Our Wedding Playlist | The Budget Savvy Bride
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I know it is silly, but one of my favorite parts of the wedding ceremony is the choice in music. It is the perfect opportunity for the happy couple to show off their style, creativity, and share new songs with their guests. When it came time for us to put together our playlist, I knew there would have to be some work put into it.

You see, Derek is 80’s rock, the hard stuff. I am top 40, and poppy. We can’t very well have Iron Maiden mixed with Selena Gomez, now can we? One thing we do share a love for is classic rock (and rap, but that doesn’t work here either).

With help from my parents, who, let’s face it, know classic rock, we came together with what we consider the BEST wedding playlist ever!

Seating of the Mothers – “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles (who doesn’t want to kick things off with the Beatles?!)

Wedding Party – “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen (one of our favorite bands and an appropriate song)

Bridal March – “Canon in D” on a solo guitar (by the way I can’t listen to this song without crying)

Announced as Husband and Wife – “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes (how cute, right?! Derek said this song reminded him of us)

Wedding Party and Mothers Exit – “Oh, Happy Day” by any gospel chior (I want the REAL soulful version!)

Now on to the reception!

We will be introduced, followed by the wedding party to – “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey (this is OUR song!)

First Dance – “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk (I dare you not to cry)

Father Daughter Dance – “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw (again with the tears)

Step-Father Daughter Dance – “I Loved Her First” by Heartland (and my step-dad will be crying harder than anyone. haha)

Mother Son Dance – “Memories” by Elvis Presley (Derek’s mom is a HUGE Elvis fan)

Farewell Song – “Jackson” by Johnny and June Carter Cash (our other favorite!!)

Others (that we kind of took ideas from web searches):

Cake Cutting – “How Sweet it is” by James Taylor

Bouquet Toss – “I’m Just a Girl” by No Doubt (I get my “pop”)

Garter Toss – “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC (Derek gets his rock)

Don’t you feel like you’re already there?! We have also included cd’s with all our wedding songs in the out-of-town guest bags and as part of the favor bags at the wedding!

I LOVE hearing other people’s unique playlists. What songs have you picked? Anything crazy?

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  1. August 26th, 2011