Hudson Valley Weddings – Perfect Ideas for Holiday Inspired Wedding Music

Hudson Valley Weddings – Perfect Ideas for Holiday Inspired Wedding Music

The holiday season is becoming increasingly popular time to get married. More and more couples are drawn to this lovely autumn/winter time, with the dark night sky and cold, crisp air providing the perfect backdrop for your festive Hudson Valley wedding. Whether you want to have a fully festive themed wedding or not, you should definitely add a bit of magical festive flair to the wedding with holiday inspired wedding music. Here are some of our favorites.


Thanksgiving Inspired Songs

If your Hudson Valley holiday wedding takes place near Thanksgiving, then you could definitely add a few beautiful Thanksgiving inspired songs to your playlist. Of course, the season is perfect for weddings since your new marriage is definitely something worth being thankful about.
These songs are worth keeping in mind:
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Thanksgiving Song

Natalie Cole – Be Thankful 

Kelly Clarkson – Thankful

Sister Sledge – We Are Family

Bob Marley – Give Thanks and Praises

You can fit the above songs to any part of the wedding reception. The Sister Sledge classic is an especially great song for your entrance as newlyweds and Kelly Clarkson’s song is a beautiful choice for your first dance.


Christmas Inspired Songs

Of course, the main focus in the holiday season is devoted to Christmas. Christmas themed weddings are a beautiful occasion and plenty of couples are going with this theme these days. Even if you don’t want to dedicate your whole wedding for Christmas, a few festive songs here and there will give a lovely seasonal touch to your wedding.
You should consider these songs for your holiday inspired playlist:
Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You

Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Andy Williams – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year

Michael Buble – It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby

Again, plenty of these songs can just be used in the general playlist for your wedding. But you might want to consider dancing your first dance to Santa Baby, if you feel like doing something a bit different!


New Year’s Eve Inspired Songs

Of course, the holiday season concludes with the New Year’s Eve party. If your Hudson Valley wedding takes place near or on New Year’s Eve, then you could add a bit of seasonal flair to your playlist with some New Year’s inspired songs.
These songs are definitely worth keeping in mind:
Ella Fitzgerald – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Mariah Carey – Auld Lang Syne (The New Year’s Anthem)

The Eagles – Funky New Year

Spandau Ballet – Gold

Van Morrison – Celtic New Year

Out of these, the Mariah Carey’s version of the classic Auld Lang Syne could be a great song for saying goodbyes. You can even attempt a fireworks display, if your Hudson Valley wedding venue allows it and then disappear into the night while people keep singing the song.
Holiday music is a great addition to your festive wedding, no matter what your big theme for the day is. It is definitely going to get the party going and many festive songs just ooze romance and love.
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What songs have you inspired for YOUR holiday-themed wedding? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you!

Wishing you & yours a very Happy & Healthy 2015! Stay safe, fall in love over & over again, and let the music do the talking for your special moments in life!

Merry Planning!
Laurie Kuerlemann
MC/Host/Wedding Entertainment Director/Ordained Wedding Officiant
Platinum Party Events Entertainment