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Inappropriate songs for ring bearers at wedding reception!

21 Jun

So we were picking songs to play for each couple as the wedding party walks in at the reception.

That was pretty easy. Then it was time for our two ring boys. Our rule is that we want songs that are uppity and fun.

EDIT: Their mom suggested “I like to move it, move it” from Madagascar. We used it at the wedding and it was so cute!

We looked around on the Internet a bit, and looked at some of their suggestions for adults. They were hilariously inappropriate for kids.

Then we got carried away. Here’s some upbeat, but inappropriate songs to play as kids enter a wedding reception.

The other ones are pretty obvious, but the name on this one is deceiving. Kids love playing with paper planes. But do they like to get high or commit armed robbery? Play this song and I think so!

MIA- Paper Planes. Highlights include “all I wanna do is *bang bang bang bang bang* and take your money.”

Justin Timberlake – SexyBack: Highlights include: “Dirty babe. You see these shackles baby? I’m your slave. I’ll let you whip me if I misbehave.”

Cee Lo Green – Fuck you.  Highlights:- Nuff said.

Wanna go tame-ish, but still horrify grandma or great aunt Mable?

The Killers- Mr. Brightside. Highlights include “Now they’re going to bed and my stomach is sick, and its all in my head.But she’s touching his chest now, he takes off her dress now.”

And the icing on the cake. Groom vetoed this one. Hahahaha.

Sir Mix A lot – Baby Got Back. Highlights include: “My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns hon!”

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One month to go until the wedding! A ton of stuff to do

9 Jun

Our wedding is officially one month away!

Here’s a list of things we still have to do:

  • Put first and last month’s rent down for apartment
  • Book videographer
  • Figure out photo permits
  • Go to Catholic marriage camp 
  • Choose between violin/harp or organ for ceremony
  • Call chair cover place
  • Decoration times: find out from hall
  • Decoration times: find out from church
  • Order centrepieces
  • Bbook salon test
  • Choose music and readings
  • Write speeches and ask others to do it too
  • Find shoes/veil/bridesmaids shoes
  • Make cards for wishing tree and get branches
  • Make schedule for day of
  • Print menus
  • Make placecards
  • Buy candles
  • Buy more twinkle lights
  • Book honeymoon
  • Hold bachelorette

Music for our wedding first dance will be magical

3 Jun

I like dance music. Britney Spears, Beyonce and Lady Gaga. He likes goth music. Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails. This might not be pretty.

The one thing we agree on: The Killers. They’re my favorite band and we had loads of fun at a Killers concert. But most of my favorite songs of theirs are not appropriate for a wedding. Stuff about breaking up (Can you read my mind) cheating (Mr. Brightside) or having soul but not being a soldier (All these things that I’ve done) really don’t fit at a wedding do they? I’ve tried Googling. No one has really used a Killers song before.

Fiance knows that the majority of people at our wedding (including me) don’t like his kind of music, so what are we to do? Instrumental to the rescue.

One of the first gifts Fiance ever gave me was a CD of the soundtrack to the French film “Amelie.”

Everytime I heard this song, it made me want to dream. It’s above. I have no idea what instruments are playing, but this song is freaking magical.

When I listen to it, it makes me think of all the dreams we could share together in our new lives together.

I had sent Fiance a bunch of suggestions for potential songs, including Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch, which pretty much defines our relationship. One of us may leave, (we’ve had several bouts of long distance), but throughout our 5 years together, we always come back running. And we had a lot of fun at a Four Tops concert too.

Fiance conveniently ignored the email with that suggestion, but immediately replied to the one about the Amelie song. He likes that it’s not a pop song (not his thing) and that it is somehow related to our relationship. And Fiance is a pretty shy guy. I think he doesn’t want to do any kind of fast dancing with 80 people staring at him.

So not only is everybody happy, but look at how great it would look to dance to this (minus the Elvis, which Fiance doesn’t like lol). Winning!

Too many wedding decisions. Brain explodes. I’m decision paralyzed

1 Jun

Decisions are hard for me. They always have been.

I saw a card at Carleton Cards that says brides have to make 277 decisions for their wedding. Do you have any idea what this is like!? Ten decisions are hard. I’m going bonkers.

I am all decisioned out. I can’t make anymore.

Organ or violin and harp combo?

Invite coworkers or not?

Which makeup artist to choose?

I am drowning. With so many decisions to make and only a month to go, I feel paralyzed and I’m not making any decisions at all. I have a long to do list. And I stare at it and don’t know what to do or where to start.

And then I start second guessing things I was very happy about. Like our photographer and our DJ.

Fiance says I should just move forward with the remaining decisions and pick something that makes me happy. Well how do I know which would make me happy if I haven’t hired them yet? What if the makeup artist does a bad job? What if the organ sounds elegant and regal on Youtube but sounds like transylvania in the church? 

Fiance says that I won’t remember the music anyway. And he’s right. So why is it still so hard for me to decide?

I know all these details ultimately don’t matter in the end, but I don’t know how to get over this decision-making slump.

I just googled “too many wedding decisions” and this New York Times article about the difficulty of too many choices came up.

Look at our silly first world problems.

The one thing that I’m not second guessing though is the thing that matters most. I am so happy that at the end of this process that I get a happily ever after with my love.

And you know what makes me even more sure of it? He is looking for a place for us to live and will only let me visit three locations. He doesn’t want me to be even more overwhelmed with the 278th wedding-related decision I’ll have to make in just seven months.

Violin and Harp vs. Organ wedding music showdown

25 May

We’re going to book musicians for our wedding ceremony this week.

We’ve narrowed it down to a violin and harp duo, or organ. I was pro violin (I played it for a few years) but now I’m thinking “when is the next time we’ll ever have an organ playing for us?” And it sounds pretty pomp and circumstancy.

Fiance is leaning towards violin but said he doesn’t care that much. Here’s some samples so you can hear our dilemma. For the entrance music, I prefer violin/harp. For the exit, I prefer church organ. LOL. Of course.

Here comes the bride, or Wagner’s Bridal Chorus

File with harp and 2 violins (couldn’t find a single).

Organ:

There goes the married couple, or Mendelsson’s Wedding March

Violin and Harp:

Organ: