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So I think one of the biggest surprises from my 2014 reader survey (have you taken it yet?!) was that there are people out there that actually enjoy my Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck song suggestions. This was something I decided to do back before I had even written my first blog post. I did one EVERY Monday in my first year, but as my list got shorter, and no submissions came in, (and little views and comments on the posts) I sort of phased it out as a weekly feature and instead just featured a song when it came to me.

I’ve toyed with the idea of dropping the post all together, but after the survey, I’ll try and keep to at least a 1/month suggestion for those of you that actually like it! And for today, we have “High Hopes” by Kodaline.


But I’ve got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
But the world keeps spinning around

This song has got EVERYTHING for a modern wedding song suggestion. Beautiful lyrics, soft & slower tempo (that slightly builds), and piano! Personally I could see it working as a fun processional song, a modern first dance song, or somewhere else in your wedding ceremony playlist. Or if all else false, add it to your cocktail hour playlist :)

What do you think Romancers – do you love “High Hopes” like I do?

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  1. Travis and I spent a few good hours trying to find the perfect first dance song to fit our tastes. We are down to “No Man is an Island” by Jack’s Mannequin, “I Want to Know Your Plans” by Say Anything, and “The Girl” by City and Colour. We are so bad at decisions! haha As always…love your musical tastes :)

    1. One of my very first weddings I worked used “I Want to Know Your Plans” (an acoustic version) and I LOVED IT! But gahhh, you KNOW I can’t say no to Jack’s Mannequin ;) We had Mr. McMahon in pretty much ALL of our wedding song selections. I’m not helping … am I ;)

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