Mother Son Dance Song – Skipping by Eddie Vedder

I love going off-the-beaten-path, finding unique, meaningful, and powerful songs to suggest to my couples for every part of their wedding day!

This one comes from Eddie Vedder, and is a wonderful song to share as a Mother/Son dance.  It can also be used for the seating of mothers & grandmothers at the beginning of the ceremony!

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Eddie Vedder – Skipping

I didn’t have to ask you, just took my hand
Off we went skipping throughout the land
The sky was blue and the blood filled my head
Me and you skipping throughout the land
All of my life from beginning to end
What I remember is holding your hand
And all that I’ll cherish is that time that we’ve spent
Me and you skipping throughout the land

All the loves lost and the one that I found
You lifted my gaze up off of the ground
Forever we’ll talk and forever we’ll drown
In each other skipping around

Gravity pulls so many men down
The atmosphere breathes but not in this town
You took me away and you held me so proud
Skipping, skipping, skipping around

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Could not keep me from holding your hand
When all that I wanted was something to protect
And all that I needed was your voice in my head
And all I remember from this life that I lived
Is me and you skipping throughout the land

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Wedding DJ Review – Rocklin Golf Club

I worked with Kari & Ron this last Saturday at Rocklin Golf Club.  They were so much fun, and had a great group of folks celebrating with them.  It was an absolute pleasure working with them to make it so special.  Based on this, I’d say “Mission Accomplished!”

KARI

“We just loved Justin! My husband and I were impressed with Justin from the first meeting throughout the entire wedding planning. Justin is so organized and thoughtful and an all around genuine good guy to have as a DJ and very professional. We had a broad music mix throughout the night, and we couldn’t have chosen a better DJ to do the job. We made very – very last minute decisions and Justin came through with every one of our requests. He made it such an easy process from the start to finish and went the extra mile to make our wedding day a success. And not to mention he sounds great on the microphone and all his announcements were perfect! Also, the sound system he provided was A+. All of our family and friends danced the night away. What a relief to have a DJ that was personal, completely listened to us and truly cares about making your special day unforgettable! We highly recommend Justin for your wedding and/or any events you may be planning, He is a great DJ and you will not be disappointed with his services. Thank you Justin.

Wedding: 05/17/2014
Services Used: DJ”
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Bouquet Toss: Song Ideas & Alternatives

To toss, or not to toss

For many modern brides, this is the question.  No wedding tradition needs to be adhered to steadfastly, and you should never feel pressured to include anything you aren’t excited about in your wedding day.  If a certain tradition has significance for you, or you just like it because it’s FUN, then include it in your celebration!  

The bouquet toss is one of the traditional elements that is familiar to most of us.

Many contemporary brides love this tradition, and it’s almost always a high-energy focal-point when it is included.  It’s becoming quite common though, for brides to either choose an alternative to the traditional bouquet toss, or to opt out of it altogether.

First, some history

Why do we do it, and where did it come from?  The tossing of the bridal bouquet is a custom with roots in England.  It was believed to be a way for the bride to pass along her good fortune to others.  Bridal guests would try to tear away pieces of the bride’s clothing and flowers in order to obtain this fortune.  In an attempt to get away from this tearing of her gown, the bride would toss her bouquet into the crowd.  As tradition has it, the single lady who catches the bouquet has received the bride’s fortune and will be next in line to marry.

What else can we do?

Many things can be done instead of the traditional tossing of the bouquet.  Here are just a few fun ideas:

  • Presentation.  Present the bouquet to someone special.  Work with your MC to include a short message letting folks know who you’re presenting your bouquet to, and why.
    • Your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother
    • Recently engaged friend
    • Someone celebrating a recent or near birthday, anniversary, etc.
    • Longest married couple
    • Your sister(s).  Use multiple bouquets as-needed
    • Anyone, for any reason you like!
  • Alternatives.  Instead of tossing a bouquet, you can toss other fun items instead.
    • Teddy Toss.  If there are a good number of young children present, you can do a “Teddy Toss” instead. Have the children gather together in the usual formation, and toss a small-to-medium sized stuffed animal.  This is a huge crowd favorite, and is a great way to include children in the celebration.  Can be done in addition to the traditional bouquet toss as well!
    • Glow Sticks.  Toss a home-made “bouquet” of glow sticks to be passed out by whoever catches it.  Great way to get the party started on the dancefloor once the lights go down!
Song Suggestions
Want some fun song ideas for your bouquet toss?  Here are the Top 50 choices from 2013!
1   Beyonce   Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
2   Lauper, Cyndi   Girls Just Want To Have Fun
3   Guetta, David Feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj   Where Them Girls At
4   Weather Girls   It’s Raining Men
5   Benatar, Pat   Hit Me With Your Best Shot
6   Twain, Shania   Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
7   Little Big Town   Little White Church
8   Ludacris Feat. Mystikal   Move B***H
9   Spice Girls   Wannabe
10   Beyonce   Run The World (Girls)
11   Furtado, Nelly   Maneater
12   Buble, Michael   Haven’t Met You Yet
13   Kool & The Gang   Ladies Night
14   No Doubt   Just A Girl
15   Blondie   One Way Or Another
16   Kelis   Milkshake
17   Jepsen, Carly Rae   Call Me Maybe
18   Beastie Boys   Girls
19   Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & Pink, Christina   Lady Marmalade
20   Jackson, Michael   P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
21   Queen   Another One Bites The Dust
22   Orbison, Roy   Oh, Pretty Woman
23   Rihanna   Only Girl (In The World)
24   Bryan, Luke   Country Girl (Shake It For Me)
25   Mcbride, Martina   This One’s For The Girls
26   Survivor   Eye Of The Tiger
27   Beastie Boys   Hey Ladies
28   Stefani, Gwen   Hollaback Girl
29   Destiny’s Child   Independent Women Part 1
30   West, Kanye Feat. Jamie Foxx   Gold Digger
31   Fergie   Clumsy
32   Hilson, Keri   Pretty Girl Rock
33   Valentine, Brooke Feat. Big Boi & Lil’ Jon   Girlfight
34   Jones, Tom   She’s A Lady
35   Motley Crue   Girls, Girls, Girls
36   Springfield, Dusty   Wishin’ And Hopin’
37   Hendrix, Jimi   Foxey Lady
38   Mars, Bruno   Marry You
39   Ross, Diana & The Supremes   You Can’t Hurry Love
40   Benatar, Pat   Love Is A Battlefield
41   Keys, Alicia   Girl On Fire
42   Perry, Katy   California Gurls
43   702   Where My Girls At?
44   Beyonce   Diva
45   Beyonce   Love On Top
46   Fergie Feat. Ludacris   Glamorous
47   Gomez, Selena   Come & Get It
48   Def Leppard   Pour Some Sugar On Me
49   Dixie Cups   Chapel Of Love
50   Kravitz, Lenny   American Woman
Whatever you decide… 
Your DJ/MC should be able to help you pull off a smooth-flowing, and high-energy celebration, and they should be more than happy to provide you with a lot of info like this for every aspect of your wedding day.  They should have plenty of great ideas about options and alternatives as well.If the DJs you’re talking to don’t seem to have this type of knowledge, experience, or info for you, keep looking until you find one that DOES.
Better yet, just give me a call!  916-223-4508

10 Unique First Dance Ideas

When you work with Sounds To Go, you get no shortage of song suggestions for every part of your wedding day celebration.

Sometimes choosing the First Dance song that speaks best to the two of you is tricky, especially if you want it done in a way that isn’t overly common or expected.  If your selection is in a musical style or genre you like to listen to yourself, even better!

Here on DreamWedding.com are some great, contemporary selections that are somewhat off-the-beaten-path.

Enjoy!