(Closed) Am I wrong to be annoyed?

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would just edit the playlist before I handed it over to the DJ.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

why is your Mother-In-Law talking about your playlist? I’d just take over with the DJ

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We didn’t even provide a real play list.  I think we submitted a list of 10 or so ‘must play’ songs and DO NOT PLAY list and then gave him a general guideline of what we were looking for in terms of feel, but not specific songs and let him take it from there.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

From attending a ton of weddings this is what I’ve learned: the bride and groom are generally too busy to dance. T least for a large portion of the reception Your guests will dance and I can pretty much assure you no one will dance to rock. Hip hop/ top 40, though I TOTALLY get why you don’t love it, is more suited for a wedding.

I would ask SIL to butt out purely becauuse it’s not her place. But yes, I would let them play hip hop. Trust your DJ.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d play whatever will keep people dancing, and that’s usually the popular hip hop type songs from the radio. I was just at a wedding where the bride’s father kept requesting a lot of rock songs, and it totally emptied the dance floor every time. Lots of people were highly annoyed because it really killed the fun vibe of the party. Don’t get me wrong, I love rock, but I just don’t think a wedding is the place for it.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Just talk to the DJ and explain to him the different music preferences that you have vs. your Mother-In-Law (or SIL in this case). Tell him that you would prefer to hear more of X, but maybe he can intersperse a little bit of Y for the guests that like it better. Don’t let your SIL or Mother-In-Law dictate something in its entirety, but at the same time, be considerate to what your guests/the people paying would like to hear. 

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