(Closed) Worry about other people’s tastes….?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

mine won’t be hip hop but i’m keeping clear of the cheesy party songs too. i worry about my taste in music too i’m not a new music fan in al honesty i love everything from the 50’s to about the late 80’s, all genres inc. country, rock, pop anything. but not a huge fan of the now. there are a few i do like and i can tolerate most of them. my friends are a little worried about this, me and fi have decided to give the dj a list of must haves to suit the two of us, a list of big ‘NOs’ and the give the dj the freedom to fill in the gaps. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I’m not planning a wedding yet but wanted to say – GO FOR IT! The music at your wedding should be a reflection of you and your Fiance. Sure, it’s nice to throw in a few traditional or different-styled tracks for your guests, but ultimately you just need to play music that you and your guests are going to dance the night away to!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We plan on playing top 40 (hip hop, pop, etc) later in the night but I do feel its respectful to play some songs that work for each generation during the beginning of the party…there are so many songs that please a wide variety of tastes…after dinner I think anything goes, though!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 My Fiance and I are the same way.  We will be playing older more conservative music early in the evening, but once dinner is over, all bets are off! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would just advise you to take your guests into consideration. I could be considered a music snob and honestly don’t care to ever hear “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Brick House,” “Love Shack” or (shudder) that Grease mega-mix at another wedding. But at the same time I would MUCH rather have a successful party than just get to hear the songs I like the best, which I can listen to any day of the week! I wouldn’t want to play music that I think a large potion of my guests won’t care for and won’t want to dance to. So, again, it all depends on your guest list. But yes, I am going to worry about other people’s tastes, because I want people to have fun!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Hmm I think you should be able to play whatever you like! Though bearing in mind that if you play songs that no-one but you knows than your guests probably won’t be doing much partying. Just mix it up and you’ll be fine 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Eglantine:  +1 You can personalize the playlist, but you should also mix it up so there is something for everyone. The cheesy wedding songs are popular because a lot of people of all ages like dancing to them

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i think if u appeal to everyone, its ok to skip the cheesy music!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Play YOUR music! I’m having TONS of hip-hop at my reception, to the point that I posted a “parental advisory” photo on my wedding event page online. (I actually wished I’d put it on our invites!) I’m having trouble keeping it completely clean! I think it’s nice to include songs other people will know (not a concern for us), but I don’t think you should add songs you don’t care about or DISlike just for your guests. For what it’s worth, we live in the South, where country is big (thankfully, not with our friends/wedding party), and we HATE country. There won’t be a single country song played, meaning most of my FI’s extended family won’t know any of the music besides “Thriller”. 

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