Friday, April 20, 2012

Wedding Music...FINALLY

Wedding music has been the thorn in my side for months now. The idea seems so easy when in reality it sucks the big one! It is really difficult to put music together to please not only yourself but everyone else that will be attending your wedding. Wedding guests will always remember the food and the music so it is a high pressure situation! Since its crunch time I really picked several of our favorite tunes and left the rest up to our djs.

Here is what we chose:
Remember this post when I talked about Vitamin String Quartet?

Groom's entrance- Everlong, originally by Foo Fighters

Parent's/ Grandparents and party- Chasing Cars, originally by Snow Patrol

Bride- Stolen, originally by Dashboard Confessional

Cocktail Hour and Possible dinner songs:

Lovely Day- Bill Withers

Only You- Josh Radin

L.O.V.E- Nat King Cole

The Luckiest- Ben Folds Five

Amazing- Josh Kelly

Please Forgive Me- David Gray

Moondance- Van Morrison

Don't Move- Butch Walker

Sunday Kinda Love- Etta James

Wake Up- Coheed and Cambria

You Make it Real- James Morrison

Home- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Banana Pancakes- Jack Johnson

Lover Lay Down- DMB

Cheek to Cheek-Fred Astaire

These arms of Mine-Otis Redding

All You Need Is Love- The Beatles

Over the Rainbow-Isreal Kamakawiwo ole

Use Somebody-Kings of Leon

Sparks- Coldplay 



Kick off the reception- The Pretender- Foo Fighters (Brian is a Huge Foo Fighters fan)

Our wedding song-You Are The Best Thing- Ray LaMontagne

Father Daughter Dance- Fathers and Daughters, Paul Simon

Mother Son Dance- Stand By Me, The Beatles

Bouquet Toss- That Girl- Maxi Priest

Cake Cutting- Rainbow Connection- Kermit


Hallelujah I love her so, Ray Charles

The Twist, Chubby Checker

Run Around Sue

Higher Ground, Stevie Wonder

Love Man, Otis Readding

Can't Get Next to You, James Brown

Johnny B Good, Chuck Berry

Turn Me On- Daivd Guetta and Nikki Minaj

Party Rock-LMFAO

Give Me Everything (Tonight)- Pitbull

Don't Stop the Music- Rihanna

Slow Requests-

Look After You, The Fray

You and Me, DMB

A Thousand Years- Christina Perri

Marry Me- Train

Crazy Love- Van Morrison

So what do you think?
You like how we go from Otis Redding to Nikki Minaj???

Songs we don't want to hear-

Line dances- any and all of them, Electric Slide, ChaCha slide,

No Conga lines, YMCA, Funky Chicken, We are Family

No Celine Dion, No Journey or Bon Jovi

So what do you guys think?
I still have time to add some more so what are some of your favorite wedding songs to dance to?


Molly said...

Great picks! Vitamin String Quartet is the best. =)

Amy D. said...

I love so many of these songs! Also, the Paul Simon song is a wonderful song and a perfect choice for the Father/Daughter dance! =)

Kristin said...

Love your choices!! Check out Boyce Ave... I love every cover by them...

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

Great music choices!

Just be sure to tell your DJ that if a guest requests a song and it's not on your do-not-play-list that he can play it. And make sure he understands. I told my DJ that he could take requests as long as the songs on our do-not-play-list. Anytime a guest requested a song he told the guest that they had to clear the song by me first. Ugh. I had 5+ people come up to me mid-conversation with someone else to ask if a song could be played. I wasn't annoyed with them-- I was annoyed with our dumb DJ.

Jamie said...

Great choices!

Janine said...

Great selections Kristina- I guess you’re pretty much excited on your wedding day. You could also check Bruno Mars album-his songs are really great!

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