Post # 1
I am 20 and my fiance is 22; I have been going to church for 20 years and 9 months. He has been going to church for 22 years and 9 months.He is going to be a Pastor (thus making me his First Lady ) Being Christian is who we are and we do not take the calling on out lives lightly at all. All of our guests are saved as well. That being said we LOVE to dance and so do are family and friends. I am concerned about finding songs for our reception that are appropriate and will keep everyone on the dance floor. We are having a small, alcohol free wedding and I am trying to make sure it stays fun and upbeat. I feel that the music could really enhance our reception and keep it from being boring lol. I was thinking of having a
“reception theme” with just oldies and some R&B music. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
I would suggest a good mix. There is lots of good two-steping country songs, lots of swing music, things like that. I think that I would have no idea how to dance to r&b or oldies. Also, some Bees will want to hang me for this, but goofy group songs like Cupid Shuffle, Cha-Cha Slide, YMCA, all those goofy things, get lots of people out on the floor that wouldn’t otherwise.
Post # 4
If you get an experienced DJ and tell him/her of your vision and your requirements I’m sure they could come up with a fantastic playlist with ease.
Post # 5
Not sure if it’s useful, but our pastor told us to avoid using the word FOREVER in the songs because it is only God’s love that lasts forever and ever.
Post # 6
We are having a lot of oldies rock and some great upbeat Christian songs too. Some artists I’ve had luck with are TobyMac, DC Talk, Newsboys, Relient K, and Third Day, and MercyMe’s new song “Move” is going on our list.
Post # 7
I was going to suggest classic oldies and old R&B. There are some great Christian rock songs out there, I love Selah. Also, Michael W. Smith – Friends.
Post # 8
I would definitely suggest seeing if you can find a DJ who is experienced in Christian weddings. When we met with our DJ, we expressed a desire to not have innappropriate music, but still have lots of fun! I think you can definitely have a great dance party without the music being inappropriate!
Post # 9
@zmonet: Can’t go wrong with the beatles!
Post # 10
Our DJ gave us a list of songs that he normally plays at receptions. We were able to go through the list and delete any songs that we didn’t like. If we didn’t know the song, we checked it out on YouTube. We also made general requests such as no heavy metal or rap.
Post # 11
I would say as long as it doesn’t have vulgar language or “adult themes” it’s ok. It doesn’t even necessarily have to be Christian music, anything you’d be ok with children listening to. The above suggestions are great.
Post # 12
I’m a Christian too. We also had a lot of children at our wedding, but we wanted dancing and fun, so we requested that the dj play no gangsta rap, nothing with profanity, and no overly suggestive music. Some great songs that were big hits: Mat Kearney–Hey Mama. The theme from Ghostbusters. The Cupid Shuffle. He also played a lot of 50’s music, which was surprisingly a crowd-pleaser as well.
Post # 13
There is a new wave of christian DJs out there that specialize in this! On the flip side there are also a wave of secular DJs adding “religious”music to their repitour – (not that Id recommend it LOL)
Not sure where you live but we are going with “Lion and Lamb productions” They cater to the NYC NJ area- pretty reasonable rates…. I am very excited for this b the way as all my sisters/sister-in-laws wedding music has always consisted of “Ipod-reception” Can’t wait to break the mold!
Post # 14
We are going to be using some needtobreathe, we love their CDs! We’re going with kind of a country theme and we will be using some instrumental bluegrass as well. No words means nothing inappropriate! We aren’t exactly going for ‘dance party’ though, I have two left feet and would look silly!