Pay Close Attention To The Lyrics Of Your Wedding Songs
After everyone has suggested their favorite tunes for
your wedding, make sure you, as a couple, make the final
choice of music that will accompany your nuptials. Remember
that the purpose of this element in your wedding is
to enhance the overall feeling or mood of the event.
If you know what your theme is you’ll be better
informed and it will be easier to match the music to
the environment you wish to convey to your families
Be wary of selecting a tune by one of your favorite
singers. If you listen carefully you may discover that
the seeming mellow, unobtrusive melody and message is
conveying heartbreak--clearly not the message you want
to portray on what's supposed to be the happiest occasion
of your life. If either of you suspects as much, take
the time to discuss your perceptions in order to avoid
You may be familiar with Bob Carlisle’s “Butterfly
Kisses”: a dance tune normally reserved for the
father and daughter to dance to. This is a splendid
number about a father’s sentiments as he envisions
his daughter growing up. He recollects how each evening
she’d kiss him prior to falling asleep –
as part of the lyric informs: “With all that I’ve
done wrong, I must have done something right to deserve
her love every morning and butterfly kisses at night.”
The remixed duet of “Unforgettable” by
Natalie and Nat Cole is commonly favored as the initial
dance number. Fitting is it not? After all the two of
you are marrying the one who is truly unforgettable!
The best and, of course most romantic line is: “That's
why darling, it's incredible that someone so unforgettable
thinks that I am unforgettable too."
Don’t neglect to end your party with an equally
fabulous song. How about “I’ve had the Time
of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes?
This is a perfect end-of-the-festivities tune taken
from a wonderful film. The tempo begins easily and gradually
quickens to a beat that will bring all of your (now
one big happy family) and friends to the floor and will
have them singing in affirmation and gratitude: “I’ve
had the time of my life and I’ve never felt this
way before and I swear it’s so true and I owe
it all to you.”
Hopefully this will spur some ideas for your own wedding.
If not, don't be afraid to consult with your married
friends and relatives--who have likely had to make the
same sorts of decisions you're making.