I’m excited to introduce today’s guest blogger, Eric Cunningham, to the #mkbridetribe. Eric is not only the best of the best, he’s also a personal friend of mine and just an all around great guy. If I show up at a wedding and Eric is in charge I know two things, it’s going to be a GREAT party and it’s smooth sailing. Behind the scenes what some people don’t know is the flow of the entire reception runs smoothly because of a great DJ! I won’t get into the horror stories, but trust me when I say “Not all DJ’s are created equal!” Enjoy!
When creating your playlist for your wedding, I always recommend that you keep your guests in mind. Chances are that there will be 3 generations in attendance. Your playlist should feel inviting to them. Guests tend to react to songs that they are familiar with. To help them feel a part of your celebration, include songs from their era that are popular enough that the younger generation know.
An experienced DJ should know how to put together your personal favorites along with songs that will motivate your guests. Perhaps you can ask your Grandparents what their favorite songs are. Maybe do a dedication to them. It only takes a few songs to make your more mature guests feel included. I have seen a trend where couples will include a song request form when sending out invitations. This will help your DJ when putting together sets for your reception.
Your playlist is the soundtrack for your wedding. Don’t be scared to include your favorite song that may not be popular dance songs. Those songs are perfect for the cocktail hour or to be played during dinner. Remember it is your day and your music should reflect your personalities.
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