Couples often search for the perfect songs for the various parts of their wedding. Popular wedding sites have suggestions to make the decision easier.
Planning a wedding requires endless decision making. Minute details can seem overwhelming, especially when couples want a unique ceremony and reception. Among the decisions are the songs to be selected from the wedding march to the father and daughter dance to the cake cutting event. Wedding experts can assist in song selection.
Top Wedding Ceremony Songs
GigMasters, a Long Island booking company, provides entertainment for weddings, birthdays, private parties, and more. The company often surveys its clients to determine the most popular songs according to events. This is especially true for couples and their favorite song selections for the wedding ceremony.
On its website GigMasters publishes a list of its five most popular/requested ceremony songs. The site also links to audio samples of each selection. The following are the top five ceremony songs:
"Pachelbel's Canon in D" "Wagner's Bridal Chorus" "In My Life" "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" "Vivaldi's Spring"
Top First Dance Wedding Songs
One of the most precious moments of a wedding is the bride and groom’s first dance. The event presents the couple to the guests intertwined with music. Special thought and consideration to this song selection uniquely introduces the couple.
NYCity Weddings.com helps couples to consider various aspects of their special day. One element is to provide song options for the first dance. Here are a few of their considerations for the first dance:
"At Last" by Etta James "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green "Love Story" by Taylor Swift "My Endless Love" by Luther Vandross "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble
Top Garter Toss Wedding Songs
The Garter Toss is a whimsical event at many weddings. It usually begins with the bride in a seated position and the groom kneeling before the bride. Slowly, the groom lifts the bride’s dress to reveal the garter and removes it from her leg. The garter is then throw into a crowd of bachelors. The man who catches it is predicted to be married next.
Because of the playfulness of this tradition, a song needs to be selected to match the mood. Consider the following section:
"Wild Thing" by Tone Loc "You Can Leave Your Hat On" by Joe Crocker "Foxy Lady" by Jimi Hendrix "The Stripper" by the David Rose Orchestra "Fever" by Peggy Lee
Top Father-Daughter Dance Wedding Songs
The father-daughter dance is an emotional one where the father dances with his little girl for the last time. Towards the end of the song, the father allows the groom to cut in. This implies the girl now leaves her father to become a woman and wife.
The father-daughter dance needs to convey a fatherly love and letting go. Some examples:
"My Girl" by the Temptations "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder "Father's Eyes" by Amy Grant
Top Mother-Son Dance Wedding Songs
Similar to the father-daughter dance is the mother-son dance. The dance can be lighthearted or serious; regardless, the mother will most likely end up with a few tears of joy.
A list of great songs to choose for the mother-son dance event:
"Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon "Celebration" by Kool & the Gang "I Hope You Dance" by Le Ann Womack "The First, the Last, My Everything" by Barry White "You're the Inspiration" by Chicago
Couples who are planning a wedding can benefit from utilizing the internet for suggestions. Many websites can provide ideas for wedding song selections, which can be helpful to those who have limited time for planning.