(Closed) List your music picks!

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2542 posts
Sugar bee

For the ceremony, we had:

Feather Suite from the Forest Gump Soundtrack for the bridesmaids’ walk down the aisle

Canon in D (Violins) by Pachelbel for my walk down the aisle

Book of Love by Peter Gabriel for when we signed the register

Throne Room Song from the Star Wars Soundtrack for our exit


For the reception, we had: 

Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley for the wedding party entrance and our entrance

Cantina Song from the Star Wars Soundtrack for our cake cutting

Love You Forever by Ryan Huston for our first dance

Walk With You by Edwin McCain for the father/daughter dance

20 Years Late by Aaron Lines for the mother/son dance

That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick for the wedding party dance

Safety Dance by Men Without Hats to kick off dancing for everyone

Foxy Lady by Jimi Hedrix for the garter removal

Jump by Van Halen for the garter toss

Ballroom Blitz by Sweet for the bouquet toss

Closing Time by Semisonic for our last dance of the night



Post # 5
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My wedding is one week from today, and I just finalized my music this morning! We have a keyboard player for the prelude/ceremony, a solo piano player for the cocktail hour, then a five-piece band for the reception (the cocktail pianist is in the band).

Our selections:

Ceremony: Prelude

Keyboard player’s discretion, but some stuff he will play includes:

  • Here There and Everywhere by the Beatles
  • All I Ask of You – Phantom of the Opera
  • Kei’s Song – David Benoit
  • Some light classical, including Ave Maria and Claire de Lun

Ceremony: Processionals

We do not have a bridal party, just two cute little flower girls and me. So…

  • PROCESSIONAL OF FLOWER GIRLS: “Rainbow Connection”
  • PROCESSIONAL OF THE BRIDE: “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

Ceremony: Recessional

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice?” by the Beach Boys

Reception: Grand Entrances

  • Parents of the bride: “Theme from A Summer Place” (their wedding song in 1960)
  • Mother of the groom: Not sure yet; we are seeing her today and will ask her then.
  • Flower girls, nieces of the bride (ages 6 and 3): “When You Wish Upon a Star”
  • Bride and Groom: “Theme from Peter Gunn”

Reception: Dances

  • First Dance, Bride and Groom: “Edelweiss” (we took waltz lessons, so this will be just us on the dance floor)
  • Immediately after that, the band is going to break into Vince Guaraldi’s “Linus and Lucy,” and our friends will join us on the dance floor for a “dance flash mob.”
  • Then we’ll get serious again and do our parent dances, but we are doing both at once: me with my dad and Fiance with his mom, to the new standard “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Reception: Other

  • Cake Cutting:  We will leave this up to the band to vamp something.
  • Bouquet toss:  Nixed
  • Garter toss:    Nixed
  • Final song:    Probably “Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra


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