6 unexpected moments to rock your signature song (and a song suggestion!) #Sponsors#first dance#music#wedding songs June 22 2018 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Photo by Dustin Cantrell I know you're planning out song selections for the big musical moments: your processional, your first dance, parent dances… but what about other moments during the day that might need some soundtrack magic? I'm talking about getting ready with your wedding party, your first look — moments that might need some depth. You can totally pull out your smart phone and have a special, unexpected moment with a killer song selection. Here are a few moments that could totally use a great song as a mood-boosting backdrop. PLUS: we've got an ultra special song tucked in our pockets that you should totally consider for one of these moments. More on that later… keep scrolling! Getting ready Photo by Dennis Pike Photography Getting ready with your partner? Your wedding party? Your mom? Whoever it is, you'll want to grab a speaker and rock some of your favorite tunes to get everyone in the mood for love (and partying!). Your first look Photo by Sara Smile Photography This is where a smart phone in the pocket or a portable speaker can make ALL the difference in a romantic moment. Maybe surprise your partner with a sweet ballad that encapsulates the meaning of the moment. Riding to the wedding Photo by Zoe Larkin Photography On your way to marry your beloved and want to get those tears started early? I know, I know… as if you need more emotion. But still, you've got access to a speaker — grab that aux cord and play something magical. During portraits Photo by De Nueva Photography If you'll be taking portraits before or after your ceremony, you want to make sure you feel natural and not stiff. Having a playlist at the ready can help. Pump up the energy with your wedding party, then choose something sweeter and more romantic for you and your partner. Your grand entrance or ceremony arrival Photo by All Bliss Photography Sure, your grand entrance can be totally upbeat, especially for your wedding party if they'll be entering with you. Consider having your first dance be your grand entrance song so you can walk right into your first dance to something amazing. And the totally expected: your first dance! Photo by Wasabi Photography Okay, this one isn't unexpected at all. But I wanted to include it because we found a seriously gorgeous, romantic, and meaningful song to consider for your first dance (and ANY of these moments!). Let's give it a listen… Could this be your signature tune? Callum Scott's debut album, Only Human Calum Scott's debut album Only Human has a stunning, tear-jerking single, “You Are The Reason” that got our hearts a-flutter when we heard it. If it hits all the right notes for you too, you can snag it here. Then let us know which moment was the right one for a soundtrack of this piece of sweetness. Give it a listen… Yep, this is how we feel listening to it… 😭 Photo by Matt Schmachtenberg Photography Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Two film lovers had a Hawaiian Jurassic Park wedding at the REAL film location NEXT Wait until you see the vintage kitsch at this quirky artist wedding Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] You are the reason… great suggestion! Love this song! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.