We are continuing with our series on using the five senses in event design and today we’re talking about our third sense, the sense of sound. Aside from the obvious use of sound with elements such as classical musicians, DJs and live bands there are other, not so obvious, ways to add sound to the design of a wedding. But before we move onto them it is worth mentioning that the choice of music is important too. Make sure your music fits with the style of wedding. Music has an incredible power to stimulate our emotions and as a result will help conjure up memories from within.
I know when I hear certain songs I’m immediately back on the dance floor at prom, on a family holiday, or even at the fairground. The ability music has to throw you back in time is unbelievable. For many couples their first dance will be to a piece of music that takes them back in time to their first date or the first time they met. These are all powerful emotions that evoke a strong memory.
Another way to produce sound is by using Mother Nature. It is quite easy to have the sound of the ocean piped through into an event space, or the sound of trickling water creating the feeling of being by a stream. Perhaps singing birds will help to recreate the feel of being out in a meadow or even the sound of a crackling fire to evoke that feeling of the coziness of a winter’s evening. The possibilities are endless, but all of them help to create an emotion and stir a memory from within.
We study the Use of the 5 Senses & Feng Shui in Event Design within our Certificate in Event Design and this helps students to get a better understanding of the creative concept and floor layout within the design of weddings.
Next week we move onto one of my favourite senses, the sense of taste.