frustrated with picking first dance song – strange request

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@MsYankee:  Good job looking for someone to slow it down, my BFF danced to a fast beat song for their first dance… it was SO AWKWARD.

Our dj was also sings, maybe you could check around about that?  Check with a choir? church band?  I don’t have much faith in CList….

Post # 4
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You might be able to find someone to edit the spead if your track digitially.  This may be easier than looking for someone to recreat the track.  Our dance teacher is doing this for us because the version of the song that my FI wants to use for our first dance is not just slow, it’s painfully slow.  Like, it would be hard to do the high school sway to this song, let alone actually ballroom dance like we do. 

Post # 6
132 posts
Blushing bee

If you don’t find someone on Craiglists, or your DJ, etc. a last resort might be looking on youtube for “honey bee acoustic”? there are several people playing on there, and you might be able to play or copy one of their versions. 

Post # 7
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We totally know the feeling.. me & fi’s song is “hanging by a moment” by lifehouse… but it’s just too fast to slow dance to.

We are considering using “I’ll be” [the slower version], and then playing hanging by a moment later.. but it really breaks my heart to not use our song!

Post # 8
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@MsYankee:  did you look at youtube? I found a guitar player on there who made a version of the song we wanted to use. I think that would be safer than CList. 

Post # 9
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@MsYankee:  my FI and I decided to do a more upbeat song!  It may be awkward, we’ll see but we both absolutely love it plus we are from and getting married in Texas so we will be two stepping.  I do think a slower version of honey bee would be perfect, good luck finding someone 🙂

Post # 13
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can try There are people there who can probably play and record your song for $5.

Post # 14
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

How about a slower cover version?

Post # 16
6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Why not just two-step? Around here, people two-step to faster songs and it’s not weird or awkward at all. If you want to try to do a traditional slow dance step, though, then yeah, that might be a little odd.

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