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before you get started...
  1. Who is the bigger flirt?
  2. Who made the first move?
  3. Who thinks they're the smartest?
  4. Who watches more TV?
  5. Who takes the longest to get ready?
  6. Who gets more speeding tickets?
  7. Who is the better dancer?
  8. Who sends the sweetest texts?
  9. Who hogs the TV remote?
  10. Who has the craziest family?
  11. Who has the loudest friends?
  12. Who has the best hair?
  13. Who is the better cook?
  14. Who spends the most money?
  15. Who has the better singing voice?
  16. Who spends the most time in front of a mirror?
  17. Who'll be the first to say... “Not tonight”?
  18. Who gets control of the checkbook?
  19. Who's most likely to eat dessert before a meal?
  20. Who wears the pants in the family?
  21. Who will be doing most of the yard work?
  22. Who’s the better kisser?
  23. Who says “i love you” more?
  24. Who's most often glued to their phone?
  25. Who’s most likely to use up all the hot water?
  26. Who’s most likely to get lost?
  27. Who’s most likely to wake up grumpy?
  28. Who’s most likely to run late?
  29. Who’s the 1st to wanna make up after a fight?
  30. Who will be the first to fall asleep tonight?
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the ceremony:  where it all begins
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Beatles - In My Life / All You Need Is Love
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Bruno Mars - I Think I Wanna Marry You
Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I Do For You)
Bryan Adams & Barbara Streisand - I Found Someone
Clannad - A Gentle Place
Coldplay - Viva La Vida / Clocks / The Scientist
Dave Matthews Band - #34 / Crash / Crush / You & Me
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Don Henley - For My Wedding
Edward Sharpe - Home
Enya - Only Time
Imagine Dragons - It's Time
Square - The Final Fantasy Processional
Jason Mraz - Lucky / I'm Yours
John Denver - Annie's Song
Justin Timberlake - Mirror
Lauryn Hill - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Mark Knofler - Storybook Love (Princess Bride)
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Michael Buble - Crazy Love / You And I
Pachobel - Canon in D
Randy Travis - Forever And Ever Amen
Rascal Flatts - Bless The Broken Road
Shania Twain & Bryan White - From This Moment On
Stevie Wonder - You & I
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty - Apotheosis
Tragically Hip - Ahead by a Century
Train - Hey Soul Sister / Marry Me
Vitamin String Quartet
U2 - Sweetest Thing / Beautiful Day / With or Without You
Vivaldi: Four Seasons - Spring / Winter
Wagner - Bridal Chorus

Al Martino - Daddy's Little Girl
Amy Grant  - My Father's Eyes
Beatles - In My Life
Ben E. King  - Stand By Me *
Bette Midler - The Rose
Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings
Billy Joel - Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel)
Bob Carlisle - Butterfly Kisses
Boyz II Men - A Song for Mama
Celine Dion  - Because You Loved Me
Celine Dion  - My Heart Will Go On
Chicago - You're the Inspiration *
Christina Aguilera - I Turn To You
Elton John - Blessed *
Eric Clapton - Fathers Eyes
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Fleetwood Mac  - Landslide *
Fleetwood Mac - Silver Spring *
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Garth Brooks - It's Your Song
Heartland - I Loved Her First
Holly Dunn - Daddy's Hands
Israel Kamaka'iwole - Over the Rainbow
Jim Brickman - Never Alone
Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up
Kenny Chesney - Don't Blink
Kenny Rogers -Through The Years
Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance *
Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man *
Mariah Carey - Hero *
Martina McBride - In My Daughter's Eyes
Mike Douglas - In My Little Girl's Life
Mikki Viereck - A Song For My Son *
Mikki Viereck - A Song for My Daughter
Natalie Cole - A Smile Like Yours
Natalie Cole - Unforgettable
Peabo Bryson - A Whole New World
Peter Gabriel  - In Your Eyes *
Rod Stewart  - Have I Told You Lately *
Rod Stewart - Forever Young *
Steven Curtis Chapman - Cinderella
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Sunshine Of My Life
Taylor Hicks - Do I Make You Proud
Temptations  - My Girl
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately *
Whitney Houston  - Greatest Love Of All
Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
All-4-One - I Can Love You Like That
Allison Krauss - When You Say Nothing At All
Anne Murray - Could I Have This Dance
Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are
Bryan Adams - I Finally Found Someone
Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
Bryan McKnight - Back At One
Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
Clint Black & Lisa Hartman - When I Said I Do
Chicago - Colour My World
Chris Deburgh - Lady In Red
Edwin McCain - I'll Be
Edwin McCain - I Could Not Ask For More
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley - Can’t Help Falling in Love with You
Firehouse - Love Of A Lifetime
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Garth Brooks - To Make You Feel My Love
Garth Brooks - The Dance
George Strait - I Cross My Heart
Harry Connick Jr. - It Had To Be You
John Michael Montgomery - I Swear
John Michael Montgomery - Way You Love Me
Joshua Kadison - Beautiful In My Eyes
Journey - Faithfully
KC & JoJo - All My Life
Kenny Rogers - Through The Years
Lifehouse - You and Me
Linda Ronstadt - Don't Know Much
Lionel Richie and Diana Ross - Endless Love
Luther Vandross - Here & Now
Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
Natalie & Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Orleans - Still the One
Patsy Cline - Crazy
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Roberta Flack - Tonight I Celebrate My Love
Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
Shania Twain - Still the One
Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - It's Your Love
Tracy Byrd - Keeper Of The Stars
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
Vince Gill - Look At Us
CEREMONY SELECTIONS
TOP SHOE SWAP QUESTIONS
slow dance segments
Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out?
Beastie Boys - Girls
Beverly Hills Cop - Axel Foley's Theme
Beyonce - (Single Ladies) Put A Ring On It
Beyonce - So Crazy Right Now
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Eric Carmen  - Hungry Eyes
Garth Brooks  - Shameless
Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
Inner Circle - Bad Boys
Jaws Theme
Jennifer Lopez - Get Right
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
- Mission Impossible Theme
Ohio Players - Fire
Poison - Girls Girls Girls
Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy
Roy Orbison  - Pretty Woman
Rod Stewart  - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Prince  - Kiss
Shania Twain - I Feel Like a Woman
Silk - Freak Me
- The Stripper Theme
The Troggs - Wild Thing
Timbaland - The Way I Are
Tone Loc - Wild Thing
Yello  - Oh Yeah!
ZZ Top  - Gimme All Your Lovin'
Bill Medley - I've Had the Time of My Life
Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer
Black Eyed Peas - Time of My Life
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Daft Punk - One More Time
Europe - Final Countdown
Frank Sinatra - New York
Garth Brooks - Friends In low Places
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Journey - Dont Stop Believin'
Michael Buble - Save the Last Dance
Outfield - Your Love
Prince - 1999
Rascal Flatts / Tom Cochrane - Life is a Highway
Toto - Africa
Usher - DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again





key segments:  intros, toast and cake!
cocktail hour & dinner music
TOP 40 - POP MIX
Elton John
The Eagles
Rod Stewart
Fleetwood Mac
REO Speedwagon
Van Morrison
James Taylor
Phil Collins
Paul Simon
Billy Joel
Chicago


R&B - SOUL
Marvin Gaye
Luther Vandross
Stevie Wonder
Alicia Keys
Al Green
LOUNGE STANDARDS
Etta James
Dean Martin
Frank Sinatra
Harry Connick Jr
Michael Buble
Tony Bennett
Natalie Cole
Diana Krall


COFFEE HOUSE
Jason Mraz
Jack Johnson
Sarah McLachlan
Natalie Merchant
Ingrid Michaelson
Dave Matthews
Norah Jones
Coldplay
This necessary segment allows guests to settle in and reconnect while you and your wedding party break away for pictures.  The music played here should starkly contrast that of your ceremony, which is typically sentimental and somber.  It also shouldn't be the same variety as what's scheduled to play during dinner, otherwise guests will end up being subjected to what they may consider to be two hours of elevator music.  Just remember that the tone set here is meant to build into something more.

Many therefore choose to keep cocktail hour lively and uptempo in order to keep dinner selections conversation friendly and in the background, or vice versa.  Specific songs you personally enjoy that may not otherwise fit elsewhere in your reception might easily work here!  Contrastly, during dinner, many opt for piano, string, or acoustic instrumentals, inviting guests to dance to their favorite ballads while dinner is underway. Aside from a choice few,  your playlist for these segments does not need to be incredibly detailed.  You can simply let your host know which type(s) best suit your style or theme and he will fill the time accordingly.
Adam Sandler - Grow Old With You
Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
Beatles - All You Need Is Love
Blake Shelton - Honey Bee
Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Christina Aguilera - Candyman
Cake - Love You Madly
Colbie Caillat - I Do
Counting Crows - Accidentally In Love   
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
Four Tops - Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
Harry Connick Jr. - Recipe For Love
Hootie & The Blowfish - Only Wanna Be With You
Ingrid Michaelson - The Way I Am
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is
K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life   
Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
Natalie Cole - An Everlasting Love
OneRepublic  - Good Life
Plain White T's - 1, 2, 3, 4
Sarah McLachlan - Ice Cream
Sugarland - Stuck Like Glue
U2 - The Sweetest Thing
Uncle Kracker - Smile





 
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