Wedding Reception Music
Wedding reception music is essential to create the perfect romantic mood at the party. Although, it is a very time consuming and challenging task, you can easily accomplish it with proper planning. There are plenty of varieties of songs and music available for various occasions viz; wedding, reception, birthday and anniversary.
There are songs for processional and recessional ceremonies. At the wedding reception, there are some much awaited dance ceremonies such as first dance, father daughter dance, and mother son dance. There are different songs for all these occasions.
Besides these, there are bouquet and garter toss songs also that are available. There are songs also available for the cake cutting ceremony. Hence, it is necessary to prepare a list of all the songs for each of this occasion.
Firstly, you have to begin the task by collecting information about the popular songs in each category. You can do this by browsing various websites. Prepare a list of songs for each category. You have to listen to each of these songs and pay special attention to the lyrics. This will help you to find out whether the song or music is perfect for the occasion and would be able to properly exhibit your feelings and emotions. Some online sites would give you the lyrics of the song along with the facility to listen to the song.
Finalize the songs and prepare a list of songs that you would like to play on each of the ceremonies during the ceremony. You can easily download the songs from the internet and play it during the reception. If you have hired a musical band or DJ you can give them the list of the songs that you would like to play for each occasion. They would also guide you or suggest you some best songs for each category as per your preference.
You may wonder that what type of music is best for your wedding reception while planning. The reality is that the best music for your wedding reception party depends on various factors which are listed below:
- The formality of the wedding
- The location of the reception
- The theme of the wedding
- The guests who will attend the reception
You have to begin the task with finalizing the date and location for the reception and book them in advance. Once, this task is accomplished, the next step involves is to book a musical band or DJ. Inform them about the list of songs that you would wish to play for the reception party.
You should go in for familiar and popular songs for the party. This will help the guests to enjoy the music and create the desired mood. You can dedicate some special songs for your loved ones and make arrangement in such a way that the DJ would announce the dedication before playing the song. Here, we are providing you a list of special occasions that requires a song to be played at the reception party.
- First Dance Song
- Father Daughter Dance
- Bridal Party Dance
- Mother Son Dance
- Song for the Cake Cutting
- Songs for any other special dances (grandparents, ethnic dances, group dances) Song for the bridal bouquet / garter toss
- A closing song for the end of the reception
- Anniversary song for married couples
- Confirm a list of songs you definitely do not want played
- Confirm a list of songs you definitely want played
- Discuss what type of music you want played before dinner, during dinner and after dinner