Post # 1
I’m 3 months away from my wedding and I’m trying to come up with a list of songs to play at the wedding. I want a mix of songs.. a few slow, 80s and 90s, lots of dance, some country (even though I don’t like country. Most of my guests do though) my dilemma is that every song I come across, I talk my self out of it even if I love it because it’s either over played or I think people will think it’s dumb. I looove 90s music (Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC..) but I’m worried people will think it’s lame. I know I’m thinking way too much into this but I really want my guests to have a good time and not judge my music choice lol Has anyone had a similar experience with this? Any opinions are appreciated!
Post # 2
We loooooove country music. So I can imagine most of our music will be country. Some good rock and pop is always nice. I was at a wedding where they played backstreet boys, and I have never seen so many adults dancing and singing like their life depended on it (may have been alcohol induced lol). It was one of the best moments, so I say go for it!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2017 - A Historic Inn
Are you doing music yourself (iPod, etc) or compiling a list for a DJ? I think it’s awesome to mix in a lot of styles and decades (that’s our goal). I’d stay away from too many songs from one genre or decade, unless you’re doing a specific theme or you have a good gauge of your guests’ favorites. The guests who will be dancing until the last minutes, in particular. My DJ explained “overplayed equals crowd favorites” because everyone knows the song. If you’re going with a DJ, then they could probably give you a “most played” list.
Post # 4
EDM, some pop, some upbeat Indie. I abhor country.
It’s good to know your crowd, but it’s also still your wedding. Go ahead and play it.
Post # 5
My ceremony music was the the cello cover of the Game of Thrones Soundtrack.
My cocktail hour music was All non vocal Disney orchestra.
Dinner was outside and we had speeches and what not so there was some background elebvator style music I don’t even remember, lol.
My reception music went in periods and genres. There was about 15 minutes of each genre with popular songs from one year and so on. Started it off with dance music, then pop,, etc
Post # 6
- Wedding: February 2018 - Emerald at Queensridge
I think the guests would love 90s stuff. Choose whatever you want! It’s your day. Have the DJ pick some songs too. I’m sure he knows what people like to hear at weddings. My personal music taste is Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, etc. so I’m having a lot of that and also having the DJ sprinkle in some more “fun” songs. 🙂
Post # 7
We had classical and big bang/swing music. 🙂 Everyone said they felt fancy. Lol
Post # 8
We’re having a disco band that does covers. Lots of well-known ABBA, Bee Gees, and other popular music from that era. I doubt lots of our guests listen to this type of music during their spare time, but it has a great beat and is recognizable so I think it will be a blast!
Post # 9
Heavy metal, hard rock, classic rock, 90s pop, 80s glam, Die Antwoord and Tupac. Really whatever we liked we played.
Post # 10
Morning ceremony and brunch reception: 98% 1920s-1930s music, handpicked by me and organized into playlists for different portions of the event.
Evening pizza and dance party: Funky-Soul-Disco-New Wave-Country, with a dash of old school swing and a healthy serving of less played 80s and 90s stuff. Also, a most necessary William Shatner cover of “Common People”.
What can I say? We’re weirdos with broad tastes.
Post # 11
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! I think I will play a few songs from many different genres 🙂
Post # 12
We will definately have country, classic rock, and backstreet boys. No ands, ifs, or buts about it.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek
Well, one of the first things my Fiance did after we got engaged was create a wedding playlist, so we’re all set. 🙂 But on our form for our DJ, he requests a list of songs/genres we want, and he’d do the rest.
It’s your wedding, so you should play what you want! I really dislike country, so we’re not having any country songs even though most of my family loves it.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
There will be a DJ but he’ll be playing songs from our list. Love 90’s music! No country fans attending so skipping that genre. Digable Planets, Micheal Jackson, Aerosmith, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Smokey Robinson, Beatles, Prince, Earth, Wind & Fire, Pharell, Justin Timberlake, Erykah Badu, Pink, Isley Brothers and so on. 😊 There’s a nice mix but maybe 10% is newer music. Most is what we grew up listening to bc our parents played it or music we loved that came out in the 90’s and early 2000’s. Play whatever music brings you joy.
Post # 15
We will not have any rap. I can not stand it. His step dad loves it. But half of rap talks about bitches and hos.