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Top 5 Trends in Wedding Music

Written by 02 Jan 2015
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By Jubin Nautiyal

Music is constantly changing and evolving throughout the year, so it’s hard to accurately predict what is going to be HOT in the New Year. I have still tried to pull together what I foresee will have the most impact on your wedding day. A wedding is an interlude inked in hearts forever.It brings along mixed feelings of pleasure and pain which can get really hard to express.Music can make or break a wedding celebration because it expresses what cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. Here are few trends which would encompass everything you need for your wedding music.

#1 The Traditional Dhol

Be it the baraat, sangeet, mehendi or just a family gathering, no Indian wedding has ever been complete without the traditional 'dholwalla’. Usually associated with Punjabi weddings, the 'dhol’ has an exceptional quality of adding vigor and excitement to any occasion. But the good news is that communities across the country are now welcoming this trend. Thanks to its entertaining nature, the 'dhol/dholki’ is here to stay. If you want to add some oomph, you could pair the 'dhol’ with some contemporary music. Don’t let the beat drop and your guests will have a blast.

#2 The Family Parody 

If you are one of those couples who have gone beyond boundaries, you need to ensure that both the cultures are reflected well through your music. A country like ours which boasts of rich heritage and culture, the wedding music tends to vary greatly between the regions. Try creating a fun parody with an artist that unites the music from either side (Mind you, Hum Saath Saath Hain is not a reference at all). It is a great way to get both the families engrossed in the festivity.

#3 Retro Disco

Playing the regular clubbing numbers can get mundane nowadays. Especially since you have heard them at every single wedding you attended this season. A DJ that understands your music tastes will allow you to have as much influence over the playlist, and then fill in the gaps using their knowledge. Meet up with your DJ and plan a playlist which could include the classic retro numbers or remixes of theses classics. Playing retro disco will not only spruce up the cocktail/sangeet night but also add nostalgia to the moment. The oldies that usually miss out on the ‘dancing fun’ could have a blast. Include your parents favorite retro track in your medley and take them by a pleasant surprise.

#4 Creating romance the new way

Someone up there makes a conspiracy for two souls to meet and makes everything mesmerizing for them to fall in love. Who wouldn’t want this story of their journey to be captured in a composition orchestrated especially for them? Dancing to the tunes of classical romantic numbers is passé. Getting a musician to compose a song just for the two of you, is actually the newest trend in town.  Personalized ceremony music is a surefire way of creating priceless memories.

#5 Live Background Music

There's nothing like a live wedding band to get a crowd stoked and create a sense of sophistication. Music groups can synergize with the tone of your wedding and almost any niche theme, offering everything from a ‘shahnai’ to a violin. And moreover, live music at weddings adds achic touch to the ceremony.


Images Courtesy: Anoop Padalkar Photography 


About Jubin Nautiyal

Having learnt different forms of music like Hindustani Classical, Sufi and Western, Jubin has earned the reputation of a versatile singer. He made his debut in playback singing with the melodious Ek Mulaqat in Sonali Cable followed by the much loved Meherbani in The Shaukeens. 


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