The difference between a good wedding and a great wedding is the music. In fact, the “music” issue does seem an easy thing like “i’ll just trust it to the DJ, he’s being paid for that”. Well, not so simple.
Today i will write about some topics you should consider, when it comes to music planning
We know that, for you, your wedding is all about showing the world the love you and your future hubby have for each other but keep in mind that your guests went there to see your celebration, yes, but also to have a good (great, awesome!) time and it’s your responsability to make sure they do!
1- Talk with your DJ and make sure he listens – He is responsible for one of the most important aspects of your day, so he must listen to your music preferences and apply them on that day!
2- Do a “black list” and a “green list” – I mean, do a list of forbidden songs and a list of must play one’s! That alone will help the DJ figure out the style and kind of musics you and your future hubby like! Identify specific genres and bands, and your DJ will put together an arsenal of great songs that you’ll love. Plus, the “black list” will be very handy when that sweet little cousin asks the DJ to play a Disney song or that drunk friend requests bad ass rock music. If they are on that list, the DJ will know not to play their songs and can suggest something else, instead.
3- Visit your venue and test the sound system – They may have assured you that they have a sound system and speakers! Great! But make sure you (or even better, your DJ or band) do a sound check, to make sure that the system available is good enough for your needs. Do this with time so that you have the time to rent additional equipment if necessary!
4- Don’t switch from “slow dance” to Salsa abruptly – Imagine you are dancing with your hubby, eyes on eyes, slowly feeling that amazing moment, and suddenly you are in the middle of a Salsa crazy fest, with no warning. You and your guests go into the mood of a song and want to continue for a few tunes. Let’s make sure the music and the spirit flows, shall we?
5- Last but not least, you are the bride and not the DJ – You have done your “homework”, created “do’s” and “don’ts” lists. You have tested the sound system, made sure the DJ (or band) understood your needs and wishes. ENJOY YOUR DAY and let them do their work.
There are many playlists available on youtube, where you can get inspired and decide what kind of music you two want.