1. Choose a variety of music genres.
A great wedding music playlist should include a wide variety of genres, such as pop, rock, classical, and jazz. Having different kinds of music will keep everyone entertained throughout the whole day!
2. Select ceremony songs.
Ceremony songs should be meaningful and special to the couple. Consider choosing songs that have personal significance or express your love for each other.
3. Include special songs for specific moments in the wedding ceremony.
Select songs for the processional, recessional, and other special moments such as unity candle lighting or sand ceremony.
4. Create playlists for cocktail hour and dinner reception.
For cocktail hour, choose mellow music that is easy to listen to in the background and will keep guests entertained. For the dinner reception, consider creating a playlist with a mix of upbeat and slow songs.
5. Consider selecting upbeat music for dancing.
Couples should choose songs that they know their guests will enjoy dancing to! A mix of classic and modern dance songs is always a great choice.
6. Compile a list of must-play and do-not-play tracks.
Creating a list of must-play songs will ensure that the DJ/band plays certain tracks throughout the night. A do-not-play list is also important as it helps to avoid any awkward or inappropriate music playing during your wedding day.
7. Ask family members if they have certain song requests.
Talking to family members ahead of time will help you to create a wedding music playlist that everyone can enjoy.
8. Incorporate classic or traditional dance tunes.
Classic or traditional songs are always a great choice for wedding dancing! Popular choices include “YMCA”, “The Electric Slide”, and “Shout”.
9. Hire a reputable band/DJ to perform at the reception.
Having a reliable band or DJ is essential for a successful wedding reception. Ask your venue coordinator or another wedding professional to help you find reputable performers.
10. Make sure all sound equipment is up to date.
Weddings require high-quality sound equipment to ensure that your guests can enjoy the music. Check with your venue coordinator before the wedding day to make sure all of the necessary sound equipment will be in working order.