Maybe you put together your wedding playlist at 15 and haven't changed a single song since. Maybe you only have a few songs you absolutely must hear on your special day and will leave the rest up to your DJ. Either way, if you're looking for a little wedding music inspiration, we've got your back. First, check the blogs! One favorite of ours is Hi-Fi Weddings, which shares real couples' amazing playlists filled with everything from The Ink Spots to Talib Kweli, Grizzly Bear to She & Him. If you're at all interested in a quirky, unconventional or unique soundtrack on your day, this is the place to find the inspiration to put it together. Another great site is Soundtrack To I Do, which weaves general wedding advice and commentary with song suggestions and real couples' choices. Between the two, you will definitely be able to glean some ideas, if not an entire playlist of your own!
If you're an indie fan looking for song ideas, you'll definitely want to check out the monthly indie rock playlist at birp.fm. You can download this month's playlist for the most recent batch of indie songs out there or you can search through the archives for previous tracks included on the playlist, which go back years! While the monthly playlists are a mix of romantic, upbeat, breakup and even electronic songs, you're sure to find a few gems in there.
If you are seeking more variety, The Knot offers an entire music area on their site that covers . Browse their plentiful music lists which include 30 Cheeky First Dance Songs, 35 Wedding Processional Songs, 50 Classic First Dance Songs, 83 Soulful First Dance Wedding Songs and many, many more. If you're still stuck for ideas, head over to their boards to ask Knot readers for their help.
Last but certainly not least, don't forget your DJ! A good wedding DJ has the experience of hundreds of weddings under his or her belt and can surely help express your musical tastes through your wedding day choices. He or she knows which types of songs fit best in what moments, so a little faith in your DJ will go a long way toward ensuring your personality as a couple is expressed through the music you choose. Not to mention your DJ probably has a super-useful blog with even more great song ideas (*cough cough*).
What about you? What's your favorite source for musical inspiration?