After you sip on your caffeinated beverage for a bit, you realize that your bridesmaids are going to be arriving soon. Your smile begins to get bigger and you realize your second wind will be kicking in the moment that your girls are around you. Soon, you'll be sipping on mimosas and all your girls will be around you getting all made up. While all this happening, it's very important to have a fun and upbeat soundtrack to get you excited for all the festivities coming later. For all the Charleston, SC brides looking to have some fun with your girls before the wedding, this playlist is for you.
1. "Together Forever" | Rick Astley
This song was just featured in my final post about the greatest hits from 1988. It's a very upbeat happy song because after all, he moved heaven and Earth to be "together forever" with you.
2. "I Do" | Colbie Caillat
"I Do" was the first song to be released from her 2011 album "All Of You". It's fun and happy-go-lucky song that deals with wanting to spend the rest of your life with the person you love. Isn't that what this whole marriage thing is about? :)
Photo Credit" Mike Bills Entertainment | 2010
3. 'We Found Love" | Rihanna
"We Found Love" was one of the biggest songs to be released in 2011 and features the world famous DJ Calvin Harris. It was so big that it went to Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 10 weeks. "Yellow diamonds in the light, and now you're standing side by side...." It's a great upbeat song for you to hear with your girls before the wedding.
4. "Walking On Sunshine" | Katrina & The Waves
It's a little self-explanatory why this 80s One Hit Wonder appears on this pre-wedding playlist. You've met the man of your dreams and will be marrying him in a few hours. You better believe you are "walking on sunshine" and skipping from cloud to cloud.
5. "Mine" | Taylor Swift
"Mine" was released long before Taylor's massive "Reputation" tour going on in 2018. It appeared on her 3rd record "Speak Now" back in 2010. If you watch the music video down below, you'll see why I added this song into your Charleston Pre-Wedding playlist.
6. "Chapel Of Love" | The Dixie Cups
It might be a little cliche, but this 60s classic is the perfect pre-wedding song to take the nerves out of your wedding day.
7. "Best Day Of Your Life" | American Authors
You are marrying the man of your dreams at the most beautiful wedding venue in Charleston with 200 of your closest friends and relatives, with the best food and drink and one of the best Charleston wedding DJs. I am not sure how this CANNOT be the best day of your life. :)
You need happy tunes with your girls when you are getting ready to walk down
the aisle with the man of your dreams. Photo Credit: Mike Bills Entertainment -2010
8. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" | Shania Twain
Of course you do! You have all your favorite girls around you and are getting your hair and makeup done by some of the best in Charleston. But before all that, it'll be you and your girls getting a manicure and a pedicure.
9. "Everytime We Touch" Cascada
"And every time we kiss I reach for the sky...
Can't you hear my heart beat so I can't let you go
Want you in my life | These are definite sentiments you are feeling as you get ready to walk down the aisle with the man of your dreams.
10. "(You Drive Me) Crazy" | Britney Spears
Rule 1 in hanging out with your favorite girls before your wedding is turn up the Britney. Go ahead, down it right now!
11. "Teenage Dream" Katy Perry
He think you are beautiful without any make-up on, and he still thinks you are funny when you tell the joke the wrong way. These are some of the many reasons that you are marrying the man of your dreams in one of the most romantic cities on the planet. Check out the title track to Katy Perry's 3rd album from 2010 down below.
12. "I Get Weak" | Belinda Carlisle
Another one of those self explanatory songs for this Charleston pre-wedding playlist. "With a kiss you can strip me defenseless, and with a touch I completely lose control"
Yep, that's him. That's the guy who is going to marry you. He does all those things to you.
Photo Credit: Mike Bills Enterainment
13. "I Just Want To Make Love To You" | Etta James
Nothing wrong about thinking about this first thing in the morning! It's fun and flirty song by Etta James that appeared on the same album as "At Last" in 1961. I'll gladly play "At Last" and dedicate it to you and your new husband at your wedding reception.
14. "Boom Clap" | Charli XCX
"First kiss just like a drug....
Under your influence
You take me over you're the magic in my veins.....
Wow! He does all that stuff to you? At least we all know why you'll soon be walking down the aisle with him
15. "You've Got The Love" | Florence & The Machine
Originally recorded and released by the great Candi Station in 1986, Florence & The Machine would cover it in late 2009 as the B side to "Dog Days Are Over".
Wow! Wasn't that fun? Having been a part of so many Charleston weddings, I can only imagine and hope that this is how fun the times are going to be with your girls as you get ready to walk down the aisle with the man of your dreams in one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the country. Just remember to take a deep breath and have fun and hire a great Charleston wedding planner :) Thank you so much for making it to the end of yet another blog post. Here it is Labor Day now and I think I am going to do some exploring in this most beautiful city in the country before heading over to some friends for a cookout. It's been a nice relaxing Labor Day weekend for me, but I am looking forward to getting back into the office tomorrow and working on some of my 2019 brides here in Charleston. Maybe you got engaged over this Labor Day weekend and are looking to get married in Charleston and need a little preliminary information about some of the best Charleston wedding DJs? Click HERE to tell me a little more about your big day and congratulations!