songs appropriate to be played at a wedding reception

Singapore
April 21, 2009 9:26am CST
hey all...i just thought i would post a discussion whereby i scream HELP! i'm gettin' married in 25 days. yes, 25 days till the ball and chains come on! hehe i'm havin a bit of problems for the music at the reception. i did heaps of googlin' and all the weddin' appropriate songs are like from waaaaaaaaaaaay back then. none of the songs now are weddin' friendly coz songs these days are bout breakin' up, someone cheatin' on someone or gettin' their smack on with some woman's booty. i''m actually a punk/rock type of girl and well can't have the heavy rock playin' either although a dear friend suggested nothin' else matters by metallica! so yeah...any suggestions?? or should i just go with instrumental music??
2 responses
@Rtlsnk316 (1197)
• Mexico
21 Apr 09
Hi sheralqadri, First of all congratulations, hope everything is what you expect or even better in your reception but most importantly in your wedding in general. Some of the songs as you were mentioning from the "old days" in my opinion came here to stay because they're classics in their own way. Anything else that you may want to throw in like that Metallica song (which I personally like a lot) it's as unusual as innovative which will make your wedding so special and particular. But if you may want to hear different suggestions, which I bet you'll do from many people here, try a couple soft rock songs maybe from Bon Jovi, like "Bed of Roses", or how about "Without you" by Motley Crue ... those are just my two cents, romantic songs that are not that rockin' heavy. Best wishes.
• Singapore
21 Apr 09
yeah i suppose there's a reason why they are called "classics". i do have the soft rock songs by bon jovi...but i'm tyin to have a variety too. without you by mortley crue eh? i better check that one out. another obstacle i have to overcome when it comes to this choosing of music is MUM! as it is she doesn't understand why i like any music that is loud. it gives her a headache apparently. and boy did she freak out when i said i was goin to see prodigy in concert. hehe anyhoos, thanxs for the well wishes. i'm startin to freak out now that it's under a month and i just attended a friend's weddin' this past weekend and yeah...pressure's comin'! was only 2 weeks ago that i was still good, lookin' forward to the honeymoon rather than the weddin'. ;)
@Rtlsnk316 (1197)
• Mexico
21 Apr 09
That song has the slow and mellow rythm, without loosing the essence of a rock band, and the lyrics would fit just right ... why didn't I choose that one at mine? Of course mom will always want to be part of this exciting event, but I think and this is just from my own experience, she will just have to let go right now or she'll never do, know what I mean? "Mom, I love you, and you'll be part of the organization and everything, BUT, do not disagree with my OWN decisions, with all due respect, it's my wedding, let me and my partner choose what we want to be remembered for in this special ocassion, ok? xoxoxo" And about the last part, right you are, honeymoon is the rewarding part of what you acomplished that evening ....
• Singapore
25 Apr 09
i tried the "it's my weddin' so let me have what i want" statement and well..it blew up in my face..BAD! :p but i learnt to realise that the more i let her be involved and the more i sorta give in to what she wants, the more i get in return?? does this make sense?? i guess with the music, if she's freakin' out by "loud" music then i guess i have an excuse to throw an after party (after the honeymoon that is!) and blast all the rock music that i want! haha
@urbandekay (18308)
28 Apr 09
There's a song by the Doors that goes something like; "This is the end, beautiful friend, the end." "Working on the chain gang" by the Pretenders, still with your ball and chain theme here Or more appropriately "I'll stand by you." again by the Pretenders Oh, **** all these are from way back when. all the best urban
• Singapore
28 Apr 09
thanxs for the suggestions.. :) i'm still tempted to just have instrumental perhaps....