Why You Should Play Alternative Rock At Your Wedding

Each week, we feature wedding music recommendations from Scratch Weddings, the nation's leader with the best wedding DJs at affordable prices. This week's post comes from Virginia-based DJ Drew Izm. His style features a wide range of music, mixing together sets that please audiences of all ages and walks of life. He has spun numerous events, including New Year's Eve on the high seas for Royal Caribbean, fashion shows with Macy's, and guest appearances at the rooftop pavillion of the W hotel in the nation's capital. Drew loves when couples are excited about the music for their wedding. "I think everyone has been to weddings where its all by-the-book, but I know there are many couples who want a party! Its a great opportunity for friends and family to get dressed up and then get down!” 

Photo Credit: K&K Photography

Weddings not only showcase the DJ, but the music taste of the couple as well. Guests don't need to have tattoos and piercings from head-to-toe (but its fine if they do!) to enjoy a fine-crafted rock mix. Maybe your aunt has a secret affinity for Axl Rose, or your nephew is a rising star in Guitar Hero. Whatever the case, you want your wedding to rock!
Alternative rock has been around for decades now. Teenagers are still getting into bands that were just starting to break out in the '90s. Groups like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, and Foo Fighters are still making waves in the industry today.
If your lifestyle has an edge, you can reflect that in your wedding without scaring your grandparents away or scarring the innocent youth in attendance.
Here are some alt-rock songs from back-in-the-day to more modern that everyone can get into during the party, slow dances, or even cocktail hour!
Cocktail Hour:
► "Scar Tissue" - Red Hot Chili Peppers 
► "Doin' Time" - Sublime
► "3 A.M." - Matchbox 20

► "Separator" - Radiohead
► "Float On" - Modest Mouse
► "Denial Twist" - The White Stripes
Slow Dances:
► "Don't Speak" - No Doubt
► "Black Hole Sun" - Soundgarden
► "Under The Bridge" - Red Hot Chili Peppers 
► "Green Eyes" - Coldplay
► "Guiding Light" - Muse
► "Street Joy" - White Denim
Dance Songs:
► "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana
► "Basket Case" - Green Day
► "Song 2" - Blur

► "Rope" - Foo Fighters
► "Last Nite" - The Strokes
► "My Body” - Young The Giant