Out of all the details it takes to plan a wedding and reception, oftentimes it is the music that ends up making your event truly memorable. Not only does the music help to set the tone of the wedding, but it can also help to influence the mood of the wedding. Because of this, there are certain things that you may want to consider when it comes to choosing your wedding playlist.
Tip #1: Don’t have an extremely long first song. The first dance is, of course, the most important part of a wedding, however you want to make sure that you don’t choose a song that seems to go on forever. When choosing your first song, make sure to time it out and practice dancing to it. Does it feel right? Or, after a while do you think that it would be awkward to continue dancing to? Remember, the first dance is one where you will be alone on the dance floor. If the song you choose ends up feeling too long and it is one that you have your heart set on, consider shortening it so that it is a more reasonable length.
Tip #2: Avoid songs that evoke painful memories. While you don’t need to be guiding your DJ or band with an exact list of songs to play, you may want to consider providing them a small list of songs that you don’t want played. One sure way to ruin to your important day is to hear a song that brings up pain from the past.
Tip #3: Don’t stick with just one type of music. Playing your favorite genre of music is a fine thing to do, however, you want to be sure to avoid only playing it. As with everything, the key is moderation. Instead, add a few songs that your guests will like as well, especially if your guests have a wide array of music taste.