We are so screwed.
We met with our DJ almost two weeks ago now. At that meeting, we were supposed to be solidifying details. Only problem was that Michael and I? We had nothing solidified. Sure, we were able to give a pretty good idea about what type of music we wanted played at the wedding. And during cocktail and dinner hour. We told him about our first dance, and we gave him the order of introductions for our parents and bridal party. Spelled out names. Gave him phonetic pronunciations.
All of that? Fantastic.
But then there's the other stuff. You know, all of those things you need to pick music for. He gave us suggestions, but most of them were songs that EVERYBODY uses, and we're not really into things that EVERYBODY does.
And here we are, 18 days away from the wedding, and we still have not figured out this crap. So I turn to you, my wonderful readers... we need help.
Here is what we still need:
- Bridal party introduction song
- Our introduction song
- Anniversary dance songs (two of them)
- Bouquet toss song (something for the girls)
- Garter removal song (something sexy and fun)
- Garter toss song (something for the guys)
- Garter replacement song (we're only doing the "garter replacement" if it just so happens that the girl who catches the bouquet knows/is dating the guy who catches the garter)
- Bouquet/garter dance song (we will dance, as will the couple who caught the bouquet/garter--again, only if they happen to be a couple)
- Cake cutting song
- Father/daughter song
- Mother/son song
Thankfully, I think that's it. Wait... THAT'S IT?? Who am I kidding. That is a lot of stuff right there. And since we are horrendously bad at making decisions, this is torture.
A couple of comments on the above:
Intros: We have some ideas for these, but aren't totally sold. Michael likes the song from "The Departed" as a possibility for the bridal party. It's called "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" and is mostly instrumental. An upbeat Irish-sounding song. Even though we're not really Irish (I have a little in me, but not much). For our intro, I had thought of possibly using "All You Need is Love" by The Beatles, but when we met with the DJ, he seemed to be encouraging something with a faster beat. I also thought of "Now That We've Found Love" (think the end of the movie Hitch), but that doesn't seem quite right, either. I love "Jump on it" (used on Fresh Prince), but it might be something that's more fun to play during the dance music than for the intros (Michael can do a mean "Carlton dance," haha). HELP!
Anniversary Dance: Our DJ said he likes to use songs that talk about years passing, etc. He suggested "Through the Years" by Kenny Rogers and some other song I've never heard of. To be honest, this isn't a high priority... I'm ready to tell the DJ to use whatever he wants. But if anyone out there has any ideas that might be more unique... let me know. I do like Vanessa Williams' "Oh How the Years Go By" so we might use that as one of them.
Bouquet/Garter Songs: All of these will be pretty short... really they'll just be snippets of songs. We want fun songs.
Cake Cutting: We're just indecisive. There are a lot of cute ones. "The Sweetest Thing" by U2 was my favorite to begin with, but then I was remembering the lyrics and I think he says "I'm losing you" over and over... that doesn't seem appropriate. "Sugar, Sugar" is fun and is a possibility... but may be a little too popular for us. Sarah McLachlan, "Your Love is Better than Ice Cream" is a cute possibility, too. WHY IS THIS SO HARD??
Father/Daughter: I asked my dad and he jokingly suggested, "Highway to Hell." So yeah, no help from him. I've thought of using the classic "My Girl" or Rascal Flatts "My Wish." Any suggestions out there?
Mother/Son: Michael will be dancing with his stepmom, so his situation is kind of the same as mine... nothing too mushy. Anyone have any ideas?
OK, people, I'm counting on you. Come through for me. Please.