Post # 1
Today I have five months until my wedding, so I figured I should at least start on our reception playlist. We’re DIYing the music – just renting some speakers and hooking them up to my laptop. Our wedding will be small (<50 people), and will be much more like a dinner party than a dance party. We’re not morally opposed to dancing or anything, but neither of us dance and it just wouldn’t feel like “us” to have dancing at our wedding.
SO, with all that being said, what music would you play during dinner if it were your wedding?
I’m just looking for ideas, so any songs that come to mind, I’d appreciate!
Post # 3
Sinatra type music is always a safe bet.
Post # 4
@Artificial-Sweetener: That’s a good suggestion. I actually love Frank Sinatra.
Post # 5
We had a no dancing luncheon, and we played a mix of non-descript music that you don’t really hear. I think it was actually called a “Restaurant Mix”
Post # 6
We did Sinatra type and it was a big hit. Our DJ also mixed in songs that you wanted to hear but can’t really dance to, like Hey Ho, or whatever its called.
Post # 7
@charmedbee: I’m so glad to hear that people liked hearing Sinatra. I’m a huge fan but I was worried that people might think it was boring or something.
Post # 8
I agree with the “Sinatra type” – we had a list of preferred songs for our dinner that included:
La Vie en Rose by Louis Armstrong
All of Me by Louis Armstrong
Let’s Do It by Ella Fitzgerald
Come Rain or Come Shine by Billie Holiday
Aint Nobody Here but us Chickens by Louis Jordan
Bushel and a Peck by Doris Day
(the last 2 are just fun, give them a listen)
Post # 9
Jazz, easy listening, instrumental music.
Post # 10
We’re working on our dinner-reception playlist right now! FI is the music buff, so I’m not precisely sure what’s on there, but I know it includes some Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens… stuff with not TOO noticeable lyrics, but with a nice soft interesting sound.