(Closed) Any songs you LOVE that you can’t play at the wedding?

posted 12 years ago in Music
Post # 3
3605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

copperhead road by steve earl

there is something about this song that just gets me… and it has to be LOUD!


Post # 4
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

dance with my father by luther vandross.  if a bride with a father who had passed away danced to that song, i would bawl my eyes out.

Post # 5
288 posts
Helper bee

I love Christmas music. Like LOVE. I secretly listen to Christmas music in July. Probably won’t be able to sneak it into the wedding playlists though!

Post # 6
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re having an R&B band at the reception, so there are a number of songs that I would love to have played, but are not in the band’s set list.  We asked them to learn a new song for our first dance, but felt bad asking them to learn a bunch of new music, so we’re sticking to their songs.  I’m sure the songs they do play will be great, but it’d also be nice to hear some of our favorites that aren’t R&B (i.e. Jimmy Buffet, Widespread Panic, Beatles, etc.). 

Post # 7
958 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re not allowed secular music during the ceremony, and I had my heart set on a friend from college singing "Candle on the Water."  But alas, no go. : (

Post # 8
2 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

i actually was going to have without you by motley crue as our first dance song

Post # 9
174 posts
Blushing bee

I think this is a dancer thing, hah, but I love hip hop and rap, but if a single song played at my wedding party, my 94 year old grandmother would faint, hah

Post # 10
12 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

Baby got Back by Sir Mix A Lot…  The FI’s family would die!

Post # 11
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

"Band of Gold" by Freda Payne is "my song." I don’t relate to it at all, but boy can I belt it out!  I love, love, love that song. However, it wasn’t really appropriate for a wedding reception… "now that you’re gone, all that’s left is a band of gold…." Not so much.

Post # 12
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My fiance and I are making our own playlist, and we’re playing whatever we want to. =D Although, we are limiting ourselves in lots of ways. We don’t want to play break-up/dirty-sex songs at our wedding. Which does get rid of some of our favourite songs. =)

But we are playing a range of music — country, R&B, dance, pop, jazz, classical, etc. — and some involve swearing that we are not going to bleep out. Sorry, but no. We will warn parents on our wedding website, but if they choose to bring their kids and are offended…oh wells! 

Post # 13
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I actually wanted to play "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" by Tracy Lawerance, when the wedding party comes out. (Before my father and I walk out) But, some people in the family disapprove of country music in the church.

Post # 14
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I really want to enter the reception to the postal service’s "sound of settling."  i may still be able to ask our DJ to play it during the night, but the fiance nixed it as an entry song really quickly.

Post # 15
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

haha! my fiance have no scruples when it comes to music. we have already agreed to come out to "the stroke" by billy squire. and there will certainly be an eclectic mix of music, everything from punk to 80’s new wave.

but our first dance is going to be to band of horses, "no one’s gonna love you (more than i do)." 

Post # 16
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We both like electronic music, which would only work if we had our wedding where we met… but we were able to sneak in a few songs.  Our cake cutting song was "Sugar is Sweeter" and our recessional "Higher State of Consciousness" by Josh Winks.  Also, we had our DJ play a special mix of Stevie Nicks’ "Planets of the Universe" that me & a friend of mine (who introduced me to the mister) LOVED to dance to.  

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