Are you trying to choose all of the music for your wedding reception? Don’t freak out! Picking the right tunes can be a challenge, but it’s loads of fun, too.
Choosing the best music for your wedding reception is a blast, but there are many questions that can come into play when it comes time to decide on those final tunes. If you’re trying to come up with ideas and you’re stumped, the best way to make sure you choose the right songs is to brainstorm beforehand and make a list of your favorites.
Talk to the DJ or the band you plan on working with and discuss all of the dances beforehand. Once you know which dances and segments of the reception you’ll need to choose music for, song ideas will come to you a lot easier. Jot down any songs you prefer for the traditional dances, such as the father-daughter, bridal party, and first dance.
Depending on how many guests you are having, as well as the age range of those guests, it can be tempting to choose age-appropriate music with the hopes of pleasing everyone. Grandpa may not enjoy your favorite rock songs, and your 20-something friends may be bored to tears listening to old Frank Sinatra tunes.
While you want to choose music that suits the occasion, you can’t please everyone. Besides, the music you choose should be a direct reflection of you and your spouse. Pick songs that express your personality, have some meaning to you, and that you both love. Everyone else will live. This is your day.
As you brainstorm, write down any songs you can think of that mean something special to you and your spouse. Whether it was the romantic ballad that was playing in the restaurant during your first date or a song from your favorite movie soundtrack, inspiration for your reception music can pop up just about anywhere.
Think of inside jokes, fun times, and anything that made you or your spouse smile when you were rocking out. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be on your way to choosing the best music for your wedding reception in no time!