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wedding music opinions?

About two weeks ago I realized that we have no idea what we're doing for wedding ceremony music. Our choices seem to be CDs or find a pianist very fast. Right now I'm leaning towards the CD route, but I'm looking for more music selections than we have in our own collection. What I'm looking for are instrumental, vaguely Celtic in flavor, medium-paced songs for the processional and recessional. I'm now leaning towards the "Opening Credits/Storybook Love" from The Princess Bride for the processional, but have no idea what to use for the recessional. Anyone have any suggestions?

My next question is primarily directed at those who are ballroom dancers. Chris and I will be taking dance lessons in the next few weeks so that he learns how and I get a brush-up. For our first dance, I really want to use "Hanging by a Moment" by Lifehouse, which is a cool rock love song that was also used in the Stanley Cup commercials last May/June. From dancing around the living room, I think that a half-time rumba for the slow parts and a normal rumba for the fast parts (chorus) will work, but I'm not sure. Can any of you other dancers give me an idea here?

Whee, now to head off to a meeting.


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Jan. 18th, 2002 12:25 pm (UTC)
Suggestion for recessional: As long as you don't mind copying other cool people, the Imperial March is a great song...

For dancing: I am not familiar with that song, so I can't offer too much advice, but I can comment that for anybody except for the fairly experienced dancer, changing tempo in the middle of a song is generally difficult and/or awkward, and I would recommend against it.
Jan. 18th, 2002 01:07 pm (UTC)
Hm, I hadn't thought about changing tempo in the song being a problem. I can do it with no problem, but Ezzie has about as much rhythm as a rock. ;) I'll play around with the song some more tonight and see what I can come up with. Good point, thanks.

As for using the Imperial March, both of us like the idea but don't particularly want to piss off his whole family. If we do official introductions at the reception, we'll use it then. I think we want to stay with something that sounds wedding-ish for ceremony music, since his family is already having to deal with a non-catholic ceremony. Fwee.
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