Setting the right tone at your wedding reception is influenced by many factors, the food, the ambiance of the venue and the music. Celebrate your love with a high note by picking the right songs to play at your wedding including the praise-worthy songs played at the chapel to the dance-inspiring songs to play at the reception. Whether you have a live musicians on hand, are using the services of a DJ or have just put together a wedding playlist for your iPod (and why not), make sure your favorite songs are in the musical queue for the evening. Also, make sure your dance debut is as debonair as possible. A swank pair of personalized cufflinks, like our bow tie cufflinks, make a dashing statement in the spotlight. Also, a pair of engraved cufflinks makes a great selection in groomsmen gifts for your tuxedo-clad gang. Check out GroomStand.com for an array of other awesome groomsmen gifts that will have everyone stomping their feet in appreciation.
Back to the music! While you surely have your own favorite songs, check out the tunes that various celebrities played at their weddings _ of course, most of the marriages didnÍt last much longer than the songs themselves!
Wedding Songs From Celebrity Marriages That DIDNÍT Last:
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were serenaded by opera legend Andrea Bocelli. Of course, Tom had to get his microphone time in too, snatching it from Bocelli to sing his rendition of The Righteous Brothers' and a reprise of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling," which he crooned in ñTop Gun.î
Courtney Cox and David Arquette listened to Paul McCartneyÍs "Maybe I'm Amazed" as part of the wedding ceremony. WhatÍs not so amazing is that this marriage didnÍt last in the celebrity world.
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline danced their first dance to JourneyÍs ñCity by the Bay.î Even though K-Fed was a great dancer (she met him in her back up dancer entourage), the marriage waltzed right off into divorce land.
Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen cemented their married status with a first dance to "Open Arms" by Journey. With SheenÍs penchant for CRAZY, the two called it quits four years later in one of the ugliest divorce battles in Hollywood history.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony walked down the aisle to VivaldiÍs "Four Seasons." Though the pair had plenty in common including professions and a pair of twins, the classical music couldnÍt spare the fact that the union wouldnÍt last.
Tori Spelling and Charlie Shanian actually used Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babeî for their recessional. The couple split a year later after Spelling began an affair with her now second husband, Dean McDermott. Spelling and McDermott chose a more classical tune, "Air" from Handel's Water Music.
Billy Joel and Katie Lee waltzed their first dance to "Moon River," but not before Joel performed around 20 songs onstage with the wedding band. Joel didnÍt keep his ñUptown Girl,î the pair called it quits after about 5 years of marriage.
Songs From Celebrity Marriages That DID Last:
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartener: The soundtrack to their love was to the Righteous BrothersÍ ñUnchained Melody.î While they have had some relationship difficulties per the gossip magazines, the couple _who are parents of three kids together _ are still married.
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss: Trump married his third wife and incorporated "Ave Maria" into their lavish wedding ceremony. The Donald and his model wife are still together living the fabulous life.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban celebrated their big day to Etta JamesÍ ñAt Last,î selecting the song for their first dance. Unlike Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher who also used the same song, the Kidman-Urban marriage is still going strong.
Celine Dion and Rene Angelil went all out at the wedding, hiring a 21-piece orchestra directed by David Foster perform a rendition of ñThe Colour of My Loveî which is, not surprisingly, one of DionÍs own songs. The diva seems to be rooted in her romance, the two met when she was just 12, married in 1994 and then renewed vows in 2000 _ remaining happily wed to this day.
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy finished of their vows memorably, strutting up the aisle to James Brown's "I Feel Good." There is no scandal in this once Desperate Housewives history; the pair have remained married for a long time by Hollywood standards.