Here are five wedding music tips to help you choose the right music for your wedding reception, from your ceremony through to the last dance of the night.
- Give your DJ as much information as you can about the sorts of music you love dancing to – as well as songs you hate hearing! This doesn’t have to be in the form of an extensive playlist; it can be through discussion with your DJ before the day or a brief list of artists you do and don’t like.
- Finishing on a song that has deep meaning or great memories for you, your family and friends will help to elevate further the joy both you and your guests feel at the end of your wedding reception. It’s worth having a think about this before the day. Even if you have a few options, giving these to your DJ prior to your celebration will ensure they are available.
- Background music is great time to play music you love that perhaps isn’t well suited to the dance floor. Putting a playlist together on Spotify or similar is an easy way to do this.
- When the groom is waiting before the wedding ceremony begins, nerves and excitement mix furiously. This is a great time to play songs you love that will take the edge off!
- When choosing the music you want in the evening, music that is well known works best. This doesn’t mean sticking to commercial or ‘cheesy’ music; there are well known songs/tracks from every genre that will work well on the dance floor. Songs that are unknown to everyone but you and your friends, however, can work brilliantly at the right point in the evening.