Christmas Wedding....Christmas music?
I am getting married in December and have always loved the holidays. Getting married at a beautiful Venue that always decorates for Christmas..lights..tree and all! I'm thinking of having Chistmas music play as they guests are arriving and being seated. What are your comments on this?

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Posted On: Aug 21, 2011 at 1:26 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Aug 21, 2011 at 1:35 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I love the holidays, too. I start playing Christmas music in my house the day after Thanksgiving and am always sad to put away the CDs after New Year's Day.

Maybe some wintertime love songs instead of Jingle Bells, tho.

Rebecca
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Aug 21, 2011 at 1:46 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm right around your date Rhonda! We are doing Christmas touches like a huge Christmas tree at the reception, mixing in a few Christmas instrumental songs during cocktail hour and dinner, our candy buffet will have a Christmas feel to it....and the Church will have poinsettias. The music used at the ceremony will have a few traditional Christmas songs. I love that time of year, it's so magical anyways! I told my FH I wanted to bring in Santa for the kids at the reception to give away a few gifts and he looked at me like I was high on crack.....so no go:( (just trying to have fun....love that Santa)

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Aug 21, 2011 at 2:28 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Ok Thanks! Im planning on traditional upbeat Christmas songs!
Im glad some people like it!

KT
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Aug 21, 2011 at 2:31 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think it would be neat. I personally LOVE Christmas songs and never get tired of them. However, most people are not as enthusiastic as I am about all things Christmas, and since many radio stations begin playing Christmas music right after Thanksgiving, many people get sick of hearing it. I would incorporate it if you want to, but don't let it go on too long. Perhaps add some instrumental Christmas songs?

Shannon S.
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Aug 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'd do instrumental Christmas music for a brief period - say, before the ceremony.

I'm one of those people who loathes Christmas music. To me, it's just the same 5-10 brainless, repetitive songs over and over, and the aural equivalent of having gangsta rap blasted in my ear. So if I had to hear Christmas music all through a wedding, particularly with words, it would definitely dampen my enjoyment of the day.

Though if you manage to work in "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," that would be impressive. :)

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Aug 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Stick to the cllassics, take from Holiday inn for sure (so romantic :)
and a lot of the Nutcracker is actually light and subtle, it won't be so "BAM! Christmas in yo' face!", know what I mean?

Shannon S.
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Aug 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm totally sending out cards this year that say, "BAM! Christmas in yo face!"

Especially to my Jewish friends.

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Aug 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Stick to the cllassics, take from Holiday inn for sure (so romantic :)
and a lot of the Nutcracker is actually light and subtle, it won't be so "BAM! Christmas in yo' face!", know what I mean?
Aug 21, 2011 at 6:19 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I totally love it, but I agree with Jen; maybe not so YO HO HO for the whole night. There are a lot of modern versions of christmas songs that are great; if you go to www.pandora.com, you can find loads of playlists for all kinds of christmas music; jazz, "easy listening", classic. I pretty much have them on from the beginning of November, because I love Christmas too.

Have fun with it! I think it's a great idea. (I actually married a couple in July, and the bride is a total Christmas freak. I joked, during the ceremony, that their first dance was going to be to "Jingle Bells" and she loved it so much they did it, lol!)

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Aug 21, 2011 at 6:55 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Haha! Thats funny! I really only was thinking of it during prior to the ceremony. I'm going to do it! Thanks for the info.

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Aug 21, 2011 at 7:44 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
If the guests are just arriving, it might be a fun touch. As long as it's not for the whole wedding. The tricky thing is working in the Christmas theme without it becoming too much of a Christmas party.

If the music was instrumental, or just playing somewhat softly in the background, I think it would be all right. If it was loud pop Christmas music, I think I might be a little confused, with everyone anticipating the bride and groom to pop out in Mr. and Mrs. Claus outfits...

Andrene
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Aug 21, 2011 at 7:59 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Love it. x-mas is my favorite holiday and I too start listening to the songs right after thanks giving (I'm one of those shameful people who keeps the tree up til it becomes a fire hazzard:)).

@Shannon: You are too funny. Get yourself xm-radio this year. They have a channel called Holly and it will make you fall in love with the songs all over again:)

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Aug 21, 2011 at 8:33 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think it could be wonderful. I would make it all instrumental. Perhaps using something like "The Nutcracker", which is less "Christmas" and more "winter seasonal".


Last year, I missed listening to my favorite Christmas music (it was all packed awa in restoration after a fire), so I look forward to, oh say, 9:30 or so on Thanksgiving night. Dinner will have just ended and the Christmas music can begin.


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Aug 21, 2011 at 8:38 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Here is a good one (performed by one of my friends, he is the violinist)


http://youtu.be/9T1MzD6uDtk

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Aug 21, 2011 at 9:26 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
How on earth did you manage to post in between my double post, Shannon?

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Aug 22, 2011 at 12:09 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
i'm getting married on christmas eve. i'm going to be playing christmas music. i just love the holiday's!

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Aug 22, 2011 at 5:01 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
A few years ago, my aunt had a wedding at Christmastime. As part of the ceremony, she wanted all of the guests to sing-along with "Winter Wonderland." Lyrics sheets were passed out before the ceremony started, and those of us who bothered to read saw that the "He'll say 'Are you married?' and we'll say 'No, man,'" line had been changed to end "Yes, man!" in honor of the recently-read vows. However, most of the guests decided to wing the lyrics and didn't know about the change, so it just ended up being an awkward confusion as half of the assembled crowd said "Yes," and the other half said "No."

Which, given the question, is an awkward disagreement to have AT the wedding.

I'm telling this story to say, "Whatever you decide, plan it well."
Aug 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I officiated a surprise wedding during Christmas brunch -- lots of fun!
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