Post # 1
I am having a beach wedding in July.. We will most likely be having a DJ playing.. I am looking for ideas for songs for the whole night. I am a huge Beach Boys fan, so we will having our aisle song and first/last days songs by them. Any suggestions for cocktail hour/ songs during the reception with a beach feel?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Our pre-ceremony music is beachy: Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin; Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding; Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters; Summer Nights – Grease Soundtrack; The Boys of Summer – Don Henley
Post # 4
@beachbride1216: some good ideas, thanks!!
Post # 5
I have piles, actually….here’s some of the more well known stuff (with a bit of an older crowd bent); I can add more….. 🙂
Sloop John B–Beach Boys
One Love/People Get Ready–Bob Marley
Stir it Up–Bob Marley
Three Little Birds–Bob Marley
Don’t Worry, Be Happy–Bobby McFerrin
Sailing –Christopher Cross
Brighter Than the Sun–Colbie Calliat
Under the Sea–Disney
Jump in de Line–Harry Belafonte
Lime in the Coconut–Harry Nilsson
Wonderful World–Israel Kamaka
It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere–Jimmy Buffett
I Can See Clearly Now–Jimmy Cliff/ Johnny Nash
Walking on Sunshine–Katrina and the Waves
Celebration–Kool and the Gang
Cool Change–Little River Band
Red Red Wine–UB40
Jump Right In–Zac Brown Band
Knee Deep–Zac Brown Band
Toes–Zac Brown Band
Post # 6
@KBScarlett: All of those look great..This is a big help. Any more suggestions would be appreciated 🙂 Did you have a beach wedding??
Post # 7
@hill42: I’m getting married in a couple months. We’re actually getting married on a boat, with a nautical theme. We’re big scuba divers and live in FL, so most of the music will be ocean/beachy. The cocktail hour will be some of the more low key stuff (Sailing, Cool Change) and the more upbeat for dinner.
Where exactly are you getting married and what is the full vibe you’re after? EG, mix of older guests and younger guests? I feel like there’s a difference between say, getting married in Cape Cod vs. The Keys; CA vs Carribean, etc. So, that influences the overall music choices.
Post # 8
@KBScarlett: Oo that sounds so pretty! I love Florida, and that’s soo cool you are getting married on a boat! 🙂 I am getting married on a beach in Delaware. It’s one of the only venues that you can have a beach ceremony that the dune is not accessible to the public, so no kids running through with boogie boards haha! We are going for more of a light tropical feel (conch shell centerpieces, hibiscus flowers/lilly flowers) and the reception is under a tent on the sand. We will have a mix of younger/older crowd, but probably more on the younger side (a lot of 20-somethings). My personal taste for music is actually geared towards 60s and 70s music, but I don’t want the music to be too old-fashioned! I just want to have songs in mind to give to the DJ so that people aren’t requesting the electric slide or anything like that!
Post # 9
ugh you are having my dream music! just wouldn’t have wokred for a winter wedding lol! I suggest some steel drum songs, not exactly sure which ones but there are some amazing renditions of popular songs played on steel drums!