Going through the Song Selection Process
by: Saoirse Reise
Our wedding will always be a day to look forward to for those singletons out there and a day to reminisce for those who already found their life partners. We’ve all been to that wedding where the music was all over the place and the songs used were not in any way relevant to the newly weds or to the journey they embarked on. In Tenstringedlyre, we make sure our clients have the right music at the right moments on their very special day. We follow these six simple steps to help you create a repertoire that’s perfect for you.
1. Meet Up with the Client
Once you’ve booked with us, we are more than happy to meet up with clients for free consultations. In these meet ups, we ask the clients of details such as the wedding theme, background, and venue to make sure that all the songs to be played fit their theme and story.
2. Send the TSL Repertoire
Whatever jam you and your partner might be into, we’ve got it covered. Tenstringedlyre (TSL) offers a wide range of songs from different genres (check out the repertoire section here on our website). Our songs are sorted into different genres to make it easy for the clients to search for the songs they like. On some cases, the couple themselves don’t even know what they want so we send them repertoires from our previous clients. These somewhat give them ideas or serve as guides.
3. Ask for any Song Requests
Your theme song isn’t in our repertoire? No problem. We accept song requests for whatever genre. Make sure to send your requests as early as possible (preferably a few months in advance) so we can arrange or look for the music pieces.
4. Build the Song List
Now that we have an initial idea of the type of songs you want, this is where we begin to build the song list. We now decide what specific song are played on specific parts of your program. This is mostly done via online correspondence for the couple’s convenience, but we’re open to schedule another meet up solely for this should the client request it.
5. Finalise the Song List
This is usually done two months before the wedding date. At this phase, all the songs are assigned to their specific program slots
6. Lock In the Song List
Of course, nothing is ever for certain. There are last minute changes as to what songs you feel are perfect for you and your partner. This last step of the song selection process is reserved for such changes, but we limit it to a month before the wedding day to give us enough time to prepare and rehearse the songs.
Voila! You have the perfect repertoire. With these simple steps you’re sure to hear all the songs you and your partner dreamed of having on your special day. There’s nothing more beautiful than having those beautiful moments made even more special by music you chose yourselves.