Post # 1
I think the song SexyBack by Justin Timberlake would be an funny and fun song to include somewhere in the wedding. I’ve kinda narrowed it down to the exit from the outdoor chapel or the entrance into the salon. What do you guys think? Which one would be more appropriate? Is SexyBack too "scandelous" to play at the church? Please, let me know!
Post # 3
Oh and of course it would probably be the edited version of the song.
Post # 4
If no one minds, I’d say go for it =) That said though, I looked up the lyrics, and there is some profanity and I’m not really so sure about the appropriateness of lyrics like these:
You see the shackles
Baby I’m your slave
I’ll let you whip me if I misbehave
<font size=”1″>Might be better saved for the reception maybe? Again, it’s up to you (and your family/church).</font>
Post # 5
Oop, just saw you said it’d be edited. So nix the profanity, but you’d still have the other lines… =P
Post # 6
You seriously need to check with your church – many have policies about music, and if they do I’m pretty sure they would find the song unacceptable. I remember sweeney saying that at her church if you wanted to use the song "I Swear" you would have to change the words to "I Promise" because of the implication of profanity in the word swear. I’m sure not every church is that strict, but its entirely possible that references to sex are not acceptable.
And then I would just consider whether your guests would be comfortable with the song – meaning all your guests (mom, dad, grandparents, aunts and uncles…) Some songs should perhaps be saved until the later parts of the reception, when the old folks have gone home to bed. Just speaking as the future step-mother of a teenage daughter – who will play a great new song for her father and I – and while we love the music, we also often say to each other afterwards "Do you think she has actually listened to the words?!!?" We are generally sure that she is old enough to understand them, but the implication that she actually does and is somehow comfortable sharing them with us is disturbing to us. Trust me, if you and FI are into bondage and S&M, your parents don’t want to know. And they really don’t even want to think about it on your wedding day.
Post # 7
I vote for entrance into the reception. The beat of the song is great and will set the tone for a fun party. The younger set will love it, and the older guests will not recognize the song, and will most likely not decipher the lyrics at all.
They’ll probably just hear the tempo of an upeat song, and maybe make out the key words, "I’m bringing secy back." We crack up every time we watch the wedding video and my hubby’s parents go from dancing to Michael Jackson’s "PYT" to Tupac’s "California Love". They stayed on the dancefloor for the entire song because they only heard the beat. I don’t think they realized Tupac was rappin’ "everytime I step on the scene, I’m hearing hoochie’s screamin".
SexyBack is bit too racey for the processional out of the church, but that’s just my opinion. But I can relate to wanting to play a happier song for your processional, we played "Best of My Love" by the Emotions.
Post # 8
I agree that you should probably use it for the reception entrance because you want something upbeat to get the party started. Please dont use that as your processional at the church though. It might be a bit much. "Best of My Love" was a good suggestion. How about "Everlasting Love (This Will Be)" by Natalie Cole? I have a lot of other suggestions if you’re stumped.
Post # 9
I agree that the song is perfect for when you make your grand entrance to the reception area! It sets the mood for a fun, relaxing atmosphere. I think everyone (young and old) will enjoy it! While the ceremony is a bit more on the serious side (especially if you are having it in a church), the reception is all about having fun and letting loose! I know a lot of churches are strict with what you can play inside their church, especially Catholic churches. And you never know how the officiant will take it when Bringing Sexy Back is playing in the church! Or if there will be any religious guests, they may find it offensive. Have fun Bringing Sexy Back!
Post # 10
I would have to say it would be too much for a church. I know that at my, rather laid back Luterean church – all songs used are scanned for content…even if we are just using the instrumental version!
I’d say go for the entrance to the reception.
Post # 11
check with the church – it IS a place of worship after all and it may not be allowed?!?!?
Post # 12
I’m not religious, but I do think it’s inappropriate and disrespectful to the church. For a reception entrance, however, it’s *fabulous*.
Post # 13
You asked for opinions- and here’s my unfiltered one..
If I was at a church and heard that played for a recessional I would find it in REALLY poor taste. The ceremony (in a church especially) is supposed to to be a sacred blessing- not a dance party.
I would save it for the entrance to the reception where you’re supposed to do as you please and express yourself.
Post # 14
whatever you do, do NOT play that song in a church. even if you censor the profanity, you still have "you see these shackles, baby, i’m your slave." i’m not religious, but that’s just really tacky. the song’s much better suited for the reception entrance