It turns out that not actually going to work means that I have a lot of free time on my hands. And since I’m not making as much money as I used to I can’t go wander around the mall, because then I’d just want to spend money; I have to stay home and watch Ellen and Oprah. And blog. And learn how to cook. Life is hard. Don’t worry, I’ll be moving in two weeks, so next week I’ll hypothetically have to spend my hours packing.

Anyway, in the mean time I’ll start crossing things off my wedding to-blog list. Here’s one about our music (or muuu-zac) situation for the reception.

I’m pretty fortunate to say that my DJ is probably one of the best DJs I’ve heard in a really long time. I’m also pretty lucky because my DJ is also my one and only brother! (And I promise that the shameless plug about him being great isn’t because he’s family, but because he really is great.)

You know how some people have that charisma that lights up a room? Yeah, that’s Chris. He has the ability to get the party started by using his words and even more importantly, he can get people moving on the dance floor!

I’m not sure how long ago he started DJing; I think it’s been maybe four years ago? His business, Tuffer Sound has any song you want – and if he doesn’t have it, he’ll get it for you. He also has lights and all the equipment.

*Side story: I don’t know if this is how he came up with the name for his DJ biz, but I like to think it is. So his name is Christopher and when he was younger he liked to pretend he was a wrestler, you know, like Hulk Hogan and all the other WWF wraslters. Well, he would introduce himself as Chris “The Tougher” Torres. So, yeah. I like to think Tuffer Sound came from the days when he’d pretend to wrestle in our living room.*

Okay, now back to the music! I haven’t really talked to Kenny about this, but I’m guessing we’re going to have all the cheesy dances, because I think they’re fun and so do my friends. I’m talking about the Electric Slide (my mom would probably cry if we didn’t have it), Chicken Dance, ChaCha Slide, etc. There will also be lots of oldies, probably some Ranchero and country songs. I want it all! I mean, really, how fun is it to watch your aunts and uncles get down to the Chicken Dance and Hokie Pokie?!

I’m going to have to devote an entire post just to picking our first dance song(s), but in the mean time, here are some songs I’ve been thinking about having throughout the reception:

*Getting Ready Muzak: Goin to the Chapel, One Fine Day
*First Dance: TBD
*Father/Daughter: Butterfly Kisses
*Mother/Son: Kenny gets to pick this one…
*Bouquet Toss: Single Ladies
*Garter: something fun and sexy – is there such a song?
*Cake Cutting: Sugar Sugar, Pour Some Sugar on Me, How Sweet it is (to be loved by you) (need to pick one!)
*Last Song: Time of My Life (Dirty Dancing)

I have yet to come up with a list of songs to play during the dinner, but I’m guessing it’ll consist of mostly Michael Buble, Sinatra, Norah Jones, etc., but I’ll have more on that later.

Can you think of any others to add to the list above?


  1. we did a sibbling dance, since it was really hard for his little sister when we got married…I took her brother.

    For our garter song we did "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy", I love the song, but also as a joke, becuase Pave is SOOO not a cowboy (or anywhere close!)

  2. Love the music choices! It's funny I have almost all of those songs on my list as well; like Goin to the Chapel, Sugar Sugar, How sweet it is to be loved by you and Time of my Life! And the same for the dinner music with Micheal Buble and Norah Jones! You have good taste in music. I was thinking something like Barry White "Can't get enough of your love baby" for the garter part, I think I'll let Matt decide that one though!

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