Post # 1
We sent out our Invitations on Saturday and today, we got back our first 4 RSVPs!
As if receiving RSVPs wasn’t exciting enough, now I get to read little notes from all our guests about their favorite Love/Dance songs, which we requested from them.
One of my favorite and very close relatives sent us a SEPARATE card with a note about why they chose the song they chose (“Time After Time” by Frank Sinatra). I just wanted to share their note:
“Thank you for asking us to share with you one of our favorite Love Songs. What a lovely gesture. Since that day is your special day it should be about the two of you. We believe the words to the song we chose so perfectly describe the love you two have expressed for each other, that this song will become a favorite of yours as well. It was written for Frank Sinatra for a movie in 1947 called “It Happened in Brooklyn.” If you have never heard it, we would be happy to play it for you any time you wish. We love you.”
I listened to it on YouTube just now and I’m sitting here crying my eyes out. I don’t know how I’m going to make it to the Wedding!!!
Post # 3
What a beautiful idea! Are you planning on doing anything specific with the songs?
Post # 4
@ivoryowl: Since we have to give our DJ a list of songs to play, I thought it’d be a nice way for us to try to structure the reception a little. Some are definitely better for slow dancing, while some are ideal for dinner time. Either way, there should be a little something for everyone!
I was thinking of making a little list of who requested what for each place setting on the back of the menu – or asking my DJ to announce who requested which songs, but that might only work for some of them – a lot of the time, the songs just transition from one to the other, especially in dance blocks. But during featured dances, we might be able to do it.
Post # 5
That’s sweet! I might include this on the back of our RSVP cards too.
Post # 6
We’re planning on doing this, too! Glad to see it’s working out so well for you. That is a seriously sweet note. I hope we get a few like that!
Post # 8
my friend’s rsvp cards came with song request cards too. i thought it was a really cute idea! unfortunately, i don’t think any songs my family requested were played 🙁
Post # 9
What a great idea! We included a “I will dance if you play the following” line on our RSVP cards. I love the love song idea and wished maybe we weren’t so specific!
Post # 10
Here I thought I was so clever for wanting to put a spot for songs on our RSVP cards.
I think it’s a great idea, especially since we’re having a small reception afterwards and therefore no DJ. I’m particularly shy about picking songs for other people to listen to, so why not let people create their own playlist? Then everyone gets to hear at least one song they wanted, win/win for all I think.