Platinum Productions

Bill and Sandra Smithís Magic of Music

1410 Bramble Drive, Durham NC, 27712 Phone 919 604-2850

Fax 919 471-5043

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Ceremony & Reception Planner






Wedding Ceremony (If we are providing music)



Cocktail Hour (if we are providing music)



Reception Start



Grand Entrance



Receiving Line (approx. 25min./100 guests...very time consuming)









Meal (Wedding Party first)



Cake Cutting



First Dance



Wedding Party Dance (can be combined with first dance)



Father - Daughter Dance (can be combined with Mother - Son Dance)



Mother - Son Dance (can be combined with Father - Daughter Dance)



Open Dancing



Bouquet Toss



Garter Toss



Special Formalities or Skits



Open Dancing



Last Bride & Groom Dance



Last Dance


Note: The printed order of events is only a suggestion. Every reception is different and this is YOUR wedding. Any event may be added, eliminated, or rearranged, as long as it is clearly indicated on this table. Assign a sequence number to the events and mark with an "X" those that you are not doing. Remember to review this schedule with your caterer.


Bride and Grooms Contact information

Bride's Name and phone:                   Groom's Name and phone:

Wedding Date:                 Setup Start Time:       Music Start Time:       End Time:


Location Information

Name/Address of Venue:  

Contact Name:                                                                                                  


Primary Room Name/Location/Floor:

Will music be needed in other rooms at any time (such as cocktail hour)? If so, what, where, when?


General Information

Number of Guests:                                                          Adults:                                                  Children:


Is there any "dead air" time during which we should not play?

Please describe & indicate when:


Dress: The Magic of Music will be dressed in formal attire (tuxedo) unless you indicate otherwise. If your event is not formal and you prefer less formal attire, detail preferences here. If nothing is indicated we will assume it is a formal event.


Contact Information for Other Event Professionals

Please give business name, contact name, phone & fax for each of the following.

Party Planner:





Is it okay to acknowledge the above people during the reception?




Event Details

Music For Ceremony (if we are providing)

Wedding Party Entrance (suggestions)

·        Canon in D - Pachelbel (Traditional)

·        Claire de Lune - DeBussy (Traditional)

·        Shepherd Moons - Enya (Contemporary)

·        Watermark - Enya (Contemporary)

·        Theme form Chariots of Fire (Contemporary)

·        Chapel of Love - Dixie Cups (Contemporary)

·        Other?

Bride's Entrance (suggestions)

·        Bridal March/Bridal Chorus - Wagner (Traditional)

·        Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke (Traditional)

·        Always forever – Donna Lewis

·        Caribbean Blue - Enya (Contemporary)

·        Wedding Song –Paul Stookey(Contemporary)

·        Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison (Contemporary)

·        Other?

Exodus - Husband and Wife (suggestions)

·        Wedding March - Mendelssohn (Traditional)

·        Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel (Traditional)

·        Theme from Chariots of Fire (Contemporary)

·        By the Time This Night is Over - Kenny G/Peabo Bryson (Contemporary)

·        We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters (Contemporary)

·        Other?  Oh Yeah!!!!

 Event Details



Cocktail Hour for Reception

Will there be a cocktail hour before the reception (circle YES/NO)

Is the cocktail hour in the same room/area?

If not, where will this be located?

Music for cocktail hour: (please circle)     


Soft Rock

Show Tunes                       


Light Classic

Classic Light Listening

New Age


Other (Specify):

 Reception Introductions and Grand Entrance


Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer

Crocket's Theme - Jan Hammer

Eye Of The Tiger -  Survivor

Get Ready For This - 2 Unlimited

Green Onions - Booker T. & The MGís

Love's Theme - Love unlimited

Monday Night Football Theme  ABC Sports

Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band

Rock & Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter

Sirius(Chicago Bulls Theme) - Alan Parsonís Project

St. Elmoís Fire: Love Theme - David Foster Orchestra

White Wedding -  Billy Idol


2001: A Space Odyssey Theme - Richard Strauss

Another One Bites The Dust - Queen

Celebration - Kool & The Gang

Go Daddy-O - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

I Got You(I Feel Good)- James Brown

Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang

Olympic Anthem - John Williams & The Boston Pops

Rocky Theme - Bill Conti

Star Wars Theme - John Williams

Tonight Show Theme -  Doc Seversen

Trumpet Voluntary - Henry Purcell

Waiting For Tonight - Jennifer Lopez

We Are Family -  Sister Sledge

What I Like About You - The Romantics

Wipeout - The Surfaris

Please list those to be introduced during the grand entrance in the order they will be introduced. You can choose different songs for each person or one for the entire group. (Use back or additional sheets if necessary. If you want, interesting tidbits of information about relationships to you can be announced—if so, please write details below each personís name.)

Introductions can be performed by The Magic of Music, or by someone else. (Requests to change this at the reception will only be honored if given directly by the Bride or Groom to the DJ.) Who will be performing the introductions?

 Suggested order of introductions: (Note: you can opt to have the grandparents rise in their seats and recognize them there)

1.       Bride's Grandparents

2.       Groom's Grandparents

3.       Bride's Parents

4.       Groom's Parents

5.       Ushers

6.       Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

7.       Flower/Ring Bearers

8.       Maid/Matron of Honor (Can be combined with best man)

9.       Best Man (Can be combined with maid/matron of honor)

10.    Bride & Groom



Phonetic Pronunciation(s)

How to Introduce


































































For bride and groom, please clearly indicate how you want us to introduce you. Some common possibilities (given Jane Doe marrying John Buck): Jane and John Buck, John and Jane Buck, Mr. & Mrs. John Buck



Blessing?                                             Name (with phonetic pronunciation) to be introduced to lead the blessing:


Toast?                                                   Name (with phonetic pronunciation) to be introduced to offer the toast:

                                (Usually the Best Man, could also be the Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor together)


Should person giving the Blessing and the toast be introduced, or simply handed the microphone (circle one)?

Will there be other people offering toasts? If so, describe:

After the toast, do you want the DJ to ask "Does anyone else want to say something to the bride or groom or offer a toast?"

After the toast, do you want the DJ to ask, "Do the bride or groom have anything to say?"



While guests are waiting for food, we can encourage other couples to come out on the floor and slow dance. Is this OK with you AND the caterer?

Music for dinner hour: (Circle Choices)

Jazz        Soft Rock              Show Tunes                        Holiday                Light Classic       Classic Light Listening

New Age              Classical              Other (Specify):


The Bride and Groomís First Dance

Your selection of Music for the first dance (slow song recommended):

All My Life - Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville

Amazed - Lonestar

At Last - Etta James

Because You Loved Me -  Celine Dion

Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

Every Time I Close My Eyes - Kenny G & Babyface

From This Moment On - Shania Twain

Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison

Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart

Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman- Bryan Adams

I Could Not Ask For More - Edwin McCain

I Do(Cherish You) -98 degrees

I Finally Found Someone -Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams

Iíll Be - Edwin McCain

I Love The Way You Love Me - John Michael Montgomery

It Had To Be You - Harry Connick, Jr.

Itís Your Love - Faith Hill & Tim McGraw

Only You(And You Alone) - The Platters

Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden

Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

When A Man Loves A Woman - Michael Bolton When I Fall In Love - Celine Dion & Clive Griffin

 Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dances

Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances can be combined or can be separate. Do you want them together or separate (circle one)? If separate, who dances first: Father/Bride or Mother/Groom (circle one)? If separate, also indicate which song for each below.

Music for Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance (suggestions follow):

Because You Loved Me   Celine Dion

Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle

Daddyís Little Girl - Al Martino

Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison

Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart

Iíll Be There For You - The Rembrandts

My Girl -  The Temptations

A Song For Mama - Boyz II Men

Sunrise, Sunset - Fiddler On The Roof

Through The Years - Kenny Rogers

Unforgettable - Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole

What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Thatís What Friends Are For- Dion Warwick & Friends

Wind Beneath My Wings- Bette Midler

Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton







Open Dancing for your Guests

How do you want to start off the general dancing after the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances?

We recommend playing some additional slow songs, and then going into a high-energy follow-along dance. Some specific suggestions follow:

Here are some popular slow songs:

·        Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

·        Unforgettable - Dinah Washington, Natalie Cole, or Nat King Cole

·        Canít Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

Getting things started after slow song:

·        Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger

·        In the Mood - Glenn Miller

·        Twist and Shout - The Beatles

·        `70s Rock

·        We Are Family - Sister Sledge

·        Celebration - Kool and the Gang

·        Group/Participation Dance

·        YMCA - Village People

·        Electric Slide - Marcia Griffiths

·        Hokey Pokey - Various

·        Chicken Dance - Various

·        Conga Line - Various

 Cake Cutting

Music to play during cake cutting (suggestions follow):

Cut The Cake - Average White Band

 Donít Be Cruel - Elvis Presley

Hit Me With Your Best Shot- Pat Benatar

How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees       Jaws Theme- John Williams

Love And Marriage- Frank Sinatra    Mack The Knife- Bobby Darin

St. Elmoís Fire: Love Theme- David Foster Orchestra     Sugar, Sugar- The Archies

Ubelievable - Diamond Rio     When Iím Sixty-Four- The Beatles

 Bouquet and Garter

Here are some of the "All Time Musical Favorite Songs for the Bouquet and Garter:

Bouquet Toss

American Woman- The Guess Who

 American Woman - Lenny Kravitz

 Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

 California Girls - The Beach Boys

 Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups

 Express Yourself - Madonna

 Girls Just Want To Have Fun- Cyndi Lauper

 Hit Me With Your Best Shot- Pat Benatar

 Just A Girl- No Doubt

 Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang

 Look At Me, Iím Sandra Dee - Stockard Channing

 Man, I Feel Like A Woman - Shaniah Twain

 Material Girl - Madonna

My Loviní(Never Gonna Get It)- En Vogue

Oh Pretty Woman- Roy Orbison

Our Lips Are Sealed- Go-Goís

We Got The Beat- Go-Goís

Groom Removes Garter and Garter Toss and Garter Catcher Puts Garter on Bouquet Catcherís Leg

Do you want the garter catcher to put the garter on the leg of the bouquet catcher? (OPTIONAL only if 16 years old or older)

Bad Boys(Cops Theme) - Inner Circle   Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood

Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf     Hot Legs - Rod Stewart

Iím Too Sexy- Right Said Fred     Itís Raining Men - The Weather Girls

Jump Around - House Of Pain     Legs -ZZ Top    Love Machine- The Miracles    Macho Man-Village People    Mission: Impossible Theme- Larry Mullen & Adam Clayton    Oh Yeah!-Yello

Peter Gunn Theme-Henry Mancini     Rock & Roll Pt 2- Gary Glitter

Sharp Dressed Man- ZZ Top     Staying Alive- The Bee Gees    Superfreak pt 1 - Rick James

U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer   Who Let The Dogs Out- Baha Men

You Can Leave Your Hat On- Joe Cocker     You Sexy Thing-Hot Chocolate

Ethnic Dances

Please indicate any specific ethnic dances you want to do:



Please indicate if you want any specific song dedications: Birthdays? Anniversaries:              Other?

Please provide occasion, names (with phonetic pronunciation), and song title(s) with artist(s) and if there is any specific point during the reception you would like these:


Follow-Along Dances

If there were any particular dances you would like us to set up, please indicate them here. Also, there are a variety of skits that we can use to get your guests involved. Here are some follow-along dances and skits:

·        Címon ĎN Ride It (The Train)

·        Limbo

·        Electric Slide

·        Hokey Pokey

·        Macarena

·        Conga

·        Chicken Dance

·        Old Time Rock n Roll

Last Dance

 Is there a special song you want to dance to right before you formally leave the reception?

 Music for last dance (some suggestions follow):

Closing Time –Semisonic    Goodnight Sweetheart- The Spaniels

Good Riddance(Time Of Your Life)- Greenday    Hit The Road Jack- Buster Poindexter

Iíve Had The Time Of My Life- Jennifer Warnes & Bill Medley

Kiss Him Goodbye(Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey)- Steam

Last Dance- Donna Summer

Save The Last Dance For Me-The Drifters

Unforgettable- Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole

We Go Together-Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta

Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton

As a final noteÖThank you for the time you have put into this planner. Our attention to detail is what I am most proud of. If you have any questions or suggestions please call or email. We pride ourselves in our quick responses to your needs. If we can be of further service through your planning, don't hesitate to contact us. Consider us as an additional resource for ideas, suggestions, and advice. We've seen a lot of weddings! We've learned a few things along the way. Use us to your fullest advantage.

Best wishes to you!


Bill Smith

"The Magic of Music "