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Inside Weddings shares ideas for your wedding entertainment, including playlists for ceremony music, father-daughter dance ideas, first-dance songs, and more!

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First Dance Tunes: Wedding Songs from the 1970s

A playlist of classic tunes so you and your spouse can get your groove on.

When it comes to the wedding world, the 1970s is sometimes mocked for the powder-blue tuxedos and feathered hair that ran rampant throughout the decade, but there's one aspect where those years really shined: music.


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15 Dreamy First Dance Songs from the 1980s

Go back in time for your wedding with these throwback tunes.

Many of the great love songs of the ‘80s were used in the soundtracks of classic films, such as Top Gun, Sixteen Candles, Dirty Dancing, and Say Anything. If you have a connection to one of these films, the respective song could be a great choice.


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The Beatles Wedding Songs: From the Processional to Special Dances

The popular band The Beatles has many tunes perfect wedding songs for your celebration.

The band’s massive popularity means their songs tend to be crowd-pleasers. As such, tunes from the “Fab Four” can be great selections to use throughout your wedding day.


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Music Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Wedding

It can really make or break your day.

While there are plenty of minor mishaps that can happen during your wedding that can quickly become a fun memory, something going wrong with the music can wind up having a real adverse affect on both you and your guests’ enjoyment of the big day.


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What You Need to Know If You Want Fireworks at Your Wedding

If you'll be celebrating your nuptials with a bang, read these tips first.

Fireworks are a staple for the Fourth of July, but they're also becoming more and more common at weddings!


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Father-Daughter Dance Song Ideas Chosen by Real Brides

Be inspired by these popular and unique tunes for your father-daughter dance.

To offer some assistance, we've gathered all of the father-daughter dance songs chosen by the brides featured in the 2018 and 2019 issues of Inside Wedding.


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A Relaxing Playlist to Inspire Wedding Planning

15 songs to serve as the soundtrack to your planning process.

Whether you need to relax as you work on the logistics of your big day or if you need background noise to help you focus, this list of romantic instrumental versions of songs will help as you research which vendors to hire for your event.


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Wedding Processional Songs Chosen by Real Brides & Grooms

Be inspired by these traditional and unique tunes for your ceremony processional song.

Some couples decided to walk down the aisle to the tried-and-true wedding music, while others had string trios or acoustic guitarists perform renditions of modern hits, and some brides and grooms chose their favorite tunes in all of their original glory.


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A Charming Playlist for Your Cocktail Hour

Kick off your wedding celebration with these well-loved tunes.

Have you thought about what should play in the background of the cocktail hour? Probably not.


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A Romantic Playlist for Before Your Ceremony

Help pass the time and set the mood while your guests await your vow exchange.

It may seem silly, but think about it: when you attend someone’s nuptials, you arrive before the ceremony starts.

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