My wedding planner is a passive-aggressive nitwit who has the audacity to question my taste in music. Bob Seger is not “so over.” -Julie, The O.C.
Wedding plans are moving along pretty smoothly but one area I’ve been stuck on is the music. I’m a karaoke buff, and the first time Match and I ever met in person I was actually singing at a karaoke bar. I want our wedding music to be unique and I want to be sure it reflects my love for music.
Match picked out our first dance song and it brings me to tears every time I hear it. It’s the song Then, by Brad Paisley. Match is into country, and he’s brought me over to the twangy side, begrudgingly. Now I’m hooked. If you haven’t heard the song, here it is, with lyrics. Doesn’t it just make you melt?
The song we’re playing for the father/daughter dance was hard for me at first. I wanted a song that reflected my relationship with my stepdad, but we also want Match and his mother to jump in and dance. My first pick was a song also by Brad Paisley, called “Half the Man” about a stepdad who stepped in as a role model for his son. It’s told from the perspective of a man so it didn’t quite work for us. I still cry every time I hear it though. Finally, I was in my car driving around and this song came on. I think it works not only for my Pops and me, but also for my mom and for Match’s parents. I had my mom listen to it and she cried and said she loved it. It’s called “You’re Gonna Miss This” by Trace Atkins.
I’m really happy with those song choices, but I’m stumped on the ceremony music. I just don’t see myself walking down the aisle to the classic hear comes the bride wedding march. I am struggling with finding the right song. I don’t want anything too slow but I also don’t think I want to go completely modern and have lyrics. I would hate to pick a song that is later used in a cheap auto insurance commercial! I like the idea of instrumental, but maybe a newer song. Any suggestions would be appreciated! What songs were in your wedding?