7 Important Wedding Music Tips
Weddings should be fun, not stressful! We believe in creating unplanned moments. Your wedding should feel like it flows and everyone has a great time all night long. Here are 7 things you never thought of before with your wedding music.
Create the Unexpected Moment
Ever see a photo with all of the friends and family on the dance floor at the end of the night looking like they are singing at the top of their lungs?! You can thank the DJ for that one! It’s all about the timing of when you play the song and how you execute it! For example, we can drop “Friends in Low Places” at 8pm right after dinner and we will not get the same reaction as if we were to play it at 10:45pm right before the last dances and dedicate it to all of your friends!
Parents Just Wanna Have Fun!
Do you have a set of parents, grandparents, godparents or anyone special who has been married for a really long time? Find out their wedding song and dedicate that to them as a slow dance during the wedding! If you have lots of couples who have been married a long time, you can do what’s called an anniversary dance! That’s where you start with all the married couples on the dance floor and by the end of the song you have one married couple left. Sometimes we like to ask them to give you a little advice!
The Unending Parent Dances
Many songs will last 3-4 minutes long, which may not seem like a long time, but when you’re up on the dance floor with all of your guests watching, 3 minutes could feel like forever!
Here are a few suggestions that we could do:
- At any point during the song, we could invite all of your guests to join in the dance and celebrate with you.
- At any point during the song, we could fade out the music.
- Dance with your parents together and to the same song.
Ceremony in Silence
It would be a little awkward if the first song your guests hear is the Wedding March. We advise having us provide at least 30 minutes of Pre-Ceremony music for your guests to enjoy before the start of your ceremony. Unless otherwise instructed, when providing pre-ceremony music we will automatically play an appropriate mix of classical, upbeat jazz, etc.
Letting the DJ Take Control
You have say so in your music too! We LOVE being creative! So we believe that the client/dj experience should be collaborative. You don’t have to choose every single song that will be played during the evening. That’s what we’re here for. What’s important is you letting us know the types of music you like; country, 80s, classic rock, hip hop, etc, however it is also very important for us to know what types of music you don’t like. If you don’t like country, tell us. If you don’t like a specific song, tell us. We give you a list of the top 200 party songs and slow songs to get you started and you take it from there.
We can also create custom cocktail hour or dinner music based on your favorites. You can be as hands off or as hands on as you want to be. The only thing we ask is you give us a little room to read the vibe of the room and switch it up if certain songs are working.
Appropriate Music Selection & Volume of Music
It’s important to us that not only do you get down and boogie on the dance floor but that you also have a great time mingling with your guests. We keep our music volume low for chatting during cocktail hour and dinner and will crank it up as the dancing progresses. Unless otherwise instructed, we will play an appropriate mix of upbeat (we wouldn’t want your guests to fall asleep) background music for your cocktail hour and dinner.
Unless otherwise instructed by our couples, we play only tasteful music. Beyond blatant profanity, we consider the song’s lyrics and meaning. Keep in mind with requests, that a song may be a really funny inside joke with one of your bridesmaids, but remember that Aunt Bettie is on the outside as well as your flower girl. We keep it to a sensible PG-13 for best results among all age groups.