Sep 192013
Bride & Groom First Dance

Trying to narrow down your choices for your First Dance as husband and wife? Then check out this Spotify playlist of the Top 10 First Dance Songs as of September 2013. This list is compiled by DJ Intelligence which tracks music played by Disc-Jockeys across the USA.

It’s always a good idea too know what is popular at the moment. That way you can either go with one of these songs or select something totally different and unique.

My advice to brides and grooms has always been to select a song that has some sort of meaning for them… the night they first met, the first kiss, the moment they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their life with them.

Enjoy and Share!

Aug 122013

A trend that has been popular over the last few years is the “Surprise” First Dance. This is when the bride and groom begin by dancing to a slow song and then the music switches to a fast song and they begin a choreographed routine. Some are very intricate in their choreography while others are freestyle with the couple just having fun.

Even though the trend has slowed a little, there are still some great choreographed First Dance performances out there. There is no reason why a couple can’t do whatever they want… something silly, funny, awkward.

What really makes it special is when the song that they dance to has some sort of meaning as well. For instance, Raquel Kelly, E! Fashion Police Producer & Creator of the Wedding Blog “I Guess I Do”, recently wrote an article on HuffPost Weddings about her own “Surprise” First Dance and the meaning behind it. Not only does she do a fantastic job of explaining it’s meaning, she has the awesome routine with her husband on video to go along with it.

So, I think that if a bride and groom want to do a “Surprise” First Dance, then go for it. Don’t worry about if it’s not the hottest trend right now or what others may think. Just go out, have fun, and make a memory that you and your spouse will remember for the rest of your lives!

May 132013

Here are the Top 50 Bride and Father Dance songs as of May 1, 2013. This list is compiled from weddings across the USA and is updated every month and can be found in our Online Music Database.

What song are you dancing to with your Father? If you’re already married, what was your Bride and Father Dance song?

Click to hear song samples.

1 Heartland I Loved Her First
2 Mcgraw, Tim My Little Girl
3 Temptations My Girl
4 Carlisle, Bob Butterfly Kisses
5 Armstrong, Louis What A Wonderful World
6 Rascal Flatts My Wish
7 Chapman, Steven Curtis Cinderella
8 Sinatra, Frank The Way You Look Tonight
9 Simon, Paul Father And Daughter
10 Beatles In My Life
11 Wonder, Stevie Isn’t She Lovely
12 Mccain, Edwin Walk With You
13 Kamakawiwo’ole, Israel ‘Iz’ Over The Rainbow
14 Dion, Celine Because You Loved Me
15 Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole Unforgettable
16 Adkins, Trace Just Fishin’
17 Fleetwood Mac Landslide
18 Vandross, Luther Dance With My Father
19 Morrison, Van Brown Eyed Girl
20 Mayer, John Daughters
21 Rucker, Darius It Won’t Be Like This For Long
22 Wicks, Chuck Stealing Cinderella
23 Joel, Billy Lullabye
24 Womack, Lee Ann I Hope You Dance
25 Clapton, Eric Wonderful Tonight
26 Hill, Faith There You’ll Be
27 Wainwright Iii, Loudon Daughter
28 King, Ben E. Stand By Me
29 Stewart, Rod Forever Young
30 Stewart, Rod Have I Told You Lately
31 Cocker, Joe You Are So Beautiful
32 Grant, Natalie I’ll Always Be Your Baby
33 Joel, Billy Just The Way You Are
34 Mcbride, Martina In My Daughter’s Eyes
35 Martino, Al Daddy’s Little Girl
36 Taylor, James How Sweet It Is
37 Tyrell, Steve The Way You Look Tonight
38 Chesney, Kenny There Goes My Life
39 Petty, Tom Wildflowers
40 Beach Boys God Only Knows
41 Paisley, Brad He Didn’t Have To Be
42 Adkins, Trace You’re Gonna Miss This
43 Morrison, Van Tupelo Honey
44 Adkins, Trace Then They Do
45 Carey, Mariah Hero
46 Rogers, Kenny Through The Years
47 Allan, Gary Tough Little Boys
48 Dunn, Holly Daddy’s Hands
49 Groban, Josh You Raise Me Up
50 John, Elton Your Song


Dec 302012

Top 10 Wedding Music Myths

TheKnot has a great article about some Wedding Music myths regarding your DJ or band. While some are very common misperceptions, others are explained very well. A must read before you hire a band or wedding DJ.







Just a few of the common myths:

  • Your DJ will play cheesy music.
  • Your band will take too many breaks.
  • Your MC will talk too much on the microphone.

Read the very informative article here.

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Dec 282012

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May 292012

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Grooms getting more involved in planning the wedding

In the past 5 years, more grooms are having their say with wedding plans and not just “showing up” on the day of the wedding.

“The modern groom is trendy, savvy and stylish and wants to bring aspects of his style to the wedding,” says McKnight, a Brampton wedding planner. With many couples footing the bill, “grooms want to have a say in where those wedding dollars go, including a great suit, a bar stocked with their favourite premium liquors, maybe cigar and scotch after dinner, and an amazing honeymoon.”

Read more of the Toronto Sun article here.

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Dec 102011
There are so many great songs available for your Bride and Groom First Dance.
 Dana & Steve’s first dance at Appleford Estate courtesy of Rachel Clare Photo.
To help you get started, below is a list of the Top 50 First Dance Songs dynamically compiled based on online requests made over the past year at thousands of events across the country.

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Dec 022011

Many people ask me to suggest a song that is fitting for the Bride & Father dance or the Groom & Mother dance, and there are some nice general selections that are fitting.

My best advice is to always ask your Father or Mother if THEY had a song in mind. It shows that you are thinking about their thoughts and this special dance, whether they have something in mind or not.


Remember that your parent has been thinking about this day longer than you have… it will mean so much more to them if you at least ask for their input.

You can find some suggestions for the Top 50 Parent Dances from our music database below:

I hope this makes selecting these songs easier and more enjoyable for you and your Father or Mother.

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