Adventures in Wedding Planning

Before Justin and I were even engaged, I had a list of song ideas for our wedding. I knew what I was going to walking down the aisle to, I knew what my bridesmaids were going to walk down the aisle to, and we thought we knew what our first dance song would be. Now we’re stumped! 

I didn’t think picking songs for our day would be that hard, but it’s proving to be more of a challenge than I thought. I’ll like a song, but then Justin will veto it and vice versa. 

The two song moments we’re having the most trouble deciding on are: the “first dance” and “reception entrance” songs. 

For the “first dance” song, we’ve always had a song we call “ours.” We thought that was the song, but we’ve recently heard another song we like and now we’re having trouble deciding! 

For the “reception entrance” song we have not been able to come to an agreement. We want something upbeat and fun, but not cliche. Super-hard for me since I’ve been to so many weddings and want something unique to us! 

I’d love to have some help! What do you guys think we should about our “first dance” song? What do y’all think we should enter our reception to? We’re strugglin’! haha. 

I’d also love to hear some favorite songs you’ve heard at weddings or had played at your own! 🙂 

And because no post would be complete without a photo, here’s a favorite from Meredith and Jeff’s wedding day! I just LOVED their outdoor reception so much! 🙂 gardens at serenity cove richmond virginia wedding photos

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  • We entered our reception to “Hooked On A Feeling” by Blue Swede and our first dance was “Who I Am With You” by Chris Young. We decided on the reception entrance together, while I picked the first dance song.

    Other songs:
    – “Uptown Funk”
    – “You Are So Beautiful To Me”
    – “Wonderful Tonight”
    – “Thinking Out Loud”
    – “All Of Me”
    – “Lucky”
    – “I’m Yours”
    – “Bubbly”
    – “Joy To The World”
    – “I Won’t Give Up”
    – “Amazed”
    – “At Last”
    – “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You”
    – “Sweet Thing”
    – “Make You Feel My Love”
    – “What A Wonderful World”
    – “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life”

    Good luck! I know you’ll find the perfect songs for you and Justin! When you know, you know.

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