Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wedding and Reception Playlist Ideas

First let me explain. I like traditional long weddings, I'm not Catholic but after attending several Catholic Weddings lately, I like the time they take with the wedding ceremony. My Mom always tells the Priest after the ceremony, "Now that is what getting married should be." And I feel like that too. 

Let's slow it down sing, pray and be thankful for this day. The evening will bring plenty of food, dancing and good company.

Secondly I am not sappy. I like people to smile and laugh, if you cry it's going to be because you are laughing so hard. I love traditional music for the ceremony preferably a trumpet and piano. At the reception you can count on a DJ and he will be blasting all the best beats. 

So without further ado, here are my personal picks:

Amazing Grace [Classical arrangement]
Ave Maria [Instrumental]
Flower Duet [Instrumental]
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bridal Party:
Trumpet Voluntary
Cannon in D [Not traditional but it is my favorite]
For the Beauty of the Earth  [My favorite hymn and would be in honor of my grandparents]
Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow  [This is beautiful on a trumpet]
Messiah Hallelujah Chorus [One of my father's favorite hymns]
Trumpet Tune Purcell
Allegro Trumpet Concerto in B-Flat Major
Midsummer’s Night Dream

Bridal Party Entrance:
I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Couple Reception Entrance:
Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
First Dance:
Stand By Me - Ben E. King [Has a great beat & if I get nervous I want something I can dance to easily]
Do You Remember – Jack Johnson
Father/Daughter Dance:
Lean on Me - Al Green [My Dad and I have sung this song on every single basketball road trip we ever took together.]
Mother/Son Dance:
Sweet Child O Mine (remake) – The Aluminum Group
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Anniversary Dance (Longest Married):
Remember When - Alan Jackson [My Mom loves this song and it reminds me of my parents who, have celebrated 40 years of marriage just recently!]
Cake Cutting
Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
The Sweetest Thing – U2
Bouquet Toss:
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Lady Marmalade – Moulin Rough Soundtrack
Garter Toss:
Bad Boys – Inner Circle
Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men [This cracks me up.]
Last Dance:
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day One of my all time favorite songs
Truly, Madly, Deeply – Savage Garden
Get Everyone on the Dance Floor Songs:
Electric Slide [This is a must for my father]
Shout – The Isley Brothers
Come On n’ Ride the Train – Quad City DJ’s [This is the only song I would dance to when I was in high school, so this goes out to all the wallflowers.]
YMCA – The Village People
The Twist – Cubby Checker
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Cha Cha Slide _ Mr. C
Hokey Pokey
The Macarena – Los Del Rio
The Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
Crank That – Soulja Boy
RESPECT – Aretha Franklin

Must Plays:
It Must Be Love - Don Williams
Some Kind of Wonderful - Michael Buble [This is a wonderful love song]
Everybody Dance Now- C&C Music Factory
Cotton Eyed Joe – Starsound [You can't party without this classless classic]
Toes – Zac Brown Band
Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks
When You Say Nothing At All- Alison Krauss
Don’t Know Much About History – Sam Cooke [My sister and father danced to this at her wedding and I love the song]
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra [My sister and her husband's first dance song]
3am (acoustic piano) – Match Box Twenty
Can’t Help Falling In Love – UB40
For The Longest Time – Billy Joel
One Love – Bob Marley
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond 
Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
Runaway – Real McCoy
Baby Got Back – Sir Mix A Lot
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Play that Funky Music White Boy – Wild Cherry
With or Without You – U2
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Country Roads – John Denver
I Got You – James Brown
Just Dance – Lady GaGa

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