Some of us have been contemplating our wedding day for our entire lives. For others, it may be a newer idea. Regardless, there are so many factors about your big day to plan out. Maybe it’s the “where” you want to be wed. For example, an island with white beaches sounds heavenly, or maybe you want to visit Mark Twain’s childhood home for a more casual, literary experience. Then there’s the “who”. I know some of you are still dwelling on the fact that Prince William is just no longer available. But we won’t discuss that today. There are even some of us who have our secret pin boards of the ever-important “what”. And the what I’m talking about here is the gown. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive purchase you ever make, it doesn’t have to be the most french (or maybe it does?), or the most white (so many beautiful blush, gray, and even gold options!), but what it does need to be is the most beautifully fitting, figure-flattering, personality-reflecting perfect gown. I hope we’re all nodding our heads in a “you-go-girl-get-that-perfect-day” fashion right now.
So, here’s a new factor to consider: How many of you have thought about what music will be playing at your wedding? Will you walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon? Or will you so-called flashmob it down the aisle? There are so many important parts of a wedding for music: The walk down the aisle, the first kiss. Oh, when the two newlyweds make their exit, their entrance, when they dance together for the first time…It can be just breathtaking. I challenge you to think about your most favorite tunes and where they’d fit in to your day and share them with us!
Here’s a list of 12 wedding song “Do’s” (old and new) that we l-o-v-e:
- These Arms of Mine- Otis Redding
- I’ve Just Seen A Face- The Beatles
- Mirrors- Justin Timberlake
- Never Tear Us Apart- INXS, and the cover by Paloma Faith
- XO- Beyonce
- Safe and Sound- Capital Cities
- Home- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
- First Day of My Life- Bright Eyes
- At Last- Etta James
- If It’s The Beaches- The Avett Brothers
- The Moon Song- Karen O
- I Will Follow You Into the Dark- Death Cab for Cutie
All I can say for certain is I really never want to see a bride walk down the aisle to The Drifters’ “There Goes My Baby”. That would be a deal breaker.
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