(Closed) DJ Don’ts

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

No rap or hard metal…

I understand you not liking country but a lot of your guests might like a song or two… we’re not huge fans either but will allow it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

no “celebrate”. no weird games, hats, conga lines, etc.

πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Um hard metal does not get played at a wedding. At least not a traditional wedding but we’re still going to mention it. I HIGHLY doubt anyone would request it anyways. Rap might be a bit more lenient for some songs but we don’t want more than 1 or 2 songs played. But country is a bit different. Played quite a bit at weddings.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh man, I have more don’ts than do’s!  I basically dislike most modern music, so we are having a lot of classic rock, motown, funk, 80’s, oldies, etc.

  • No “icebreakers”  – my friends will dance up a storm for SURE! We don’t need the YMCA to get people on the floor.
  • No country, rap, anyone who’s been on American Idol, or lame “rock” bands like Nickelback/Daughtry/etc.
  • No props – I was at a wedding where the DJ brought out a box of stupid hats.  No thanks.

At a meeting with one particular DJ, he said he could have a code word that he would shout, and all my bridesmaids would grab someone who was sitting and pull them on the dance floor.  I about died laughing.  I would be horrified if that happened.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t really have anything to say here except that I hope this doesn’t get ‘snarky’ seems like it’s going there already πŸ™

Hate to see that on the Bee.

I have a feeling we won’t have many don’ts. SO loves rap and rock and heavy stuff and I strictly listen to country, should be interesting πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Helstrong:  I agree…there are just a lot of varied opinions on DJs and music.  One person’s long list of don’ts may be all do’s for someone else.

 

For me personally, we have a lot of specific songs on our do not play list.  Not so much a particular genre of music.  Although, I haven’t heard a lot of metal played at weddings I have attended.  One song that sticks out though, is “Celebrate” by Kool and the Gang.  I think I have been saying since I was 14, I don’t want that song played at my wedding.  We don’t need to tell anyone to celebrate at the wedding, they know that already!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m probably in the minority, but I don’t mind a tiny bit of snark.  As long as no personal insults are hurled, of course.

I won’t mind if someone requests a country song and it gets played, it’s not the end of the world.  I am more concerned with not having to hear any bad 2000’s hip hop like the Thong Song.

I love the idea of Another One Bites the Dust as a bouquet toss song! 

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