Given all of the planning that has to be done before a wedding, it’s easy to see why music often gets overlooked or dismissed.
After all, it’s a wedding, not a concert that guests are coming to.
And shouldn’t the music selected be a reflection of the happy couple’s personal tastes, anyway?
But weddings are in the end social events, and you don’t want your guests stampeding from the nave or the reception venue because of the music you’ve chosen.
You’re looking for a performer whose work speaks to your love and lifestyles. But one that Great Aunt Rose won’t object to.
You’re looking for Chris Brown.
He may not be the first performer who comes to mind for these special days, but ever since a certain Midwestern bride and groom boogied down the aisle with him in the background a few years ago, Mr. Brown has become a more and more frequent wedding guest. And why not?
From soulful ballads to energized R&B that crowds can dance to, there’s a lot in Chris Brown’s repertoire to appeal to wedding guests.
Read on to learn how to best incorporate Brown’s music into your wedding.
But the unconventional song substitution certainly wasn’t inappropriate.
Aside from revealing that the bride and groom, bridesmaids, and groomsmen were all better than fair dancers, it also showed that the couple had a humorous, playful side, two important assets for any marriage.
And it brought the couple’s guests to their feet and allowed them to participate in the wedding from the very beginning of the ceremony.
While the lyrics to Forever may not include the famous “Here comes the bride”, they do include lines like:
There’s no one else that matters You love me and I won’t let you fall
That certainly expresses the thoughts of an about to be husband!
But brides and grooms should understand that substituting Forever for the Wedding March does create an expectation in guests’ minds that they’ll be treated to Fred and Ginger, not the sight of nervous bridesmaids trying not to trip on their hems.
Can this song still be your processional theme even if you don’t have Kevin and Jill’s moves?
Given how often that wedding video has been imitated and parodied, guests certainly won’t mind a little goofiness, as long as they’re allowed to take part as well.