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Weddings are the most joyous of occasions.
A gathering of family and friends to unite two families as one
to share in laughter, tears & love
No one realizes that the day of the wedding everything leads up to the reception; it can be an exciting, energetic memory to last a lifetime, or it can just be the typical dull wedding reception, a carbon copy of everybody else’s.
At Music for Dancing, we know exactly how important this day is.
You only get one chance to make it great.
This is why every couple works directly with the wedding professional that will be at their affair to ensure that all ceremony, music, and entertainment needs are met.

With over 18 years of experience we can help to make this day enjoyable for everyone.

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"How much time do we need to book Music for Dancing for our wedding?"

Here is a "standard" wedding day timeline. The blue highlighted areas are the time you would need Music for Dancing to guide your celebration. So, the answer would be five hours for a "standard" wedding, this is just a suggestion, your day is yours.

Time Activity
0:00 60-Minutes: Wedding Ceremony/Catholic Mass
1:00 60-Minutes: Formal Pictures & Receiving Line
2:00 30-Minutes: Travel From Ceremony to Reception
2:30 60-Minutes: Hors d'houvre & Cocktail Hour at Reception
3:30 5-Minutes: Music for Dancing DJ Introduces Bridal Party
3:35 5-Minutes: Toast by Best Man, etc.
3:40 5-Minutes: Prayer Before Meal
3:45 60-Minutes: Meal Begins
4:45 15-Minutes: Cake Cutting
5:00 5-Minutes: Bride & Groom's 1st Dance (Optional-Bridal Party Joins In)
5:05 10-Minutes: Bride's Dance With Father/Groom's Dance With Mother
5:15 30-Minutes: Open Dancing
5:45 15-Minutes: Bouquet & Garter Toss (Optional)
6:00 15-Minutes: Dollar Dance (Optional)
6:15 75-Minutes: Resume Open Dancing
7:25 5-Minutes: Last Dance/End of Reception (Optional Overtime)

Music for Wedding Party Entrance (some suggestions follow):
· Canon in D (Pachelbel) (Traditional)
· Claire de Lune (Debussy) (Traditional)
· Shepherd Moons (Enya) (Contemporary)
· Watermark (Enya) (Contemporary)
· Theme from Chariots of Fire (Contemporary) (Can also be used for exit)
· Chapel Of Love (Dixie Cups) (Very Contemporary)

Music for Couple's Entrance (some suggestions follow):
· Bridal March / Bridal Chorus (Wagner) (Traditional, but not for Jewish weddings)
· Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke) (Traditional)
· Caribbean Blue (Enya) (Contemporary)
· Wedding Song (Kenny G) (Contemporary)
· Oh Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison) (Very Contemporary)

Music for Couple's First Dance as Man and Wife
this should be a song that is important to you both.

Music for Kiss (music optional) (some suggestions follow):
· I Feel Good (Roy Orbison) (Very Contemporary)
· Kiss (Tom Jones or Prince)

Music for Exit as Married Couple (some suggestions follow):
· Wedding March (Mendelssohn) (Traditional, but not for Jewish weddings)
· Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel) (Traditional)
· By the Time This Night Is Over (Kenny G/Peabo Bryson) (Contemporary)
· We’ve Only Just Begun (Carpenters) (Contemporary)

Grand Entrance / Introductions

Suggested order of introductions:
· Bride’s grandparents
(note: you can opt to have the grandparents rise in their seats and recognize them there)
· Groom’s grandparents
· Bride’s parents
· Groom’s parents
· Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
· Maid(s) of honor
· Best Man
· Bride & Groom

Music for grand entrance . Some suggested music follows:
Wedding Party Enters Reception:
· Canon in D (Pachelbel) (Traditional)
· Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach) (Traditional)
· Sirius (Alan Parsons Project) (Contemporary)
· Revelation (Yellowjackets) (Contemporary)
· Late Night Theme (BPM) (Contemporary)
Bride and Groom Enter Reception
· Peter Gunn
· Gloria Estefan—Tradicion
· Start Trek (original TV series) Theme
· 20th Century Fox Fanfare (or drumroll) (Traditional)
· Olympic Fanfare (Traditional)
· Here Comes the Bride (Disco Version) (Contemporary)
· Tonight Show Theme (Contemporary)
Receiving Line (optional)

Music to play during cake cutting (suggestions follow):
· Bride cuts the cake
· When I’m 64 (Beatles)
("Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64" during bride/groom feeding each other)
· Cut the Cake or Pick Up the Pieces (Average White Band)
· Eat it (Weird Al Yankovic)
· Mission Impossible
· Jeopardy theme
· Circle of Life (Elton John, from the Lion King Soundtrack)
· It Had To Be You (Harry Connick Jr.)
· How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You (James Taylor or Marvin Gaye)
· Our House (Crosby, Stills & Nash)
· St. Elmo’s Fire (John Parr)
· Sugar Sugar (The Archies)
· Cuts Like a Knife (Bryan Adams)

Music for Father/Daughter
and Mother/Son dance
(suggestions follow):
· Unforgettable by Dinah Washington, Natalie Cole or Nat King Cole
· Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
· Thanks Again by Ricky Skaggs
· Always and Forever by Heatwave or Luther Vandross
· Through the Years by Kenny Rogers
· Stand By Me by Ben E. King
· A Song For My Son by Mikki Viereck
· Daddy’s Little Girl by Al Martino
· You’ve Got a Friend by James Taylor (If some other than Father / Mother)
· That’s What Friends are For (Wedding Party Dance)

Spanish Bride / Father Dances
Mi Nina Bonita (My Beautiful Little Girl) Tomas San Julian
Besos de Mariposa (Butterfly Kisses) Miguel Angel
Mi Viejo (My Old Man) Peiro
De Nina a Mujer (From Childhood to Womanhood) Julio Iglesias

Spanish Groom / Mother Dances
Madrecita (My Mother) Jose, Jose
Una Cancion Para Mama (A Song for Mama) Boyz II M

· Group/Participation Dance to get things started
· Electric Slide
· Hokey Pokey
· Chicken Dance
· Conga line
· Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger
· In the Mood by Glenn Miller
· Twist and Shout by The Beatles
· `70s Rock
· We Are Family
· Celebration

Bouquet and Garter Music (some suggestions follow):
Bouquet Toss
· Girls Just Want to Have Fun
· Pretty Woman
· Girls, Girls, Girls
· Pretty Young Thing
Garter Toss —Invite Men Out
· Peter Gunn
· Rocky
· Oh Yeah
Groom Removes Garter
· Legs
· The Stripper
· I’m Too Sexy
The bouquet and garter toss can be done in an "ordinary" fashion, or it can be "livened up" by many different twists. A few possibilities (not the only ones!) follow.
· Can blindfold the groom while taking off the garter, and guy who caught it while putting it on.
· Can also suggest using their teeth
· Can get guys to gather around the bride and sing "You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling" before she tosses the garter.
· Can throw garter and bouquet at the same time.

Music for last dance (some suggestions follow):
· Last Dance
· Times Of Your Life
· I’ve Had the Time of My Life
· New York, New York
· The Party’s Over
· Goodnight Sweetheart
· Day-O

Participation Dances
· C’mon ‘N Ride It (The Train)
· Chicken dance
Conga Line
· Dollar Wine Dance
· Electric slide and Cha Cha Slide
· Hands Up (From Club Med)
· Macarena



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Post Mon Oct 12, 09 4:05 pm EST     Reply with quote

Greg Parmerton, who we know, did our wedding. He was superb. We know him because he DJed at a lot of the social ballroom dances that we went to but he also an all around great wedding DJ, he could tell who was dancing and knew the kind of music to play to get people out on the floor whether it was our regular swing dance crowd, the younger hip hop dancers or older "free stylers". He was a great MC also.

if you have a broad age range coming and you want them all to be happy an experienced wedding DJ is the way to go. Again he is a friend but I've been to many events where he has DJed.

He is also a trained dance instructor if you want help with your first dance.


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