(Closed) Here is my crazy wedding reception playlist that is far too long and somewhat…

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

A lot of tunes here. I did not take the time to see which are for the ceremony and the special dances but with so many *** selections, there may not be any room left for a request during the dancing part of the reception. 25 to 40 tunes, depending upon how much dancing time is allotted, is all the tunes that can be played.

I ask our B&G’s to provide no more than 10 must play tunes and 15 play if possible selections.  I advise them to pick a mix of music, not just all slow tunes or all hip hop etc. I also ask them to keep their guests tastes and ages in mind.

Once the dancing begins, the dance floor energy continuously evolves. Typically, but not always, the dance floor at a wedding evolves as the evening progresses with the older guests dancing early and the younger folks taking over later. But nothing is etched in stone.

A good Wedding DJ should insure no guest feels left out of the dancing. If a Bride and Groom dictate every tune, that is simply not possible.  

With a play list this long, you leave no room for your DJ to be flexible. What happens when you aunt and uncle (and everyone at their table) want a country waltz or an older two step. Or, when the guys want to all get together and sing some rock anthem? What if a bunch of the ladies (and some guys) want to do that “Copperhead Road” line dance step? 

Post # 5
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

From this it looks like you’re djing your own wedding? I think the play list looks good, I noticed you have a lot of Miranda Lambert songs on there (I love her too), but I saw some breakup songs that I probably wouldn’t use. While I love all these songs, I’d like to offer some swap outs if you’d want them:

“Kerosene”- replace with- “Love Song” – Miranda Lambert

 “Wide Awake”- replace with- “Teenage Dream” Katy Perry

“More like her”- replace with- “Virginia Bluebell”

“Over You”- replace with “Love is looking for you”

I had a hard time working some of Miranda’s songs into my play list because she has a lot that deal with heavier stuff. It made making my playlist a lot more difficult when I realized a lot of my fav songs weren’t exactly “upbeat” lol

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m dj-ing everything too, I think the swapouts might work if you like them. Your wedding sounds lovely, hope everything works out well.

ps, as long as there is solid ground, there’s always a dance floor πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@serendipity9.8:  What a great playlist. It has just inspired a few ideas for my wedding. One question though. A wedding playlist without any Journey? Surely not!!

Post # 9
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Tina W:  Lol, I just gave some suggestions here. I did post my (enormous) playlist in another post though. “Don’t Stop Believing” will blare proudly as one of my finishing up songs πŸ™‚

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