The final stage of the official, legally binding wedding paperwork was the return of the requested readings and music list so the full Order of Ceremony can be created. We were required to give details on all of the music that we were planning to use – as it is a civil ceremony there is no sacred music allowed – and this needs to be checked in advance to avoid any vetos happening on the day. In total, we had to provide a list of tracks totalling about 45 minutes, which will be used while the guests are arriving, when I walk down the aisle, when we sign the register and as we exit.
I asked The Bloke for ideas and immediately realised that the process was going to take a lot longer than I had initially anticipated. Quite simply, we have difficulty taking many things seriously when we’re together and hilarity ensued when he looked at his iTunes playlist and started making suggestions…
What resulted was our alternative Wedding Ceremony Playlist – here is just part of it…
Hanson: Mmm Bop
Elvis: Return to Sender (brilliant apparently for when I’m walking down the aisle)
Electric 6: Gay Bar (I’ve been to many and they’ve always been brilliant nights out)
South Park: Eric Cartman’s version of Come Sail Away and Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo
Blue Swede: Hooked on a Feeling (it’s a love song at least)
Jason Donovan: Too Many Broken Hearts
Meat Loaf: Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad
Jermaine Stewart: We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off
Mikey Cyrus: Wrecking Ball
Joe Esposito: You’re the Best
Hairspray: You Can’t Stop the Beat
Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills
Salt n Pepa: Shoop
Neil Diamond: Love on the Rocks
Rage Against the Machine: Killing in the Name
Coolio: Gangsta’s Paradise (the only RAP song I know every single word to)
Beat Farmers: Happy Boy
We did eventually manage to get a playlist and set of readings organised that represents us and isn’t so mushy and loved up that the guests will feel nauseated, and today I went to the register office and handed it all in. So that’s it. We’re on the final countdown (OOH, Europe: The Final Countdown – we didn’t think of that one) and things are getting exciting! There’s a small, cheeky part of me that would like to actually include some of the heavier rock songs while the guests are waiting just for comedy value – the look on The Bloke’s elderly mother’s face as Rage Against the Machine is played would be a picture I’m sure!
What about you guys? What sort of music do you wish you could have got away with using in your wedding ceremony?
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