(Closed) Is your first dance song not normal for weddings?

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

“Our Song” was off the soundtrack from Shrek.. um yeah not exactly wedding material. So we decided to do a classic redone by a comtemporary- we did Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney but redone by Jem. It worked out fine… whatever song you guys choose it’ll only be 3 minutes (don’t go longer, it feels MUCH longer than it is!) and no one will really remember it besides you guys anyway!

Post # 4
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

wow. very interesting!!! my hubby is a HUGE metallica fan and finds that interesting – but would never. that’s cool that it works for you though!!!!

not sure ours isn’t “normal”…but not sure of how many people have used it or if it ever has been used…but i’m a HUGE fan of the movie “Moulin Rouge” and we are using “Come What May” as our first dance.

Post # 5
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’ve chosen one not typical of weddings too!  We will be doing our first dance to “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen!

Post # 7
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Dave Matthew’s You and Me- just a great all around song, and we liked that the tempo changes, it made dancing to it more interesting. 

Post # 8
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We haven’t picked a song yet, but all the songs on our list are of the more indie persuasion… so I guess that makes them not normal “wedding songs”.

Post # 9
372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

 Ours is “Say Hey (I love you)” by Michael Franti & Spearhead.  Not exactly traditional but we think it’s super fun.

Post # 10
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re thinking about using I’m Your Man by Leonard Cohen.

Post # 11
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re doing a hiphop medley (Boyz II Men, Heavy D, Biv Bell Devoe, etc) along with Jason Mraz “Lucky” so yeah, I’d say it’s different 🙂

Post # 12
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would have to say most of the music we are playing isn’t typically the norm for weddings, except maybe the songs we pick for the father/bride and mother/groom dance. some our unusual songs:

First Dance: “Dismantle.Repair” – Anberlin

Bridal Party: “The Glory of Love” -Say Anything

Garter Toss: “Yes Yes Yes” -Foxy Shazam

I’m also surprising my Fiance by singing “the only exception” by Paramore to him while one of my BM’s plays it on acoustic guitar. I guess that is pretty unusual too.


Post # 13
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@JennHasFeet- I love The Glory of Love! That is a stellar song choice!

Post # 14
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

haha, thanks Emerald! most of my bridal party laughed when i told them what song we were all going to dance to but one…she’s not real familiar with Say Anything and is super traditional, so she thought i was kidding. so totallly not.

Post # 15
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am all for non traditional songs! Really how many times can someone dance to  “At last” without it getting old?

If we would have had a traditonal reception we would have danced to CCR’s “Long As I Can See The Light”. Not really a strong love song but meaning you always find your way home no matter what or where. I hope people know who CCR is 🙂 We had friends that did Pink Floyd and it was awesome! My Darling Husband would have loved the Metallica idea but we definetly would have some guests pop in for guitar solos and such!

I say go for it!

Post # 16
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Bright Eye’s “First Day of My Life”

Makes me weep.

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