I for one love all kinds of music and it’s always so cool to learn about the different tastes for music that appeal to each couple. To be a good DJ you have to recognize that people come from all walks of life, so that means that every
Finding out a little background and history about the couple first always helps for coming up with the best songs to fit their unique style.
Although certain popular songs may have good rhythms and beats, some of them may lack the proper lyrical content for an event as special as a Wedding.
So now that I know the important details about the couple’s taste for music and a little history about them, I can start to prepare the perfect
Knowing the outline of the Wedding is vital because it can help in creating the
• Prelude Music – (nice jazz music or classical music to kind of set the mood ).
• Entrance of Parents and/or Grandparents
• Bridal Party Processional
• Rolling of the
• Lighting of the candles/ Sand Ceremony – (very popular lately)
• Cocktail Hour – (Jazz or mid-tempo music)
• Introduction of the Bridal Party and Grand Entrance of the Bride & Groom
• Father/ Daughter & Mother/ Son Dance – (optional)
• Dinner – (soft slow love songs, jazz or instrumentals, and recently mid-tempo love songs will work)
• Toasts – (optional)
• Cake Cutting
• Dance the night away – ( a good variety of songs to get everyone up)
• Last Dance – (normally something that is chosen by the newlyweds or something significant for a grand exit)
Once I have all the important information it’s time to start the search for the appropriate music for the wedding. There are a host of sites like WeddingWire.com, TheKnot.com, findweddingsongs.com, and even on youtube.com where you can go to find great music and also preview the songs. You can also purchase songs that you might not have at I-Tunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and Groove Shark.com, etc. You’ll be amazed to find out that they’re not expensive and the quality will be better than if you were to download them illegally. When searching, it’s also a good idea to find a diverse blend of music so that everyone can join in at the celebration on
First and foremost I’ll make sure the Bride and Groom are happy by playing their favorite requests, but also I’ll work to get their Parents, kids, and other family members on the dance floor grooving too. Of course taking requests helps too but it has to be something relevant to keep the momentum going. It’s a pleasure to know that I’ve created the perfect play list when I see everyone enjoying themselves and when I notice some of the older people that are not able to come to the dance floor are tapping the table or tapping their feet on the ground, what a feeling that is. The play list for each wedding should be created for that particular couple’s individuality and style.