One of the most crucial element to a successful wedding is to how you can make it romantic and beautiful for both the ceremony and reception. A great way to create such a scene is to allow music help dictate the scenery. If you want to make certain that you and your guests will have a great time, with your guests saying, “That wedding was incredible,” here are some tips to creating great wedding music.
Choose a Diversity of Music
It is natural that all of us have different tastes in music. What sounds appealing to the younger generation may not sound pleasing to the older ones. As much as you can, mix things up and include different types of music. If you do this right, those guests who enjoyed dancing with The Weather Girls will still stay and dance with Rihanna.
Include their Favorites
Since you know your guests more than the DJ, make sure that you include some of their favorites. If you know your parents and their friends will dance to the Beatles’ song “I Saw Her Standing There,” do not forget to include it on your list. The same goes to Pink’s “Get This Party Started” for your friends who love this tune.
How About Asking Them
Make your guests excited about your wedding by asking them a song they would love to hear on that day. On the reply card, let them write a particular song. This will ensure that everyone will be pumped up to join you on the dance floor.
Don’t Ignore the Older Guests
Everyone deserves to have a great time and that includes your grandma and grandpa. Since, they will for certain leave the wedding earlier than the other guests, do not forget to include some music that tailors to them. A great way to do your music is to begin the reception by playing more of the oldies, but also playing some current music. At the last hour of the reception, stick to the current tune.
Start the Party Early
Commonly, dancing would not start until the cake is served. Today, wedded couples want their guests to fully enjoy their big day by starting the dancing early. A lot of wedding these days are starting the dancing shortly after the main course, others are even starting it as soon as the bride and groom are announced.
Have Everyone Dancing
You may have also observed this at weddings and parties you have attended, but in most cases, it is difficult for people to start dancing when there are only a couple of people dancing on the dance floor, or worse when there is no one on the dance floor. So tell your bridal party to start dancing and encourage others to follow them. The success of your dance floor will rely on them.
Create Your Playlist
Even if you have a good DJ, spend some time creating your own list of wedding music. Include songs that you love to hear, songs that you do not want to be played, and songs that you know will be a sure hit.
To help you with your play list, here are some songs to get you started:
Popular reception songs
- Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
- Chris Brown – “Yea 3x”
- Pink – “Get This Party Started”
- Rihanna – “We Found Love”
- Rihanna – “Please Don’t Stop the Music”
- Chris Brown – “Forever”
Songs that will pack the dance floor
- Michael Jackson – “P.Y.T”
- Michael Jackson – “Thriller”
- Earth Wind & Fire – “September”
- KC & The Sunshine Band — “Get Down Tonight”
- Rolling Stones — “Satisfaction”
- Montell Jordan – “This is How We Do It”
- Prince – “1999”
- Will Smith – “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It”
Have everyone singing
- KC and the Sunshine Band – “That’s the Way (I Like It)”
- Chaka Khan – “I’m Every Woman”
- Cyndi Lauper – “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
- Aretha Franklin – “Respect”
- James Brown — “I Feel Good”
Emotional songs that give memorable moments
- Joe Cocker – “You Are So Beautiful”
- Etta James – “At Last”
- Train – “Marry Me”
- Lauryn Hill – “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
- Lady Antebellum – “Never Alone”
- Frank Sinatra – “The Way You Look Tonight”