So you’ve settled on an ornate lehenga, sent out a few hundred handcrafted invitations and found the perfect location for your dream wedding. Now all that’s left is to select the music for your big day.

If you think romance is dead in the modern world, why not channel some of the romance from years past to make your special day extra special?

 

Mere Hathon Mai Nau Nau Choodiyan Hain, Chandni

This classic song by Lata Mangeshkar is just perfect to play at the sangeet. The lilting notes will set the tone for the rest of your fabulous wedding.

 

Le Jayenge Dilwale Dulhania Le, Chor Machaye Shor

This song is a perfect departure from the modern baaraat songs which have got so bass-heavy that we don’t know if the groom is coming through or a gang of Punjabi racer boys are rolling through with their windows down.

 

Unforgettable, Nat King Cole

The stunning bride is walking down the aisle. Nat King Cole’s silky voice fills the room. Unforgettable.

 

Din Shagna Da, Jasleen Royal

The perfect entrance music for the traditional Indian bride. This Punjabi classic comes with a fresh twist from an up-and-coming musician.

 

Unchained Melody, The Righteous Brothers

Has there ever been a wedding where this hasn’t been played? And for good reason, too. When Bobby Hatfield hits that high note, you can’t help but think of all the highs yet to come with the person you’ve chosen to spend your life with.

 

Sapne Mein Milti Hain, Satya

So this isn’t exactly an old song, but it feels like one. Light-hearted and fun, this will set the mood at the reception and get everyone in the spirit for some raucous celebration.

 

Up Where We Belong, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

A perfect choice for the newlywed’s first dance, Cocker’s soulful voice combined with Warnes’ clear sweet vocals are a reminder of what can be accomplished when two people work together.

 

Rukmani Rukmani, Roja

Finally, let’s come to terms with the fact that at some point in the evening, one of your embarrassing uncles is going to be extra cheeky and play this song.

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Cover Image Courtesy: By Yogita (Wedding) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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