||[Jun. 28th, 2006|03:00 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
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My dress continues to be perfect, my new shoes are on their way, my headpiece came and I TOTALLY wore it around the house. I'm ordering my corset today. My ring is here, ST's ring is here. I'm going to look at the invite proofs tonight and the envelopes are here for us to address this weekend. I bought the backing paper for the invites so I can put those in the pocketfolds. I haven't heard from the caterer but as long as she knows my issues we've got a little bit of time to faff off before buckling down.
We're turning our attention to the music and the paper products. I've decided that while my friends would be like "OK, wedding's over, time to get booze before dinner" and head downstairs, my family might not pick up on that so I'm doing up quick programs with who the folks are up there, what our scripture readings are, etc and then a note at the end saying "Please join us downstairs. Dinner will be served upstairs following the cocktail hour." I'm also printing out scrolls to indicate the donations. I picked up 500 sheets of parchment-look paper yesterday so I can get those printed. I'll need to do some assembly, but given the fairly normal paper size it won't be anything too horrendous.
I have to spend about 3 seconds thinking about placecards and table numbers and then I get to spend the next two weeks worth of boring meetings
dealing with the layout of them so I can print them myself.
Now.. about the music.. what songs make for a good wedding as far as you guys are concerned?
In other news?
linaerys was an absolutely stunning bride
The Aristocrats was funny as hell.
I'm very tired.
Pole dancing rocks.
i guess it depends on what you're going for, mellies. do you want just background music, as in a wedding i attended where there was a pianist playing gershwin for the entire reception? or do you want people to dance? and if dancing, do you want to limit it to a genre?
i plan to hire willie nelson to do my music.
We had a totally awesome band who really rolled with the flow of the evening. They played more up-tempo songs when they saw that's what the crowd was responding to, rather than a lot of slow dances.
We had "What A Wonderful World" for the father-daughter dance.
The songs that stood out that they played aside from that were: "Brick House" and "It's Raining Men." At our request they also played "Sweet Home Alabama," which the Penguin loves, and "New York, New York" for the final song, since most of the people at the wedding were NYers.
Are you having a DJ or a band?
For the ceremony music we were pretty traditional. Everyone processed to Erev Shel Shoshanim except me, and I processed to Pachelbel's Canon. We recessed to Beethoven's Ode to Joy.
Songs that everyone knows are good for weddings, I think.
fortheloveofallthatisholy. NOT. that Nine Inch Nails song.
tut tut, Melly. HIRE CARBON LEAF. :D
Soooo.. do you have pictures of the shoes? I would like to seee...
Hmmm. Wedding music requirements: doesn't irritate, doesn't impede conversation even for someone's mostly deaf Great Aunt Suzy, doesn't drag attention away from you.
The Baroque suggestion was good, and Handel and Vivaldi can make really good background music. If it's at moderate to soft decibelage (I don't think that's a word) people can talk over it and enjoy themselves - it's familiar to the brain, a very few people hate this kind of classical music. If it helps pique your interest, most of it was written to accompany castrati voices (also why the Alleluia chorus is so difficult). Soft swing and jazz are also good in the background.
For dance music, some of the 80's and 90's sounds good, but not my strong suit to know specific names and songs, sorry. Gypsy Kings are an upbeat crowd pleaser.
I have no suggestions, as I'm fairly worthless at this sort of thing, but reading all the comments made me remember a friend who was a harpist telling me that when people hired her for their weddings, they inevitably declared that they didn't like Celtic music and loved Classical, and when she played, they inevitably hated the Classical (which they thought was the Celtic), and loved the Celtic.
relatively some random crap off my laptop that wasn't in the angry work music playlist.
...wot? somebody had to say it.
Let me know if you want help with any layouts, pretty Mellies?