With Valentine's Day week, this week, love is on everyone's mind. Valentine's is also one of the top days that people get engaged! Getting engaged is a great thing to celebrate! After engagement, though, comes planning! Lots of planning.Whether you've hired a wedding planner or not, you still have so much to think about. There are numerous details to discuss with your other half.
One detail that is important, is your wedding music. Picking the right songs for the key moments of your wedding can be overwhelming. There are millions of songs and a variety of genres out there. Luckily, we're here to help! Here are some of the songs we often play, at weddings, and a brief description of the moments that they may fit. We've also included the song link, so you can listen to it, too!
"Forever" - Chris Brown
Though this song came out 11 years ago, this song is still perfect for the couple's grand entrance, as well as a great send-off song!
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" - Elton John
Yes, we all know the song from the "Lion King" movie, from 1994, but it's still a good song for weddings. We've played this song for a grand entrance, as well as other moments, such as cake cutting, or during dinner and cocktail hour.
"What a Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong
This song is timeless and is a great song that we've often played for a first dance and parent dances.
"Unchained Melody" - Righteous Brothers
This is a great song that we have played for the first dance, for the anniversary dance, and if not for a key moment, it's just a great song that usually gets the couples dancing!
"How Sweet it is to be Loved by You" - James Taylor
We often play this song for the cake cutting moment, but have also played it for the couple recessional song.
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole
This song is a great song that we have played for the first dance, parent dances, wedding processional and recessional, or just as a great reception song.
Other songs that we often play for parent dances are: The Beach Boys "God Only Knows," and Celine Dion "Because You Loved Me." Another example of timeless songs are songs from Journey. We often play "Don't Stop Believing," and "Open Arms," for key moments and often as a send-off song. For the anniversary dance, we have played "After All These Years."
We hope this small list has been helpful! If you still want more ideas, be sure to check out our "popular list" in our online music library. As always contact us if you have any questions and we'll be happy to help!
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