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Hey ladies!

 

Does anyone have any idea how many songs I should have on CD for during the ceremony? And when, specifially, do they play the music? Do I need one song for walking down the aisle, one for in the middle or for during the sand ceremony, one at the end of ceremony etc? Or do they just play the CD continuously through the entire ceremony?

 

Thanks for any info!

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Hey ladies!

Does anyone have any idea how many songs I should have on CD for during the ceremony? And when, specifially, do they play the music? Do I need one song for walking down the aisle, one for in the middle or for during the sand ceremony, one at the end of ceremony etc? Or do they just play the CD continuously through the entire ceremony?

Thanks for any info!
If you want, you could have a few songs to play as the guests are being seated, just for entertainment, then you could have the song that you're walking down the aisle to and then 1 for the end of the ceremony.

I really only had 3 songs. 1 that DH used for himself as he walked to the altar & the guests sat, then a song that played as my MOH, FG & I walked. And then a song for the end of the ceremony.
The sand ceremony is really after your vows & still in the middle of your actual ceremony. A friend did our reading so we didn't have music playing during that, but if you wanted to you could but it may be hard to hear over.

The WC will cue the music when its time for your bridal party & you to walk. If there's any other music to be played, you'll have to tell her when you want it played.

My one suggestion would be, if you are going to have a few songs playing as the guests are being seated & before you walk down the aisle, put the song that you're walking to on a separate disc so that there is NO confusion!!! Also label each disc accordingly...bridal party music, bride's music, etc. I've read in more than 1 review where the WC got the music wrong.

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Justustwo....

 

Thanks for the info! It really helped. I think I'll put the song(s) for the begginning/seating part on 1 disc, my song on 1 disc, and the end of ceremony song(s) on another so there is no confusion.

 

Another question for you, or anyone else.....what sort of music did you use? I'd really like to use some Roots Reggae/Bob Marley style stuff. Just wondering if anyone found any good reggae "love" songs, and just curious to know what sort of music other Jamaica brides use(d).

 

Thanks again!

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I had a CD with a total of 17 songs on it. There were 7 "wedding" songs. I didn't have any guests so no music played until my BM & MOH walked down the aisle.

 

We continued with 6 more songs that played during the ceremony but not as loud. The timing couldn't have been perfect because as soon as the last "wedding" song played it went into the Steel Drum Band songs we had. There were 10 songs that played during champagne, pics etc.

 

You can definetly do 2 separate cd's but there would be silence in between changing.

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Hey ladies!

Does anyone have any idea how many songs I should have on CD for during the ceremony? And when, specifially, do they play the music? Do I need one song for walking down the aisle, one for in the middle or for during the sand ceremony, one at the end of ceremony etc? Or do they just play the CD continuously through the entire ceremony?

Thanks for any info!
I am doing a mixed cd with beachy music for before and after the wedding. A separate cd with about 4 (one for MOH, one for me, one for signing of license and one for walkin back down aisle after married) songs for the wedding.

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I'll have some tunes playing while guests are hanging out waiting for the ceremony to begin. Then a song for my MOH & I to walk down to. Then one for register signing & one for recession. We'll also be doing our first dance immediately after the ceremony at the base of the gazebo.

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I'm not sure! I haven't really thought much about the "extra" music yet. I'll let you know as soon as I do though! (or you can let me know when you pick yours!! lol)

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Suggustions. My song is all my life by kci and jojo but it is all instrumental and I need a song for my MOH which will go well with it. I was thinking Al Green?

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I'm not sure how much timing I'll need. I'm hoping just one song will do it for both of us - but I guess I should prepare for two!! My song is going to be Alison Kraus - When you say nothing at all for when I walk down. I was thinking have my FSIL's husband play guitar & have my uncle & friend sing it, but with the wind out on the point the acoustic probably will not carry well. So I think I'm just going back to the CD. Oh...here...this is my list (short right now!)

Steady as we Go – Dave Matthews Band (our first dance)

Is this love? – Bob Marley (entrance song)?

When you say nothing at all – Alison Kraus (entrance)

Goin up – Great Big Sea (exit song)?

Signed, Sealed Delivered - (signing register)

Crush – DMB

We are man & wife – Michelle Featherstone (signing register) **This is an awesome song...Michelle Featherstone - We Are Man And Wife lyrics

 

And here is a list of songs I stole from someone here...I haven't really sorted through them...

How Sweet It Is

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Wouldn’t it be nice

Dance With Me - YouTube - Canon in D- New Wedding Music/ Wedding Song (Celtic mix)

Canon in D - YouTube - Canon in D- New Wedding Music/ Wedding Song (Celtic mix)

This I promise you - Ronan Keating

Come Away with Me" by Norah Jones

Love you til the end - the pogues

The Chapel Bell Set – The Navigators

Goapele - Butterfly kisses

Gipsy Kings - Un Amor

311 - Love song

Robin Thicke - Lost Without U (our 1st dance song)

Bob Marley W/Lauryn Hill - Turn Your Lights Down Low

Bob Marley - Satisfy My Soul

Steel Pulse - Your House

Teena Marie - The Air I Breathe (walked down the aisle to this)

Teena Marie - You Make Love Like Springtime

Teena Marie - Now That I Have You

Eagles - Love Will Keep Us Alive

Sade - Sweetest Taboo

Sade - Kiss of Life

Lauren Wood - Fallen

Corrine Bailey Rae - Like A Star

Frankie Beverly & Maze - Golden Time of Day (played when we kissed/walked out)

Huey Lewis & the News - Happy To Be Stuck With You(kind of cheesy but it can work for the right couple)

UB40 - (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You

Big Mountain - Baby I Love Your Way

Jason Mraz - I'm Yours

Sweet Thing - Van Morrison

Lovers Rock - Sade

By Your Side - Sade

Waste - Phish (not your traditional Phish song - very sweet)

Precious Hands - The Big Wu (beachy jam band)

The Luckiest - Ben Folds (My sisters 1st dance song)

Helplessly Hoping - Crosby, Stills, & Nash (my ALL TIME FAVE)

I'll Back You Up - Dave Matthews Band

Gold to Me - Ben Harper

Not Fire, Not Ice - Ben Harper

Jack Johnson – Better Together

 

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