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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Red Flags in the Wedding Cake

It's probably fair to say that most engaged couples choose together the song to which they will dance their first dance as man and wife. The first bridal dance takes on many forms these days, from choreographed Arthur Murray 10-lesson routines to a barely rocking embrace while the band croons out "We've Only Just Begun." I once attended a wedding where the bridal couple danced to "(Hunka Hunka) Burning Love" by Elvis Presley. Definitely not your parents' sedate waltz.

My husband's and my song choice, Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton, gave us pause for its divergence from traditional lyrics. After all, we weren't 20-somethings; would a classic rock song that talks about getting too wasted to drive home be inappropriate? We just liked it, so to hell with convention. But imagine if your fiance suggested one of the following songs...could he be he trying to tell you something?

Love Hurts by Nazareth
Battle Hymn of Love by Kathy Mattea
Sad to Belong to Someone Else [When the Right One Comes Along] by England Dan and John Ford Coley
Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor
[If You Can't Be With the One You Love] Love the One You're With by Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Beautiful Disaster by Kelly Clarkson
My Favorite Mistake by Sheryl Crow
Gives You Hell by All American Rejects

What's your pick? What wedding dance song choice would leave you standing alone at the altar?

Cynthia Polansky
"Expect the Unexpected"

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