Did you have that special song at your wedding, the one where you and your spouse had your very first dance as man and wife? No, I did not have one but I did have a videotape (Yes! That’s right! It was so long ago already!) recording of the church ceremony and what I did was to take excerpts from the whole thing to compile one short clip and then I dubbed the audio track with this song that I sang myself with one of those minus-one recordings that I had on cassette tapes.
It has been the general practice for sometime now to show a special video clip featuring the bride and the groom and so far, those that I’ve seen, the most popular songs used for the purpose are Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” and Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” and at one time, it was Shania Twain’s “From this moment on”. These days, it is not uncommon to have a band in attendance at wedding receptions and they will play all the beautiful love songs that are most suitable for the occasion but if I were to engage one, I certainly would want to double check their playlist as at one wedding in Penang, I was wondering why they chose to play Trisha Yearwood’s “How do I live” which, I feel, is a rather inappropriate song with lines that go:
Without you,there’d be no sun in my sky.
There would be no love in my life
There’d be no world left for me.
And I, baby, I don’t know what I would do,
I’d be lost if I lost you if you ever leave,
Baby, you would take away everything real in my life…
Gosh!!! I wouldn’t think it is a good idea to think such depressing thoughts, not at one’s wedding. What do you all think?
Generally, the people here are more into Chinese songs and one song that I’ve heard being sung quite a lot would be this one…
As a matter of fact, I’ve sung at weddings a few times myself and those that I’ve presented included Elvis Presley’s “Can’t help fallin’ in love”, this version of Nat King Cole’s “When I fall in love”, Olivia Newton John’s “Let me be there” and this one…
In fact, a blogger friend sang this very song at his own wedding for the grand entrance of his bride and according to him, he changed the lyrics a bit. I guess he didn’t quite like this line:
“…I know you haven’t made your mind up yet…”
…but other than that, I would think the rest would be perfectly all right and it certainly is such a beautiful song.
Among the more contemporary ones, I think I love this one the most…
…though I can’t imagine dancing to it, considering that it does not have that kind of melody that would make you wanna sway and sweep one off one’s feet, so to speak.
So what song did you have at your wedding? Or if you have yet to tie the knot, which one would you choose to be your song?
21 thoughts on “This is our song…”
Oh i’m one of the few that don’t really listen to songs, very geeky eh? 😀
Gee!!! Music is my life!!! And as Shakespeare puts it, “If music be the food of love, play on!”
interesting question … ermmm, i think the song i’d choose would depend on my mood … right now, i’m thinking bryan adams’ ‘everything i do (i do it for you)’ 😀
Your mood? How many times are you going to choose? Muahahahahahaha!!! That’s a great choice! Hmmmm….now where did I put my karaoke cd? 😀
Aahh love songs, I like.. I forgotten what song I used during the march-in but there was only piano, not people singing or something.. But I think I remember my wedding photos DVD song.. It’s all in the DVD and we don’t watch it anymore, haha..
And how much did you pay for the photo shoot, the album…the DVD and all? Must have cost a fortune.
It was all in a package.. Let me recall.. Inclusive: photo shooting, photos, albums and makeup artiste for the morning session and dinner session.. I chose the cheapest package, RM3088 or something, could’t remember, but it was the cheapest..
Oh so you are a wedding dinner singer too, must be a good singer 😀
No, I’m not. Just when people requested…and forced me on stage…to make a fool of myself. 😀
I like that Mandarin song, very popular. Most of the wedding I attend I heard this song being sung. Got one time I attend a wedding, I heard the song “candle in the wind” being sung, I was like…ermm…not appropriate at all to sing this song. Cisssss!!!! In my opinion, sing what is appropriate and not just sing for the sake of going on stage.
Apuuuuuuu!!!!! Not an easy song to sing though, that much I would say…if they want to sing it well, with the right feel to it. 😀
No particular song comes to mind. I got married in 1983 and my husband divorced in 1998.
can’t really remember the song at my wedding too, i think it was a mix of those sentimental classic love songs that we provided them to play..
Adoi!!! You’re so unromantic! 😀 😀 😀
lol, and it was chosen by Janice, not me ><.. yup I know I'm not a romantic dude.
Tsk! Tsk! 😀
Enjoy your weekend ya
huahhhh… u like john legend also ah. Not bad! 😀
Ya, what do you think? This old man only knows those oldies but goodies kah? No way, man! I’m always up top date with the latest – though I would not say that I like them all. They sure don’t write songs like they sued to. 😦
Yes, we have a special song, Pachelbel’s Cannon – I doubt hubby would remember it though!
Ooooo…Canon in D? That’s beautiful! So soothingly beautiful, can sweep one off one’s feet!
haha… me too. I never really follow the charts right now though I listen to the radio in the morning. Recognise the songs but don’t know who sang and song name. You are young in heart. 🙂
I am. I keep up with the times. 😉
When I walked inside my wedding dinner hall with my groom, Wedding March was played in the background. If I were to choose one wedding song, I would love Because I love you by Celine Dion.
Why? I heard this song was playing in the mall when my then boy friend (now husband) asked me to be his girl friend. Those were the sweet memories.
Ooooo….soooo sweet!!!! Sooooo romantic! Yes, songs can trigger memories in our minds. I saw the video clip in Linda’s blog – they use it for therapy for dementia and amnesia patients.
Of course, the Moon is a classic! 🙂
But it kinda feels like Mooncake Festival again though?! Ha ha…
Yup, somehow it’s like the theme song for the festival just because of the mere reference to the moon.
Mango & Bananaz wedding march is a hindi instrumental.. Kal Ho Na Ho
Wahhhhh!!!! So 1Malaysia, your wedding. 😉
I love that song from Adele, played frequently when I’m driving..
Yes, I love that song too!
Hmmm…..those songs that I like are not suitable for weddings LOL!
Tell me about it! 😀
Haha! That’s a classic!
I know how to sing it too – yue lian tai piaw wo de sing.
Hmm…I guess I’ll choose a classic one like the The Wedding (the one that has Ave Maria as the refrain). I think you heard me do that terrible rendition with my mom at my sister’s wedding. 😉
Yes, that’s epic!!! Please don’t ever sing that at your own wedding. I’ll do it for you. Muahahahahahaha!!!!!
Haha! Sure, sure, you can sing much better than I can.
I’ll be happy to have you as a wedding singer! 😉
Muahahahahaha!!!! I am waiting… 😉
Special song where we first danced as husband and wife? Err, I’m afraid we don’t have one! 😬 During those days, not a norm for the more traditionally Chinese inclined wedding to have a first dance. But imagine if I were to get married today, there are more choices of romantic and up-to-date songs. 😀
Older, getting even more romantic, eh? Hehehehehe!!!!