I’ve been wanting to blog about this for a while: wedding songs! As many of you know, a Pakistani wedding is a production. And no production is complete without music! Choosing entrance songs for my BFPW was such a mission…when I imagined being able to walk into it, it had to feel just right, after all, music has that nostaglic power, and the songs you choose would be the ones that you forever associate with your big day(s).
When I wrote the itinerary for my wedding days, I made sure to put in “Cue: [title of song]” for the moments that I wanted particular tracks: entrances; cake cutting; rukshati (farewell); after the nikah (ceremony); etc.
Here are the songs that I chose as the backdrop to my noteworthy moments:
My mehndi entrance song – Mehndi nee Mehndi by Musarat Nazir. I chose this song because I’m one, Punjabi (ballay, ballay :P) and two, proud (obvi) and I felt like this was a good throwback to an old classic.
My shaadi entrance song – Tera Bina from Guru. This song was probably the hardest one to choose for the reasons mentioned above! My brother was the one that suggested this one and after I listened to it, I really liked it for my entrance, particularly because of the “dam da da dam da da” which I felt was perfect as a build up to walk into. (I still feel nervous/excited when I hear it!)
The song which played right after our nikah ceremony (we did our ceremony together on the stage) once we were officially married – Shukran Allah, which literally means Thank God – hence, very appropriate for the moment 🙂
The song which played when we cut our cake – Tere Ore by Rahat – suggested by my sis, a shaadi classic, you can’t go wrong with this!
And finally, the song which I chose for the rukhsati was Kabira, Encore, suggested by my sis-in-law, from the blockbuster Bollywood film from the summer of 2013 – Yeh Jeewani Hai Deewani (such a good movie!).
The next day on our valima, SM and I walked into our reception to another hit from Yeh Jeewani Hai Deewani, Subhanallah. The crescendo of the score seemed like the perfect backdrop to make our entrance as Mr. and Mrs 🙂
What songs did you choose for your big days? The classics and what’s new?!