Okay, so I know I have to pick some songs including walking down the aisle, walking back out the aisle, first dance, father daughter dance, and grand entrance. I'm kind of thinking of leaving other songs up to the DJ. For example, I don't really care what plays while we're cutting the cake. What songs are you picking for the different events? I'm curious if I missed any that I might feel better actually choosing.
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Great! I know some people are more particular than I am and would care about every song played for the most part, I just want to make sure I didn't glance over a really important part of the ceremony/ reception.
I'm playing one song as the bridesmaids/groomsmen walk, then one as I walk in, one as we all walk out and one for our first dance. MAYBE one for a cake cutting, but I doubt anyone notices a special song during that time.
We are also doing similar categories with specific songs. The rest is up to the DJ. Having said that, we did give him a list of DO NOT PLAY songs, and another list of MUST PLAY songs. For everything else, we just talked to him about what genres we like, our favorite bands, etc.
Our parents have all passed, so have two of his brothers and one of his sisters, as well as my best friend/cousin. Since there will be no father/daughter dance or Groom/mother dance, we're going to dance with siblings to the song "you should be here" by Cole Swindell. If my brother and I still aren't speaking by then though i'll ask my nephew or one of my future stepsons to dance with me. He'll dance with one or both of his sisters. For the bouquet toss i'm going with "girls just wanna have fun" by Cyndi Lauper. I know the go to song now is "single ladies" , but I detest Beyonce' so no way. Other than those two we're still deciding. For our first dance we're going with a mash up of a love song from 1985 when we first dated and a current one
Walking down the isle: Bridal Party - Instrumental version of Jurassic Park, My dad and I - Marry Me by Train.
Walking back up the isle: Ain't no Mountain high enough by Marvin Gaye
First dance: By My Side by Ned LeDoux - Country song but it represented us so much. We both loved the song the moment we heard it.
Father Daughter Dance: My little girl by Tim McGraw
Mother Son Dance: You'll Be In My Heart by Phil Collins
Entrance song to the reception: Hooked on a feeling by Blue Swede
Cake Cutting Song: Sunshine and Whiskey by Frankie Ballard.
We really like songs from movies if you can't tell since 5 of them are. lol.
We were originally going to use the cake boss theme song (can't think of the name of the song or artist) for our cake cutting song but randomly remembered another song that we said was "our song" whenever we heard it.
Hope that helps! Definitely not your traditional songs at all but if you have a DJ already I'm sure they can tell you want they have in their systems already or ones that are more commonly used to help give you ideas.
Thanks everybody! Seems like I got most of the big ones. I think I only want one song for both the bridal party and for my father and I to walk down to, but I'll talk to my DJ to see if the song is lo ohh enough/will work for all of us.
We will have a song for the grandparents & parents coming down the aisle and being seated, then bridesmaids and groomsmen, then me and my parents and flower girls and ring bearers. Then for the reception we’ll have a song for each bridesmaid/groomsmen pair when they come in, then a song for me and FH, first dance song, mother/son song, father/daughter song, cake cutting.