Check out this interesting article by Celeste Perron from The Knot and her Top 10 Wedding Music Myths.
Here are just a few. Click the link below to read the rest of them.
Myth #3: A DJ will play cheesy tunes.
Worried that your DJ has his mind set on “Y.M.C.A.” and the Electric Slide, when you’re thinking more along the lines of “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Unforgettable”? It doesn’t have to be that way — your DJ wants to play what you want to hear, but you have to communicate your tastes clearly. Don’t rely on words alone, since terms like “dance music,” “rock,” and “slow songs” are vague and can easily be misinterpreted. To make sure you are on the same music style page, give him a playlist and a do-not-play list. “Brides and grooms should be able to customize the playlist,” says Dr. Drax. “People today have grown up with choice and personalization, and good DJs understand that.”
Myth #4: You can control everything.
One caveat to the last idea: You can give your DJ a mile-long playlist, but you shouldn’t try to micromanage the music. To some extent, your lists should be guidelines for the mix master, not hard-and-fast rules. Your DJ should know the genre you’re interested in, but let him choose the best way to mix the music — after all, it’s his job to keep people on the dance floor. Give your band some flexibility to react to the crowd and adjust the tempo accordingly. “When you hire somebody to bake a cake, you can tell them what flavors to use, but you don’t try to tell them how much flour or what kind of sugar to put in,” says Dr. Drax. “It’s the same with DJs — you need to trust that they know what to do.”