Whether you booked in for a wedding DJ or a live band, it is important to finalise your song requests early to avoid unpleasant situations. Some brides tend to leave out music or they just don’t prioritise this. Music is just as important as your venue style and the food in your wedding reception.
When is the Right time to Plan your Songlist?
You should be starting to plan your song request after you have decided what style would you like for your wedding as your music should match the theme of your venue. A couple of months before your wedding is the ideal time to plan your music. This will give you plenty amount of time how do you want your bridal waltz or the entire dancefloor to be. Your song list should be final no more than 2 weeks before your wedding.
Discuss Music Requirements
One thing I noticed about why some wedding receptions fail is missing out the part about the guests. Music appropriate for the Bride and Groom might not be appropriate for other guest. Their age, religion and culture must be at consideration too.
We have a bride once who is very specific about her music, and requested that songs shouldn’t have sexual or cursing lyrics as majority of the guests attending are very religious.
When Making Last Minute Changes, Call to Confirm
It’s only a few days before your big day but you have decided to change your bridal waltz song! If you have not heard from your wedding entertainer 24 hours after your last contact about the change of the song, it is best to follow him up with a phone call to confirm that he is aware of the change.
By following these tips, nothing will go wrong with your reception music.