Choosing Music in MN for Your Wedding or Special Event
Choosing Music for Your Event
Everyone has different tastes in music. Many brides and grooms know what they like and want to hear. Which is great and any hints or ideas you can supply your DJ is very helpful to them and it will help you hear what you want. But many want to choose 100 to 200 songs that they like and want to hear. It isn't even feasible to play that many songs in 4-5 hours. And it is very rare for a bride or groom to know what a good mix of music is for the entire night. A good mix of genres and styles are important for the flow of an event. So it is great to pick some songs that are musts and you know you want, but then let the DJ do their job, making sure that correct songs get played at the right times.
When Choosing Songs For Your Dance, Make Sure You Tell The DJ What Artist It Is By
When choosing songs for your event, make sure you clarify which artist you want to hear for certain songs. Take the song "The Way You Look Tonight". Several artists have sang this song over the years and some aren't even the same song. If you want the Frank Sinatra version be sure to tell your DJ that. if you don't know, ask them or listen online to find the version you want.
If you are having a hard time deciding what songs to use for your Special Dances, try to use a childhood song or some song that you and your loved one could relate to or have shared over the years. There are also many sites and lists you can search online and of course we have some for you to look at too! click here
Typical Dances Brides & Grooms Choose Songs For:
Song For the First Dance:
Song for the Father-Daughter Dance (if app):
Song for the Mother-Son Dance (if app):
Song for the Wedding Party Dance (if app):
Songs for the Dollar Dance (if app):
Songs for the Bouquet / Garter Toss (if app):
If your DJ does not ask you the following questions, tell them what you want and prefer and make sure they are willing to follow your instructions and music choices:
Dinner Music Style or Songs Wanted?
Favorite Music Style(s), Family Favorite?
Do you want the Traditional Songs played?: Chicken Dance, Hokey Pokey, Macarena, Electric Slide, Baby Got Back, Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, I knew the Bride, other
Is Hip Hop and Rap ok? Should we hold off with songs that have swearing until the last hour of the night?
Your Favorite Songs or Artist
Also choosing a bunch of songs by your favorite artist can be really trying for your guests. Some may not like your favorite artist at all or the artists style may be "country" and the bulk of your friends and family like "rock". They may start to get very impatient and this is also very hard for your DJ and guests may get bored or upset and leave.
Does Your DJ Take Requests?
Do you want your DJ to take requests? Why wouldn't you? You want your guests to have fun and hear what they want don't you? A lot of DJ's will not take requests, so make sure if you want your DJ to, then hire one that is willing to do so. And if you don't want them to take requests, make sure you let them know. If there are certain songs you don't want played, let your DJ know that as well. You are the boss and the DJ should check with you before any controversial song ever gets played, so make sure your DJ allows you to be in charge of your event and you have the final say when it comes to music, your wants and your needs.