A musician’s playlist can include everything — from romantic ballads, old songs, even the latest in EDM. But with a huge selection of music however, choosing the perfect songs to match the mood you want for your wedding can be a struggle. A professional wedding dj gold coast provider can help definitely but the type of music you think you and your guests will enjoy will be up to you.
Are you still thinking about what music to play on your special day? Below are some of the things to consider when doing your research.
Wedding theme. Almost all weddings follow a specific theme. It is a top trend today yes, and couples are all about setting a mood that guests won’t forget easily. What is your wedding theme? If you are going for a vintage, say a 1920-inspired wedding, you can ask your band or DJ to play old music during cocktails. For the dancing, consider playing 1920s jazz or dance songs (think Great Gatsby). A DJ, for example, can mix one hour of themed music along with other contemporary tunes during the dancing toward the end of the evening.
The vibe you want. Most couple associate the vibe solely on the wedding theme but these are two completely different things. A theme is the overall wedding atmosphere while a vibe sets the tone of the wedding. Do you want a more relaxed vibe or do you want to have a funky vibe? The vibe can strengthen a wedding theme and affect the ambiance. Think about the genre you want as a couple — jazz, classical, country, rhythm and blues, groovy — it can be anything.
Variety is a must. For pre-reception, calm and relaxed music is a must. You can go for instrumental to some slow jazz music for this. During the dancing, it is best to throw a mixture of everything to keep you and your guests entertained. A good blend of music sets the overall tone. Ask your wedding musician or DJ to throw in old and new and slow and fast tunes to encourage guests of different ages to hit the dance floor. They can even accommodate various song requests from guests.
Consider the size of the venue. Choosing the type of music for your wedding should also be based on the number of guests attending and the size of the venue. If you are having an intimate, family-style reception with less than a hundred guests, you may choose music that are not too loud so guests can socialize. You can always have a selection of some very good party music during the dancing at the end of the evening. It is also important to ask the venue management for any restrictions when it comes to the equipment, noise limitation, and the number of musicians allowed.
A sit down meeting. Whether you are considering hiring a band, a DJ, or an orchestra, a sit down meeting before the wedding is very important. Prepare your preferred song list or personal requests, give and ask for suggestions, and give a list of songs that you don’t want to hear (yes, this is important too). Remember that a good music can make or break or reception so it is very important to have proper planning weeks ahead of the event.