Wedding Grand Entrance - songs to make it special

Dan and Robyn Butler 

Yay! The wedding is over, you have said your "I Do's" and it is time for the party.  Receptions are the fun part where you can kick off your shoes and enjoy the first moments of your married life, celebrating with your family and friends.  Most like to enter the room to a bit of fanfare, making The Grand Entrance as it is called.  But how? and to what song?

We have done many different Grand Entrances, from a trumpet fanfare for a bride and groom who waved to the crowd from a balcony - Royalty style, to a couple who bopped into their candy themed reception to the song "I Love Candy".  The entrance can and should be a reflection of the couples likes and personalities.

To give you some ideas, here is a list of some of the more popular songs we have used:

Got to Get You Into My Life                                           Earth, Wind & Fire
Enter Sandman                                                                Metallica
 This Will Be (An Ever Lasting Love)                               Natalie Cole
Power Of Love                                                               Huey Lewis
You're my first, My last, My Everything                           Barry White
Signed,Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours                               Stevie Wonder
I Wanna Grow Old With You                                        Adam Sandler
The Best is Yet to Come                                                Michael Buble
Lost in this Moment                                                       Big & Rich
My Wish                                                                       Rascal Flatts
Marry Me                                                                     Train
Only Time                                                                      Enya
DJ's Got Us Fallin In Love                                             Usher
Crazy In Love                                                               Beyonce
Stuck Like Glue                                                            Sugarland
Walking on Sunshine                                                     Katrina & the Waves
Chapel Of Love                                                            Dixie Cups
I Gotta Feeling                                                             Black Eye Peas
Finally                                                                          Ce Ce Peniston

Some prefer to have a separate song for the wedding party to make their 'Grand Entrance' to.  Here are some suggestions (which also can work well for Bride and Groom)

I Gotta Feeling                                                    Black Eyed Peas
Celebration                                                         Kool & The Gang
Another One Bites The Dust                               Queen
Walking on Sunshine                                           Katrina and the Waves
Friends In Low Places                                        Garth Brooks
We are Family                                                    Sister Sledge
Wobble                                                              V.I.C.
Party Rock Anthem                                            LMFAO
Raise Your Glass                                                Pink
Rocky Theme Song
Stuck Like Glue                                                Sugarland
Walking on Sunshine                                         Katrina and the Wave
Time (Dirty Bit)                                                 Black Eyed Peas
Eye Of The Tiger                                              Survivor
Walk This Way                                                Aerosmith -(alone or with Run DMC)
Crazy Train                                                      Ozzy Osborne
L-O-V-E                                                         Nat King Cole
Let's Get Loud                                                 Jennifer Lopez
Good Time                                                       Alan Jackson

What is YOUR Grand Entrance song?? What was the most memorable Grand Entrance you have seen?

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Songs to make Garter Toss Fun

Cody Sims - doing the garter toss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Garter Toss is another time honored tradition.  This is typically done with a special "toss Garter" put on the bride for this occasion, so she can keep the one worn for the wedding.  It is done right after the 'Bouquet Toss"

A chair is placed in center of room for bride to sit.  The Groom then gets down on one knee and removes the garter.  Once he has the garter, he slings it over his shoulder (or head) towards the single guys waiting to catch it.

After it is caught - some parties end it there ... others continue the fun by having the garter catcher place garter on the leg of the lady who caught the bouquet.

What makes this really fun is the music.  Up beat, sexy, fun songs are the best.

Some titles are:

  1. Danger Zone                              - Kenny Loggins
  2. Legs                                             - ZZ Top
  3. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
  4. Mission Impossible                 - Danny Elfman 
  5. One Hot Mama                          - Trace Akins
  6. Fever                                           - Peggy Lee
  7. Theme From Rocky                - soundtrack
  8. Wild Thing                                  -Troggs
  9. Wild Thing                                 - Tone Loc
  10. Bad Mama Jama                      - Carl Carlton
  11. Bad To The Bone                    - George Thorogood
  12. Foxy Lady                                 - Jimi Hendrix
  13. I Like It, I Love It                       - Tim McGraw
  14. Maneater                                   - Hall and Oates
  15. Cherry Pie                                 - Warrant
What are your favorites?

Theme Party - American Pride

Chambers Wedding - Lebanon Courthouse

Many of you who are not going to their towns Fourth of July Celebration are having a BBQ or some other form of party at your home.  In addition to the standard hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon, and some ice cold drinks,  playing horseshoes or lawn darts, you will probably have some music going.  Why not make it something that says you are celebrating the birth of our nation?  Fly the flag. decorate everything in the Red, White, and Blue, have veterans tell their stories to the kids, and of course play some of the best patriotic tunes.

I have some favorites I plan on playing, and you may enjoy this list as well. In no particular order, here is my top ten, with links to the lyrics.  Have some fun,(the kids will love this), print out the lyrics, play the tunes and have a patriotic sing a-long! It is guaranteed to make you once again, Proud to be an American.

Great Songs For The Fourth

1. "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue"- Toby Keith - Lyrics (Also know as the "Angry American")
2. "American Soldier" - Toby Kieth - Lyrics
3. "God Bless The USA" - Lee Greenwood - Lyrics
4. "This Ain't No Rag, It's A Flag" - Charlie Daniels - Lyrics
5. "In America" - Charlie Daniels - Lyrics
6. "Some Gave All" - Billy Ray Cyrus - Lyrics
7. " I Just Came Back For A War" - Darryl Worley/Wynn Varble - Lyrics
8. " Born In The USA" - Bruce Springsteen - Lyrics
9. "8th of November" - Big and Rich - Lyrics
(And of course for all us Alabamians:)
10. "Sweet Home Alabama" - Lynyrd Skynryd - Lyrics

Make this Fourth one of pride in your country by playing songs that clearly reflect on things that have made America great.  God Bless The USA.

And for some cool new songs to show your pride in America Check out my list of "Patriotic Songs" on my You tube channel : Patriotic Songs

Pictures are of the decor from Airman Chambers wedding - July 9 - Lebanon Court House in Fort Payne, Alabama

Money Dance - Dollar Dance - Honeymoon Dance

Call it the Money Dance, Dollar Dance, honeymoon Dance, It is a time honored dance where the guests make an Monetary offering for the opportunity to dance with the bride or groom. This gesture is a way of wishing good fortune upon the newly married couple as well as helping them out financially.  The bills can be pinned to the bride and groom or placed in a purse-like pouch worn by them before the guest has the opportunity to dance with them.  Some wear a ribbon sash for pinning the money to.

It can be helpful to have "Special Attendants" help by organizing the line-up of guests, handing out the pins, or explaining to the guests to put money in the bag, and signaling when it is time to change partners. Children as well as adults of all ages can enjoy the money dance. Once the money dance starts, it is best to let it continue until everyone who wants to has had a chance to participate. When the dwindles down to zero, the bride and groom may finish the last song by dancing together.

To assure a smooth flow of events, it is best to do the Toasts and Cake Cutting immediately after the dinner, before the first dance and other special dances. The money dance is best done immediately afterward, this assures most of the guests are still there. The DJ can then open the dance floor to everyone.

This Dance can be used at Graduation parties and other events as well! .. 

The day is YOURS - make it special!

The Music

No one knows your guests better than YOU - so pick the style that best suits you and your guests.  Traditionally, the most successful songs for this dance has been slow yet upbeat ones.  To suggest a few:

Stand By Me                                               Ben E. King
That's What Friends Are For                       Dionne Warwick
You've Got A Friend                                   James Taylor
Why Don't We Just Dance                          Josh Turner
Kiss the Bride                                            Elton John
Count On Me                                            Whitney Houston
You’ve Got A Friend In Me                       Newman/Lovett
Ten Cents A Dance                                   Doris Day
At Last                                                      Etta James
Save The Last Dance For Me                     Michael Buble
My Girl                                                     Temptations
The Bridal Dance Polka                             Mark Buza Orchestra

Faster  and 'Fun' Songs suggestions:

Money                                                        Pink Floyd        
Money Makes The World Go Around         Kander        
Money, Money, Money                               ABBA
Hey Big Spender                                         Sweet Charity
The Money Song                                         Monty Python        
We Need The Money                                  Chuck Brown
If I Had A Million Dollars                            Bare Naked Ladies
When I'm 64                                              The Beatles
Take The Money And Run                          Steve Miller Band
For The Love Of Money                              O'Jays
I Got You Babe                                           Sonny & Cher
Mony, Mony                                                Billy Idol

Theme Party - Decades Dance

Students of NEACC Doing YMCA

There are many ways to make a party fun, and one way is with a 'Theme".  A few years back, the 2Wolves DJ-ed a "Decades Dance" at Northeast Alabama Community College.  Everyone came in dressed in the fashions of their favorite decade, the decor was done with a 50s/60s flair.  The music was from the 60s- 70s- 80s- 90s.
Here is the list of some of the songs:


The 60s
Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild
The Twist
Are You Lonesome Tonight
When a Man Loves a Woman
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Can't Get No Satisfaction
I'm a Believer
Unchained melody
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I Get Around
Wild Thing
Medley- Aquarius - Let The Sunshine In

The 70's
Let It Be
Dancing Queen
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
Best of My Love
The Loco-Motion
Long Cool Woman
Play That Funky Music White Boy
Bridge over Troubled Water
Stayin' Alive

The 80's
Love Shack
I Love Rock And Roll
All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)
Mountain Music
Billie Jean
Wind Beneath My Wings
Groovy Kind Of Love
The Power of Love
What a Feeling
I Fell in Love Again Last Night
Super Freak
You're The One That I Want
Born In The USA
Little Red Corvette

The 90s
Candle In The Wind
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
I'm Your Angel
Boot Scootin' Boogie
I Will Always Love You
Cha-Cha Slide
Elictric Boogie ( Electric Slide)
Something to Talk About
I'll Stand By You
Livin La Vida Loca
I Dont Want To Miss A Thing

What is your favorite 'Theme' for a party?  What inspired your choice of the Theme?

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