View Full Version : Pleast help me find a song for my sisters wedding!

02-10-2010, 11:56 PM
Hi everyone.
I need everyones help here.

My name is Dan From Melbourne Australia.
I have just recently recieved news from Sydney My sister will be getting Married on July 3rd 2010!

My furture brother in-law asked me If i could play them a song with my Ukulele at their wedding.....

PLEASE give me some advice in what song to do!

I got

Grow Old with you from the Wedding singer so far!


my sister is 26 years old.
My future brother in law is 28.

02-11-2010, 12:32 AM
Hey dan

I think if you can nail down

close to you - the carpenters

it would be a swell song for your sister.

If anything else comes to mind ill shout out

02-11-2010, 01:31 AM
True Love is the first thing that comes to mind. Definitely do the verse at the begining.

There's no shortage of love songs. Pick their brains and find out if there's something significant to them.

02-11-2010, 01:50 AM
How about Just Breath by Pearl Jam?
Its on the new Backspacer album. I haven't tried it yet (i've only been playing for a few weeks!!) but the lyrics are gorgeous.

Yes I understand that every life must end, aw huh,..
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, aw huh,..
Im a lucky man to count on both hands
The ones I love,..

Some folks just have one,
Others they got none, aw huh,..

Stay with me,..
Lets just breathe.

Practiced are my sins,
Never gonna let me win, aw huh,..
Under everything, just another human being, aw huh,..
Yeh, I dont wanna hurt, theres so much in this world
To make me bleed.

Stay with me,..
Youre all I see.

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didnt now Im a fool you see,..
No one knows this more than me.
As I come clean.

I wonder everyday
as I look upon your face, aw huh,..
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take, aw huh,..
Nothing you would take,..
Everything you gave.

Did I say that I need you?
Oh, Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didnt now Im a fool you see,..
No one know this more than me.
As I come clean.

Nothing you would take,..
everything you gave.
Hold me till I die,..
Meet you on the other side.

02-11-2010, 02:13 AM
nothing says a wedding like butterfly kisses...when in doubt there's always ....im yours! ...lol

02-11-2010, 02:34 AM
What kind of music does she like... that would help me think of some. Country? Oldies? Traditional? Old School? Quirky?

Contry - From this moment (Sinia Twain)
Oldies - God Only Knows (Beach Boys) In my life (beatles)
Traditional - Unforgetable (Nat King Cole) The way you look tonight (Sintatra)
Old School - Love of a Lifetime (Firehouse)
Quirky - The Luckiest (Ben Folds) <-- my personal favoriet... one of the quirkiest but best love songs of all time

02-11-2010, 02:38 AM
I have even had wedding requests for Somewhere over the Rainbow...

Juan Sapatos
02-11-2010, 02:43 AM
The Book of Love by the Magnetic Fields as covered by Peter Gabriel (and used for the wedding scene in Scrubs) and especially Krabbers. There won't be a dry eye in the house err church.

Krabbers version should be called the 3 Finger Symphony. It's the greatest. Ever.


02-11-2010, 02:53 AM

Thats a bit old. I do a better version now....
But yeah.
do you reckon it would be suitable for a wedding?

02-11-2010, 03:09 AM
I was in a small group (guitar, mandolin, uke, banjo ) that performed at a fellow group member wedding and among others, we did Side By Side, as the couple exited the church. different, but appropriate, don't you think?

02-11-2010, 03:36 AM
There is no debate.


[D]Wise [A]men [Bm]say
Only [G]fools [D]rush [A]in [A7]
But [G]I [A]can't [Bm]help
[Em]Falling in [D]love [A]with [D]you

[Verse 2]

[D]Shall [A]I [Bm]stay
Would it [G]be [D]a [A]sin [A7]
If [G]I [A]can't [Bm]help
[Em]Falling in [D]love [A]with [D]you


[F#m]Like a river [Bm]flows
[F#m]Surely to the [Bm]sea
[F#m]Darling so it [Bm]goes
[F#m]Some things are [B7]meant to [Em]be[A]

[Verse 3]

[D]Take [A]my [Bm]hand
Take my [G]whole [D]life [A]too [A7]
For [G]I [A]can't [Bm]help
[Em]Falling in [D]love [A]with [D]you

[Repeat Bridge]

[Verse 4]

[D]Take [A]my [Bm]hand
Take my [G]whole [D]life [A]too [A7]
For [G]I [A]can't [Bm]help
[Em]Falling in [D]love [A]with [D]you
For [G]I [A]can't [Bm]help
[Em]Falling in [D]love [A]with [D]you

02-11-2010, 06:10 AM
Of course, Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" has been done to death at weddings, but it's still quite good. I've always liked "Stand By Me" and if it's a nighttime affair, "Moondance" always makes a great first dance for the couple.

02-11-2010, 06:29 AM
The best one I know is called "There is love" by Peter, Paul & Mary. Here is a version of it by Mike Lynch:

02-11-2010, 06:32 AM
The best one I know is called "There is love" by Peter, Paul & Mary. Here is a version of it by Mike Lynch:

Oh, yeah.. This is a great song. Can't go wrong with that.

02-11-2010, 06:59 AM
dont do that "Falling in Love with you" song....old and boring

"Stand by Me" however is a timeless classic

Ukulele JJ
02-11-2010, 07:36 AM
I think if you can nail down

close to you - the carpenters

it would be a swell song for your sister.

That's a good one. Although, if you're going to do the Carpenters, how about the quintessential wedding song: "We've Only Just Begun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__VQX2Xn7tI)"?

Of course, there's a whole raft of potential good ones from the Great American Songbook. "The Way You Look Tonight", "I Concentrate on You", "The Tender Trap", "Our Love is Here to Stay"... the list goes on and on. (I'd avoid "At Last". It's kinda overdone these days.)

And you can't go wrong with the Beatles. "In My Life", "I Will", "Here, There, and Everywhere", etc.


02-11-2010, 08:01 AM
Here's my selection;Happy Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bf7kjt-R94) by Chicago . . .

intro: C Am7 C Am7 C Am7 C E7sus E7

[Am7] Merely by chance, very [D7] unsuspecting
[Bm] You caught my heart
[Bm7] Unpro[D]tecting [Am7] me
Now I'm [D7] falling in love with [Bm7] you [D]
[Am7] Just when I thought I was [D7] free and easy
[Bm] You came along to me
[Bm7] Soft and [D] bree[Am7]zy
Now I've [D7] fallen in love with [Bm7] you
[D] woo hoooo[Am7]oooo
I've [D7] fallen in love with [G] you [G7]

And for the [C] first time in my [Am7] life
I [C] know what it's like to [Am7] be
A happy [Bb] man, [F] happy [C] man [E7]
And for the [C] first time in my [Am7] life
You've [C] given me something
[Am7] I can't under[Bb]stand
[F] bein' a happy [C] man [E7]

[Am7] Be with me now, [D7] love me forever
[Bm] Leavin' you lady
Is [Bm7] something that [D] I'd never [Am7] do
I've [D7] fallen in love with [Bm7] you [D]
[Am7] All of my life it [D7] seems I have waited
[Bm] Now I can say all these
[Bm7] words I have [D] stated are [Am7] true
I've [D7] fallen in love with [Bm7] you
[D] woo hooo[Am7]ooo
[D7] Fallen in love with [Bm7] you
[D] woo hooo[Am7]ooo
D7Bm DAm7
//: //// //// //// //// ://

02-11-2010, 08:31 AM
Here is my suggestion: The road that never ends. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5qp0FQWq2M

The Road That Never Ends (easy chords)

Composed By: Jim Kimball
Performed By: Keali'i Reichel
Submitted By: Amber Keoho <palehua1991@yahoo.com>

Here we are
In this holy place together
Bearing witness as the two of you
Become man and wife

On this day
As you join in heart and spirit
You begin another chapter
in the book of life

D Em
Love is a circle that surrounds you
You can find it on the faces
Of your family and friends

G D Em
Love, let it wrap it's arms around you
And guide you on your journey
Down the road that never ends

There's a song in your hearts
You can hear it if you listen
As it whispers through the branches
High above the family tree

And as time
Plays it's melody upon you
You can rest assured in knowing
That you are right where you should be

Chorus 2x

02-11-2010, 09:03 AM
Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard performed at a wedding was John Denver's "For You". It is a very simple, yet heartwarming song and transposes to uke very nicely.
It's one of those songs that I love playing, I just wish I had a set of pipes like John Denver. Here's his version:


02-11-2010, 09:05 AM
dont do that "Falling in Love with you" song....old and boring

"Stand by Me" however is a timeless classic

Yes, "Falling In Love" is good for a Valentine's Day serenade, but IMO not a wedding. Presumably, the couple are already in love or they wouldn't be there! I would go for the song that speaks of enduring love when making your choice. I played a wedding once where the bride insisted we play the Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling" just before she walked down the aisle, followed by the traditional "Wedding March," complete with the lyric, "I wanna sleep with you in the desert tonight." I suggested we substitue "sleep" with "be" but we did it as written. The church didn't crumble, but it just felt so wrong in that setting!

02-11-2010, 10:57 AM
Eh, they are equally played out. I stand by my choice though, the arrangement I linked to sounds really good if you do Travis picking on the bridge parts.

Also, the following line

[D]Take [A]my [Bm]hand
Take my [G]whole [D]life [A]too [A7]

is pretty pitch-perfect for a wedding.

02-11-2010, 03:40 PM
If you want something more "indie" The Stars Song "calendar girl" is great, but not sure how it applies to the wedding or ukulele...i just love it.