I forgot to mention my celebrity sighting at the bridal show over the weekend. I saw Marvelous Marvin! I have been listening to oldies since I was about 7 or 8yrs old. In fact whether I liked the music first or the movie Grease is a bit of a chicken or the egg question. Marvelous Marvin has been a local DJ since I was a kid. There he was live and in person.
Maybe I'm the rare bride in the 20-30yr old set set that a)recognized him b)got excited, but it was very exciting. We have planned from the beginning to make our own play list and have a family member MC. For budget and control reasons. But this sighting made me consider for the first time, the possibility of a DJ. Well, not a DJ this DJ. It's not in the cards, but I'm still hanging on to his card.
It's all the warm fuzzy childhood memories and my deep love for oldies music. I always thought if I got married my first dance would be Stand By Me. Mike and I will have our first dance to our song And I Love You So by Don Mclean, but we will dance to Stand By Me before the end of the night I assure you.
The other plus (besides $ and complete control) is we included a song request form on our website so that when guests RSVP they can submit 5 songs at a time they want to hear. It should be a great mix of music. No chicken dance or electric slide. I am insisting on The Twist and the Crocodile Rock, though. There will be a lot of oldies, Beatles songs, 90's music, 80's pop and maybe a Disney song or two.
It's going to be a great party. I urge and implore everyone to wear their dancing shoes. I will take it as a personal insult if every guest doesn't find at least one song to dance to. For those of you who have known me that long (lucky people) I'm finally going to top my 15th birthday dance party! It only took 14yrs.
I want to hear everyone's first dance songs!