Post # 1
I apologize in advance if there is a thread for this already but I would love the bees to help me with some ideas for non-traditional prelude songs.
I want to get my guests in the mood while they are being seated for this exciting occasion.
Feel free to list the non traditional songs you used or are planning to use while your guests are waiting for the ceremony to begin.
Also, how long should I have music playing? 30 mins?
Thank you in advance!!!
Post # 3
what kind of music do you like?
Post # 4
Haha I’m using “waiting on a woman”. pretty perfect prelude music… 😉
Post # 5
The Vitamin String Quartet does BEAUTIFUL music — modern songs done in a chamber arrangement. Some of the songs that will be playing while we are waiting for the guests to arrive will be their version of Coldplay’s Clocks and Yellow, The Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses, and The Beatles’ Hey Jude. You can listen to short samples of the songs on Amazon.com. I love the idea of taking something modern and giving it a traditional twist. 🙂
Post # 6
we like all kinds of music but i kinda want it to be fun something that people may sing to in their head, maybe throw in something old school and people will think “oh, haha, remember this song”
so far i have some jack johnson and jason mraz, i was thinking of maybe new kids on the block, i dont know, im not sure, just something to get them in the mood.
should it be upbeat or all mellow or a mix? how long should it play?
I love the idea of wild horses and beatles but can i play the actual song versus the string music??
Post # 7
I’m doing a 30 minutes of music as well ALL non-traditional. Here are a few of my choices:
Super Duper Love by Joss Stone
EVerlasting Love by Natalie Cole
In My Life by the Beatles
You and I by Feist and Wilco
Today by Joshua Radin
Songbird by Eva Cassidy
All You Need is Love by Lynden David Hall (Love Actually Soundtrack)
Blackbird by the Beatles
I can’t remember the other. Hope that helps.
Post # 8
i’m actually walking down the aisle to an acoustic guitar playing “angel” by jack johnson. i’m pretty excited about that. do you listen to ben gibbard/deathcab for cutie? he’s got a great mellow voice. i particually love his solo stuff.
Post # 9
Littlebug — That is such an adorable idea, I may have to steal it!
Post # 10
Our musician picked out some music, but my favorite ones:
(all on piano)
Ben Folds ‘The Luckiest’
Cirque du Soleil ‘O’
Post # 11
oooh! @krissycake – I love ‘The Luckiest.’ That is a great song.
Post # 12
We have picked out some good ones. Our prelude song for the girls, is waiting on a woman, taylor made by colby and the riddle, five for fighting…. and my Daddy is singing to me, wonderfull tonight by Eric Clapton when i walk down and we are having Me First and the Give Me Give Me’s I would walk 500 hundren miles when the wedding party leaves.. If you like new takes on old classic, check them out… some real fun stuff. ( warning , Some can be real heavy)
Post # 13
We had a rock and roll theme wedding, so our prelude music was REALLY non-traditional:
- God Only Knows – Beach Boys
- Soul Meets Body – Death Cab for Cutie
- Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
- When I’m 64 – The Beatles
- Happy Together – The Turtles
- Don’t Falter at the Alter – Cab Calloway
- Let’s Get Married in a Barnyard – Bahttsi
- Tiny Dancer – Elton John
- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
- I Will Possess Your Heart – Death Cab
- You Belong To Me – Carla Bruni (yes, the French presidents wife! She has a beautiful voice!)
- I Wanna Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
- Damned if I Do – Jace Everett
- If I had $1,000,000 – Barenaked Ladies
- Try a Little Tenderness – Otis Redding
It’s a LOT of songs, but we had to make a CD to give them, and that was an hour worth of music.
Post # 14
here’s some songs i’ve done for weddings. i know some of them seem like strange choices for a wedding, but my cousin requested them for her wedding so… besides, most music sounds pretty elegant on the harp
don’t fear the reaper – blue oyster cult
i walk the line – johnny cash
tonight, tonight – smashing pumpkins
obladi blada – beatles
in my life – beatles
all my loving – beatles
all apologies – nirvana
come away with me – norah jones
star wars theme
Post # 15
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
You should definitely check out Vitamin String Quartet! They have a ton of popular “mainstream” songs, and they’re SO pretty!
Post # 16
My brother used U2’s instrumental only version of “With or Without You” as the wedding party was walking in. I really liked it.