(Closed) HELP! My dad slipped the DJ a different playlist!

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 3
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Aquaria:  Is it too late to replace your dad’s list with the list you originally wanted? I wouldn’t trust my father to pick out music, it would be full of 70’s songs. Bleh

Post # 4
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Can you just give the DJ the original list and tell him to ignore your dad? Or is your dad paying for it? If he’s paying, I think you need to get the CD back and talk to your dad about the songs. Make sure to find 2 or 3 that are fine and can be played, but explain to him why the others are inappropriate/don’t fit your vision.

ETA: How much time do you have? I assume your posted date isn’t correct?


Post # 5
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’d call/email your DJ and tell him to ignore what your father gave him as some of the songs you don’t deem wedding appropriate and/or don’t some of them, so instead of picking through them you’d rather the DJ just leave everything on the disc off.

Post # 6
6825 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Unless your dad is paying for your DJ, your DJ should be understanding only playlist he should be using is the one from you. 

Post # 7
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

If dad is paying the DJ, the DJ is going to listen to dad over you.  Your best bet is to talk to dad about the music and find a middle ground where dad can get some of his songs played but you can veto inappropriate songs.

Post # 8
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

send this email –

“hi DJ

I’m glad you got a chance to speak with my dad the other night. I know that he gave you a playlist/CD but we’ve since discussed it and created a new one. Please disregard the music he gave you and here is the new list. Thanks again, we’re so excited to have you at the wedding. 



if he doesn’t respond in 24 hours, call to confirm. done. 

Post # 11
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Aquaria:  Contact your DJ immediately, explain that your father meant well but that he’s not in charge of the playlist.  Give him yours with the instructions that under no circumstances to play your fathers.  I’m sure he’s had issues with relatives crop up before.

Post # 12
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Tell the DJ to ignore Dad’s list.  Pick a few songs you think your dad will want to hear and let the DJ play those but really, the DJ should ignore the list your father made.

I get how some people TOTALLY ignore how a song is inappropriate for the moment.  For example, my Mother-In-Law wanted to do the mother/son dance to Pink’s “F*cking Perfect”.  Even without the cursing, it is SO inappropriate (it’s about a person with low self-esteem, and the singer is saying they are too hard on themselves, and oh hey! you’re just fine to me!…..totally screams a mother/son dance right?!)

Post # 13
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Aquaria:  Some 70’s music is awesome! But he hasn’t listened to music since he was 17 and thus no music has been created since then lol

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