Post # 1
Hi Bees! FH and I are going to use our iPod for the reception music – we don’t have space in the budget for a DJ or a band. We have very weird music tastes, and for the wedding we want to play a lot of Du Wop (that’s me) and 1920’s jazz/lounge music (that’s him). I also want to play some of “today’s” music for dancing. I’m not sure how our guests will react to our music selections.
The thing is, our guests aren’t exactly the “dancing type.” There’s going to be a lot of artists and bikers there. We want everyone to have fun, and I want to play fun music.
So my questions: Do we have to play music that our guests are going to enjoy, or should we just play what we want? Or does it really matter? What if no one dances? Will it be boring?
Post # 3
We had a DJ and one of the good things he helped us do is get a sense of our taste and what artists we liked and play the fun danceable music from them, mixed in with more classic songs that everyone knows. The good music that you couldn’t really dance to, or a bit more eccletic was played during cocktail hour and dinner.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
I think I’d try to find music that we liked, but nothing toooo off-the-wall so no one feels alienated by the music. I don’t think it does any good to play music you don’t like at your own wedding! Personally, we’re playing what we want, but we don’t expect anyone to dance. Non-dancing weddings don’t have to be boring, IMO. As long as there’s plenty of food and good conversation, no one will miss the dancing 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks for your suggestions! I still have time (I’m September/October, haven’t really decided yet) I’m just so worried about it! If no one dances but me, oh well. I’m sure I’ll figure out other fun things to do 🙂
Post # 6
Hey, im also having an ipod wedding and i about have the reception music down (dinner and some dancing) if you want to tell me how to send playlists i would be glad to share what i have. Also, itunes has wedding reception itunes essentials btw if you search for “wedding reception”
Post # 7
@Dizzzy, when I made my invites I put this for the guests on the RSVP card:
I promise to dance if you play this song_______
I think its a great way to play songs all your guests want to hear too that way nobody has an excuse not to get down at your wedding!