LDS Wedding Reception Prelude Music
While the wedding party is taking the last of their pictures or finishing up greeting guests in the reception line, what will be happening inside the reception venue? Sitting in silence in a mood-killer for any party, including your wedding reception!
Though they probably won’t realize they’re doing it, your guests are going to be listening to the reception prelude music to decide what kind of reception this is going to be. Will it be very formal and traditional? Very funky and offbeat? A lot of fast dancing or slow songs?
Keep in mind that your music should send good vibes to all your guests, including your 15-year-old cousin and your 85-year-old grandparents. A mix of songs from different genres and time periods should cast a wide net to appeal to all your guests.
Classic Reception Prelude Songs
These songs are all pretty timeless, but the older guests at your wedding will appreciate hearing something familiar that makes them comfortable at your reception.
Isn’t It Romantic by Glenn Miller
As Time Goes By (A Kiss Is Just a Kiss) by Tony Bennett
What a Wonderful World by Louie Armstrong
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head by Dean Martin
Because by Dave Clark Five
In My Life by the Beatles
We’ve Only Just Begun by the Carpenters
Love and Marriage by Frank Sinatra
Soulful Ballad Reception Prelude
Good, calm, slow dance music like this can cast a relaxing mood on the evening ahead. The lyrics have all been pre-selected to be appropriate for weddings, so no worries about the message or language!
When a Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge
Come Away with Me by Norah Jones
Could I Have This Dance by Ann Murray
Little Wonders by Rob Thomas
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day
I Love You Always Forever by Donna Lewis
I’ll Be by Edwin McCain
Daughters by John Mayer
Life Is Wonderful by Jason Mraz
Rockin’ Songs for Reception Preludes
And of course, you’ll be dancing during the evening so you should throw in a few nods to the fun you’ll be having on the dance floor with some fast numbers that will get the younger crowd excited.
No One by Alicia Keys
Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5
The Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by the Proclaimers
Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet
With the right mix of old and new, fast and slow, you’ll be on your way to creating the right wedding reception ambiance to help your guests know what to expect and have fun. Good luck choosing your songs, and remember to welcome input from your DJ!
♥ Jenny Evans
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