04 Jun 2013 Admin

An Indie/Alternative Soundtrack for Your Wedding

Creating Your Dream Indie/Alternative Wedding Soundtrack: A Musical Journey

When it comes to wedding soundtracks, the classics like "We've Only Just Begun" and "Endless Love" are undeniably beautiful choices. But what if you and your partner are seeking something a bit more unique and reflective of your indie or alternative music tastes? Well, you're in luck! The world of alternative, indie pop, and rock music is brimming with songs that can breathe life and personality into your wedding day. In this guide, we'll explore an array of tracks from both indie and mainstream artists that can add a touch of magic to your special day. We've divided them into two categories: the upbeat, energetic tunes and the more soulful, introspective ones.

Setting the Stage with Upbeat Anthems


Friday I'm In Love by The Cure: If your wedding falls on a Friday, or if you simply love The Cure, this song is a must. With its catchy melody and fun lyrics, it sets the perfect tone for your celebration. The music video even features the band's bassist, Simon Gallup, wearing a wedding veil and toasting with champagne, making it a fitting choice for your reception.

4th and Vine by Sinead O'Connor: "I'm gonna marry my love, and we'll be happy for all time." This indie gem paints a vivid picture of a happy and deeply in love bride on her wedding day. It's all about the details, like a pink dress and a buggy ride, that add a distinct indie flavor. The reggae beat and heartfelt lyrics make it an excellent pick for your upbeat first dance.

You and Me Song by The Wannadies: Starting softly with gentle strumming and building up to heavy guitar effects, this sweet song captures the essence of love that has matured over the years. Its disarmingly simple lyrics resonate with anyone who has experienced a deep, enduring love.

You Are The Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne: This song introduces a burst of horns to mark your special day. Ray LaMontagne's raspy yet exultant vocals add a unique touch to the chorus, with the repeated refrain "you are the best thing" serving as a joyous anthem that's far from mushy.

Love Song by Voltaire: In a brilliant twist reminiscent of The Cure's style, goth/dark cabaret artist Voltaire delivers a heartfelt cover. Layered with strings and singing of a love that has found its home, this rendition serves as a serenade and a seamless transition to the more serious and intense notes of your playlist.

Diving into the Melodic Depths


The Last Beat of My Heart by Siouxsie and the Banshees: This alternative rock ballad explores the vulnerability of being in love. With lyrics like "Never to be torn apart...’Til the last beat of my heart," it captures the essence of forever, indie-style.

Thank Misery by Jill Sobule: Every couple's journey has its ups and downs, and Jill Sobule's contemplative take on love is a fitting backdrop to your cake-cutting moment. As you and your loved one slice into the cake, this song reminds you of the love story behind your happiness.

Haunted by Shane MacGowan and The Popes (with Sinead O'Connor): This song begins by narrating how two people first met and goes on to explore the enchantment of that initial encounter. Despite its punk origins and its appearance on the Sid and Nancy soundtrack, it celebrates a love that refuses to fade away.

Love Songs on the Radio by Mojave 3: If you're looking for something with a dreamy, ethereal quality, this track by Mojave 3 is an excellent choice for your first dance as a married couple. Its soft vocals and gentle guitar melodies invite you to dance slowly, with her head resting on your shoulder.

I Do by Edie Brickell and New Bohemians: To wrap up your wedding celebrations, consider this wonderful gem from the early '90s. The straightforward title says it all—there are no fancy frills or explanations needed. Edie Brickell's "I Do" describes a love that simply inspires. It's a perfect backdrop for those last-minute well wishes from friends as the festivities draw to a close.

Crafting Your Unique Soundtrack


Music is one of the most powerful ways to infuse your wedding with your unique personality. Don't hesitate to include your original ideas to make your playlist a true reflection of both of you. Whether you want to incorporate Tim Burton soundtracks or Viking metal tracks, the key is to make it authentically "you." Following Edie Brickell's cue, fill the spaces with what truly defines your love story.

And remember, if you're planning your wedding in Scotland, be sure to check out our handpicked selection of wedding bands in various cities like Glasgow, Dundee, Scotland, Fife, and Aberdeen. These talented bands can help you bring your unique soundtrack to life and create unforgettable memories on your special day. Your wedding playlist is a reflection of your love story, so let it be as distinct and beautiful as the love you share.

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