One area in your wedding where your musical taste can shine is during dinner. This is a low risk time to be experimental with music if you have alternative tastes or want to include something different in your reception. Here are some listings of general categories if you are struggling to find just the right music for your event:
American Standards – includes artists like Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole to name a few. Songs that are popular in this genre are “Come Fly With Me”, “I’ve Got The World On A String”, “L-O-V-E”, “Feelin’ Good”, “Beyond the Sea”, and “Volare”.
Adult Alternative – includes artists like Jack Johnson, Ray Lamontagne, Howie Day, Coldplay, The Fray, Jason Mraz, Amos Lee, David Grayand Matt White to name a few. Some popular songs in this category are “You are the best thing”, “The Woman I Love”, “Satellite”, “I Won’t Give Up”, “This Year’s Love”, “Lucky Man”, “Sweat Pea”, and “Collide”.
Jazz – includes artists like Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughn, Richie Cole, Joanna Eden, Hank Mobley, Dexter Gordan, Milt Jackson and Chris Ingram. Some popular songs in this category are “How Deep Is The Ocean”, “Lover Man”, “Milestones”, “The Nearness of You”, “Walk on by”, “I Can’t Escape From You”, and “Take Five”.
Some other interesting choices that are a little off-the-beaten path (but are still great) include R&B, Neo-Soul, Indie, International/World Music or any mix of the above.