Unique Songs To Make Your Wedding Uniquely Yours

One of the most unique Ceremony Settings
You want your wedding to be unique - a reflection of you and the love you share. You found the perfect dress, flower arrangements that fit your style, even the perfect menu! So why settle for using songs you have heard at someone else's wedding?

Music - more than anything - is a reflection of your love. So for your walk down the aisle, first dance, etc choose something that truly expresses your feelings.  In doing so, you do not have to settle for the same ol' same ol'

Here are some suggestions of songs not commonly used ( but should be!)
Of course - these songs could be used for any part of your wedding


Walk With You - Edwin McCain
Turn Around (Look At Me) - The Vogues

I Choose You - Sara Bareilles
Forever is as Far as I'll Go - Alabama
Let's Get Married - The Proclaimers
Never Felt This Way - Alicia Keys
This Is It - Michael Jackson


Now and Forever - Anne Murray
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
What A Beautiful Day - Chris Cagle
Forever - Chris Brown
I Feel Good - James Brown
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
  (at one time super popular for Recessional but not used as much today)
The Best is Yet to Come -- Frank Sinatra

Also - For Processional and Recessional - Don't forget Movie Themes! - Mission Impossible, Rocky, Star Wars  all make great statement songs!


Come Rain or Shine (Don Henley has a great verison)
Your Man – Josh Turner
This I Promise You – NSYNC
Baby It's You - The Shirelles
You Make Me So Very Happy - Chicago
Always and Forever - Heatwaves
  (although Luther Vandross does a great verison too)
My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White
  (Great one - especially if you have great dance moves!)


Dance With My Daughter - Jason Blaine
Dance Baby Dance - Chris Cagle
Daddy - Abby Anderson

Diamonds and Daughters - Aaron Watson (one you really must hear!)
Rope the Moon – John Michael Montgomery
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
They Can't Take That Away from Me - Frank Sinatra


The Baby - Blake Shelton (Perfect if Groom is the Baby of the family)
One Love - Bob Marley
There You'll Be - Faith Hill
Memories - Elvis Presley
Do I Make You Proud - Taylor Hicks (Bring plenty of Tissues)

Also - Be sure to check out T. Carter Music  - With songs like "This Ring"  "Daddy's Angel" and "A Mother's Song" - True gems that would make your wedding Unique.

Feel free to comment with you favorites - would love to hear them!

Susan Giles - 2 Wolves DJ Service - Fort Payne, AL

Murphy's Law and Weddings - If It Can Go Wrong .....

Wedding horror stories.  We have all heard them and every bride swears it 'won't happen at MY wedding' ... but it can.  
Murphy's Law is real  ... Mother Nature is  a moody lady ... and God has a sense of humor

But, with a little planning you can avoid many 'Disasters'.

 1) Children 

Yes, its cute to have little flower girls and ring bearers,  but any wedding day is a long one , often starting with pictures hours before ceremony, and kids get cranky.  A few steps can help keep down the meltdowns if you really want the little urchins to be part of your big day.

A) Have them show up later -  about an hour before the ceremony, dressed and ready to go.

B) If that cannot be arranged, assign someone the kids know ( and like) to watch after them.  Equip this person with Coloring books and other small toys, or ipads with  video games and movies and plenty of snacks and drinks.  And a place indoors - away from the hustle and bustle of the wedding prep.  Even consider pillows to take a nap.

2) Pictures

It IS the most important day of a couples life, and yes, you want pictures to capture the moments.  But, you do not want the whole day be of you standing for pictures ... you do want to have some fun, right?
Again, planning is the key.

A) Plan out what you really want with your photographer beforehand . Do you really want a group picture of you and all your cousins?  A picture of you both with the entire bridal party and one with just the groom and the entire bridal party AND another with just the bride and the entire bridal party? 

B)  Don't be afraid to let the Photographer handle those extended family members and friend who 'insist' on having them take one with you and them.  A Good photographer will let them know they can take one at the reception, AFTER they are through.

C) Plan out ahead of time what and how many 'staged' pictures you want, you know, the ones where everyone looks surprised, mad, glad, sad, or looking at their phones, or holding each others leg in the air while sticking their tongue out.   If you dont want any - tell the photographer so.

D) Get as many pictures done before the ceremony as possible.  And  keep track of time for the after ceremony photos.  Remember, you have guests waiting !

3) We Will Have Perfect Weather

Planning an outdoor affair?  Like I said in the beginning - Mother Nature is a Moody Lady. 

A) Visit the Venue during the hour you plan on having ceremony.  The spot maybe nice and shady at 2pm but in the blaring sun at 3pm.

B) Have a backup plan.  If it rains, turns off too hot or cold, etc - a backup location will be needed.  And move the location BEFORE you start the ceremony - don't risk having your guests getting soaked .

C) For more on outdoor event planning click OUTDOOR WEDDING

4) Too Much To Do - Too Little Time

Don't try to 'do it all yourself'  Planning a wedding is hard enough, keeping it flowing smoothly is a job and a half.

A) Depend on the Team - your Bridal Party - especially the Maid/Matron-of-Honor and the Best Man are to do more than 'just show up to party'.  They are the make sure you have everything,  keep track of the time,  and run interference for you with the rest of the guests as you get ready.

B) Let someone else decorate!  You can have say so, even make some of the decor, but have someone else actually do the decorating and set up.  

C) Same goes for the food and the cake.

D) Hire in a good DJ - someone who can keep things flowing smoothly, hype the crowd up for your big Grand Enterance,  makes sure he photographer is ready to capture the romantic first dance, the tearful Father and Bride/ Mother and Groom dances,  the fun fight for the bouquet toss.  And they will keep the whole evening fun for everyone.

Even the perfectly planned wedding will not go perfectly ... but a little planning does avoid alot of the glitches.  Rely on your hired professionals - they are, afterall, the ones that have really 'seen it all' when it comes to wedding day problems and know just how to ensure it is a wonderful day.

What tips can you add to this?? Feel free to leave comment! 

Get the Groom Involved in Wedding Planning

Weddings should be a reflection of your style - for both you AND your future spouse.  Too many brides tend to overlook the groom's style in the excitement of planning the "Perfect Wedding".  And then, on the other hand - too many grooms simply sit back and say "Whatever you want" .  Planning a wedding should be a joint effort - but just how can you get the groom involved?

There are things you can do to incorporate and meld together different styles.

1. Groom and groomsmen Attire : Ties can be reflective of their passion - School or sports team colors or themed, Camouflage print in any color to still match the Bridesmaids,  a small charm added to the boutonniere symbolizing a passion or profession etc., even simply allowing cowboy boots or sneakers for footwear can make a huge difference.

2. Grooms Cake:  This should totally reflect the Groom.  Get his input!  If he is not big on cakes, we have seen a tier of donuts,  piles of cookies, pies, even shots of liquor used in lieu of a cake.

3. Pick out your First Dance Song together:   Make it a song with true meaning to the both of you.  If the groom is one of those 'over the moon' romantic types - let him surprise you with the first dance song - picking out one that he feels conveys his love.

4. Groom and Mother Dance song: No brainer here - he must help pick this one.

5. The Bar: If serving alcohol , delegate the selections served to the groom.

6. The General Music : More and more grooms are taking over the music selecting process.  With a professional DJ, the bride can rest assured that the groom will have plenty of guidance and the DJ will also add to the list appropriate number of slow and fast songs to balence it out.

No - generally the groom is not going to really care what color ribbon you use, what the flowers look like etc - but you can get them involved in selecting some things that make the wedding truly special.  Afterall - Marriage is the joining of two into one.

2 wolves DJ Service has worked with many grooms in selecting the music - visit www.2wolves.com