There’s TONS of great music out there that is off-the-beaten-path, and I love mixing it up for each wedding I do! I LOVE it when my couples are passionate about music, and when they come to the table with inspiration and ideas to personalize their celebration. The most important thing is that the music we play is what resonates with you, your family, and your friends.
I’ve been mixing it up a lot lately with Indie artists, and below is a sample playlist from a recent wedding that used Indie music for the Prelude before the Ceremony, during the Cocktail Hour and Lawn Games, and on into dinner.
Artists like Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, Ryan Adams, Mumford & Suns, Lord Huron, Passion Pit, Band of Horses, The Lumineers, and others do a GREAT job at combining many different styles. They build off the great, simplistic storytelling approach to songwriting found in the folk tradition, and add it into a more contemporary rock context. Many of them even combine more eclectic elements like the acoustic instrumentation and stylings of Bluegrass and other rootsy forms that speak to more traditional Americana musics. The result is awesome, well thought-out, and sophisticated music that is perfect for setting a mood, relaxing, and revisiting old memories while creating new ones!
Obviously there are a couple of tracks shown that are not Indie, but they were favorites, so we threw them in!
There’s over three hours of music here!
If you’re looking for some great Indie songs to use, to fill holes in your wedding playlists, or just to add to your own playlist at home, these selections are great!
Whatever musical elements you would like to have infused into your wedding, be sure your DJ “knows what’s up” and is happy to help you program each and every part of your wedding day celebration according to your inspiration.
It’s your day… Follow your muse!