Recent wedding music Posts
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Whether it’s yesterday’s golden oldies or today’s pop hits, music is the key to having a full dance floor at any reception. Can’t decide who should play your wedding tunes? Surprisingly enough, the type of entertainment you choose often sets the tone of your reception and solidifies your theme. That’s why you’ll need to work with your band or DJ to incorporate a mixture of musical genres that will entertain all age groups. Meaning you’ll want them to hit the right notes with your playlist, so you can send your guests home with happy feet!
Which must-have songs did you put on your playlist? Let us know in the comments below!
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It’s the climax of a wedding ceremony–the moment after you say, “I do”– your family erupts in a wave of applause as you walk down the aisle together to your favorite tune. There are several classic selections for the recessional, including Etta James’ “At Last,” Antonio Vivaldi’s “Spring” or Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March,” but you can also choose a more modern, upbeat one that inspires your guests to stand up, cheer you on and get the party started! Here are a few of our favorites:
1. “1 + 1″ by Beyonce
2. “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
3. “Whatever It Is” by Zac Brown Band
4. “You Make My Dreams” by Hall and Oates
5. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
6. “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine
7. “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” by Barry White
8. “Forever” by Chris Brown
9. “Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland
10. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift
What do you think of these picks? Share your recessional song in the comments below!
Photos by (left to right): Image Singuliere; The Bird & The Bear Photography & Film
This week, we’ll be sharing our top music picks for various moments throughout the wedding day. The processional, or walk down the aisle, is such an important part of the wedding day, and the music played should feel special, romantic, emotional, and dramatic, all rolled into one. There are several classic selections for the processional, including “Canon in D” by Pachelbel, Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus,” and Clarke’s “Trumpet Voluntary,” but you can also choose a more modern song to play as you walk down the aisle. Here are a few of our more contemporary processional favorites.
1. “Ave Maria” by Beyonce
2. “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk
3. “Bittersweet Symphony (Instrumental)” by The Verve
4. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
5. “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts
6. “In My Life” by the Beatles
7. “Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
8. “A Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder
9. “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes
10. “I Do” by Colbie Caillat
What do you think of these picks? Share your processional song with us in the comments!
Photo by Cory Ryan Photography
Looking for the right tune for your first dance as a married couple? We’ve compiled what we think will be the hottest first dance songs for 2013.
- “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
- “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
- “You Are My Rock” by Beyonce
- “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
- “Just a Kiss” by Lady Antebellum
- “Home” by Phillip Phillips
- “Without You” by David Guetta ft. Usher
- “As Long as You Love Me” by Justin Bieber
- “Heartbeat” by the Fray
- “Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran
For more ideas for your first dance song (or any of the other important wedding-day tunes), check out our song gallery. And let us know what you’ll be dancing to in the comments!
Photos (from top to bottom): Cathy Stancil Photography and CINEMATICbyDavidM
Whether you’re planning a wedding on a budget or not, you still want your guests to be entertained and kept on the dance floor all night long. Here’s some tips to help you decide between a DJ or band:
1. Ask for recommendations.
2. See them perform live before you hire them.
3. Consider the size of your venue.
4. Think about playing music for all age groups.