2019 Wedding Music Trends
It’s that time of year before I head in to peak wedding season, where we review and reveal some top music trends for 2019 Weddings!
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Most couples this year (and last year) we have spoken to are looking for the old school music vibe of Funk, Soul, Motown, & Retro 80s Boogie! For newer music it’s Been Indy Rock, RNB, & New Soul. At Del Vinyl, we have been going as far as to incorporate a vinyl listening session where we dust off 45’s for a legit feel and ambiance!
Wedding themes and a soundtrack to go with it are hitting the mark in 2019! Star Wars your thing? We had a bride and groom do their grand entrance to the “Imperial March” theme song and it was a hit! Is “Game of Thrones” your favourite show? We played the theme song for a couple that wanted to incorporate it into their intro for their thank you speech! Ideas are limitless to make your wedding more unique.
We have been helping make music videos with a comeback for the last couple years. At Del Vinyl, our “Video on Vinyl” has been heating up the dance floor with inspiring visual nostalgia, dancing, fashion and really helps personify the experience, which is a great addition to your dance party! It definitely added to the ambiance of the first dance for one couple. They chose Daniel Caesar (Oshawa represent!) “Get You” and with the video in the backdrop, it seemed like Daniel was personally serenading them! Beyonce’s “Love On Top” is also a fun upbeat alternative that we used, after a minute everybody joined and shared their first dance segueing into the party!
As I looked over the first dance songs from last year and this year, majority are unique songs not in wedding playlists online (very personal & more unique).
What are the top first 5 first dance songs we are seeing this year consistently from researching online?
1. Ed Sheeran “Perfect” (Bonus duet version with Beyonce also available)
2. James Arthur “Say You Won’t Let Go”
3. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
4. Daniel Caesar feat H.E.R. “Best Part”
5. Lana Del Ray “Love”
Del Vinyl’s newer unique first dance song recommendations:
1. Leon Bridges - Beyond
2. Leon Bridges - Coming Home
3. Meghan Trainor - Marry Me
4. India.Arie - That Magic
5. Ella Mai - Boo’d Up
Bonus rural - Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgie Line - Meant To Be
2019 Music trends - Reggae & Latin have been getting more spins commercially which has been a nice change! Afrobeat, the genre of music from Nigeria, has been making a lot of waves in the last couple of years. Stars like Davido, Wizkid, & Afro B have had some commercial success & I hope it gets the commercial credit it deserves! Amazing music check out this awesome Dj Mix that is a great intro in to the genre.
Click - Dj Greedo Mixcloud mix show
2019 is starting to look like another exciting year! Contact us directly at your convenience with any questions.
Del Vinyl Entertainment
Written/researched by Office Administrator Nadia Gri & Creative Director Robert Gri