Post # 1
O.k so I have a meeting with our DJ (which is also FI’s cousin lol) and he said to bring the songs that we want to be played. I was looking online and the catagories were first dance, mother son dance, father daughter dance, cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter toss, dollar dance, and last song. Do I really need to pick out this many? I thought people usually just picked the first dance and the parent dances and thats it. What are you ladies doing?
Post # 3
We had to pick out all of those….and also he said to pick out about 30 songs to be played at the reception. He said he’d mix it up, but by us picking out 30, he’d get a feel for the kind of music we like. We put stars next to a handful of “must haves”.
There was a lot of music to pick. End of the day, though, we were THRILLED with the music. Duh =]
Post # 4
We picked first dance, mother/son dance, entrance song and cake song. (My father is deceased, so no daddy/daughter dance and we’re not doing a garter or bouquet toss.) I would suggest also making a list of songs you do not want. Like maybe you don’t love the chicken dance or you dont’ want the song that reminds you of your ex played. You get the idea.
Post # 5
I’d ask him what he wants you to bring. If there’s a list like that which he’d like. At any rate giving those extra songs a bit of thought won’t take too much if you just look through your music library. I’m sure you have stuff perfect for the occasion and you don’t even know it yet.
Post # 6
Sounds like a good thing – as the other ladies have mentioned, you want music you like and want to avoid music you don’t. The DJ might have some suggestions if you ask.
Post # 7
I think it’s a good thing to pick them. That way you ensure that what the DJ plays more or less is what you actually want. I’ve definitely heard some horror stories when you don’t let him/her know your expectations!