Working With Your DJ for a Great Music Playlist

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Working With Your DJ for a Great Music Playlist

  1. 1. WORKING WITH YOUR DJ FOR A GREAT MUSIC PLAYLIST
  2. 2. When it comes to your destination wedding, the choice of music to take you throughout the various stages is crucial. It sets the tone and ensures that the proceedings run smoothly. If you're planning a destination wedding or a themed wedding, the right choice of music can set the scene and portray an image for your guests of what's still to come.
  3. 3. Here are a few tips to help you plan your choice of music: Communication is key Don't just expect the DJ to turn up and then leave him to get on with it. Meet up beforehand to go through his songs and decide the sort of music you want playing at each stage of your reception. This gives you a chance to single out specific songs which you don't want him to play and helps to give him an understanding of the type of music you're looking for.
  4. 4. You may for example want different genres of music for different parts of the proceedings. For example some light background music whilst you're enjoying cocktails and canapes; some jazz music playing during the meal; and then some classic chart hits of the 80's to get everyone to their feet and dancing. An experienced DJ should get a good feeling of the occasion and be able to keep it swinging.
  5. 5. Choosing special songs Every bride and groom has a few “special songs” which mean everything to them and it's important to choose the songs you want for your reception entrance and especially for the first dance. Make sure that your DJ has the song titles and that they're the version which you like the best. Your reception song should be something bold and uplifting, something will raise a cheer from your guests.
  6. 6. It can be rowdy and fun or full of pomp and circumstance. There are no rules so just be creative. The first dance together song should be romantic and meaningful but also something that your guests can join in with after a short while.
  7. 7. Play music for everyone You may be a fan of heavy rock music but it's highly unlikely that your guests will be too. A top tip when choosing your wedding music is to stay with popular songs which most people will know. You could also ask each guest to request a song beforehand, so that at least one person is enjoying a particular tune. Just try and stick to music which will appeal to all age groups.
  8. 8. Stay tuned to your destination Finally, seeing as you're overseas, try and choose a couple of tunes which incorporate the travel theme. A couple of good songs include “Come Fly With Me” from Frank Sinatra and “Come Away With Me by Norah Jones. You could also choose a little Hawaiian or Caribbean themed music (depending on where you are of course) to play during the meal. It's your wedding, so get involved with the music, make it personal, and everyone will have a ball! For more wedding tips, visit our website.

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