Monday, July 8, 2013

My Wedding Playlist

Well, by the time you read this, I will be married and my wonderful new husband and I will be off on our honeymoon in New York City.

Jacob and I opted to not have a DJ or a band. Instead, we put together our own ceremony and reception playlists, which we're playing from an iPod over the speaker system. I figured I'd share our playlist and what we ended up with. Have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of appropriate love songs I had (seriously, I thought I'd have like... 30) and was pretty happy with the final order of things.

So, without further ado, here are all the songs and playlists we used:

Songs Used During the Ceremony
1. In My Life- The Beatles (my bridal party walks in)
2. Everything Changes But You- Groovelily (I walked down the aisle)
3. The Next Ten Minutes- The Last 5 Years (during our unity ritual - instead of a unity candle, we did unity Play-Doh)

Recessional/Post Ceremony Playlist As People Are Leaving
1. God Only Knows- The Beach Boys
2. I Do- Colbie Caillat
3. Accidentally In Love- Linda Eder
4. I'm Your Moon- Jonathan Coulton
5. I Wanna Marry You All Over Again- Derek Webb
6. 1, 2, 3, 4- Plain White T's

Reception Background Music While We're Off Doing Pictures and People Are Milling Around There
1. Kiss Me- Sixpence None the Richer
2. The Reason- Hoobastank
3. The Promise- When In Rome
4. Someone To Watch Over Me- Allison Iraheta
5. On the Street Where You Live- My Fair Lady
6. Can't Help Lovin' That Man- Ella Fitzgerald
7. I'd Give It All For You- Jason Robert Brown & Lauren Kennedy
8. Teenage Dream (Acoustic)- Darren Criss
9. Still Love- Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda
10. All You Need Is Love- The Beatles
11. Falling Slowly- Kris Allen
12. To Know Him Is To Love Him- Amy Winehouse
13. Anyone Else But You- The Moldy Peaches
14. I'm Yours- Jason Mraz
15. The Longest Time- Billy Joel
16. Love You I Do- Dreamgirls
17. I Want You For Real- Groovelily

Reception Dinner Time
1. Chocolate & Ice Cream- Plumb
2. I Gotchoo- Bowling For Soup
3. Must Have Done Something Right- Relient K
4. Happy Together- Simple Plan
5. Katie- James Marsters
6. I Dare Say I'm In Love- Groovelily
7. Free- Sam Harris
8. Someone Else's Clothes- Jason Robert Brown
9. I'll Cover You- Rent
10. Under the Sea- The Little Mermaid
11. Ain't No Mountain High Enough- Marvin Gaye
12. You and I- Lady Gaga
13. Feeling Good- Adam Lambert
14. Come What May- Moulin Rouge!
15. I Love You Because- I Love You Because
16. I Will Follow You Into the Dark- Death Cab for Cutie
17. Marry Me- Train
18. Your Song- Moulin Rouge!
19. My Funny Valentine- Constantine Maroulis
20. At the Beginning- Donna Lewis and Richard Marx

First 2/3 of Reception, Before Cake Cutting
1. Footloose- Kenny Loggins
2. Valerie- Amy Winehouse
3. Walking On Sunshine- Katrina & The Waves
4. Take a Chance On Me- ABBA
5. You Make My Dreams Come True- Hall & Oates
6. It's Not Unusual- Tom Jones
7. Hey Soul Sister- Train
8. Dog Days Are Over- Florence + the Machine
9. Time Warp- Rocky Horror
10. It's Your Wedding Day- The Wedding Singer musical
11. Love Song- Blake Lewis
12. I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing- Aerosmith
13. Can't Take My Eyes Off of You- Jersey Boys musical
14. Let's Stay Together- Elise Testone
15. Come Rain or Come Shine- Danny Gokey
16. L-O-V-E- Nat King Cole
17. Fly Me To the Moon- Frank Sinatra
18. Stepping Out With My Baby- Tony Bennett and Christina Aguilera
19. Sway- Dean Martin
20. I Wanna Be Like You- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
21. Memphis Exorcism- Squirrel Nut Zippers
22. You Can't Hurry Love- Diana Ross & The Supremes
23. Find the Beat Again- Sugarland
24. Love Today- Mika
25. The Safety Dance- Men Without Hats
26. Let's Hear It For the Boy- Deniece Williams
27. All For You- Sister Hazel
28. I Want To Hold Your Hand- The Beatles
29. My Life Would Suck Without You- Kelly Clarkson
30. You're Still the One- Roper
31. I'm a Believer- Smashmouth
32. Raise Your Glass- Pink
33. Sadie Hawkins Dance- Relient K
34. Take On Me- A-Ha
35. The Power of Love- Huey Lewis & The News
36. Those Magic Changes- Sam Harris
37. The Way I Am- Ingrid Michaelson
38. Smile- James Marsters
39. Someone To Fall Back On- Jason Robert Brown
40. I Only Have Eyes For You- Art Garfunkel
41. What a Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong
42. The Best Things Happen When You're Dancing- Danny Kaye
43. When Did You Fall- Chris Rice
44. Silly Love Songs- Wings
45. Dancing Queen- ABBA
46. Billie Jean- Michael Jackson
47. Friday- Glee Csat
48. Dragostea Din Tei- O-Zone
49. Caramelldansen
50. Gangnam Style- PSY
51. White & Nerdy- Weird Al Yankovic
52. Never Gonna Give You Up- Rick Astley
53. You Can't Stop the Beat- Hairspray

1. Get the Party Started- Pink
2. Live While We're Young- One Direction
3. Tonight Tonight- Hot Chelle Rae
4. ABC- Jackson 5
5. September- Danny Gokey
6. I Feel Good- James Brown
7. I Got a Feeling- Black Eyed Peas
8. Blow Me (One Last Kiss)- Pink
9. Living On a Prayer- Bon Jovi
10. Don't Stop Me Now- Queen
11. The Ballroom Blitz- Sweet
12. Hey Ya!- Outkast
13. Gettin' Jiggy Wit It- Will Smith
14. Moves Like Jagger- Maroon 5
15. P.Y.T.- Michael Jackson
16. Marry You- Bruno Mars
17. I Wanna Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me- Whitney Houston
18. Don't Stop Believing- Journey

Since I wrote this ahead of time, I have no idea how any of this went over. Maybe everybody hated my songs. I have no idea. I'm sure I'll write an actual wedding update sometime next week to let you know how everything went. But in the meantime, enjoy this.

1 comment:

  1. I can tell neither of you are from the South because George Strait's "I Cross My Heart" is nowhere to be seen.

    By all accounts I heard, the guests were all pleased with my wedding day/reception. I was, too, with one chief exception: The music. I had very specific ideas about the music and the DJ disregarded 95% of them to just do what he did for every wedding reception. If I had it to do over, I would have gone the playlist route.