Should we have slow songs in the mix?

posted 4 years ago in Music
  • poll: Should we incorporate slow songs throughout the night?
    Yes - Everyone loves a few slow dances : (44 votes)
    88 %
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @LadyMoriarty:  I’d definitely say throw in some slow songs – not everyone wants to shake their booty ;). Slow songs invite everyone up to dance and have a little romance.

    Post # 4
    2975 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    personally, i think slow songs are boring, and i don’t particularly enjoy dancing to them. when a slow song comes on, i usually see it as a chance to run to the restoom or get something to drink. however, since my husband can’t dance to save his life, slow songs are the only ones we can actually dance to together. that being said, i think a few slow songs played throughout the night would be nice. 

    Post # 5
    7055 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love it when there are slow songs thrown in! I love dancing to them with DH as there really is no other time that we get to do that!

    Post # 6
    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m a pretty bad dancer and not super high energy, so I like slow songs since they give me a chance to dance!  I’m more likely to keep dancing if I’m already out there, too.

    Post # 7
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Throw some slow songs in..weddings are romantic…gives others a chance to dance with their loves, and you and your husband too…definately party! but engage in the emotion too!


    Post # 8
    7513 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m always super disappointed when there are no slow songs played during receptions. I want to dance with my husband!

    Post # 9
    12262 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m so sad at weddings with no slow dances!

    Post # 11
    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @LadyMoriarty:  I’m having the same issue (I, too, am a lover of alternative/indie music!), but I still think it’s important to break up the fast numbers with a few slow songs.

    At first I was kind of worried about weird or random lyrics, but now I feel like as long as it’s not an important moment (like your first dance, for example), it doesn’t really matter what the words are.  The weird tempo thing does throw me off a lot, though.  I’ll be listening to something and think, “Oh, this would be good!” and then … BAM!  It’s completely awkward and there’s no way anyone could ever dance to it.

    I wish I had some good recommendations for you, but we’re still working on our playlist (and nowhere near finished).  I will say that we’ll probably be playing a lot of the indie stuff during dinner, though, since it won’t matter at that point whether or not anyone can actually dance to it.  Haha.

    Post # 13
    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @LadyMoriarty:  Ahhh!  “The Luckiest” is going to be our first dance!  I love love love that song … However, I always turn into a sobbing mushy mess when I listen to it.  That should be interesting.  Haha.

    Post # 15
    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @LadyMoriarty:  Awww … I love that song as well!  

    You should definitely just dance around your house to get comfortable.  My fiance and I actually do this quite a bit (not just to get comfortable, but because it’s fun!).  Sometimes it feels a little silly to slow dance in your own home, but it’s also kind of sweet and nice.

    To be honest, I’ll probably be ugly crying during the entire ceremony and probably a good portion of the reception, so there’s no hope for me.  

    Post # 16
    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We only had 1 slow song, the very last song, which was more of a sing-a-long and we didn’t do any special dances. So I say PARTY!

    I still have a bruised toenail from dancing like crazy at my wedding! It was I love every single one of the dancing photos. Our playlist was mostly indie/punk rock, rap, a bit of newer pop stuff that my girlfriends like (Florence and the Machine, Icona Pop).

    I second the idea of dancing around the house, after a drink or two. It’s how we figured out we didn’t want slow songs for the dancing – too much of a snoozefest. We had our favorite mellow songs played during cocktail hour and dinner. 

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