It’s true . . . from flower girls to grandparents, each person at your wedding reception thinks that his or her favorite music is the coolest and everyone will like it. As the Bride and Groom, you already know which songs you MUST hear at your party – and you know some songs you definitely DON’T want to endure. But how do you please everyone?
Play a little of everything
Pick any type of music — Motown, country, rock, swing, big band, jazz or hip-hop. An experienced wedding DJ can immediately pick the most popular songs in each category and will select tunes that turn passive listeners into active party participants. From shaking in their seats to dipping on the dance floor, your guests will connect with songs you’ve planned and tunes your DJ instinctively chooses. A little Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett here, a little Justin Timberlake or Prince there… a variety of music, presented in exciting ways by your DJ, will be appreciated by your guests. While a rookie DJ might play song after song in one genre, an experienced professional will sprinkle in a little of everything, and mix it up as needed to keep your party cooking and the dance floor RED HOT.
Play guest requests
When a DJ plays song requests, your party hits the bulls-eye for those individuals who ask for and hear their favorite tunes. The jolt of a new mood or tempo catches other guest’s attention. As guests notice that requests are played, they make their own requests, leading to more bulls-eyes as their requests are honored. Soon, your party hits the target for everyone, because you allowed your DJ to make someone happy for one song.
When inappropriate songs are requested, experienced DJs know to respond with honest assessments of the music’s contribution to the current mood. A great DJ will offer appropriate song suggestions in the same genre, with the same energy level as the requested music.
Hire a fantastic DJ; then trust him.
An experienced DJ will create a strategic music plan, using your play lists, your reception format, and his experience as an entertainment professional. Great DJs can read the crowd and anticipate events before they happen. The best advice for the Bride and Groom is: relax! Be flexible and allow the party to unfold at its own pace. You’ll have a wedding bash that will leave you and your guests all breathless.