Music Checklist

Wedding DJ | Songs Planner | Ceremony Reception > San Francisco Bay Area CA

HERE IS JUST A SAMPLE OF THE LAYOUT FOR A WEDDING TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR SPECIAL DAY AND GIVE YOU SOME IDEAS !

(Please note each wedding is unique and we play customised music for the types of music the Bride & Groom requests.)

This is a sample timeline for an event – Music Checklist:

  1. First Dance: ‘Unchained Melody’ – Righteous Brothers
  2. Father/Daughter Dance – Unforgettable
  3. Mother/ Son – Mama Boyz II Men
  4. Bridal Party Dance – We are family.
  5. Garter toss: ‘Legs’ – ZZ Top
  6. Bouquet toss: Like a Virgin — Madonna
  7. Cake Cutting – Average White Band – Cut The Cake / Games: mission impossible, etc
  8. Guests Dance
  9. Last Dance

TimeLine: for DJ 5:15pm – 11:15pm (at Wedding Location : Penthouse Suite.)
5.15pm – 6.30pm Ceremony – Wedding Party March – Processional – Recessional.
6:30pm – 7:00pm – Guests entering the reception room Cocktail Music (Grand Entrance) Names Read From A list.
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Arrival Of Wedding Party – Dinner served – Wedding Type Jazz
8:00pm – 8:15pm – Toast (by best man : maid of honor)
8:15pm – 8.25pm – Slide show
8:25pm – 8:40 pm – First dance, Dance with Parents Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Bridal Party Dance,
8:40pm – 9:05pm – Garter toss, Bouquet toss,
9:05pm – 9:15pm – Cake serving – Bride & Groom, bride groom to parents
9:15pm – 11:10pm – Guests dance.Dance Music.
11.10pm – 11.15pm – Last Dance


Optional: Table Toasts, Also Games (During cake or dinner) other games (involving Bride And Groom and some guests)- Sometimes Games while the cake is being served so that the guests are not starting to go home If Needed.
after the cake cutting)

Slow dance for people:
a.      Could I Have This Dance (Anne Murray)
b.      ‘I could not ask for more’ – sara evans
c.      Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You – Glenn Medeiros

wedding reception dance music: from your top 200 song lists

Celebration – Kool And The Gang
Locomotion – Little Eva/Kylie Minogue
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Shout- Dynetoones
YMCA – The Village People
The Twist – Chubby Checker
The Hokey Pokey
The Chicken Dance
Macarena
Hand Jive – Grease Soundtrack
Everybody Have Fun – Wang Chung
1999 – Prince
Stereo – Black Eye Pea
Accidentally in Love
Hot Legs – Rod Stewart
The Stripper – David Rose
The Pink Panther Theme
Whoomp There It Is – Tag Team
Legs – ZZ Top
Mission Impossible Theme
You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
You Can Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
Wild Thing – the Troggs
Do You Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart
LAST DANCE

Wedding Song Ideas

Songlist – Music Categories

First Dance Songlist Click Here

Toast Song
Harry Belafonte – Will His Love Be Like His Rum? 

Father Daughter Dances
A Song For My Daughter – Steve Moser, Mikki Viereck, Ray Allaire
A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson & Regina Bell
Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn
Daddy’s Girl – Red Sovine
Daddy’s Little Girl – Mills Brothers
Daddy’s Little Girl – Kippi Brannon
Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
Don’t Cry (Alt) – Guns N Roses
Father Daughter Harmony – Phil Keaggy
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
He Didn’t Have To Be – Brad Paisley
Hero – Mariah Carey
I Had A Good Father And Mother – Kate Wolf
I Hope You Dance – LeAnn Womack
In My Life – Beatles
In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
Kind & Generous – Natalie Merchant
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Me and My Father – Cosy Sheridan
My Father – Nina Simone
My Girl – The Temptations
My Special Angel – Bobby Helms
She – Elvis Costello
Song For My Father – Dianne Davidson
Sunrise Sunset – Fiddler On The Roof
Sunrise, Sunset – Celebrando Musica Para Todas
Thank You for Loving Me – Bon Jovi
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
Times Of Your Life – Paul Anka
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole Or Duet
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
When You Say Nothing At All – Allison Kraus
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor

Mother Son Dances
A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men
A Song For My Son On His Wedding Day – Mikki Viereck
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
I am Your Child – Barry Manilow
Blessed – Elton John
Bridegroom – Amy Grant
Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
Child Of Mine – Carole King
Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
I Had A Good Father And Mother – Kate Wolf
I Hope You Dance – LeAnn Womack
I Wish You Love – Natalie Cole
In My Life – John Lennon
Mother And Child Reunion – Paul Simon
There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
You’re The Inspiration – Chicago
Your Song – Garth Brooks
Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Bouquet Toss Songs 
(Feel free to mix and match)

Drumroll
Dixie Cups – Gong to the Chapel
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
Boys (Remix) – Britney Spears
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Girls Night Out – The Judds
Hey Ladies – Beastie Boys
It’s Raining Men – Geri Halliwell
Just a girl – No Doubt
Forrester Sisters – Men
Confederate Railroad – Trashy Women
Lady Marmalade – Pink, Mia, Lil’ Kim, Christina Aguilera
Man I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
Someday My Prince Will Come – Miles Davis
This One Is For The Girls – Martina McBride
Commodores – Brick House
Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman
Moby – Porcelain
Whipped Cream (Dating Game Theme – Herb Albert
Madonna – Vogue
Wishin’ And Hopin – My Best Friends Wedding Soundtrack

Garter Toss Songs 
(Feel free to mix and match)

American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
Bad Boys – Inner Circle
Do Ya Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart
Foxy Lady – Jimmy Hendrix
Guys Do It All the Time – Mindy McCready
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Hot in Here – Nelly
Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
Just A Giggalo – David Lee Roth
I’m A Slave For You – Britney Spears
Kiss – Prince
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Mission Impossible Soundtrack – Danny Elfman
Oh Yeah – Yello
The Stripper – Instrumental
U Can’t Touch This – M.C. Hammer
Wild Thing – The Troggs
You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
Cake Cutting Songs
Cuts Like A Knife – Bryan Adams
Cut The Cake – Average White Band
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – James Taylor
I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
I Want Candy – Bow Wow
Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan
Love & Marriage – Frank Sinatra
Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
Recipe for Love – Harry Connick, Jr.
The Sweetest Thing I’ve Ever Known – Lauryn Hill
There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) – Eurythmics
David Rose – The Stripper
Theme from “Jaws”
ZZ Top – Legs
Joe Cocker – You Can Leave Your Hat On
2 Live Crew – Oh Me So Horny
Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
Commodores – Brick House
Rod Stewart – Do You Think I’m Sexy?
Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy
Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman
LL Cool J – Doin’ It Well
Mouse T – I’m Horny
Theme from “Rocky”
Rod Stewart – Hot Legs

Cake Cutting 

Average White Band – Cut the Cake
Frank Sinatra – Love and Marriage
Harry Connick Jr. – Recipe for Love
James Taylor – How Sweet It Is to be loved by You
Archies – Sugar Sugar
Sammy Davis Jr. – Candy Man
Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
Any slow romantic song like “I swear”

Ceremony Songs 

A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
At the Beginning – Donna Lewis/Richard Marx
Baby I Would – O-Town
Forever and For Always – Shania Twain
Grow Old Along With Me – Mary Chapin Carpetner
Here and Now – Luther Vandross
My Destiny – Jim Brickman & Michelle Wright
Return to Innocence – Enigma
When You Love Someone – Bryan Adams
When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
All I Ask of You – Phantom Of The Opera
Destiny – Jim Brickman, Jordan Hill, Billy Porter
Everything I Do (I Do it for You) – Bryan Adams
For My Wedding – Don Henley
I Do – 98 degrees
I Honestly Love You – Oliva Newton-John
I Will Be Here – Steven Curtis Chapman
Love of My Life – Jim Brickman
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion (Titanic Soundtrack)
So This Is Love Instrumental Cinderella – David, Hoffman, Livingston
The Wedding Song – Kenny G
When I Say I Do – Clint Black, Lisa Hartman Black
With this ring – Sawyer Brown
You And I – Stevie Wonder
Your Love Amazes Me – John Berry
So This Is Love Instrumental Cinderella – David, Hoffman, Livingston

Unity Candle
Amazing Grace – Lari White
Ave Maria – Charles Gounod
Come What May (Moulin Rouge Soundtrack) – Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor
Grow Old With Me – Mary Chapin Carpenter
It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Look At You Girl – Chris LeDoux
Me And You – Kenny Chesney
One Hand, One Heart – West Side Story
Only Hope – Mandy Moore
The Keeper Of The Stars – Tracy Byrd
The Power Of Love – Celine Dion
The Prayer – Josh Groban
The Wedding Song – Kenny G
True Companion – Marc Cohn
When You Love Someone – Bryan Adams
You Light Up My Life – Leanne Rimes
MUSIC FOR ANNOUNCING THE WEDDING PARTY

(During)
*Main Title from “Father of the Bride”  *Southampton” from “Titanic”
*Theme from “Star Wars”    *World Wrestling Federation Intro Music
“Lets Get Ready To Rumble“
“Nelly ”    *Hot In Here

(After)
*Harry Connick Jr. – It Had to Be You  *Honeydrippers – Sea of Love
*Kool and the Gang – Celebration   *KISS – Rock & Roll All Night
*Barry White – You’re my first last & everything
*Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed & Delivered

ACTIVITIES AND GAMES

*Sing part of a song, give a toast, or tell a story to get the bride and groom to kiss
*Sing part of a song to be allowed to go to the buffet table
*Blindfold the guy who caught garter before he removes the garter from the leg of the lady who caught the bouquet
*Married couples dance and we find out who has been married the longest at the reception
*Blindfold the bride and she guesses which arm muscle belongs to the groom
*Blindfold the groom and he feels hands or calves and guesses which one belongs to the bride
*The bride moves an egg through the grooms pants
*The bride and groom eat something and come together for a kiss
*The groom pays the bride a compliment for each step he takes toward her
*The bride is blindfolded and has to find the money on the groom
*Guests have to do what the bride and groom say to get a personal item back
*”Ex-boyfriends” and “ex-girlfriends” return the “keys” to the bride and groom’s apartments
*Musical chairs
*The groom guesses which lipstick mark belongs to the bride
*The groom is blindfolded and has to walk without knocking down the wine bottles
*The bride has to catch the cherry
*Guests need to get pencils, which are hanging on strings behind them, in the bottles

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