(Closed) Has anyone had a different genre of music for cocktail and dinner?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I picked the soundtrack to pride and prejudice for our dinner music!  Go with what you want.  No one will really notice – unless it’s verrrry upbeat, dance style music.  lol.  Good luck!

Post # 4
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I made cocktail and dinner music one genre. We chose Mototown. We both love it and something about Motown just sounds so fun, timeless 🙂

Post # 5
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am planning a Frank/Louis/Piaf/Martin cocktail hour with a pianist and singer. Dinner will be jazz/swing/ played by a mini big band. Dancing later in the night will be the club music with a DJ.

Post # 6
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am doing the same type of music as you for dinner with some slow love songs as well. I am actually thinking of doing some lighter alternative music for cocktail hour. The majority of my guests are all in their 20’s like me and my Fiance and I want to keep a young feel to it.

Post # 7
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I want to do something similar! I want to do more instrumental jazz stuff for cocktail hour, and here’s my tenative list for dinner music:


Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Times Like These – Jack Johnson

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

Sleep All Day – Jason Mraz

Lucky – Jason Mraz

You and I Both – Jason Mraz

I won’t give up –  Jason Mraz

I’m yours – Jason Mraz

Daughters – John Mayer

Waiting on the World to Change – John Mayer

More than Words – Extreme

Moondance –Van Morrison

Lovesong – The Cure

Just the way you are – Billy Joel

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Unforgettable – Natalie and Nat King Cole

Collide – Howie Day

I’d rather be with you – Joshua Radin

Valentine – Kina Grannis

Matt Nathanson – Come on get higher

Post # 8
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We did soft rock for the cocktail hour and more jazzy type music during dinner, here are the playlists and our DJ added a bunch.

Before the ceremony/Cocktail Hour:
– Here comes the sun

  • My girl- the temptations
  • Over the rainbow- isreal kamakawiwo’ole
  • Lovely Tonight- Joshua Radin
  • I’d Rather be with you- Joshua Radin
  • Today- Joshua Radin
  • Our kind of love- Lady Antebellum
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Loving you tonight- Andrew Allen
  • Happy as the sun- Tyrone Wells
  • Im Yours- Jason Mraz
  • Vitamin String Quartet
  • happy together- the turtles
  • bubbly- colbie caillat
  • Everything- Michael Buble
  • You are the best thing- Ray Lamontagne
  • isnt she lovely- stevie wonder
  • someone like you- van morrison
  • Amazing- Andrew Allen
  • Love Life- Andrew Allen
  • Forever- Ben Harper
  • Michael Buble
  • You and me- Dave Matthews
  • L.O.V.E Nat King Cole
  • Jamie Grace- Hold Me
  • 1, 2, 3, 4- plain white t’s
  • new shoes- paolo nutini
  • Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
  • fleetwood mac- landslide
  • everyday- dave matthews
  • sultans of swing- dire straights
  • dont stop- fleetwood mac
  • iris goo goo dolls
  • dashboard confessionals (stolen, even now…etc)
  • better together- jack johnson
  • vanessa carlton- a thousand miles
  • snow patrol-just say yes, take back the city
  • the fray
  • coldplay
  • i do- colbie caillat
  • just a kiss- lady antebellum
  • Paradise- coldplay
  • rhythm of love- plain white t’s
  • Hold on- Michael Buble
  • There She Goes by The La’s
  • the luckiest- ben folds
  • can’t help falling in love – ingrid michaelson
  • wouldn’t it be nice- the beach boys
  • first day of my life- bright eyes
  • matt nathanson- come on get higher
  • home- edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros
  • count on me- bruno mars
  • yellow- coldplay
  • the outstanding- the gap band
  • Sam Cooke- that’s where it’s at
  • I Believe- Stevie Wonder
  • Sweetest thing- U2
  • Your Song- Elton John
  • rock with you- michael jackson
  • Cant take my eyes off of you- Frankie Vallie and the 4 Seasons
  • i love her- ben harper
  • jack johnson do you remember
  • dont blink- kenny chesney

Dinner: (fun, upbeat jazzy music)

  • Best is yet to come- Frank Sinatra (and any other upbeat songs by him)
  • Barry White
  • Crazy little thing called love- Elvis
  • Norah Jones (turn me on, all your love, the long way home)
  • George shearing
  • Tony Bennett
  • Etta James
  • billy holiday
  • you are the one for me formidable Charles aznavour

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