Post # 1
My Fiance and I are working on putting together a playlist for both the wedding and the reception since we are skipping the DJ and band. We know that few people from FI’s family will dance as experienced at from FI’s brother’s wedding, my family definitely would not, and we have few friends attending since we are trying to keep it small.
I was reading on another thread about the best things at a wedding and music came up a lot. I know from months of wedding research that all the articles say to make sure to play “a variety of music, so as to appeal to all guests”, but Fiance and I really are not into top 40/pop/90s RnB/club music/dance remixes at all and would rather stick to more classic songs from our parents generation or older.
So question, would you really consider the music to be bad/off putting enough to leave a wedding if there was no modern music played?
ETA: the wedding is fairly formal and does have a loose mid century theme.
Post # 2
We did our own playlist for our wedding and it worked great. We didn’t play any modern music either. What we did was find lists like “Wedding music from the 60’s” or “Top 50 songs of the 60’s” and pick out or favorites. We did this for the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and today. I’d say most of our music ended up being from the 60s-80s though, with just a couple more modern songs mixed in.
Our music was a huge hit!! Lots of people still talk about how much then enjoyed our dance now even. I think it depends on your group. Most of the people that danced were our older relatives, so the music really fit them. (we had about 50 guests total, and only about 10-15 of them were friends/our age)
Post # 3
Your group sounds similar to ours and that’s mainly how I’ve been picking the music. I very much appreciate the confidence boost that this will work out!
Post # 4
our DJ started playing pop current music, and no one was really dancing, i didn’t even like the music. i told him to switch to the 60’s, and more songs to appeal to everyone. and then just about everyone was on the dance floor all night.
Post # 5
Thanks for the idea. My wedding group sounds so similar to yours and I’ve been stressing out about what we should do!