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#1 coming together

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    Posted 08 August 2007 - 04:03 PM

    Alright ladies I need some help..

    I have decided to pass on the spanish-only speaking DJ, and am taking control of the music portion of our wedding celebration. We are having a ceremony on the beach, then a cocktail hour, followed by dinner, and then the reception/dancing.

    1) Does anyone have any ideas on ceremony ideas?? I think we are using that hawaiian song with the guitar and the guy sings somewhere over the rainbow/what a wonderful world this would be, but after that I am stuck. What songs have you heard for the bride and groom for the post ceremony. My friend had "Son of a preacher man", which was fun, but he was a son of a preacher man.. so it worked.

    2) Cocktail hour-- I was thinking jimmy buffet, beach boys, "beachy stuff". Or do you think Jazz?

    3) Dinner?? I have no clue on this one.

    4) Reception-- I think I have this covered, but suggestions are always welcome.

    #2 foxytv

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      Posted 08 August 2007 - 04:16 PM

      Here's a link to the thread where everyone has posted their song lists.

      http://bestdestinati....ing-songs.html

      I'm using The Shrek 'Somewere Over the Rainbow' to walk down the aisle ... and either 'I'm A Believer' by Smashbox or Toby Mac's 'Made to Love You' to walk back with. When FI comes out and right before processional starts, the cue for everyone to sit and FI to get in place will be 'Ground Control to Major Tom.'

      #3 coming together

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        Posted 08 August 2007 - 04:40 PM

        Thanks for the link.. that helps.

        Great music choices.. I need to find a music to define Dan.. maybe "The Gambler".

        #4 CourtneyV

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          Posted 08 August 2007 - 04:44 PM

          That's an awesome thread that Tami posted; I got a lot of great ideas from it too.

          For me, I just listen to songs on the radio (old and new) and think how it would sound in the wedding. For my cocktail hour and dinner portion, I have a lot more slower, jazzy type songs. Nothing too distracting. I have Michael Buble, and Sunday Morning by Maroon5 (acoustic version), things like that. But if I hear a song and I like it, I add it to my playlists that I've started on iTunes. You and I still have tons of time to make a totally kick-butt playlist! :)
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          #5 *JillD*

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            Posted 08 August 2007 - 08:27 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by coming together
            Thanks for the link.. that helps.

            Great music choices.. I need to find a music to define Dan.. maybe "The Gambler".

            "The Gambler" is my FI's song too! I'm sure we'll hear it several times during the evening, lol!

            #6 Heesyun Ruettgers

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              Posted 12 August 2007 - 01:11 AM

              For cocktail hour: Beachy, latin, salsa music
              For dinner: jazzy or latin instrument music
              For reception: dance, dance, dance music :0)

              #7 foxytv

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                Posted 12 August 2007 - 11:09 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by CourtneyV
                That's an awesome thread that Tami posted; I got a lot of great ideas from it too.

                For me, I just listen to songs on the radio (old and new) and think how it would sound in the wedding. For my cocktail hour and dinner portion, I have a lot more slower, jazzy type songs. Nothing too distracting. I have Michael Buble, and Sunday Morning by Maroon5 (acoustic version), things like that. But if I hear a song and I like it, I add it to my playlists that I've started on iTunes. You and I still have tons of time to make a totally kick-butt playlist! :)
                I also listen to the music channel from our cable TV provider, since it provides the name of the song and artist. Right now, I'm listening to the Reggae station to find some fun, upbeat songs to play during the cocktail hour.

                I just thought of this the other day and it's been a great help...




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