(Closed) Wedding Music

posted 10 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Where are you getting married? I would talk to the music peeps at your venue. We are having an uber traditional catholic wedding but it was still hard to pick the music! The music coordinator at our church had great ideas and I was able to pick the music from start to finish within an hour.

The first dance is tough because its so personal. My Fi and I also have different tastes so we settled on a remake of "maybe i’m amazed" originally preformed by Paul McCartney but redone by Jem. Maybe a modern remake of classic will work for you too?

 As for the rest of the music, I’m trusting my DJ with a majority of the music but picking out the "action" songs (cake cutting, garter toss, slide show) While interviewing DJs I asked for sample play lists, those came in very handy.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Cheyenne — You should definitely search WeddingBee!  (In the upper right hand corner of the webpage … just type "music" or "songs" and a whole bunch of things come up!)I know there were a few posts by Bees about music within the last few months. 

There is currently another thread about what people’s first dance songs are — even if you dont use those for your first dance, they would be great music to play throughout the night.  Also we are most likely going to ask for suggestions on music on either our RSVP card or our website so that our guests can suggest stuff for us! 

Good luck! 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

The girls and I walked down the aisle to "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson, very jazzy and cute.

For the registry signing we played "All I Want Is You" by Barry Louis Polisar (from the Juno soundtrack).

For our recessional we played "D’yer Maker" by Led Zeppelin… my guy’s a Zeppelin freak, so we had to have it in there. We also played "Whole Lotta Love" as the song us and the bridal party were introduced to before dinner.

Since we just had a civil ceremony, we had complete freedom to choose all our readings and music, and I was so happy to be able to include contemporary music, since it is so important to us!

Good luck! Picking out music was so fun 🙂

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Oh and if your guy hates to dance, why not skip the "just you and him" dance with all eyes on you, and have the first dance have you two, your bridal party, your parents…. whoever you want! Then hopefully he won’t feel so weird about it. We skipped a lot of tradition we didn’t like to make it our own night.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am planning on walking down the isle to "Here I Am" by Leona Lewis.  I love this song!!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

What a Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
At Last- Etta James
You are the Sunshine of my Life- Stevie Wonder

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with the comments about searching this site…there are lots of suggestions.

I want to walk to a favorite song, with words, either the recorded version or with my oldest brother, who is a musician, playing it and singing.

My parents got married 35 years ago and wanted to "do something different" even back then.  Their procession was done to Kenny Loggins’ "Danny’s Song." A friend of theirs played it on guitar and sang it, and I think it’s the most perfect wedding song I’ve ever heard…probably just because it makes me think of my parents every time I hear it. It’s a long song, so I’m sure they didn’t use the whole thing, but:

People smile and tell me I’m the lucky one, and we’ve just begun,
Think I’m gonna have a son.
He will be like she and me, as free as a dove, conceived in love,
Sun is gonna shine above.

Chorus (in between each of the following verses):

And even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with ya honey,
And everything will bring a chain of love.
And in the morning when I rise, you bring a tear of joy to my eyes,
And tell me everything is gonna be alright.

Seems as though a month ago I was beta chi, never got high,
Oh, I was a sorry guy.
And now a smile, a face, a girl that shares my name,
Now I’m through with the game, this boy will never be the same.

Pisces, Virgo rising is a very good sign, strong and kind,
And the little boy is mine.
Now I see a family where there once was none, now we’ve just begun,
Yeah, we’re gonna fly to the sun.

Love the girl who holds the world in a paper cup, drink it up,
Love her and she’ll bring you luck.
And if you find she helps your mind, buddy, take her home,
Don’t you live alone, try to earn what lovers own.

And even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with ya honey,
And everything will bring a chain of love.
And in the morning when I rise, you bring a tear of joy to my eyes,
And tell me everything is gonna be alright.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I walked to "Love Theme" from Romeo and Juliet. Our first song was I’d Love To Be Your Last by Clay Walker and my sister sang Bless The Broken Road as a tribute to us during the reception.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

ChaiAnkh99-

 I LOVE Danny’s Song! My parents played it at their wedding too and I think we’re going to do the acoustic guitar instrumentals only during our ceremony. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I second what others have said.  If you do a quick search on Weddingbee, there are so many posts with song ideas.  I usually take some that I haven’t heard before over to Playlist.com.  I started a wedding playlist there, so when I read about a song from someone else I can listen to it on the playlist.  If I like it, it stays on the playlist so I can eventually incorporate it into our actual ceremony and reception playlists.

Also, if you’re going the non-traditional route for processional music, you might not need a separate song for everyone else to walk down the aisle to.  For ours, everyone will walk down to "Such Great Heights" by Iron & Wine.  Since it’s a bit longer of a song, we can get away with that.

Other songs on our playlist:

"All I Want is You" by Barry Louis Polisar

"Forever My Friend" by Ray LaMontagne

"This Will Be Our Year" by the Zombies

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