We’ve all been to those weddings where the music is just a little bit…well, how can we say it nicely? It sucks just as much as Kirby does. Was that too harsh? Maybe… but do we want that sort of thing happening at our wedding? Oh for the love of Talos no.
Picking the music for a wedding is a fine art that any wedding DJ must have reasonable knowledge and experience doing, and as the ones who have chosen the DJ, we have to be able to tell him what we want him to play and what not to play. For example, there are a few songs that Stacey and I have put on the “Absolutely For the Love of Everything Do Not Play List,” but I won’t even go into those because no one wants to hear complaints.
This is about the music we want.
So what comes first? Well, the first dance song! We thought long and hard about this one. Would we pick a Disney song that completely fits us? Some Beauty and the Beast maybe? How about “I See the Light” from Tangled? We’re both huge Disney fans, but did we really want the first song we dance to as a married couple to be one of those?
It was only at another wedding that we realized the song just for us. While dancing our feet off on the dance floor of one of our best friend’s reception, a familiar song from a familiar soundtrack came over the speakers. We locked eyes, smiled, sang along and danced to our hearts content. We knew right then and there that it should be that song. Am I going to tell you what it is? Nope! Why? Well, because that would spoil the fun of the day of. Maybe I’ll tell you in the future. For now, my lips are sealed.
How about during the ceremony itself? The reception?
Calm yourself, I’m getting to that.
We’re still deciding on what exactly we want played during the actual ceremony itself. We know we want something geeky playing as our guests are sitting down, and we have some choices. But it’s the thought of “just how geeky do we want to be?” Do we want to bridge that traditional gap and have the traditional music playing? Heck, what in the world is considered traditional wedding music these days anyway?! So what we figured was violins, piano, and some of the themes of geeky things we know and love (the fantastic compositions by Lindsey Stirling come to mind when we think of this. Her LotR melody…*swoon*.)
For the reception itself…well, we could talk ages about what songs we want to include on the dancing playlist. We want something fun, something that won’t be too overbearing, but in the end something that will be memorable. Here are a few songs that we have come up with that we know fit that category:
Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News
Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins
#Selfie by The Chainsmokers (This one is for our Maid of Honor, we swear)
The Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show
Geronimo by Sheppard
Head Over Heels by Tears For Fears
Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
There are more, trust us. But we feel like we have a connection to a lot of these songs listed above, and have a geeky connection to them too. I look at that list and can pick pop culture references from all of them. It’s neat! Yes, neat.
I know we will hear plenty more songs as the months go on and we will suddenly remember music from the past that just has to go on the playlist, so we’re being pretty fluid about our choosing, going with the flow of the beat, if you don’t mind the pun. So put on those dancing shoes, dance until your feet are sore, and we’ll see you next time with more Two Nerds Do the Thing!