Selecting songs

Selecting songs is yet another great challenge to the bride and groom. There is nothing like best songs or best music. If the guests had the greatest of fun to the songs and music you played it can be the best song. Having said so, make sure of what songs need to be played at different times of their wedding reception. To this they need to do some homework and finalize as early as possible. As a rule of the thumb you need to make the older guests as well as the younger ones enjoy for your songs and mp3 juices music. Plan with your DJ, keeping in mind, this point. Mix old classic jazz melodies with the John Mayer or Jimmy Buffet.

First of all, split the occasion into different times, the entrance song, song for bride and groom’s first dance, song for bride and her father’s dance, groom and his mother’s dance, and lastly, the bridal party.

For the first dance of bride and groom, let their favorite song be played, or at least choose a song that would mean a lot to both of them. “In My Life” by the Beatles can be one or Louis Armstrong’s “My One and Only Love” or “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill or Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson can be good song ideas for this moment.

My Life Song

For the bride and her father’s dance the very popular song is “Daddy’s Little Girl”. The song has become almost a regular and many weddings stick to this. It’s a big hit for the occasion.

It is also a good idea to play the song “We are family” when the entire bridal party start dancing.

For the cocktail hour, upbeat music is usually followed, to see that the guests are entertained as well as don’t feel sleepy while waiting for food. Go for Glenn Miller collection of songs or even a Dean Martin would be good choice.

At dinner play old classics in between Jimmy Buffet’s or Frank Sinatra’s. Post dinner is the dance hour and songs, which should be for everyone and let them be high gear musical hits

Sit with your DJ and write down a plan of your songs. Let your persona be reflected in the choice of songs. At the same time give freedom to your DJ. Anticipate a redundancy and stay prepared for it. Have the collection of CDs well in advance. Play your collection of songs and you will never run out of party mood and fun.

First Dance

Nothing can be more personal than the song a couple chooses for its first dance. If you have a song, this is the place for it, assuming it is a romantic song ideal for slow dancing. If not, there are quite a few songs that have become wedding reception staples over the years. Songs such as From This Moment by Shania Twain, Faithfully by Journey, and When You Say You Love Me by Josh Groban. If you’re a more traditional couple, you might choose a classic like Unforgettable or L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole. These songs might not stand out so much thirty years from now when you’re showing your wedding video to your grandkids!