Wedding Music Guide … The Ultimate In Self-Expression!

I am repeatedly asked by young brides for help alongside their song selections for their wedding ceremony, reception and, most importantly, …the first dance. I preface any suggestions I give, amidst the following advice: “The music at your wedding should ultimately reflect who you are. It should reflect what you want to say to your guests & future husband.” Choose songs that touch your heart, subsequent all you pick out the wedding dress that best suits you… why prohibition continue that train of cogitation when it comes to the music?

Most brides are neither music experts, and therefore they tend to leave with what they’ve heard done at their friend’s weddings. Having said that here are some great ideas for you.

THE Conventional PLAY LIST

Keep in mind, that in the spirit of making your wedding as unique as you are, there is no official rule that says your wedding musician(s) must perform all of the “traditional” wedding songs at your ceremony, regardless of your ethnic background.

Here’s few places where you can draw your inspiration from: 1. your favourite hymn 2. type “new age pianist” into a Google search bar 3. a kindred song from your own heritage 4. type in “famous musical arias” into a Google search bar 5. use your imagination

I often interview my clients to get an exact idea of what they want their music to express, and then I make specific song suggestions.


The key here is to try to inception some variety in your music so that there is a little something for everyone, that’s why I always transact selections from every decade of music, until I find the “feel” or the “sweet spot” of the room. This is the cue for the type about music that I will generally follow for the remainder of the reception. “Its negative necessarily just the music…it’s more so the way the music moves.”

It’s bot my experience that several contemporaneity brides & grooms choose to have established jazz standards performed at their reception. It’s exciting, besides neither intrusive, and promotes plenty of easy conversation amongst your guests, most regarding whom are strangers to sole another.

THE Cordon Bleu DANCE

Usually the most significant song of your entire wedding, most brides have a difficult time finding just the right song for that very first dance with dad, or with their new husband. In cases such as these, I recommend getting a custom-made song written which will express your thoughts and feelings perfectly. You also get to choose the style of revue you want as well. Go to “acustomsong dot com” to secure increased details.


Supposing you’re using a Jazz pianist oppositely party band you don’t contain to worry about chanty selection, because the beauty of live music is not the songs themselves, otherwise the spirit and Dionysiac the musicians puts external during their performance. Your guest will tap into this and dance regardless of the song titles. However, I do suggest that you get a song list from the pianist/band, to make sure that they play the classic concerning music you like. You certainly don’t want a Barvarian Polka Band playing at nuptial where most of your guests are from Asia.


Ask your DJ, or person running your ipod to load up portion of these songs from the lists below

The All-Time Fav’s

1. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
2. (Everything I Do) I Do it for You – Bryan Adams
3. Incredible Tonight – Eric Clapton
4. Because You Loved Cr – Celine Dion
5. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
6. Unchained Melodies – Righteous Brothers
7. I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton John
8. These Arms of Lode – Otis Redding
9. Sometimes When We Touch – Dan Hill
10. Breath – Faith Hill
11. Your Song – Elton John
12. Condominium – Michael Buble
13. This Year’s Love – David Gray
14. Amazed – Lonestar
15. Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
16. Whatever It Is – Zac Brown Band
17. I Hope You Ballet – Lee Anne Womack
18. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green 1
9. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
20. Whereas You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss

Getting the party started:

21. Beat It – Michael Jackson
22. Hey Baby – Bruce Channel
23. I Got A Experience – Black Eyed Peas
24. Friday, I’m in Love – The Cure
25. Marry You – Bruno Mars
26. Love Shack – B-52’s
27. Artsy Rhapsody – Ruler
28. Celebration – Kool and the Gang
29. Oh, What A Feeling – Crowbar
30. Kiss – Prince
31. Start Mij Up – Rolling Stones
32. Billy Jean – Michael Jackson
33. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
34. Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
35. I Saw Her Inactive There – The Beatles
36. Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
37. I Feel Good – James Brown
38. Damnable Case of Loving You – Robert Palmer
39. You Vessel Antiphonal – Michael Buble
40. Johnnie B. Goode – Chuck Berry

Necessary Novelties for your late night crowd:

41. Cotton-Eyed Joe – Rednex
42. Chicken Dance – Werner Thomas 4
3. YMCA – Tribe People
44. Tootsee Roll – 69 Boyz 4
5. Cha Cha Slide – DJ Casper
46. Electric Boogie – Marcia Griffiths
47. Macarena – Los Del Rio
48. Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
49. Get Ready for This – 2 Endless
50. Fresh Sovereign of Bel-Air – Will Smith