Post # 1
As a guest, how many slow songs to you enjoy/tolerate before thinking ‘enough is enough’? I’m putting together some song requests for my DJ for our 5 hour reception, and of course feeling all lovey-dovey about getting married I keep coming up with slow songs that I would love to dance to with my new hubby.
Realistically how many slow songs is a good amount to have at a wedding before people start to get bored of them/want to fall asleep???
Post # 3
I voted 4-8, but I think 4 would be about right.
Post # 4
I was a bit dissappointed, the DJ only played 2. It was my wedding for crying out loud, I wanted to dance with my husband! I think 4 or 5 would have been much better.
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I think 2 slow songs an hour is good! Ours played probably 4 for our 2.5 hour dancing time.
@Au Jardin: You can’t dance with him to non-slow songs?
EDIT: Once went to a wedding when the DJ played 2 slow songs in a row. WORST THING EVER.
Post # 6
um it depends on your crowd. I honestly don’t know how many were played, but if someone wanted a slow or fast song they just went up to the dj and asked him to. It worked out great and we got a good mix going on that fit how the party was going.. So I voted other. I’d just leave it up to your dj and tell him/her if you want more or less if they’re good, they’ll know just how many to play.
Post # 7
@mchitt329: We did – we also had a reception that went from midnight to six in the morning. Mixing in a few slow songs would have made it a little easier to keep dancing all night.
Post # 8
We didn’t play any slow songs at ours actually. That said, we wanted more of a club/party feel and that’s why we had almost all contemporary, fast songs.
I think this depends on your crowd in some ways. If your crowd has a lot of couples that would enjoy canoodling, then a lot of slow songs could be fun. However, I think it would be really awkward (and kind of like junior high dance-like) if it was only you and DH and a few couple on the dance floor as everyone cleared out.
FWIW, I didn’t really dance a lot with my husband either. It was important for us to mingle with our guests, so we didn’t dance exclusively with each other.
I would estimate about 1 every half hour max. That’ll give people time to kick up their feet and grab a drink. If you consider the average slow song to be about 4 minutes, that’s playing a slow song about 15% of the time, which is plenty.