There is a list on The Knot (for some reason I cant paste the link right now) of 15 songs not to play at a wedding. I gave the list to our Dj The songs are either more 8th grade dance or too old school.
@Happy2bMrs: +1. Sometimes it does take a line dance to get people out of their seats. (Cupid Shuffle and Gangnam Style got pretty much everyone, including the middle-aged crowd, onto the dance floor). Here was our do not play list:
Maybe I’m just cheesy, but I like some of these songs on people’s DNP lists!
I’m 24, I like to dance, and I like line dances. I must be like 60 secretly.
I’d include the cha cha slide because for whatever reason, it’s extremely popular with my friends and family. I’ve never seen it not get everyone on the dance floor, and it’s really easy to dance to. The electric slide I can’t do, but I’d probably play too. I don’t know about the wobble, LOL.
I love baby got back. It’s a huge inside joke between my bridesmaids and myself. It will probably be played after everyone is drunk.
Apache (Jump on It) will be played too. HAHA, big inside joke between FI and I, and I think it will get the party started by being so ridiculous.
Onto my DNP mix,
FI and I hate country music, so that’s out.
Most rap songs would embarrass the crap out of me on my wedding day, so no. I do like some of it in normal life (especially trap influenced rap mixes), but my Chinese family WOULD DIE. Oh my god.
No super sappy, love is perfect music.
No really, really, really old slow music. It’s going to be a small party and the majority are under 40, so I want to keep everyone going.