There are 3 elements I reckon make your marriage ceremony uniquely you,
1. your VOWS (the reason for the ceremony)
2. your STORY (and of course the way I tell it to your guests)
3. the MUSIC
Some people know exactly what they want to use, but if you don’t here’s my tips to nail it;
Every wedding vendor knows the words by heart to most Michael Buble songs, why? Because everybody uses them! Don’t choose from a google list unless the song means something to you. With all things marriage, choose from the heart.
Remember the time
If you’ve got a “song”, or there was a song playing when you had your first pash in the nightclub/got engaged/climbed that mountain – then use it! You will know what it means, I may bang on about this – but who’s wedding is it anyway? Yours. Make it count for YOU!
What would they say?
It’s another thread on a common theme – don’t choose a slow song because that’s what people expect. If you want rap and that’s your thing – go for it! Death metal? Bring it on! I do recommend something loose and powerful for your final exit because that’s when the parties about to start, but mix it up to make it you.
Whose job is it?
If you’re like most couples, there's usually one of you who has done the lion’s share of the internet trawling, you’re just along for the (DIY) ride. But this is a good chance to choose something together. Turn off the tv and i-gizmo’s for the night, uncork that bottle and get out your play list (ok get the i-gizmo out if it’s all on-the-line)...
If you’ve still got no idea where to start, here’s a couple of not so usual song choices I offer for your playing pleasure;
I’m sticking with you – Velvet Underground
Fade into you – Mazzy Star
Whole lotta love – Led Zeppelin
This will be our year – Foo Fighters version
You are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
Love you madly – Cake
Somewhere over the rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole
God only knows – Beach Boys
This Old Love – Lior
Stand By You – Divinyls
She drives me crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
Royals – Lorde
I used to feel alright – Elijah Collins
5 years time – Noah & the whale
True Colours – Cyndi Lauper
Love fool – Jamiroqui
Hello – Martin Solveig
Sexy boy – Air
Beautiful girl – Inxs
La La Love you – the Pixies
Never let me go – Florence & the Machine
Love Shack – The B-52s
You’ve Got the Love – Florence and the Machine
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
My People – Presets
Lover – San Cisco
Skinny Love – Bon Iver
Walking On a Dream – Empire of the Sun
What I like about you – the Romantics
You Sexy thing – Hot Chocolate
Blister in the Son – Violent Femmes
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