Music for Weddings...

@mandakat (879)
Canada
December 12, 2006 10:12pm CST
I'm asking everyone what songs or bands they'd like to hear at a wedding - either at the reception or during the ceremony. I'm not into mainstream music generally, but I'm not about to play heavy metal etc because my guests really wouldn't feel at home, and I don't want to alienate anyone. So... let's make a list! What did you do, or what have you heard, that would be appropriate?
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Ooooh...this is ahrd. My fiance and I are going through the same thing. We don't like the normal music played at receptions (ie KC & The Sunshine Band, Village People, cheesy 80's music) so we want music we like. Personally, I want something that people will like and not go screaming (most of the people attending the wedding are 45+ years of age). We are going to play songs by bands we like - Blue October, Fall Out Boy, Stone Sour, My Chemical Romance, Better Than Ezra, Cowboy Mouth - but try to stick to the lighter songs. For walking down the aisle I think we are going with Enya because we don't have a wedding party (will be my son as ring bearer, then my finace & his mom, then me & my Dad) and just need something to walk down the aisle to. Here is some of our songs: "Vindicated" Dashboard Confessions "Through the Glass" Stone Sour "Helena" My Chemical Romance "Not Alone" I-94 "Here by Me" Three Doors Down (for right after the ceremony)
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
We have a very similar story! I'm just still worried that even the softer songs aren't really going to work. That's funny though because I think we're going with Enya for some of it as well. You might want to check out Brian Eno - he's our other front-runner for down-the-aisle music. Thanks for the suggestions! I'm adding them to my list now :)
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Thanks, I will check him out. To tell you the truth there are about 15 people we had to invite that neither my fiance or I know very well so I am getting frustrated (we are only having 50 guests). We are getting married in a week and a half and are just now picking out music. I am really about to say "Whatever" and choose what we want - even if it is a Korn. At least our friends will like it!
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
LOL we're only having about 50 as well, but we're a year off I think. It's mostly grandparents, uncles and aunts, and the bridal party... it feels like no matter what we pick, half our wedding won't like it! Still, I feel like if I don't pick EVERY song, then a DJ is just going to play whatever, and *I* won't like it lol!
@Island_Geko (3760)
• Canada
14 Dec 06
1)Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing 2)Nsync - This I Promise You 3)Brad Paisley - Little Moments Like That 4)Laura Brannigan - The Power Of Love 5)Rod Stewart- Have I told you lately that I love you 6)Maroon 5 - Accidently In Love 7)Martina Mcbride & Jim Brickman - My Valentine 8)Wedding Songs - When I fall in love 9)John Berry & Wynona Judd - We Can't Unmake Love There are so many I have thousand of songs I listen to but these are my favorite..... hope they become yours...you can download them at www.limewire.com for free
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
14 Dec 06
Thanks! I'll check them out!
@pinkypop (664)
• Philippines
14 Dec 06
During our wedding ceremony and even in the reception, me and my husband had choose mellow sweet-love songs and we even have wedding singers that have some duets and solo performances. These wedding singers sang solo songs that are mellow too while in their duet, they have sang our favorite song. What I remember are songs like: - panunumpa (tagalog song) - love moves in mysterious ways - the prayer - masterpiece - moments of love Happy Wedding and God Bless!!!
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
14 Dec 06
Thanks for the suggestions! My list is growing nicely :)
• United States
14 Dec 06
My favorite new song to be played is by Heartland (Country group). It's called "I Loved Her First". Perfect for a father's dance with his daughter. It is all about a father giving away his daughter, and saying how he loved her long before the man came along.
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
14 Dec 06
That sounds sweet :) I'll check it out! I'm not sure if we'll do special dances, but even so
@krankies (811)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Remember to have a large varitity, there will be people of all ages. , we supplied the DJ with a list of must haves and than told him to play a liitle of all 50's, 60's,70's & 80's. We also suggested he take requests. We wanted our guess to have a great time, so remember it is your day but there will be other celebrating with you. Have fun!
• United States
14 Dec 06
I didn't play any "regular" music for my wedding. I had a lot of Enya music for the ceremony. I don't remember what all I had played at the reception. That was almost 4yrs ago. I do remember it was a good mix of things. Sorry this doesn't really help much.
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• United States
13 Dec 06
We played "my valentine" by martina mcbride at my wedding cus my hubby proposed to me in valentines day.
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@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
Well here are some songs that I have heard at and would play at my own wedding (these would make great songs for the first dance I think): -Someone Like You (Van morrison) -I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You (Savage Garden) -Truly, Madly, Deeply (Savage Garden) -Cross My Heart (George Strait) -In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel) -I Melt (Rascal Flatts) -You Had Me From Hello (Kenny Chesney) -My Best Friend (Tim McGraw) -I Do (Cherish You) (98 degrees) -In My Life (The Beatles) I hope this helps. :)
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
Thanks! I'd only even heard of a couple of them, so that gives me some fresh ideas :)
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
no problem
• Finland
13 Dec 06
good list of songs. someone like you and cross my heart are really beutiful.
@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
13 Dec 06
Why don't you hire a DJ that specialises in weddings. They normally cater for all ages. They also know what to play to get everyone on the dance floor. You can make some choices yourself such as the opening dance. Something romantic with nice words.
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
14 Dec 06
Well because I don't think anyone is going to dance anyway. There will hardly be any people and most of them older, and not dancers. But I've been to weddings where there was NO music in the background and it was horrible.
@palliyath (122)
• India
13 Dec 06
I like music for weddings.It has to be some party songs,mainly it has to be instrumental,also u have to keep in mind that music does not irritate the peoples who r their in the function.
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
14 Dec 06
Yeah... that's why I'm asking lol. Because if I left it up to a DJ, I'd hate all the music. But if I just played my playlist, many of the guests would. So, I'm trying to get a list and then see what I can enjoy/tolerate
• India
13 Dec 06
music is made by singer ,we are singing song in marraige ya its call wedding music .music is life . I'm not about to play heavy metal etc because my guests really wouldn't feel at home, and I don't want to alienate anyone. So... let's make a list! What did you do, or what have you heard, that would be appropriate?
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
huh?
• United States
13 Dec 06
I had Native American flute music during the ceremony and classic rock at the reception.
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
My friend had a Barbershop Quartet but I wasn't too keen on it
@aureliaz (1179)
• Singapore
13 Dec 06
I second "My Valentine" by Martina McBride because my aunt played that at her wedding and everyone thought it was lovely. Can't help falling in love--Elvis Presley Moondance--Van Morrison Love, Me--Collin Raye Right here waiting--Richard Marx Have you ever really loved a woman--Bryan Adams Save the best for last--Vanessa Williams Dreaming of you--Selena I can't think of anymore lol...Sorry! If I think of more songs, I'll post again. Congratulations on your future wedding~
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
Thanks! I'll check some of those out :)
• Bangladesh
14 Dec 06
yes, I accept.
• India
14 Dec 06
yes songs are best because bands are something nonsense and irritating
@kulanuwun (1405)
• Indonesia
14 Dec 06
From This Moment by Shania Twain There You'll be by Faith Hill The Wedding by Kenny G
• India
14 Dec 06
I think heavy metal is good for marriage functions......because it gives us pleasure and energy
@maia54 (18)
• Philippines
14 Dec 06
Music for Weddings, I go for 1) The Gift 2) From this Moment 3) Because of you 4) Panunumpa
@sierdij (853)
• Philippines
14 Dec 06
For me some nice music for wedding are Now that i have you by The Company.
• United States
13 Dec 06
I think having a string quartet would be real nice. It's classy and they can play plenty of great music from from modern stuff to classical. Usually the musicians know many good pieces so you and other people can request songs for them to play.