a brilliant genre for celebrating such a poignant moment as the day you get married.

Bagpipe music is a popular choice for those who like folk music, and want their wedding celebrations to be in keeping with Scottish traditions. By incorporating a unique procession of bagpipe musicians into your big day, you’re sure to wow your guests.

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Classical

When it comes to wedding music, you need to plan for more than just your reception. In fact, there are plenty of moments throughout your day that will benefit from a little romantic background music.

While anything goes as you head into your evening party, the same isn’t quite as true for the earlier parts of your day. When it comes to greeting your guests, hosting your cocktail hour, and walking down the aisle, you’re going to want music that promotes a sense of calm, but still feels moving and timeless. For these more intimate moments, the classical genre is perfect, providing a subtle soundtrack that’s romantic, elegant and versatile.

Rock ‘n’ roll

As you head into your reception, you’re going to want to hear the kind of music that makes you really feel alive and ready to party. To get every one of your guests up and dancing, rock music is an ideal choice. It’s a genre that will appeal to most people, as it can be kept as classic or contemporary as you wish. Plus, it’s easy to find a great band to perform your rock music, as the genre is easy to cover and sounds great performed acoustically, too. For a sound as rugged, wild, and even romantic as Scotland is itself, consider rock and roll for your wedding playlist.

Keep it authentic

You don’t want to base your choice of wedding songs purely on what’s fashionable and trending in the moment. While it’s true that you want your wedding guests to have fun, this is your wedding – so you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the music that you love in order to please the crowd.

The best part about choosing your wedding music is that there’s a space for every genre. Perhaps you want classical for your ceremony, rock, hip-hop and R’n’B for your reception party, and some lowkey folk music to serenade you as the night draws to a close. Experiment with your vision, and don’t be afraid to combine your tastes in order to curate the perfect trending wedding day playlist.

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