(Closed) [POLL] How many slow songs to play during reception??

posted 6 years ago in Music
  • poll: How many slow songs did you/will you play during reception?
    None at all : (1 votes)
    6 %
    First Dance Only : (0 votes)
    1-3 : (3 votes)
    18 %
    4-8 : (11 votes)
    65 %
    9+ : (0 votes)
    Other?? : (2 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I voted 4-8, but I think 4 would be about right.

    Post # 4
    741 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I was a bit dissappointed, the DJ only played 2. It was my wedding for crying out loud, I wanted to dance with my husband! I think 4 or 5 would have been much better. 

    Post # 5
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I think 2 slow songs an hour is good!  Ours played probably 4 for our 2.5 hour dancing time.

    @Au Jardin:  You can’t dance with him to non-slow songs?

    EDIT: Once went to a wedding when the DJ played 2 slow songs in a row.  WORST THING EVER. 

    Post # 6
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    um it depends on your crowd. I honestly don’t know how many were played, but if someone wanted a slow or fast song they just went up to the dj and asked him to. It worked out great and we got a good mix going on that fit how the party was going.. So I voted other. I’d just leave it up to your dj and tell him/her if you want more or less if they’re good, they’ll know just how many to play.

    Post # 7
    741 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @mchitt329:  We did – we also had a reception that went from midnight to six in the morning. Mixing in a few slow songs would have made it a little easier to keep dancing all night. 

    Post # 8
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We didn’t play any slow songs at ours actually. That said, we wanted more of a club/party feel and that’s why we had almost all contemporary, fast songs.

    I think this depends on your crowd in some ways. If your crowd has a lot of couples that would enjoy canoodling, then a lot of slow songs could be fun. However, I think it would be really awkward (and kind of like junior high dance-like) if it was only you and Darling Husband and a few couple on the dance floor as everyone cleared out.

    FWIW, I didn’t really dance a lot with my husband either. It was important for us to mingle with our guests, so we didn’t dance exclusively with each other.

    I would estimate about 1 every half hour max. That’ll give people time to kick up their feet and grab a drink. If you consider the average slow song to be about 4 minutes, that’s playing a slow song about 15% of the time, which is plenty.

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