(Closed) Major anxiety and need music./song selections for ceremony and reception

posted 5 years ago in March 2013
Post # 3
1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Since I’m a dance teacher and work with music all the time, I am obsessed with the music aspect of my wedding. Since we’re pretty non traditional, I want the music to set a fun, even humorous, tone. Here’s what I have:


Bruno Mars – Marry You

Train – Marry Me

The Dixie Cups – Chapel of Love

Boys Like Girls ft. Taylor Swift – Two is Better than One

98 Degrees – I Do (Cherish You)

Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up

Processional: Mothers: Mama by Spice Girls, Guys: Suit and Tie by Justin Timberlake, Girls: Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce, Bride: I Wanna Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler.


Recessional: Good Life by OneRepublic.


Bridal Party Entrance: Still undecided by thinking maybe Sandstorm. It’s instrumental, but super energetic.


Bride/Groom Entrance: undecided.


Bouquet Toss: Single Ladies. (Don’t care if it’s over done. . . I’ve only seen it done at one wedding I’ve been to)


Garter Removal: Hot in Herre by Nelly


Garter Toss: 99 Problems by Jay Z


Cake Cutting: Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast


I think if you know what kind of tone you want to set for your wedding that helps. I hope this will at least give you some inspiration! Good luck!


Post # 5
1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@purple_sofia:  You also have to keep in mind what your guests will like. We realize 99 problems may offend some people, but for the most part our family has the same sense of humor as us! 

Post # 6
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@purple_sofia:  Have you looked into Vitamin String Quartet at all?  We’re planning to use VSQ’s music for our entire ceremony (including pre-ceremony when people are getting seated and mingling) as well as for our cocktail hour.

If you’re not familiar with them, they cover pretty much every genre of music.  My fiance and I had so much fun listening to a bunch of their songs one night and selecting songs we’d each like to have played.  It sounds very elegant and classy, and it’s nice because you can choose a song you like regardless of the lyrics.  For example, I plan to walk down the aisle to “Say Yes” by Elliott Smith.  If you’re not familiar with the song, there are several curse words sprinkled throughout.  I wouldn’t worry about offending anyone (and we’re not getting married in a church, so that’s not a concern), but I also don’t think it would seem very classy.  (Not to mention the fact that the song itself [like many of Elliott Smith’s songs] is actually kind of bittersweet … Not really the type of lyrics most would prefer to walk down the aisle to.)

I know I’m not giving specific suggestions (mostly because I don’t know your taste in music at all), but VSQ is a great place to start.  

Post # 8
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

A HUGE amount of music I’m using for guests being seated is by VSQ – myself, Fiance and our friends are all alternative music fans, so we’ve chosen VSQ’s alternative music covers (intermingled with some others).

A snapshot of them include:

‘Today’ By Smashing Pumpkins

‘The Reason’ by Hoobastank

‘Away from the Sun’ by 3 Doors Down

‘Stolen’ By Dashboard Confessional


Along with other pieces like their cover of ‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac. We figured this way guests who know the cover are interested and those who aren’t have classical music to appreciate!


I’m walking down the aisle to The Piano Guys’ ‘Just the Way You Are’, which is the softest, sweetest piece and just perfect for our intimate ceremony. Exit will be by the same artist but their cover of ‘A Thousand Years’, which still has the capacity to make me Happy-Weepy when I listen to it.

How important do you gals think it is to have music specifically for bouquet/garter? We were thinking of leaving it to the DJ since we haven’t actually decided WHEN in the night we want to do it! He seems a fun guy who knows how to play to his audience so I’m personally happy to trust him with it.

Post # 9
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

For my cake cutting song I’m doing Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benetar. It was between that and Eat It by Weird Al. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted it to be humorous!

Post # 10
30 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

We aren’t doing the bouquet toss/garter removal/garter toss, because literally, we maybe have like 5 single people at the entire wedding, and 3 of them are boys under 18 LOL.

For cake cutting, we decided on Aerosmith’s Sweet Emotion.  We are still working on entrance music for the reception and stuff, but we are meeting with our DJ tonight, so hopefully we will work that out!

If I get any really good suggestions other than the ones on the internet lists (because I’ve been looking too) I’ll post them here!

Post # 11
30 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

Hey everyone!  So we met with our DJ last night, and he really was great.  While he didn’t give any specific suggestions, we were able to narrow down some music, based on our personal music preferences and stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

So, for example, we actually picked Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Love Rollercoaster to be introduced to LOL.  We are going to do something similar for the bridal party (TBD).

He actually told us something that I wasn’t even aware of – he brings a mobile hot spot in case someone requests a song that he doesn’t have.  He can then download it right then and there, or play it off Youtube or something.  I thought that was pretty awesome ๐Ÿ˜€

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