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Current article is inadqueate discussion of wedding music. Most of the sections are barely a paragraph. Kerowyn 08:52, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Jumping the broomstickEdit

Dear Kerowyn, please draw on your knowledge to expand it. It has barely changed over 12 months. Someone has removed the paragraph about "Jump the Broomstick". Did they doubt its veracity:

or were they ashamed of the association with slavery? Fusspot 12:38, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

I'd like to transwiki this content to www.wikiweddings.orgEdit

The rules state it's ok to transwiki if I believe it's the right thing to to, however I wanted to pose this to the group who has written this content to make sure there aren't any objections, I don't want to offend the group.

Additionally I'd like to invite anyone who would like to improve to please join in and help us. is a relatively new project and is growing. 19:17, 22 October 2007 (UTC)Mary

Many changes made lately...Edit

I've heavily edited and expanded this topic since becoming a contributor a couple months ago. I created an opening paragraph with several internal links, greatly appended the introductory section, plus corrected and extended the information about Mairi's Wedding. Yes, some of the sub-categories are woefully brief and incomplete. I'll try to tackle those next, but my focus (as a professional American wedding musician) was on the Western tradition.

"Jumping the Broomstick" is certainly a worthy topic, but I don't know if it belongs under Wedding Music. Perhaps a category concerning wedding practices of various cultures or heritages would be better.--jasarthur 00:34, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Wedding music external linkEdit

I tried adding a link to a wedding music CD site - it was one I discovered because I am a fan of organ music. I think it is a valuable resource for readers to follow up, principally because they can listen to the samples free on the site. I think this would enrich their learning experience. The site is -- —Preceding unsigned comment added by Iainsim (talkcontribs)

The first thing you see with that link is "Buy now!" Links to sites that primarily sell products or services are generally not appropriate. A link needs to add encyclopedic information that can't be included in the article, it needs to be freely available information (a charge or even free registration runs foul of our guidelines). Links to good, free MP3s of wedding music mentioned in the article might be useful, but the site you are linking to is far too commercial to be appropriate. -- Siobhan Hansa 14:32, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Agreed; but there is not such thing as a good, free MP3 - unless you are encouraging readers to download illegal files. Whereas, the samples on the site I found are, in fact, free; there seems to be no pressure on the reader to buy.

It's nonsense that there is no good free music available as MP3s. Whether or not there are good versions of these songs I don't know, I haven't seen any, but much of it is out of copyright, so any performance (of the public domain pieces) that the musicians wanted to record and make available for free would be legal. In any case, these aren't good MP3s of the music, they're just a few seconds each - they're teasers to try and get you to buy the CD. Since the site is all about trying to get people to buy the CD it would have to add a lot more value to overcome the general guideline against such external links. -- Siobhan Hansa 16:56, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

I agree with Siobhan, To add a link, it's better to find a list of "recommended Wedding music" which doesn't have all the hard sell tactics even if it means giving up the song samples. GBrady (talk) 16:16, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

All-Time Most Requested Wedding SongsEdit

I added this because I truly thought it might be useful to brides/grooms looking for song ideas for their wedding. I apologize in advance if this is considered in any way 'spammy' or not suitable for posting Burnsy2000 11:11, 20 April 2007

This section seems inappropriate to me for several reasons but primarily because listing the tracks that were most requested according to a geographically and culturally narrow, and unscientific poll of professional DJs doesn't provide encyclopedic information. Providing help in choosing the tracks for a wedding reception isn't an encyclopedic goal for the article, but even if it were, this does not seem like a good way to do it - it is a snapshot in time of popularity for a very narrow section of the world. I've removed the section. Please don't use Wikipedia to promote your business again. -- Siobhan Hansa 13:00, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

American viewpointEdit

This article has a weekness. Only in Anglo-Saxon countries (the UK, the US, Canada etc...) does the bride walk down the aisle without the bridegroom. In other countries (at least other European countries) the bride and bridegroom walk down the aisle together. When done properly the groom enters with the bride on his left(hand) and when they leave with her on his right(hand). This all does not have to be explained in the article but it should mention that the article dicribes the Anglo-Saxon way of walking down the aisle, just to be complete and correct. User:Allard Tuesday 21 August 2007 16:02 CET —The preceding signed but undated comment was added at 14:02, August 21, 2007 (UTC).

Redundancy: Modern North American weddings vs. The CeremonyEdit

A lot of the material in the Ceremony area of the article are mentioned earlier in North American weddings. I feel the article would lose unnecessary length (and be stronger) if the material was confined to one area or the other. My personal recommendation would be to make the Ceremony area get renamed to "Typical Modern North American wedding ceremonies" and eliminate the first section altogether, though I would move the song sample to within the appropriate subsection of "The Ceremony". Comments? GBrady (talk) 16:20, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Sangeet ceremony-Indian Wedding MusicEdit

India is full of diversity and with its vibrant and over the top weddings a simplest Sangeet ceremony is turned into a musical extravaganza. Sangeet Ceremony is usually held a couple of days ahead of the wedding day when all the relatives and friends come together and have a gala time dancing on the beats of music. Traditionally, it was only women celebration where the bride would be teased about her life ahead (with her husband and in-laws), lately it can been converted in to a DJ party where all the latest Bollywood numbers are played and each act is choreographed months ahead. Typically, this ceremony is coupled with mehndi celebration where all the ladies of the family come together to apply heena on their hands and feet. On this occasion usually leading Bollywood music songs about mehndi[1] are played or sung by live orchestra. On the other hand if families of bride and groom agree to have their sangeet ceremony together then it is usually nothing less than a stage dance show where both the families practice for months ahead to outshine each other dancing on some remixed traditional folklore or Bollywood music. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Weddingonline (talkcontribs) 06:25, 5 December 2010 (UTC)


Bias, Commercial link?Edit

In the "Post Ceremony" section, the link to a "live wedding band" is decidedly commercial in nature, and I'm not sure it's appropriate because of that. Also, it seems there's considerable bias in the source given for that sentence ( Nessalc (talk) 14:23, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

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