(Closed) Should I have a “do not play” list or not? The band could judge what to play…

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would go ahead a make a list, even if it is just that one song.  You never know when someone id going to make a request and it happens to be that one song you didnt want to hear.  I know that it wouldnt be the end of the world, but a minor annoyance on your day isnt really worth it either.

Post # 4
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would make a list. Then the DJ / Band knows exactly what you don’t want.

We only had one song on the do not play list – The Macarena. My DJ would never play “Who let the dogs out” unless it was requested so we were good with the songs he played. He was great.

Post # 5
4485 posts
Honey bee

If you don’t have a do-not-play list, then you can’t get upset if you hear a song that you don’t like that is played. With a limited time for dancing, it’s too short to have music you can’t stand being played. But at the same time, you want danceable music that every age will enjoy. If they’re professionals, they will be able to read the crowd and see what they respond to.

Post # 6
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

If you are having trouble coming up with a list, perhaps you could talk to the band about what they plan to play.  That way, you can get a sense for what they are planning and veto anything that doesn’t sound right to you.  They’ll likely have great suggestions and hopefully you will enjoy everything they come up with.  


Post # 7
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My do not play list has 2 songs- the Cha Cha Slide and Who let the Dogs Out. There are some other songs and types of music I’m not crazy about hearing, but I’d be fine with if someone requested.

I suggest giving a general idea of the music you want or don’t want played & then having a short list of must plays and absolutely do not plays.

Post # 8
3332 posts
Sugar bee

If you honestly don’t care, then I’d say you don’t need one.  Personally, we had a list because there are several songs that are often played at weddings (YMCA, Chicken Dance, etc) that I really don’t like and did not want played. 

Post # 9
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We had a do not play list and they still played some of the songs – whatever – in the end it doesn’t matter.  Everyone had fun and raved about the band, it was just a stupid personal preferance of mine.

Post # 10
5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@charmedlife-I love the cha-cha slide. Been awhile since I heard that one! lol.

I don’t think we will have a do not play, since we are having an iPod reception with playlists. = )

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