Reception Music

We have passed T minus 4 months ’til the wedding. How did that happen?!

One of the things that is by no means at the top of the urgent to-do list (but which does need sorting out at some point) is a playlist for arrivals drinks at the reception. And having hit “a song that you want to play at your wedding” on the 30 day song challenge, this seems as good a time as any.

So, the remit is as follows. We have decided not to have any music playing immediately before or after the ceremony. Before for obvious reasons – the Meeting needs silence to settle – and after because having had an hour of silence (or the very noisiest, an hour of spoken ministry), we don’t want to bombard people’s ears. There will also probably be quite a lot of chatter, so music wouldn’t get listened to anyway.

The après-dinner ceilidh will take care of all music there. J and I will give the bride and groom’s speech right at the end of the evening, and while sailing out to Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ would have been pretty awesome, it just wouldn’t fit with the folk that will have been played all evening. The mood needs to gel.

What we are still needing to fix, then, is a 75-minute long playlist for the time during which guests arrive at the reception venue for drinks and a few photographs are taken, leading up to the point where the meal starts. We want songs which are love-y, but not *too* sickeningly love-y; feel-good but not crazy-dancing-on-the-ceiling feel-good because we want the focus at this point to be on people, not music.

If you are in any doubt as to my musical tastes then I suggest you take a look at my 30 day song challenge. J’s taste goes along the lines of “if it was recorded after the 1970s then it’s not worth listening to”.

Bearing all of this in mind – what might we forget to put on our playlist?


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: 23 – a song that you want to play at your wedding « Patchwork Dreams
  2. teacherface
    May 02, 2011 @ 21:01:08

    4 months?! I cannot believe that, my gosh!! It’s so sooon!


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