Phuket beach weddings are undoubtedly a dream come true, but planning them takes a little bit of lateral thinking. The setting is so radically different from a traditional church ceremony and reception, so many of the reliable old plans will seem out of place at best, completely inappropriate or unrealistic at worst.
Admittedly, most Phuket wedding packages will already have thought about these points, but it is worth considering the little details which can make your wedding really suit who you are. One of those details is the playlist of music for the reception. Certainly, you could stick with your old favourites, but why not take full advantage of the beautiful setting with some ‘beachy’ beats?
California Dreamin’ (The Mamas and the Papas)
I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash or Jimmy Cliff)
Walkin’ on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)
The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades (Timbuk 3)
Summer of ’69 (Bryan Adams)
You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Summer Night) (Meatloaf)
Heatwave, (Love Is Like A) (Martha Reeves & The Vandellas)
Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) (Enya)
Sea Cruise (Huey Smith)
The Ocean (U2)
In the Navy (Village People)
Come Sail Away (Styx)
Sea of Love (The Honeydrippers)
Sailing (Christopher Cross)
I Love Beach Music (The Embers)
Vacation (The Go-Gos)
Beach Baby (Regents)
The Beach (New Order)
Private Beach Party (Gregory Isaacs)
Macarena (Los Del Rio)
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini (Brian Hyland)
You may have noticed that most of our suggestions are on the cheesy side. Ultimately, the music you would choose for Phuket beach weddings is largely the same as what you’d choose for any other day or event – stuff that you and the rest of the crowd enjoy. However, weddings are famous for their occasional cheeky entry in the playlist and songs like these will give it that extra twist.
In terms of actually arranging the music, most Phuket wedding packages include the services of either a live band or a DJ. While the former will have a comparatively limited repertoire of songs they are able to play, a DJ will undoubtedly be able to find the tracks you request, given enough notice. When discussing the sort of music you like with them during the planning stages, be sure to drop a few of these classics in there!