Post # 1
Are there certain songs you are playing throughout the reception, do you have a list of songs you are giving your DJ? We have about 10 songs we really love and that make us think of each other that we would really like to be played throughout the day. And I know we are paying for the DJ so he should be able to play "our" songs…but I want our guests to be able to have their songs played too. They don’t have to be played at a certain point…expect our first dance song of coarse…but I want them played at some time through the day.
Here are some songs I have on "our" list:
Ever the Same: Rob Thomas
Love me 4 me: Christina Aguilera
This kind of love: Sister Hazel
I could not ask for more: Edwin McCain
Your Song:Elton John
The Beauty of Who you are: Marc Broussard
Because You Loved me: Celine Dion
Moondance: Van Morrison
Tunnel of Love: Bruce Springsteen
Now these are mostly slow songs so I was going to suggest to the DJ that when he goes to play a slow song to play one of these…unless a guest request another song. But how do I get our songs played without it being just slow songs all night…I def don’t want that! HELP PLEASE!
Post # 3
I don’t really know… I’m hesitant to play slow songs at all because I don’t want to slow down the action. At least you’ll have a DJ and they can regulate the mood. We’re doing I-pod, so whatever I designate ahead of time is how it’s really going to go. Weird, huh?
Post # 4
Not weird! I think its awesome that your doing the I-pod thing…at least YOU will be picking all of your songs. And I know what you mean about the slow songs…I dont want it to be slow…I want things to be moving and fun! Maybe I will just choose one or two of the songs that we really want! THANK YOU DoctorGirl!
Post # 5
doctorgirl- I’m also doing the ipod (or laptop w/itunes). I don’t know of an area DJ that wouldn’t play something like the macarena, especially if requested, and the majority of my guests would not be happy with that.
D.Marie-are you having music during dinner? Its always nice to hear the slower songs when eating. That way you can get your favorite ballads in without slowing down the pace too much. Then pick one or two to be played after, if you think couples may like to slow dance.
Post # 6
@CINDY…Thats a great idea to play them during dinner! Thank you! 🙂 Can u tell how obsessed I am with this site! PS…Im at work for 4 hours by myself!! Not much else to do than procrastinate!
Post # 7
our DJ asked us for a list of songs that we wanted incorporated–his breakdown was "MUST play songs," "Love to hear songs" and "DO NOT play" songs.
It might be worthwhile for you to sit down with your DJ and have him mix in the ones that you absolutely have to hear, and let him work in any others as the mood fits.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall
Oh goodness, thanks for reminding me.. I need to start working on my list
Post # 9
Thanks Catrelle…that makes me feel better hearing that you did make a list for your DJ! A DO NOT play list also sounds great!
Post # 10
We prepped a "Must Play" list and a "Do not play" list for our DJ. This way, I can be sure that they play "Dancing Queen" for my Bridesmaid or Best Man and NOT play "YMCA" or "Cotton Eyed Joe"!
Post # 11
Our DJ told us our list of "do not play" songs will absolutely NOT be played, even if our guests request them… gotta love that!
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
One idea is to ask each guest on their RSVP card to write in their favorite love song. That way it is easy for you to get a big list for your DJ and they will all hear their song requests!
Post # 13
I’ve thought about adding a song request section to our wedding website but then again, not so sure if people would be disappointed if their song wasn’t played.
We would like to include salsa and cha cha songs mixed in but we dont’ know how people will take to that since we’re one of the few people in the family who actually know how to salsa and cha cha.
Post # 14
We have a huge list of songs we want to hear throughout the evening, but we’re also planning on having a section on our wedding website where people can send in requests and hopefully tell us if it’s a song that’s particularly special to them. I don’t want people to be disappointed if their song isn’t played, but I’m pretty sure they’ll know that it’s a suggestion and not a guarantee, though if someone asks to hear their own first dance song from their wedding, I’m sure we’ll let it play! 🙂