10 Wedding Songs to Set You Apart

Mix up your reception playlist with these fine selections.


This list encompasses some standards along with, well, some choices that aren’t. But rest assured that as a three-time best man who has spent more than ample time on and off the dance floor, Kurt can guarantee each of these jams has a place within the nuptial spectrum.

Till Dawn — T. Rex
Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing — Magnetic Fields
These Arms of Mine —  Otis Redding
Waterloo Sunset  — The Kinks
Don’t Worry Baby  — Beach Boys
Forget — Mission of Burma
If We Were Words (We Would Rhyme) — Gruff Rhys
You Can Have It All  — Yo La Tengo
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face — Roberta Flack
Baby Let’s Cruise — Dwight Twilley Band


What to do and not to do at your wedding:

What’s one cliché all brides should avoid?
Photo booths are awesome, and a year ago [they were] the coolest thing ever. But now everybody’s doing them. If you’re doing a photo booth, make sure you put a twist on it — make sure the props or settings are playing on your theme. If you’re doing a “Great Gatsby” theme . . . rent a 1920s car cut-out and put it next to the booth.

Katherine Elise Shaw, owner 
Trends to Traditions 


When is it appropriate for guests to take cookies?
My opinion is that cookies are a dessert item and should not be taken from a cookie table until dessert time. This [part of the reception] is typically marked by the cutting of the wedding cake. However, if cookies are put out on display prior to the cutting of the cake, then it certainly is likely guests will partake of them at any time.

Shari Zatman, owner
Perfectly Planned by Shari


Is the bouquet and garter toss essential or outdated?
The bouquet and garter toss have been tossed out. Some clients are still doing the bouquet toss; however, they do think it’s awkward to have their new husband toss a piece of their undergarment to a mob of their unmarried male friends.

Erin Calvimontes, Accredited Bridal Consultant
Divine Celebrations

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