Struggling to pick the perfect music for your wedding? Search no more as Tropics Entertainment has you covered. Whether you’re interested in classic wedding songs or more modern hits, Tropics Entertainment offers each individually or a mixture of both. We have some of the best wedding bands Chicago has to offer so don’t waste time, contact us today.

 

Modern Choices

While the classics will always be the classics, why not try out some of the newest and best modern choices for your wedding? Or if you don’t want to break too far from tradition you could always go for a mixture of both classic and modern. Here at Tropics Entertainment we have a wide variety of modern hits for each phase of your wedding.  

  • Prelude – This music should be light and set up a happy mood for the upcoming wedding. 
    • All Of Me by John Legend
    • I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
    • Over The Rainbow by Israel KamakawiwoĘ»ole
  • Processional – This music celebrates the wedding party entering it and depending on how big your party is, this will determine the length of your song.
    • Bitter Sweet Symphony by the Verve
    • Viva La Vida by Coldplay
    • 100 Years by Five for Fighting
  • Bride’s Entrance – This is the highlight of the wedding which means the music needs to reflect that. 
    • A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
    • Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
    • Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis
  • Recessional – Upbeat music that is used to introduce the new couple.
    • Best Day of My Life by American Authors
    • All You Need is Love by The Beatles
    • A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay

 

The Most Popular Classic Wedding Songs and Their History 

  • Seating of the Mothers 
    • In Christian weddings, the mothers of the bride and groom are typically seated last, with the groom’s mother being sat first of the two and the bride’s mother last. In modern times this part of the wedding has come to include all of the immediate family of the bride and groom being seated.
      • Ave Maria – This song is the most common choice for the seating of the mothers. There are two versions typically used, the version created by Bach & Gounod and the one developed by Schubert. Ave Maria is Latin for Hail Mary and is often played as a tribute to Mary the mother of the religious figure Jesus or just to mothers in general. 
  • Processional
    • This is when the bridal party enters and walks down the aisle and eventually the bride herself. 
      • Bridal Chorus – Known more commonly as Here Comes the Bride, this song was first written by Wanger in 1850. It was first used in the wedding of Princess Victoria and Prince Frederick William of Prussia in 1858. It has only increased in popularity ever since.
  • Recessional
    • This is when the Bride and Groom exit, followed by the wedding party. This part of the wedding serves to celebrate the new couple as well as officially end the wedding ceremony. 
      • Wedding March – Mendelssohn created this song to be a part of the play Midsummer’s Night’s Dream by Shakespeare. Much like the Bridal Chorus, this song also owes much of its popularity for also being used at the wedding of Prince Frederick William and Princess Victoria in 1858. Unlike, Bridal Chorus, this was not the first wedding it was ever used at, that would in 1847 with the wedding of Tom Daniel and Doroty Carew.

 

Contact The Best Wedding Bands Chicago Has To Offer

Founded in 1997 in Florida, Tropics Entertainment has quickly spread to become the provider of Chicago’s best wedding bands. Whether you’re looking for classic wedding songs or modern hits, we have you covered. Each band comes with a coordinator who will help you plan out the music for your special day. Have one less thing to worry about and contact Tropics Entertainment today.