This list was originally posted on Canvas and Clover, a now-defunct blog featuring wedding advice. We were asked to develop a handful of sample playlists for them to share with their readers, and since their site is down now, we figured it would be a good idea to post them here for posterity. We've updated each of them a bit from their original form in 2008, and if you have any additional suggestions please leave them in the comments! As professional disc jockeys in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metro area, we’re thrilled that couples are now requesting more personalized music than ever for their wedding. Gone are the days of cheesy, cookie-cutter receptions where everyone knows the music but no one, including the bride and groom, likes it much. Couples now are choosing songs that reflect their own unique tastes on the most special day of their lives.
Here, we share some suggestions for indie and alternative music for weddings, straight from our clients’ requests and our own collection. Enjoy!
Indie Wedding Songs:
Verve: Sonnet Echo & the Bunnymen: Rust Hold Steady: Stuck Between Stations Old 97's: Designs on You Rilo Kiley: Silver Lining Arctic Monkeys: I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor Detroit Cobras: Cha Cha Twist Feist: 1,2,3,4 Hot Hot Heat: Middle of Nowhere Modest Mouse: Dashboard Go Team: Huddle Formation Jose Gonzalez: Heartbeats The Von Bondies: C'Mon C'Mon Decemberists: Yankee Bayonet Band of Horses: No One’s Gonna Love You The Postal Service: Grow Old With Me Cowboy Junkies: Anniversary Song Death Cab for Cutie: I Will Follow You Into the Dark Le Tigre: Deceptacon Nick Drake: Pink Moon Bright Eyes: First Day of My Life Badly Drawn Boy: Magic in the Air Regina Spektor: Us Frou Frou: Let Go Elliott Smith: Between the Bars Belle and Sebastian: Expectations Iron and Wine: Such Great Heights Lykke Li: Dance, Dance, Dance Peter Bjorn and John: Young Folks Supergrass: Alright Yo La Tengo: Autumn Sweater Scritti Politti: The Sweetest Girl LCD Soundsystem: Someone Great Ben Folds: The Luckiest
Don't see your favorite? Add it in the comments! We're always looking for new and interesting music to suggest to our clients for their weddings. Thanks!