In the UK you can now personalize almost every part of the wedding day – the flowers, dress, vows, etc. Music is no exception – for both civil and (increasingly) religious ceremonies. No longer does a bride process in to “Here Comes the Bride” and out to the Wedding March (unless that’s still “your thing”). Now, the available music for your UK wedding ceremony is endless. Yet another big decision to make about your wedding day!
Before you reach for the iPod and click “shuffle”, take some advice from an experienced wedding musician, whether you’re enjoying live music or playing from a mp3 player or CD. I have played at hundreds of weddings, and I play two instruments – violin and piano. Not yet simultaneously, though! I invite all of my clients to pick the tracks that mean the most to them, and then I set about learning them. So I have a unique perspective on the wedding music trends.
Entrance of the Bride
When choosing music for your UK wedding ceremony this should be top of your list. The music that everyone remembers – the first thing you hear on the wedding video, and the track that will make you – and everybody else – shed a tear of joy. Hopefully.
A large proportion of my brides pick similar tunes – “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri has been the favourite over the last two years. Perhaps the Twilight generation have reached the marrying age. Here is my Top Ten:
My advice: Pick something that moves reasonably quickly, even if it is a ballad. Some ceremony aisles are just a few paces long, and nervous brides tend to scamper down the aisle. You should take your time so as to enjoy more than a few seconds of entrance music!
Departure of Newly Married Couple
The second most important UK wedding music choice you will make. In civil ceremonies in the UK the registrar will have the guests applaud you out. So make sure you choose something anthemic – something with a bit of backbone, so you and your guests can hear it above the applause.
The register signing is a three-stage process: you and your witnesses sign, the official photographer takes his or her photos, and then you are ready for the guest paparazzi shots. You should schedule three songs for this period, in order of importance – as the whole process can take up to ten minutes (often swelling a short civil marriage ceremony from 15 to 25 minutes).
Here I offer my brides no strict guidelines apart from “choose the songs you most want to listen to” – you will be seated, relaxed and smiling for most of this period with a chance to enjoy the music! It’s also the music that you will be sharing with your guests, as they will be doing the same thing.
Songs You Can’t Have at a Civil Ceremony
Under UK law, music in a marriage ceremony music by “secular” in nature – even music used to introduce or conclude the ceremony. It is up to your local authority and registrar as to how they interpret this. Any music – whether sung or played on an instrument, live or recorded, must observe this guidance.
And interpretations vary. Recently I was unable to play “Angels” by Robbie Williams and “Thank God I Found You” at three different ceremonies in Wales, though I have played them with no objections in other parts of the UK. So check with your registrar first, or go here for more information: https://celebratewithmusic.co.uk/songs-you-cant-have-at-a-civil-ceremony/
WeddingMuseum.com started in 2003. Over the past 13 years, we have succeeded in helping brides, grooms, and wedding planners plan your weddings. However, most of you are here to view our song suggestions. So, we are proud to announce our new business name, My Wedding Songs.
No more trying to spell the word MUSEUM.
No more thinking our wedding museum is a place of wedding artifacts or for old-timers.
There are more than 1 Billion (with a “B”) websites online RIGHT NOW including more than 150 million blogs. In comparison, you have helped us grow to be in the top 350,000 most popular websites. Thank you!
What’s going to change besides our name?
Rather than helping with every aspect of planning a wedding, we will now strictly focus on wedding music and songs for planning the perfect party. If you are a DJ, you will find a special DJ Music section to expand your wedding music knowledge. If you want to stay on top of the current wedding songs trending now, be sure to check our regularly updated Hot 50 Wedding Songs list.
Thank you for joining us on our new journey together. If there is something you would like to see on our website, please do let us know. This is not my website, rather our website.
Founder, My Wedding Songs
Breast Cancer. Over our lifetime everyone will have contact with someone with breast cancer, whether it is a loved one, a friend, a neighbor, or even being given the diagnosis ourselves. Breast cancer touches everyone in one way or another. Every October, we see flyers for walks, armbands on football players, pins on T-shirts, and fundraising drives to benefit new research. All of this in honor of a disease that’s highly recognizable, if not deeply familiar.
Everyone knows what that pink ribbon represents. On October 25, 2015 the American Cancer Society will be holding its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk to raise money to support cancer research. What does this walk represent? To the thousand who walk and raise money it is a small way to help support those in our lives who have fought, and those still fighting, this terrible disease.
What do those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer see? Maybe they see people in their lives come out of the woodwork to help support them, or others that move further away. Cancer is scary not just to those afflicted but also to those around them. They may see that breast cancer is not an “easy” cancer and that cancer is just part of their story not their whole story. Everyone faces this obstacle differently, but one thing that we all see when we walk to fight breast cancer is unity. Everyone fighting for the same cause – eradicate cancer. Please join us on Sunday October 25, 2015 to help raise money and awareness to fight breast cancer. The walk will be held at Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas.
Super Bowl XLIX (49) is fast approaching and will be played February 1, 2015. We thought we would step away from our wedding topic to mention Rock Star performers of Super Bowl halftimes. When researching Super Bowl halftimes, we found it interesting that the first musician of “Rock Star” status to perform during the Super Bowl halftime in the modern era was NKOTB (New Kids On The Block) in 1991.
Last year’s Super Bowl halftime show was the highest rated/viewed halftime show of all-time. More than 115 million households watched Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers perform in 2014. Because of the viewership, the NFL investigated the thought of artists playing to perform at halftime because of the vast exposure.
Super Bowl Halftime Rock Star Performers
2015 Super Bowl XLIX (49) Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz
2014 Super Bowl XLVIII (48) Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
2013 Super Bowl XLVII (47) Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child
2012 Super Bowl XLVI (46) Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj M.I.A., Cee Lo Green,
2011 Super Bowl XLV (45) The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash,
2010 Super Bowl XLIV (44) The Who
2009 Super Bowl XLIII (43) Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2008 Super Bowl XLII (42) Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2007 Super Bowl XLI (41) Prince
2006 Super Bowl XL (40) The Rolling Stones
2005 Super Bowl XXXIX (39) Paul McCartney
2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII (38) Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock, and Justin Timberlake
2003 Super Bowl XXXVII (37) Shania Twain, No Doubt, Sting
2002 Super Bowl XXXVI (36) U2
2001 Super Bowl XXXV (35) Aerosmith, ‘N Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly
2000 Super Bowl XXXIV (34) Tina Turner, Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton
1999 Super Bowl XXXIII (33) Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
1998 Super Bowl XXXII (32) Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Queen Latifah
1997 Super Bowl XXXI (31) The Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman and James Belushi), ZZ Top, James Brown
1996 Super Bowl XXX (30) Diana Ross
1995 Super Bowl XXIX (29) Patti Labelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Tony Bennett, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine
Wedding movies have created many moments of laughter and tears throughout the years. They invoke many emotions as weddings are thought to convey an eternal love between two people. “Hollywood” has created many wedding themed movies through the years. In addition, many people have created a list of the best wedding all-time movies. However, we are taking a different twist to our list of wedding movies.
In order to be included in our list of top 10 wedding movies of all-time, the title of the movie must contain the word “wedding”. Disclaimer: If you click on the video covers below, you will be taken to Amazon.com to make a DVD purchase. If you do, it will help us to put a few dollars in our pocket to keep the our blog posts going. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
All-Time Wedding Movies
Released in 2005 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Rachel McAdams.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Released in 2002 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Nia Vardalos and John Corbett.
The Wedding Singer
Released in 1998 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Released in 1997 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, and Cameron Diaz.
Released in 2003 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan and Seann William Scott.
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Released in 1994 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.
The Wedding Planner
Released in 2001 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey.
Our Family Wedding
Released in 2010 as Comedy/Romance.
Featured actors America Ferrera, Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia and Regina King.
The Wedding Date
Released in 2005 as Comedy/Romance.
Featured actors Dermot Mulroney, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport and Amy Adams.
Released in 1994 as Comedy/Romance.
Featured actors Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter and Sophie Lee.
For more information about the movies, please visit the best resource on the Internet about movies: the internet movie database. The also have a list of top wedding movies of all-time.
Creating a “Do Not Play List” for your music entertainment is a requirement for your wedding reception. The list will help your entertainer in deciding their playlist. If you do not want hokey group dance songs, then put it on the list. Explicit instructions are needed for your favorite type of music, but they also must have leeway to keep the dance floor full with all your wedding guests.
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Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
George Strait – All My Ex’s Live In Texas
The Police – Every Breath You Take
J. Geils Band – Love Stinks
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
Kanye West – Gold Digger
2005, Hip Hop
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Madonna – Like A Virgin
It’s hard to believe Dancing with the Stars has been on TV since 2005. Celebrities have been paired with professional dancers for nineteen seasons. During the show’s many paired dances, dance moves have been performed to many different dance styles. We do not list all of the dances but the below infographic lists the most popular.
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When you think of Las Vegas, we are sure that you think about how Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world. More couples come to Vegas to get married than anywhere else like Disneyland and Jamaica. Being the wedding mecca that Vegas is, many websites claim to offer the best knowledge about getting married in Sin City. As a result, we thought we would put a list of our favorite blogs about the Las Vegas wedding scene.
This is not an ordinary list of wedding planning websites, like our own, My Wedding Songs, that talk about the Vegas wedding scene. Rather, we wanted to put a list of wedding photographers that focus on the city of Las Vegas. This way, visitors to their sites can not only see the photographer’s talent, but also the beauty of getting married in the “big city”.
So here we go, in no particular order, a list of our favorite Las Vegas Wedding Photography Blogs created by Las Vegas photographers.
What did it take to be on our list of our favorite Las Vegas Wedding Blog?
We only listed Las Vegas based photographers because they know how to bring the Vegas beauty into the art of photography.
The blogs must have a post within the past sixty days.
There must be an influx of Vegas area wedding themed photos filling their blog posts.
Modern website design that keeps visitors’ usability in mind.
No, we were not paid to list any of the sites and we do not have any connection to any site. We just want to share with our visitors great Las Vegas blogs to get ideas on Vegas area photos and wedding photo ideas.
Do you think we should add a Las Vegas wedding photographer’s blog to our list? Please comment below and let us know why the blog should be included in our list. We will take all requests and respond to all comments. We will also REVISE the list as new suggestions are made.