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Monday, February 16, 2009

Fun Idea: Asking Wedding Guests for Song Requests

Picture of Ray LaMontagne (I love "Hold You in My Arms")

I was blog hopping the other day and I saw an RSVP card that had a place for guests to write in a song request for the reception.

Then today, I checked out a 2000dollarwedding kindred spirit's blog: Panther City Bride. Jasmine had a link to her sassy wedding website that has a form for guests to use to request a song.

Brilliant idea! It's such an easy way to build your song list, and it helps guests feel more connected to the event. I can only imagine how excited guests will be when their songs come on.

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Summer said...

We're putting song requests on our RSVP cards, too! It's one of the things I'm most excited about.

Fall Wedding Bride said...

awesome, thanks for this idea! I am getting married Sept of 2010 and I just started planning and just started my own Blog. So I am excited to see what everyone else is doing. This is a great idea!

Nicole said...

I love that idea! My partner and I had talked about it, and we're going to do it since we're all about the ipod reception. It'll help us choose songs.

yoyohanna said...

Yeah! That's what we're doing. It'd be so rad to hear your requested song at a friend's wedding!!! I wonder if there would be an easy way of keeping track of who requested what so that when a song comes on one could make a "shout out"??

We're both avid music lovers as are most of our friends so music is figuring prominently throughout our special day! I can't wait to see/hear what people suggest!

Autumn said...

I stole this idea from a friend and we have a spot on our RSVP cards too. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Genuine idea! I'll be getting married soon and this is definitely I'm going to do too.

Grace said...

I wonder how to have the song requests entered online and that the guests would know after submitting the form that if their song(s) had already been chosen, they'd need to choose other ones.

Eleanor said...

I don't want to be a downer, but it's also important to set expectations that you may not play every song and reserve rights to veto. Both my husband and I are music-lovers and had a pretty clear idea of what we wanted. We had a small to mid-sized (65 people) wedding and asked people to make requests. Some requests from family friends who are dearly loved, but have VERY different musical sensibilities and tastes were just out of the question.

It may be a good idea to outline generally what direction you are going in musically if you basic idea of the kind of generes you like (80s, Plucky indie music, soul, rock, cheezy dance music, etc.) and let people know that you will be mostly sticking to that type of music and that they should make requests accordingly and/or that you may not play all requests.

This will (hopefully) prevent misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and/or guilt from the married couple that they left out uncle Harry's selection from 'Hooked on Yodeling'.

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