Something Borrowed

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Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Echuca, Shepparton, Albury, TAS
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What are popular wedding entrance songs for the bride/groom?

Hey... Congrats on your engagement!! Exciting times ahead!! I'm pretty sure you meant for the reception entrance, but I'll run with the crowd here and answer both ceremony entrance and reception entrance. We might just sway your ceremony decision....haha. 

So, for us, we love the "hear a pin drop, take your breath away, not a dry eye in the house" type song.  Played acoustically with the right arrangement, any song can pull this off. So if there's something you wanted to hear but thought it wouldn't fit, hire the right person and it will! Some musicians once hired, including us, will include a demo of the song played the way you want to hear it while walking down the aisle. 

In saying that, our most popular ceremony songs are:

A Thousand Years - Christina Perry

Marry Me - Train

The One - Kodlaine (just recently become really popular at weddings and sounds absolutely beautiful with just acoustic guitar and vocals)

Making Memories of Us - Keith Urban

Make You Feel My Love - Adele (another show stopper with just acoustic and vocals)

All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

Reception entrance - I'm all for picking an upbeat banger! Generally a great MC should be trying to get your guests into a great vibed up mood for the entrance and a cracking song just takes it to the next level. Of course.... just my opinion! 

Here's some from our last month or weddings (beware, it's pretty varied!!)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Happy - Pharell Willilams

All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled, T Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg

Best Day Of My Life - American Authors

You're The Best Thing - Style Council

Sorry - Justin Beiber - That was a pretty funny choice actually, brought the house down...Lol

Good luck with your big day! I'm sure it will be amazing whatever you go with.... remember to soak it all up and have a blast!

Cheers, 

Adam Ray - Something Borrowed

Band or DJ or both?

I'm thinking about having a live band during the ceremony, and a DJ at night. How much realistically should I expect to pay for each? Or should I just go with one for the entire day?

Hey Roxanne,

Congrats on your engagement! Happy days ahead! So, I guess you have to ask yourself what you are after. If you're after anything EDM, then I would say go for a DJ. If you're after music that will cater to all ages at your wedding, most good wedding bands will nail it. Of course, I 'm biased, I will always think live music trumps a DJ. Big decision though. Whoever you go with, ask all the questions you want, no question is a silly question. Music is the biggest make or break part of the night. If you're interested, we play both ceremony and reception and we can MC the night for you for around the 2k mark. That's the whole day covered. This is 90% of our gigs. One less service you have to worry about when it's all in one. Pricing is extremely varied between acts, but I will say you get what you pay for. An experienced band or DJ are worth their weight in gold. It'll bring your night to life! Hope this helps!

Help with my wedding music

Am really stuck for wedding music re cutting cake, bridal waltz etc

Hi there,

First off, congrats on your engagement! What an exciting time ahead! It looks like my colleagues from other bands and duos have pretty much covered all the answers there. If your talking ceremony songs, we can do a really pretty acoustic arrangement of anything you choose, so I would say go with a song that really hits a spot with you and you finance. It doesn't need to be known by your guests at all. Just run with it. As far as the reception goes, as some of the other answers have stated, keep the music varied and not too obscure as there is a huge demographic of people with different tastes all wanting to have a dance and sing along. A good wedding band will know which song to play at the right moment to keep the dance floor full. Here's some of my favourite songs for walking down the aisle or the first dance that we've played, that are not too obvious are (Generally played acoustic with vocals):

Kiss me - Six Pence None the Richer

Turning Page - Sleeping At Last

Thank You - Led Zeppelin

Make You Fell My Love - Adelle

Real Love - The Beatles

The First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes

Good Luck Kim! I hope your day

Stay With You - John Legend

Only You Can Love Me This Way - Keith Urban

As for cutting the Cake, it really is such a fleeting moment that we generally play the original artist recording which 9 times out of ten doesn't make it to the end of the song. I have created a loop of the start to 'Sky Full Of Stars' by Coldplay and usually play that.... couples seem to love it!

Good Luck, I hope this helps and I hope you have a fantastic wedding day!!!

I was wondering what are some good wedding songs?

Looking for some not so obvious ones.

Hi Kim, First off, congrats on your engagement! What an exciting time ahead! It looks like my colleagues from other bands and duos have pretty much covered all the answers there. If your talking ceremony songs, we can do a really pretty acoustic arrangement of anything you choose, so I would say go with a song that really hits a spot with you and you finance. It doesn't need to be known by your guests at all. Just run with it. As far as the reception goes, as some of the other answers have stated, keep the music varied and not too obscure as there is a huge demographic of people with different tastes all wanting to have a dance and sing along. A good wedding band will know which song to play at the right moment to keep the dance floor full. Here's some of my favourite songs for walking down the aisle or the first dance that we've played, that are not too obvious are (Generally played acoustic with vocals):

Kiss me - Six Pence None the Richer

Turning Page - Sleeping At Last

Thank You - Led Zeppelin

Make You Fell My Love - Adelle

Real Love - The Beatles

The First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes

Good Luck Kim! I hope your day

Stay With You - John Legend

Only You Can Love Me This Way - Keith Urban


Good Luck Kim, I hope this helps and I hope you have a fantastic wedding day!!! Adam


What is the best way to create playlists for our reception?

Hi Keren, First, congrats on your engagement! Great stuff! Definitely pick the songs for those key moments i.e. - walking down the aisle, signing the marriage cert, first dance, other than that, I would advise looking through the bands song list and give a handful of songs you'd love to hear and a handful you really don't want played if you see them on the list. The beauty of an experienced band or DJ is knowing what song to play and when to play it. If you pull the reins too tight and pick every song, we don't get to do what we do best... read the crowd. You have nephews to Nannas at weddings so the range has to be wide and varied. We have stuck to a stringent playlist on a couple of occasions and the groom was the only person dancing while other guests just kept requesting other classics that we couldn't play. I hope this helps you out a little and best of luck on your day! Adam


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