(Closed) DJ Question

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My dj has a site that we log onto in order to pick songs for the wedding.  In here we put the songs we want played for all of the specific items (first dance, father/daugher, cake cutting, etc) and then there’s a spot to list song that are must plays, probably plays and DO NOT play.  They cautioned us to only put like 15 tops for each category or that doesn’t leave the dj with a lot of room to figure out the crowd and play what he thinks will keep the party going.  Otherwise,we just tell him what style of music we want played so he can stick with that.  Obviously, if we’re all about the 90’s hip hop, we don’t want him to throw in country songs.  Really, part of the reason for hiring the dj is so that you don’t have to spend the time creating the playlist.

Post # 4
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5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ours had us fill out a sheet basically saying do you like 80’s music, 90’s etc and then told us to pick the majority of the style being played. Then there are spaces to let you pick some of your favorite songs. And then there are spaces to list your absolutely not songs, if there are any for whatever reason you dont want to be played at your wedding. I think if you make up a sheet like this it will be a good outline for your DJ to know what kind of music you would like played and what your style is. I hope this helps. I will send a link to the sheet that he gave us. Maybe that will make what I am trying to say more clear.

http://jetientertainment.com/Wedding%20Planner.htm

 

Post # 8
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1037 posts
Bumble bee

@Carolyn72: Ah so sorry.  I was a little confused Tongue out I must pay more attention.  With our DJ I gave him a list of the “must haves” and then let him just go with the flow.  We had been to a couple of venues where he’d played so we kinda knew what to expect. 

Post # 9
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am giving ours a list of what songs to play for our entrance, special dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss, and garter toss. Then, I’m going to let him know some of our favorite artists. Other than that, I think he can handle it! 

 

And I’m also seriously considering giving him a list of people that can/can not make speeches…we DEFINITELY don’t want an open mic!

Post # 10
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10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think were just picking our important moment songs like cake cutting/ 1st dance/ mom and son dance/ exit dance… ect then were telling them the ‘type’ of music to play and having a ‘must play’ and ‘must not play’ list for the rest.

Post # 12
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10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Carolyn72: you can still have them play a variety… we are! I told my DJ last night I want a lot of techno but to throw in some popular hits and some chart toppers for everyone that’s not in our rave group of friends. 

The must play must not play is handy for songs you just have to have or songs like “who let the dogs out” that if you hear you will be upset.

Post # 13
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Carolyn72 we are doing Beautiful Day by U2 for our entrance. I’m not really sure what kind of music you are into but I googled tons of wedding songs and watched countless YouTube videos until I came up with our song list 🙂 

Post # 14
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50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My DJ was similar to the others.  We had a worksheet to fill out.  It includes a 15 must have list.  These are songs that you absolutely want played during your reception.  Your DJ should get the feeling of what type of atmosphere you want from those songs and have the freedom to go with what the other guests like.  Picking every single song sounds like a huge headache to me.

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