Post # 1
I’m finishing up the song list for our DJ and have decided to just pick genres for the most part and let him do his thing. We hired a DJ that is well known around the city, works at several clubs and has a great repore with “doing his thing!!!”. So to deal with one less thing (creating a long song list) I’m putting my trust in him. We are a fun couple that just like to have a good time and we have a lot of music memories old school and new, thus the reason for our “less formal” cocktail party themed wedding, so everybody can “get loose!” (in a classy way of course…lol) We are tying the knot on a Friday night and candle light will swarm the atmosphere with heavy hor dourves (every thing from crabcakes to chicken skewers) and cupcakes instead of a cake and a candy buffet with old school candy to keep it young, fresh, and fun.
We did pick ceremony music though. What are your songs?!!
Groom/Groomsmen Entrance-I guess its a secret, Fiance still hasnt told me (not that I will be present anyway)
Bridal Party Entrance-What song are you using? I’m still trying to decide
Bridal Entrance-I Found Love/Bebe Winans
Lighting of Unity-Here I am/Leona Lewis
Recessional(exit)-I’m cool/Anthony Hamilton
Wedding Party Introduction at Reception-Champagne Life/Neyo
First Dance-Point of it All/Anthony Hamilton
“cocktail hour” music-neo soul genre (jill scott, john legend, anthony hamilton,etc)
Bouquet Toss- non other than Single Ladies/Beyonce (I may just do the instrumental though)
The ceremony starts at 7 by 9:30p it will be on and popping with 80s-90s-present hip hop, r & b and dance music. A sprinkle of maze and frankie..(for the older crowd) and of course the Wobble!
Post # 3
@specialklove: I just have to say, I absolutely *love* the idea of “I’m Cool” for a recessional song! I am definitely adding that to my list – thank you 🙂
Post # 5
@specialklove: GREAT LIST… I have time to work on mines but I have a few ideas in mind.
Post # 7
Im using Forever By Jaheim.
Such a really nice song.
Post # 8
Here is our song list..
Mothers Entrance: Maxwell- A Womans Worth
Groom/Groomsmen Entrance and Bridal Party Entrance :Love is You by Chrisette Michelle
Bridal Entrance: Beautiful by Meshelle Ndegeocello
Recessional(exit): Halo by Beyonce
We aren’t doing any of the other stuff..
Post # 9
Cupcake1382 great list…I love Halo..especially the remix with Matthew Johnson
Post # 10
Groom/Groomsmen Entrance– Ribbon in the Sky (instrumental) with a saxophone
Parents Entrance: Center of My Joy by Richard Smallwood
Bridal Party Entrance– Love of my life by Brian McKnight
Bridal Entrance-The wedding march
Lighting of Unity– I need you to survive by H. Walker
Recessional(exit)-Brighter Day by K. Franklin
Wedding Party Introduction at Reception-Happy Feeling by F.B. and Maze
First Dance-Stars by Kindred Soul
“cocktail hour” music-neo soul genre (jill scott, john legend, anthony hamilton,etc) SAME AS ABOVE>>>LOL
Bouquet Toss- non other than Single Ladies/Beyonce (I may just do the instrumental though) SAME AS ABOVE>>>LOL
Post # 11
Family, Parents and Children’s Entrance: As- Stevie Wonder (extended version)
Groom’s Entrance and Bride’s Entrance: “4Evermore” feat. Algebra & Phonte/ we were thinking the song might be long enough for both of us
Family Unity Sand Jar: No music- hostess will read the meaning as the activity takes place with the children
Recessional(exit): Maybe So in love- Jill Scott/ Anthony Hamilton
Reception Dance: Will be a soul train line to an old school mix – Bride and Groom will be kickin it off to ‘More Bounce to the Ounce”
First Dance: n/a
Reception music: will be a mix and match of our favorite love songs- Michael Jackson, Erika Badu, Brian McKnight, Chicago, Journey (Steve Perry), Jill Scott, Shi, The Temptations to name a few
Bouquet Toss: not sure if we are doing one… lol but Single Ladies would be a good choice!
Garter Toss: not sure if we are doing this either
Post # 12
I haven’t had a chance to think of any of this but I have know for a long long time that the recessional song will be Home-Edward Sharpe.
Post # 13
Thus far this what we have:
Family entrance: Who holds tomorrow- Kelly Price
Groom’s entrance: You for me- Johnny Gill
Bridal Party Entrance: Looking for love- Mul-ty
Bride entrance: Wedding vows- Jamie Fox
Reception entrance-?? Lets get married- Jagged Edge remix w/ Run-DMC (FI choice)
First Dance- ??? You Are- Charlie Wilson
Unsure of others, but might borrow single ladies for bouq. toss
Post # 14
I just found this song the other day while listening to VH1 Soul! What do you think of this as a Recesscional song?? I absolutely LOVE this song…the message is so cute! Do you think it will be awkward walking up the aisle to it? Or is it perfect?
Anthony David – 4Evermore feat Algebra and Phonte
Post # 15
Let’s see..so far we have the following:
Bridal Party/Groomsmen Entrance– Setembro
Parents Entrance: Setembro
Bridal Entrance– Setembro (crescendo)
Recessional(exit)- still being negotiated with Fiance (his corny behind wants Kool & the Gang) 😉
Wedding Party Introduction at Reception– Doing a Second Line!!! W00t!
First Dance-Make U Feel My Love/Adele
Mother Son Dance- The Very Thought of You/Natalie Cole
“cocktail hour” & dinner music-neo soul/Verve remixed Jazz/Afro-Cuban (jill scott, maxwell, sara vaughn, ella fitzgerald, nina simone, coltrane, bebel gilberto, etc)
Reception: An ecclectic mix of our faves, Old School (Ella, Miles, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Stevie, etc), a lil Booty Bouncing (the Wobble), ad lots of hot SALSA!!!
Bouquet Toss- Whatever Lola Wants/Sara Vaughn (Verve Remixed)
The garter toss music is going to be up to my Fiance.. So there’s NO telling what we’re going to here 😉
<kissy kissy y’all!!>
Post # 16
I LOVE this!!!! Oh my goodness!!! Thanks for sharing Diva!!!