Ensure Wedding Music Success With These Top Tips
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Ensure Wedding Music Success With These Top Tips

Choosing wedding music for your big day can be hugely stressful, especially as there are so many different options to choose from.

Whereas some couples choose to have upbeat hits and party classics playing throughout the reception, others choose to keep things more traditional.

Regardless of the music you choose, there are ways to ensure wedding music success. Here are some of our top tips:

Top tips for wedding music success

Don’t feel pressured to play the entire song for you’re first dance, sometimes a three or four minute song is just too long and a lot of couples don’t want to be dancing alone for that long.

Instead, cut the song halfway through and transition it into another.

Then, encourage everyone to join in.

The couple’s first dance can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re not a fan of being the centre of attention.

Instead of worrying about what’s to come throughout the reception, consider doing the first dance at the beginning of the reception and getting it out of the way.

Then, you can relax without the nerves!

Choose lots of classic songs that everyone knows and loves; it’s one of the best ways to get people up, dancing and having a good time!

If there are any songs you don’t want played at the reception, make your wedding DJ aware.

However, try to be flexible and keep these songs to a minimum.

After all, you don’t want to cut down the DJ’s playlist too much.

Ask if the wedding DJ will take song requests from wedding guests throughout the reception, as this is a great way to make sure the type of music guests want is being played.

If you want people up and dancing, you should welcome their song choices.

It’s best to stick to light, romantic music during dinner as this sets a great mood.

Then, once the party is in full swing, you can move onto Top 40 Hits and Party Classics.

This will encourage people to stay seated during dinner and will get them to get up and dancing after dinner has finished.

As you can see, there’s no special trick to ensuring wedding music success.

Instead, it all comes down to planning and setting the right mood for guests.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is one of the UK's premier wedding DJs and the winner of multiple industry awards and accolades. His favourite wedding song? Love Shack of course - a guaranteed floor filler! You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/colecloughdj.

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