(Closed) Appropriate Reception Music

posted 7 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@zmonet: Can’t go wrong with the beatles!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 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! 

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