Planning a wedding these days can be stressful. However, if there's one thing you don't want to worry about, it's choosing your music. Why? Because you don't want to be the person who chooses some obscure songs that no one dances to. Your goal is to choose music that will get people on the dance floor—and keep them there. Here are some tips to help you choose the right music for your wedding day.
Selecting music that is appropriate for the event
The cornerstone of any successful wedding reception is the music. Since you only get one shot to make a good impression on guests, it’s important to make sure that the music is just right. Here are a few things to keep in mind: First, consider the formality of the event. A cocktail-style reception or an outdoor evening wedding with a laid-back vibe is going to be easier to set the right mood with music than a formal black-tie affair.
Accurately representing the tone of your wedding
Wedding DJs are frequently asked to describe the tone of a wedding. We spoke to Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths
about how to accurately represent the tone of a wedding. Owners/founders Jason and his wife, Diana, had some great advice.
They stated, "since the best wedding DJs understand the importance of accurately representing the tone of a wedding, we have put together a simple guide that can be used by anyone to describe the tone of any wedding. Couples should ask themselves the following questions to find out the tone:
1) Is it a wedding or a funeral? (obviously, it's not a funeral, but many people pick a ton of slow songs which can make people wonder). :)
2) Is it a fun time or a serious time?
3) Is it a fairy tale or an epic tale? (think love songs versus club/dance songs)
4) Is the focus on the couple, or on only one person in the couple? (such as only the bride/groom)
5) Is the story about the guests or about the hosts? (This one is very important. In our opinion, it should be a mix of both).
6) Is it a story about a crazy night, or a laid-back night? (Think about the type of vibe you're looking for).
All of these questions can help you figure out the tone and vibe of your wedding day. Be sure to share this with your wedding DJ or band. They should be able to deliver the experience you're looking for.
Avoiding music that may be offensive to your guests
Remember who will be present at the wedding. Keep in mind that not everyone has the same musical taste. So maybe you love Hip Hop, like Cardi B, but will your grandparents be offended by her lyrics?
Maybe you love 90s music and want an all 90s themed wedding. This is totally fine, but remember to ask your band/dj to play clean versions only. Don't forget, even the clean versions can still be offensive, depending on what the song is about. So just be sure to play only clean, wedding-appropriate music, to play it safe.
Overall, remember to ask yourself, is the wedding music about you as a couple, or about your guests? The goal should be to make sure everyone has a great time!
Have a great time!
Overall, the above tips should help you choose the right music for your wedding day. Again, the overall goal is to simply have a fun, memorable time. If you don't have a planner of coordinator, it can be tricky. You'll need to hire a professional DJ who is able to hand all of the day of coordination details.
It is possible to tie up all the loose ends on your big day, and still have time to enjoy it. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to accomplish this. The best way to handle your wedding day tasks is to set aside time every day in the weeks leading up to the wedding. This way, you’ll be able to focus on the tasks at hand and give them the attention they deserve.
If you're in the Austin or central Texas area and want to hire Jason & Diana's team, contact them! If you live in the area, stop by. Here is the office info.