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daniawesome Posts : 3 Registered: 8/9/09
music?
Posted: Aug 12, 2009 8:51 PM

hi, i was wondering if anyone had a list of all the songs for a wedding ceremony and reception? i tried doing a search and i can't find just a straight list. it's frustrating! lol. if anyone could help that would be great! thanks!

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Ebby102310 Posts : 57 Registered: 2/3/09
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Posted: Aug 12, 2009 10:43 PM Go to message in response to: daniawesome

Hi,
I actually created a list w/ my FH of songs that we liked and felt was appropiate for our day. Ironically we have a lot of jazz and r&b, but the list is very nice. Kenny G has a beautiful Wedding Song, and there are many websites that have weding cds. Is there a paticular list that you are looking for?

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PharmToxGirl Posts : 5,446 Registered: 8/30/07
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Posted: Aug 12, 2009 11:20 PM Go to message in response to: daniawesome

I guess I'm confused (and I imagine that others are as well) about what you are asking.

There are no set arrangements of music. For your ceremony, it can depend on whether or not you are getting married in a church that requires non-secular music. Our church DID not require non-secular music and we had mostly music composed by our friend and organist.

For the reception, I specified what genres of music (Funk, Motown, Country, Oldies, etc) that I preferred for the DJ to play from. There were a couple of songs that I specifically asked for the DJ to play (or not to play) just because I did (or did not) want to hear them. :-)

Good luck!

 

 

 

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daniawesome Posts : 3 Registered: 8/9/09
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Posted: Aug 13, 2009 10:10 AM Go to message in response to: PharmToxGirl

i guess i was a little confusing sounding! i meant more for the reception. like.. bridal party intro, couple intro, etc. like those songs you are expected to have for certain things that go on during the reception? bouquet toss, garter toss. i have some idea, but i feel like i'm missing most of the catagories of songs that i should be picking.

thanks again!

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PharmToxGirl Posts : 5,446 Registered: 8/30/07
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Posted: Aug 13, 2009 10:18 AM Go to message in response to: daniawesome

Again, you can do whatever songs you want. We walked into 'Signed Sealed Delivered'. I think our DJ chose the songs for cake cutting, bouquet toss, but he did it with OUR genre choices in mind.

Obviously we specifically chose our first dance, the father-daughter dance and mother-son dance songs. We used Keeper of the Stars by Mark Chestnut, The Way You Look Tonight by Sinatra and Mother (?) by Boyz to Men.

Our DJ also had a list of song suggestions for different things. You can also google these things - like 'songs bouquet toss' and I got this result: http://www.google.com/search?q=songs+bouquet+toss&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a


and the first site had a list of suggestions: http://www.aperfectparty.biz/song-suggestions/Bouquet-toss.html


Good luck!

EDIT: Sorry, whenever I do links they don't work, I have some unbeknowst issues with them - but you can copy and paste them into your browser.




Edited by: PharmToxGirl on Aug 13, 2009 10:19 AM

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Ebby102310 Posts : 57 Registered: 2/3/09
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Posted: Aug 13, 2009 10:40 AM Go to message in response to: daniawesome

I agree with Pharm. Anything goes since it's your wedding. We are using Prince Adore for the garter toss, and some Patti and Teddy Pendegras for some of the first dance. Our first dance is actually our song, which is Bobby V's "Our Love", which is beautiful and has meaning.

To cover this, you can also check out the soundtracks to your favorite movie, or movies with wedding scenes to help pull this together.

Also, if you like a specific genre, check out their wedding and love songs, or even call your local radio station to see if they have some suggestions. Do you have any in mind that you would like for the reception?

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kelleyiskelley Posts : 11,590 Registered: 7/2/06
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Posted: Aug 13, 2009 10:48 AM Go to message in response to: daniawesome

Dania,

I THINK this is what you are looking for, at least I hope so. Just a list of the usual music that is played during both a typical ceremony and reception? They are all different, so that may be why its tough to find, and in the end, you need to speak to both your officiant about the ceremony music or any ceremony musicians you have, and your DJ or whoever for your reception, but here is a typical rundown:


Wedding Ceremony:

The Processional: this is the music that your entire bridal party walks in , or up the aisle, to.

Bridal Processional: this is the music that YOU and if you have an escort, walk in to. It is normally a different, new musical selection than the processional... in order to create a bit of drama, as well as let the guests know that the bride is entering now.

Musical Interludes: these are music selections used at diff points during your ceremony, which, again, depend totally on the type of ceremony you are having, and how many you will need. some ceremonies have only one, none, or up to 3 or 4. If you are doing a Unity candle, or special things during your ceremony, these are usually where musical interludes would be played.

Recessional: this is the song that is played after you are pronounced husband and wife, and then start your exit out of the church or wherever.



Reception:

If you are having a cocktail hour, usually music is played during this. Your dj can play anything you want, or some people hire a harpist, pianist, cello, whatever feel they want. None of this is mandatory, just helps set an overall atmosphere for your reception.


First Dance: the song that you and your new husband dance to

Parent Dances: the song that you each dance with your parent. Typically it is bride and her father, then Groom and his mother. However, it can be done any way you want or not at all, depending on preference and your specific parental situations.

bouquet Toss/ Garter : This is another optional one. Some people do it, others dont. Normally though, its an upbeat fun song for these events if you do them.


Thats pretty much it. Each wedding is different though, so some peopel have more than this and others have less. Its really best to speak with your DJ, and any musicians you have to help you in making music choices such as this.

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PharmToxGirl Posts : 5,446 Registered: 8/30/07
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Posted: Aug 13, 2009 11:10 AM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

LOL oh gees Kelley - yeah I totally misunderstood the OP if that's what she wanted. HAHAHA


 

 

 

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PharmToxGirl Posts : 5,446 Registered: 8/30/07
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Posted: Aug 13, 2009 11:18 AM Go to message in response to: PharmToxGirl

We also had an anniversay dance and music during the cake cutting (in addition to Kelley's list).

During the ceremoney, we had music for the guests being seated (whatever he felt like playing), music for the WP, music for me, music for the unity candle, music for us back up the aisle and whatever he felt like playing while the guests were leaving.

BTW, still feel like an idiot. lol

 

 

 

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SteffMay2009 Posts : 383 Registered: 10/22/08
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Posted: Aug 13, 2009 12:06 PM Go to message in response to: PharmToxGirl

Our DJ had a list and we just had to fill in the songs we wanted. We picked music for:

Processional
Bride Processional
Recessional
Cocktails (just a genre of music)
Bridal Party Intros (we did a diff. song for each pair)
First Dance
Dinner (music genre)
Father/Daughter
Mother/Son
Cake Cutting
Bouqet Toss
Anniversary Dance
Garter Removal
Garter Toss
Garter Placement
Last Ballad
Last Song

We also had 3 or 4 "must plays" and a few "must not plays"

But we are big music people, so we had a lot of fun with it. I'm sure any good DJ could just pick stuff for most of these.



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SunnySanrio Posts : 70 Registered: 8/6/09
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Posted: Aug 13, 2009 3:41 PM Go to message in response to: SteffMay2009

My goodness I'm glad this was posted. I didn't realized the work I had cut out for me with wedding songs. I am already struggling with our first dance song haha!

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daniawesome Posts : 3 Registered: 8/9/09
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Posted: Aug 13, 2009 5:43 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

thank you all! between kelley, and steff i was able to make a full list of songs i will need. i lovelovelove music (graduated from college with a degree in it) so i want as long as possible to muse over the songs we will use. yay!

thanks again everyone!!!!

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1WeddingSource Posts : 11 Registered: 4/29/09
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Posted: Aug 14, 2009 12:40 AM Go to message in response to: daniawesome

Have a visit here - http://www.1weddingsource.com/wedding-songs.html . There are 6291 wedding songs listed in there. There is a navigation icon located at the upper right conner where you can sort songs by category. Each song contains the song title & artist, lyrics, comments &
ratings from other brides, and some even have videos for you to
visualize. I hope it helps.

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