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Background music for Wedding reception slideshow

I am in the process of putting together a slideshow for my reception next month and would appreciate you guys' opinions on what type of music I should put in the background.

Slideshows will consist of pictures when we first met, when we were going out and when we recently took professional shots in the studio.

Should i go with instrumental music only, nice and soothing or doesn't matter ? Maybe some Mariah Carey/Celine Dion/Kenny G perhaps ?

The plan is to show the slideshow after the guests have had a chance to enjoy some meals, possibly in the middle of the reception.

Thanks.
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depends about the lyrics..

what I find, is if you're going to narrate over the slideshow, then only use instrumantals. If you're going to make everyone sit there in silence and watch the slides, spare them the agony and use lyrics with the music.
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the wedding singer soundtrack
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Put your favourite romantic tracks on. I mean it's your wedding and slideshow so do what you want. It's your big, expensive DAY.
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Instrumental would be nice -- but it's up to you.
"The beatings will continue until morale improves". :twisted:

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Sam Roberts - Up rising down under

I used that in my wedding slideshow a couple weeks ago and I think the words are perfect.
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When my wife and I were married we didn't have a slideshow, but for dinner/ceremony music we just went to HMV and grabbed some of their $5 classical CDs. Just make sure they're instrumental only, we didn't notice that one was opera ;)
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Check out the Mad About You soundtrack from the TV show (sample it on Amazon). I know one day I want to use the theme song (Mad About You by Anita Baker). There are also other great songs on there and Paul Reiser wrote in the liner notes that people wanted the theme song for their weddings. Another song I love on the soundtrack is "I Love the Way You Love Me."

Another good song is Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours."

HTH!
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Slide It In - Whitesnake :lol:
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Metallica - Creeping Death or DragonForce - Operation Ground N Pound

Seriously: Forever Love, Endless Rain, Tears, Say Anything.... by X-Japan (instrumental)
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congrats, canabiz!

hope you racked up enough wins from proline to finance your wedding!
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