(Closed) Is hip hop, reggaeton, Top 40, etc appropriate for the reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yes. Hip Hop etc. was played at my wedding and most weddings I have attended. Just keep the curse words out. I always approve of a mix of music.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are playing house music, top 40 and 70’s disco at our receiption.  You can play whatever you want… it is your wedding.

Plus older guests may leave before the wedding is over.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think you are right. Start with the wedding standards, move into newer stuff as the older crowd fades.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hell Ya!!!!! LOL

My wedding is definitely going to be a PARTY!!!! We are definitely going to throw in some classics that all generations will enjoy but for the most part it will be a Top40 club like dance party!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I’m mixing it all up, even though we’re having a formal wedding. I think it’s appropriate to mix everything in. 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

There is nothing wrong with hip hop, etc. being played. If you want the younger folks to dance, you need to have music they like. That’s what a dj does is play music that the crowd responds to, and mix up the genres depending on the folks in attendance. At the same time, if you only choose music that your parents and their friends like, then you will alienate the younger crowd and possibly resent the older folks for not allowing you to enjoy the music and dancing because you only stuck to one type. What most djs do is play music that appeals to the older crowd first and then as the evening goes on, they play “club” type music that appeals to the younger crowd. That way everyone wins. Also, keep in mind that many older adults do not dance. They might enjoy the music or they may not, but they generally prefer it as background music while they mingle, rather than actively dancing.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I will be including songs from Lady Gaga, Black Eyed  Peas, Britney Spears, Beyonce, etc – I want to dance and hear the songs that I love!!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I think it is good to play whatever the crowd will enjoy.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Pretty much what everyone else said…just know your audience. If 80% of your guests are an older crowd, you should gear your music towards that.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We definitely are- lots of Sean Paul and Kwali etc etc.  But we are being very careful with the kind of hip hop we play and my boyfriend is insisting on no “stripper music” (ie no Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon, or Akon).  Which is totally fair.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We will be playing everything from classic rock to jazz to top 40! Honestly as a younger person I would enjoy some newer stuff and you’d be suprised how many “older” adults listen to the top 40 these days, esp if they have a teen!

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