Wedding Music Do’s and Dont’s – Part 3

Rocking Out to R-rated Songs

Yes, these are more liberal times, but be careful not to confuse being hip with relating the wrong message at your wedding. This is your day, but there’s a line with music you should avoid crossing. Cee Lo’s ‘Forget You’ is fair, but his other version is pushing it.

Beyond profanity, please consider the song’s lyrics and meaning. Your band has to present and sing those lyrics. There may be a very innocent inside joke behind some of your choices, but 60 year old Uncle George from Georgia will be on the dance floor with your 6 year old flower girl from San Francisco. Keep it somewhat sensible for most of your guests.

Too much of a (good) thing

You both may truly be in love love with late ’80s hair bands for the rest of your life, but with five full hours of Poison and Def Leppard, some of your guests actually go deaf. A night of Nirvana or a totally rap-based reception is just as bad.

Including your favorite genre is perfectly fine, but do so in moderation. Your wedding is a celebration of your relationship, one that involves music. It is also a gift to share with family and friends. Keep them in mind when you sit down to make up your playlist. Throw your parents a thank you with a Frank Sinatra or a Nat King Cole here and there. Seeing them and all of your friends enjoy the night will be well worth a little Louis Armstrong or Michael Buble’


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