Monday, November 2, 2009

Music Monday # 1 (The Garter Toss)

Ok, so I have seen several blogs where brides share songs they like for potential use in our weddings or whatever.  I thought that was kind of cool as I *love* all things music.  I even have a playlist in my ipod of all the songs I have selected to use in things like the ceremony, grand entrance, first dance, bouquet toss, wedding video, etc.  Yes, I unfortunately listen to it almost every day - and I still have 5 1/2 months to go! 

Since I love just about any type of genre (except for vulgar gangsta rap), you will find all kinds of things from pop, love songs, oldies, soft rock, classic rock, hard rock, techno, disco, hip hop, Christian and the list goes on.  But to start off with my very first music post, I thought I would share something from my sister's wedding playbook.  She is uber creative when it comes to song selections and we had so much fun with all the choices at her wedding three years ago. 

If you've got the funny bone for it, this is the song she played as the DJ called all the 'single' fellas out onto the floor for the garter removal and toss.  You can skip to 1:00 in as that is where the chorus begins and she had her DJ start the song at that point :)

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (Even the Losers)

Now once the guys were on the floor and this song had been playing, it was time for the groom to dive under that dress and remove the garter...which he of course did with his teeth (and a little bit of a vulgar movement that I will not go into detail about - but you can see it in this post in the 3rd video down).  But when he finally emerged with the garter in his teeth, my sis instructed him to look hard at the garter.  She surprised him with a San Diego Chargers football garter in the team colors and with a football charm on it - it's his like lifetime favorite team!  To which, at that point, when this little tidbit was noticed, the DJ began to play this funny theme song (I threw in a little funny music video that some kids did to the song for your own viewing enjoyment):

San Diego Super Chargers Theme Song

So what do you think, fellow brides?  Is she funny or what?  What are your plans for your garter removal and toss song?  Anything?  Though I have selected so many songs for the other elements of our big day, the 3 songs I have not yet selected are the garter toss, bouquet toss and cake cutting (sigh).  I will definitely be enlisting the baby sis' help!


{Cassandra} said...

Love that you have started your own music Monday. It's so much fun to share music with other people!

Kristy said...

I say - if you are going to do the garter toss funny is def. the way to go!!! Can't wait to hear your other selections!

Chocolate Lover said...

Funny for sure! I haven't even thought about having a specific song for the garter toss! Need to get FH on that!

Katerina @ GirlWithARing said...

We're not doing a garter toss, but I think these are really fun ideas!

PS I did use your venue questionnaire at all the places we visited - thanks so much for sending that along. It was really helpful because the coordinators would often be talking very very quickly, so I had just enough time to circle/fill in answers. It would have been tough to take notes without one of those. Thanks again - I really appreciate you sharing it with me!

PartyPlannerGal said...

Haha, I love it! We won't be doing a garter or bouquet toss, but if we were going to, I would want the music to be funny like your selection.

New Mexican Bride said...

You know it's funny because Matt wants to do the garter toss and I don't lol. Hmmm maybe I should let him pick the song then! =)

buhdoop said...

Lol, I am not sure if we will do a garter toss, only because I don't want to be the center of attention (ironic yes). But they always seem so funny!

Miss T said...

No garter toss for us - but I think humor is definitely the winner when it comes to this.

I've been trawling you tube all morning for wedding music.

Miss T said...

Left you a little something on my blog - but I notice you already have it. Never mind - just wanted you to know I liked that we're blog buddies!

Katie said...

I'm so glad you started up a Music Monday as well! :)

I still have yet to blog about our garter toss/bouquet toss songs...but I'm seriously considering a little Rod Stewart "Hot Legs" for the garter toss...hahahaha! Makes me giggle every time I think about it.

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