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#1 Pazoop

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    Posted 30 April 2008 - 01:31 AM

    OK, so my parents named me "Julia" for the Beatles song of the same name on the Whitel Album. They are both huge Beatles fans and music fans in general - their music library has continued to expand and I think my Dad's ipod library is larger than my own! Music was always on in our house, whether on the record player (only recently updated to the ipod) or because my Dad had out his guitar and was singing. I grew up with great music and was an avid Beatles fun. I always loved my name for that reason. Because music is such a big part of my life, I wanted to get a really early start on picking out ceremony and reception music for the wedding.

    Here's my question -- I've been going through music for two weeks now and I keep coming back to one thing -- Beatles songs basically are becoming a dominant on my playlists almost to the point of being a "theme". I realize we are having a DW so that in itself is out theme...but would it be appropriate to have a "love/beatles" song "sub-theme" provided I kept it in check as opposed to continuous and overwhelming and upbeat as opposed to solemn and sappy? For background music during the dinner hour I keep coming to songs like:

    All You Need Is Love
    I Want to Hold Your Hand
    Here Comes the Sun (I may walk down the aisle to this actually)
    Got to Get You Into My Life
    When I'm 64

    I can also see weaving some song lyric quotes in other places for continuity...(e.g., ceremony program dedication to loved ones who have passed and having a quote from "In My Life" before the tribute, toast to the wedding party with "With a Little Help From My Friends" playing before...)

    What are the thoughts on this? I obviously am receptive to negative feedback since I have some serious doubts about how this could come off? It's one of those things that I think might only work in my head and not actually play out so well...

    So cute way to personalize the evening? Or overkill? Too bizarre? Cheesy?
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    #2 Yari

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      Posted 30 April 2008 - 01:33 AM

      I think it is cute! If you are drawn to a particular music group, then I say go for it!

      My middle name was after the Beatles song "Michelle". I am going to do the father/daughter dance to it. When my dad suggested it, I started to cry.

      #3 Pazoop

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        Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:33 AM

        That's so sweet! And it's a perfect song.

        I think if I did my father-daughter dance to "Julia" I would never make it through -- my Dad used to sing it to me all the time when I was little so it has lots of memories. I don't think he'd make it through the dance either though! :-)
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        #4 Kristy!

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          Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:40 AM

          You're already being untraditional by having a DW, so go with the Beatles theme. It's your wedding, so do what you want!

          #5 Jenn3878

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            Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:50 AM

            I say go for it! Why not!? :) Whatever makes you happy on your day!

            #6 DanielleNDerek

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              Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:07 PM

              i think it's a great idea, to have a Beattles theme. Go for it.
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              #7 Ana

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              Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:08 PM

              I think its really cute! The Beatles are classics and I have a whole playlist on my Ipod just for their music. You can't be too old or too young to not appreciate their talent. So I don't think its overkill at all. Plus, it will probably mean alot to your parents

              #8 Pazoop

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                Posted 30 April 2008 - 08:48 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Ana
                I think its really cute! The Beatles are classics and I have a whole playlist on my Ipod just for their music. You can't be too old or too young to not appreciate their talent. So I don't think its overkill at all. Plus, it will probably mean alot to your parents
                I hadn't thought about it that way -- I think it would mean a lot to my parents!

                I was worried that it wouldn't have reasonance with other guests or that they would be like "Oh this again! Please give us a little variety already" but I think you're right -- I've never meet anyone who doesn't love the Beatles. (I wonder how many people have Beatles playlists on their ipods..I know me and my FI both do!)

                Thanks for the feedback and support guys!
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                #9 JennyK

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                  Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:23 AM

                  It's your wedding and you can customize it to your tastes. I think it's so nice to do.. plus who doesn't love the beatles!!! In My Life is one of my all time favorite songs




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