(Closed) How In the World Do Entrance, Cake Cutting, Etc Songs Work?

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No clue. I’ve never attended a wedding yet out of many where songs were even used for any of those events, or anything else. Then again, I’ve never seen an entrance at a reception in real life, but that’s a different topic. You are right that most songs are way too long for events that barely take a few seconds at most. The same goes for the bouquet and garter tosses. The songs in that case are used as anticipation to get people’s attention and get them onto the dance floor to participate. The events themselves don’t last anywhere near as long as the songs are. Your dj is a professional and may have ideas on how this all works.

Post # 5
1566 posts
Bumble bee

This is what DJs are for! If you could just get the same effect with an iPod reception, people wouldn’t pay money for a professional DJ ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 6
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The wedding party and I are being introduced and then going straight over to cut the cake to get that part out of the way. So, maybe you could incorporate those together and do 1 song?

I can’t help you with the bridal toss since we’re not doing it.

Post # 7
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

In our reception, our entrance song was instrumental and about a minute long, so the DJ just looped it over and over until everyone had made their entrance. For the cake cutting, I think he did some kind of fade out from the cake cutting song into the next music set, but I don’t quite remember very well. We didn’t do bouquet/garter toss so I don’t have any details on that…

Post # 8
1232 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Our dj is just playing them at the same level as the background music. We might be the only ones that notice our songs are even playing, but I don’t mind. I think it will flow better that way.

Post # 9
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m pretty sure most of them cut off or fade away after the event is over…. I agree it’s kind of awkward, but I think less so than letting it continue to play. The only exception, I think, is for the bouquet and garter toss. Those are usually later in the night during the ‘dance party’ portion of the reception, so in that case I think it is fine to let them play through. After the garter/bouquet tosses are over, people can just resume dancing to whatever song you do your tosses to. Good luck! I’m sure you are the only one who will notice, so no worries ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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