Post # 1
We need song ideas for everything in the ceremony and a play list for the reception. The problem is, I like country music like Martina McBride, The Band Perry, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, etc. He likes music like Metallica, 5 Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, etc. (which I don’t particularly care for, especially for our more traditional wedding).
Any ideas or suggestions?? Know any middle ground songs that would work?
Post # 3
@ecstaticfuturebride: Well, you could go more classical for the ceremony (is it a church wedding? This is especially appropriate there – and it can be nice “neutral ground,” musically speaking, if you and Fiance are not particularly religious yourselves but are having a church wedding to please your parents.) For the reception you could do a lot of jazz standards (Sinatra, some swing and big band, etc.) and make it more of a classy, swanky affair than it would be if it were country- or metal-heavy. Or you could go with Latin/salsa/tango music – and maybe even hire some dance instructors to teach your guests a few new moves as part of the reception entertainment?
Those decisions should really depend on your families/guests and what you think they would enjoy, though. The music choices should flow from that, rather than the other way around. Some families would hate hate hate being dragged out on the dance floor for salsa lessons at a wedding reception, while others would think it’s the coolest thing ever … it depends on the people involved.
Post # 4
I’m having the same issue with my finace. His favorites are Slayer, Machine Head, Sabbath, etc., while I love to dance & love country music. He understands that the music is for our guests as well but is too overly picky about the flow of things. I prefer giving a DJ our requests, a do not play list & letting him/her have at it. The Fiance wants to create a playlist that is set in stone, 5 metal songs in a row, 5 country songs in a row, 5 motown, 5 blues, and so on. I just don’t think it works like that.
Post # 5
@KCKnd2: Great idea! I didn’t think about having a lot of jazzy music. I’ll suggest that to my Fiance.
@Karen112313: We aren’t going to have a DJ, so we’re just making a playlist ourselves. I think that if ya’ll do 5 songs of one kind in a row, some people may get tired of it if it is music they don’t like. But I do think it will be nice to have a variety:)
Post # 6
@ecstaticfuturebride: Personally I love metal but it is hard to dance to it