Music choices can be tough. It’s very selective- what you may think is a great song could be one that your best friend can’t stand. So what do you do when picking out songs for your wedding reception? If you hate the Black Eyed Peas, but know that the dance floor will be packed once ‘I Gotta Feelin’ is played, do you skip it to keep yourself happy or give in to your 100 wedding guests?
The simple answer is that it’s your wedding so you can have whatever you want! If there is a song that will make you cringe if you hear it, then put it on the Do Not Play List. Of course, the more songs you put on your Do Not Play List, the greater the chance you’ll have some disappointed guests at your wedding reception, so you have to decide how you want to balance that challenge. Also, if you restrict too much music, it could hinder the DJ’s ability to read your guests and play the songs that will work for that moment, but we ultimately believe that you should have total control over the music played and not played on YOUR day.
Another option is to let the DJ know your “do not plays” with the caveat that if they get all kinds of requests for any particular song, then it is ok check with you for approval to play it.
Our philosophy has always been that it’s the bride and groom’s day—they can have anything they want. If they want to make the DJ play Gregorian Chants at full volume all night, it’s their call. Sure we’ll let them know its not a good idea & educate them on what types of songs work well at weddings but in then end it’s up to them what music is played.
Moreover, it is the responsibility of a guest to be a good guest. If the bride hates John Mayer and will cry if she hears his sultry voice on her wedding day, guests need to back off the demanding requests and load up “Your Body is A Wonderland” on their iPod—on the way home in the car.
Top 5 Do Not Play songs:
“Macarena” by Los Del Rio
“Y.M.C.A.” by the Village People
“Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper
“Electric Slide” by Marcia Griffins
For more advice on choosing music for your wedding check out : http://amusicplus.com/Dj/DJmusicselection.htm