OMG. I could just keep on adding to this playlist haha I need to stop because we need to add Juan's songs as well and then start cutting. I managed to get done the ceremony one today. Juan basically gave me total freedom on this one because it's really so that there's some background stuff going on. This is what the hotel gave us:
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I changed a few, mainly some were too long and others were definitely not us, so this is what it looks like now. I still have to split it into songs that we will play before the ceremony and those that will be played after but this is the whole list:
General Songs for Ceremony:
Amazed - Lonestar
Entra a mi vida - Sinbandera
And I love her - Congo (it’s a reggae cover of the Beatles’ song)
Arioso - Bach
Better together - Jack Johnson
Can’t take my eyes off you - Frankie Valli
Me estoy enamorando - Alejandro Fernandez
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Dangerously in love 2 - Beyonce
Come away with me - Norah Jones
Ave Maria - Bach
Can’t help falling in love with you – Elvis
Besame – Ricardo Montaner
Serenade No. 13 in G Andante – Mozart
Dale alegria a mi corazon – Mercedes Sosa
Is this love – Bob Marley
My Girl – The temptations
One love – Bob Marley
Somewhere over the rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
It’s a beautiful day – Michael Buble
And then here are the rest of the important songs. Juan still has to pick what song he's going to dance with his mom.
Cello Suite No. 1- Bach
Entrance of the bride:
Tour of the Kingdom (from the little mermaid sountrack haha, ok you can make fun of me now but I have always loved this song )
Valio la Pena (salsa version) - Marc Anthony
Father Daughter song:
Tale as old as time (instrumental). - From the beauty and the beast
This is a long story. As a kid I always used to ask my dad to dance this song with me, and he always would, so I thought it would be very fitting .
Sueños - Diego Torres
Fever - Michael Buble (This is what I'm thinking but we'll see what Juan says)
Another one bites the dust - Queen
At last - Etta James
(Juan picked the first dance, so I picked the last one )
So there it is! I won't get into the party songs because I have way too many haha. If you guys are interested I can post a word document with a list after I'm done editing it . As you can tell I'm a sucker for old songs . I just think some of the newer songs are so overplayed on the radio that I have included some for the party, but otherwise I wanted to stick to songs that people perhaps haven't heard in a while.
An update on some of the decor:
I printed out the signs I had made for the reception. My printer run out of ink at the end of the first one (of course), but I wanted to see what they looked like. I'm happy to say the chalkboard effect on the background translated extremely nice on paper. I was pleasantly surprised, so the first signs I had posted (black with white writing) are a go! I got some frameless picture frames from Ikea today, since the sign I had made had a pretty intricate frame already, and they worked perfectly. They were under $4 and I got 3 of them for signalling the guestbook, photobooth and the fans.
I also got a couple white plant vases from Ikea. They have like a lace finishing at the top and that's where I'll be placing the fans on the ceremony . My mom has the small version of these, and I was going to put the pens for the guestbook on there so I thought they go well together.
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Update on attire:
I went into David's Bridal today and got my chicken cutlets! LOL . I also got the flower petals for the shoes. I haven't tried either yet because the music basically consumed my weekend haha.
I also found a garter on Etsy that I liked. I prefer the simple ones and this one is only $13 and it's simple enough. I'll probably get it soon. After that I'm pretty much set for the attire .
Sounds like everything is falling into place nicely. A playlist is probably something i'm going to put off for a while. Six hours is great!
Sidenote, glad to hear everything worked out with the booking drama
You have plenty of time to get into it! I feel a lot better now that it's done because it was nagging at me haha. I do suggest starting a list somewhere of random songs you think of sometimes. It made my life a little easier.
However, I have to say this was A LOT more fun than I thought it would be. It was certainly time consuming though.