setting will be in a big tent, outdoors at a park. Fiance is going with some antique decor, i dont think this will be super overwhelming tho. will be a photobooth at wedding with old props.
I am leaning toward some Beatles songs at the moment, maybe on low during supper??? Should I go with some Sinatra, Dean Martin or will that put ppl to sleep? More of the uptempo stuff maybe. Some good instrumental would be ok at supper to. An uptempo, swingy jazz I like. Artie Shaw, recently heard some of his stuff and hes cool. Again most of this stuff would be more around supper or when ppl are chilling.
Later i need dance songs to. Also list songs that would make u want to gauge ur eyeballs at if heard at a wedding like "YMCA" lmao.
no pics unless i get sick feedback, then i will post nudes
We had Beatles at our wedding. Our song she picked was Amazed. We ended up hiring a Frank Sinatra impersonator who was incredible. We got a lot of good feedback from it.
Yummy Yummy - cake song
All you need is love - final song
New York/New York
Come Fly with Me
DJ played pretty much anything requested.
we also yes, did play "Never Gonna Give You Up" during the reception. We joked about making the lyrics our vows. Surprisingly they would have worked pretty well for it. My wife is not into internet memes either.
also, do NOT play:
"Pour Some Sugar on Me"
"Living on a Prayer"
Pretty much the only thing I did for my wedding was choose the songs and make a playlist. I didn't keep the playlist, unfortunately, but the choice I was most pleased with was These Are the Days by Van Morrison for our first dance:
About 10 years ago, I was a waiter for one of those splashy over-priced wedding halls, so in effect, I attended about 300 weddings and/or receptions in my life. Here is the list of songs that everyone played at the wedding...
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We used to say "At least I know what songs I don't want to play at my wedding," and there was a lot of truth to that. There was one exception to this rule: there was this super-vanilla kindergarten teacher who specifically got the job so she could figure out what she wanted to play at her wedding, which was pretty much everything everyone else played at her wedding, yes including the wedding dance, which was either going to be "Amazed," "Can't Help Falling in Love," and the most popular: "That Stupid ****ing Titanic Song." That girl was irritating and spoke like she was talking to 4 year-olds, even though she wasn't trying to, so her opinion doesn't count.
Look, the point is that you may think your song selection is something special, but it's not going to be. There are a few exceptions:
- Goth Wedding: This was voted as the best wedding witnessed by anyone that's worked at the place. Imagine all black table cloths with purple settings, a wife with more tattoos than a prison biker club, and every. single. person having a major. ****ing. blast. This was considered so good because it was original and it was that one wedding where every person had a ton of fun.
- Cultural Wedding: This is usually like an Indian Wedding or a Celtic Wedding, or something like that. Once again, unique music, but probably within their culture, nothing was too special.
Well, the point is that it appears you are going to have a normal, all-American wedding, and I'll be clear with you: it ain't nuttin' special, at least from a music perspective.
Why? Because every single wedding DJ you will find will have the same playlist, with the same songs, and (ten years ago) the same stack of records.
So, how do you make your wedding music special? Don't be cheap. Let's compare Mr. Discount vs Mr. 5k:
Mr. Discount walks in with a small system that he probably bought from the clearance rack at Walmart. He probably doesn't have an equalizer and if he does, it doesn't matter because the system he has doen't have any balance and once he turns the volume to 4.3, he is pushing out 1000000 ohms, so it sounds like crap. There is no treble, and no bass. He has all the standards, but he doesn't know how to read a crowd. Everyone will leave early, your servers will be sleeping in the break room, and although the party isn't scheduled to stop until 1am, everyone is going home at 9pm, sober. So boring that they won't even get drunk at the free open bar.
Mr. 5k: Yeah, he got the same music as Mr. Discount, but you know what else he has? A ****ing system man! He busts out with 40 miles of wire, 30 speakers, and 2 super mondo-sub-woofers. He turns on the system and you can already feel the breeze from the sub-woofers. He turns up the volume to 1.3, and all of a sudden everyone in the party are hanging onto each other because if they don't, they are going to fall over because there is now a 1.3-level earthquake: the floor boards are shaking, forks are falling off the table, and glasses would be shattering, but they are all too full of alcohol for anyone to notice. This DJ knows how to read a crowd to. Yeah, he knows he's supposed to play some song next, but screw it, he got some tricks up his sleeve and he pulls out a real goody and now everyone jumps to the floor. The servers are standing at the wall, tapping their feet, and they are in the thick of the party bringing drinks. You're supposed to stop at 1am, but you decide to pay the hall and DJ to keep this stuff rocking until the police come and shut it down.
Anyways, the problem never once was the music selection.