When it comes to picking songs for your wedding day, you want to make sure that you have all of your guest covered with the perfect blend of music for a great time. Finding the right DJ or live entertainment and ensuring that they can handle the playlist is a must. You want the music to flow and your guest to dance all night long to songs they’ll enjoy. Most importantly, you want to make sure the DJ plays those songs that brings back golden memories at the right moment.
Some Brides and Grooms may decide to have a live band for cocktail hour which will keep the energy high while waiting for the Bride and Groom to be welcomed into the reception. Be sure to chose upbeat music, Jazz or maybe even a Scat Band to make your guest comfortable while they mix and mingle awaiting your arrival.
When it comes to your Disc Jockey make sure that he is set up properly, speakers are placed in the right spot, and he is aware of the song schedule. Some Brides might not have their reception and ceremony in a different location, therefore the DJ needs to be ready to make that change when needed and have speakers in the proper rooms.
Make sure the DJ has the order for when the songs should be played and the songs that you don't want played at your wedding. Also you'll want to ask your DJ to provide mic's for Bride, Groom, Minister and Soloist if necessary. A wireless handheld will do but you may prefer that each have a lapel mic. This will ensure that everyone can hear you stating your vows. You'll of course want one for those making toast during reception to be heard also.
Overall, make sure the DJ plays songs that will make everyone want to stay on the dance floor all night long! Some people are against line songs but those songs will make everyone young and old want to move and groove. So, keep your options open and even go check out the DJ play on a Saturday before you book him/her, therefore you'll know their style and the type of music they play.