How to pick WEDDING MUSIC and WEDDING RECEPTION MUSIC. WHAT SONG SHOULD I PICK…

WEDDING MUSIC AND WEDDING RECEPTION MUSIC

One thing that make picking out your WEDDING MUSIC and WEDDING RECEPTION MUSIC difficult is thinking that you have to pick out a lot of music. Some WEDDING DJ companies will send you a form or an online link and ask you to pick 50-100 songs for your WEDDING MUSIC and WEDDING RECEPTION MUSIC.

In our opinion that is wrong! If you hired a great WEDDING DJ he/she is an expert at sizing up the crowd and playing the right music and taking requests from your guests. It’s been our experience that the less music the bride and groom pick the more fun everybody has. When picking your WEDDING RECEPTION MUSIC keep in mind that your personal taste in music may not appeal to ANY of your guests.

Here at A BETTER DJ AND PHOTOGRAPHER we have an email planner that has a built in time-line where he bride and groom just put in what time they want to do each event and what song they would like to have for it. At the bottom there is a place for 10 requests that we mix into the dinner and dance music depending on the song.

Here are the WEDDING MUSIC and WEDDING RECEPTION MUSIC songs that the bride and groom SHOULD pick out:

AT THE WEDDING (WEDDING MUSIC)

  • Guest entry music (about 15 minutes)
  • Processional (when the bridal party comes down the aisle)
  • Bridal March (bride comes down the aisle)
  • Recessional (the song the newlyweds and the bridal party exit to)

WEDDING RECEPTION MUSIC

WEDDING RECEPTION MUSIC

AT THE RECEPTION (WEDDING RECEPTION MUSIC) the bride and groom should pick out:

  • Grand entry song
  • 1st dance
  • Father/daughter dance
  • Mother/son dance
  • Garter removal song*
  • Bouquet toss song*
  • Catchers’ song* (the people that catch the bouquet and garter)
  • Cake cutting song*
  • Last dance

*If you hired a great WEDDING DJ he/she can pick these songs for you

 

For the rest of this blog, other great wedding tips, and to hire a great WEDDING DJ and AFFORDABLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER go to HTTP://www.abetterdj.net

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HOW TO CHOOSE MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING AND RECEPTION

HOW TO CHOOSE MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING AND RECEPTION

Choosing WEDDING MUSIC for your ceremony and reception can be really easy or really hard depending how you go about it!

It also make a BIG difference whether you hired a PROFESSIONAL WEDDING DJ or a cheap DJ.

Let’s start with the WEDDING MUSIC.

You have 3 important WEDDING SONGS to pick out

  • The processional (when the bridal party comes down the aisle)
  • The bridal march (when the bride comes down the aisle)
  • The recessional (when the newlyweds lead the wedding party down the aisle after the ceremony)

You can also choose some prelude music  (played while the guests arrive)

If you really want to you can pick a song for your candle/sand ceremony) (We don’t recommend it as it is only about 20 seconds)

As the bride and groom you can pick any songs that you want!

If you want to stay traditional then you would use Canon in D for the processional (you still pick what instruments you want). Then you would have the bridal march (we recommend Jonathon Cain’s version www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-obMBI6gVk).  Finally a classical piece for your recessional. (there are several different versions of the traditional recessional). Have your WEDDING DJ play various versions for you and try to pick some that flow together. We usually go with  the elegant versions of the processional and recessional to go with Jonathon Cain’s bridal march. If you hired a WEDDING DJ strictly based on price I would pick the WEDDING SONGS you want and burn them on a CD for the CHEAP DJ just to be safe!

 

Now on to the wedding reception music.

These are the traditional dances that you will need to

pick out WEDDING SONGS for:

  • Your intro/entry song
  • Your 1st dance
  • Your father/daughter dance
  • Your mother/son dance
  • Your garter removal song
  • Your bouquet toss song
  • Your catchers’ song (the people that caught the garter and bouquet)
  • Your cake cutting song
  • Your last dance

For lots of great song-lists, song recommendations,  and

information on hiring a GREAT WEDDING DJ visit our site at http:www.abetterdj.net