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DJ or Band?

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 26, 2012

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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.

Which would you rather have at your reception?

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Top 10 First Dance Songs of the Summer

Posted by Kim on Aug 13, 2012

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Have you selected your first dance song yet? If not, we have a few ideas to help get you started. We’ve compiled this summer’s top 10 first dance songs from our Songs Gallery and are excited to share them with you. We love that some are more current hits, others a bit more old school. They come from different genres and different artists, but hopefully they’ll inspire you – click the links to hear them! Whether you’ve selected one of these tunes or something else, let us know what first dance song you’ve chosen in the comments!

  1. “‘Cause I Love You” by Lenny Williams
  2. “‘Til Kingdom Come” by Coldplay
  3. “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry” by Darlene Love
  4. “18th Floor Balcony” by Blue October
  5. “1, 2, 3, 4″ by Plain White T’s
  6. “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson
  7. “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo
  8. “Best Friend” by Tim McGraw
  9. “Amazed” by Lonestar
  10. “At Last” by Etta James

Music has been a part of wedding ceremonies for centuries. Usually, a group of live musicians or a DJ will play processional and recessional tunes, and sometimes even an interlude during the service. However, we’ve recently seen couples perform songs or dance routines themselves during the ceremony. Remember this video from a few years back?

And just this week, this video of a bride singing a Christina Aguilera to her groom as she walked down the aisle went viral – and received mixed reviews from commenters.

Of course, we’ve all grown accustomed to choreographed first dances at wedding receptions but we wanted to know what you thought about these wedding ceremony performances. So tell us:

What do you think about couples singing and/or dancing during their wedding ceremony?

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And if you have more to say on the subject, feel free to comment on this post!

Thank you to!

Posted by MeganH on Aug 07, 2009

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A very special thank you to local wedding DJ (and WeddingAce), Evan Reitmeyer of, for waking up early last week and joining the WeddingWire Team at Filene’s Basement’s Running of the BridesĀ® event in Washington, DC!

Evan helped us get the crowd pumped up at this early hour with an awesome playlist. We had so much fun dancing and singing along to the new and old hits! Thanks again!

Be sure to also read Evan’s helpful wedding tips and advice at!

Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Posted by MeganH on Jun 19, 2009

happy fathers day, weddingwire wedding music wedding ideas In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, I thought I would share a few of the most popular Father-Daughter Dance Songs! Here are a few of the favorites of our WeddingWire users (in no particular order):

1. Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle

2. I Loved Her First by Heartland

3. Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

4. The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra

5. Unforgettable by Natalie Cole

6. In My Daughter’s Eyes by Martina McBride

7. Have I Told You Lately by Rod Stewart

8. My Girl by The Temptations

9. Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

10. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

Find these many more song options for all of your wedding dances and events by visting WeddingWire’s Songs Section!

Happy Father’s Day!

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