Sunday, May 29, 2005

2 Questions

Recently a Bride asked about an appropriate song for a Mother/Son-Father/Daughter dance. This Bride did not want an overly emotional song, just something to honor the parents.

Here is my answer:

What you need is a devotional song that's not too personal or sappy.

Songs like THESE fit the bill here. They are lighthearted, upbeat and refrain from grandiose emotion:

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)- James Taylor

You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You- Dean Martin

What A Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong

The Long and Winding Road- The Beatles

Have I Told You Lately- Rod Stewart or Van Morrison

Beautiful in My Eyes- Joshua Kadison

There are many others. You can type the title of any song into Google, along with the word "lyrics", if you want to check the words. Google results will list several websites that offer the lyrics free of charge.

Another Bride inquired about the "Money Dance". She was concerned about it being tacky but still wanted the opportunity to dance with her guests.

My suggestion:

Call it a "Honeymoon Dance" and let your guests know this is their chance to wish you luck on your new life, while they share a dance with you. The idea is to "romanticize" it.

Make sure to mention where the Honeymoon is and not mention "dollars" or "money". They will get the drift. Some (most) will give you cash anyway. ALL will enjoy dancing with you one on one.

Play songs that tie in with where your Honeymoon is if possible. Hawaiian, Caribbean, etc.

Happy Listening,

DJ Craig

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