(Not The) Royal Wedding Playlist

Planning a wedding is a real pain in the ass. Rocks Off knows, because we (and our fiancée) were forced by geographic and financial issues to do 99 percent of the legwork for our own nuptials. There's the usual stuff like reception location, whether you're going to make up your own vows, and how best to pair up the single people in your bridal and groom parties to maximize the possibility of regrettable drunken post-reception hook-ups.

But music is a huge part of any wedding. What - if any - selections will you play during the ceremony? Will it be recordings or live singers? And then there's the live band vs. DJ reception dilemma. For most of us, a live band isn't cost-effective, not that Wills and Kate have to worry about that:

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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