music tips for your wedding day

Posted by admin on 02 October 2013 09:15:00 CAT
Shakespeare, the romantic of all romantics, definitely knew what he was talking about and at the most romantic celebration of your life, music is incredibly important to help create the mood you are after.
“If music be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare

We’re sharing our best music tips:

• Normally, couples planning their wedding decide between a DJ or a live band. How about both? Grand celebrations call for grand music and a live band suiting the theme of your wedding will add a touch of class. The DJ can take over later and play a variety of music to get all of your guests onto the dance floor.
• Book your DJ as soon as possible as they are often booked up a year in advance. 
• Consider volume levels throughout the night with background music blending in during cocktails and the main meal and when it’s time to open up the dance floor, turn it up!

• Make sure to brief your DJ beforehand on the kind of music you have in mind for your wedding reception. Give him a list of favourites as well as the important tracks such as your first dance, father and daughter dance, and a song to be played while you cut the cake.

• Because weddings often consist of quite a mixed crowd of old and young guests, your music should be a mix between old and new as well, that way everyone gets a chance to dance.
• Don’t forget to check the noise restrictions at your reception venue to make sure it accommodates for a DJ or live band.

• Some popular wedding reception songs include: Brown Eyed Girl and Crazy Love by Van Morrison, Dancing Queen by Abba, Hey Ya byOutkast, DJ Casper’s Cha Cha Slide, Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen, I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas and, Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody.