Tips for Creating the Perfect Wedding Reception Playlist

Everyone loves a wedding reception. The ceremony itself is emotional and lovely, but the after-party is what we all look forward to! Delicious food and drink, great company, and amazing music are all part of a memorable reception, and each of these can make or break the success of your wedding reception.

Today we are going to talk about the music, and how to create a perfect wedding playlist. There’s an art to putting together the perfect playlist for any event, and it’s something you will want to spend some time and effort on so that it can be just right.

A professional DJ can be expensive, but they know their stuff. They will handle the logistics and the timing, while you are partying, and that can be an important consideration. For those of you who want to tackle it yourself, be prepared to spend a fair amount of time on this. Here are a few ways you can find inspiration and help:

  • Use iTunes or Spotify. This is an easy way to create your playlist, complete with sublists for the different events throughout the day, including the ceremony itself.
  • Use an app. WeddingDJ is one example; it costs $7.99 and is preprogrammed with all of the events of the day to help you remember what is happening. You have to own the music you will be using, but it’s super simple to use, and can take requests and make changes for you!
  • Work with your fiance. This day is about both of you, so you will want your music to reflect that. Sit down with them and see what songs they might want to have played. Reminisce about your first date, dance, or kiss, and choose music that helps you celebrate those moments. Choose the right song for the special dances, such as father and daughter or son and mother, etc.
  • Take requests. You can invite your attendees to make requests on social media platforms or your wedding blog, or even on Pinterest. A song request line can be added to the RSVP on your invitations as well. Taking requests can add a whole new level of fun to your wedding playlist!
  • Have a playlist-making party. Host an event with friends, family, or wedding party and enlist others’ help in creating your perfect wedding playlist. It can be a great way to bond and spend time with those you love before your big day and take some walks down memory lane while doing it. Who knows what these folks might come up with?
  • Mix it up. Include all genres and timeframes so that everyone from all generations will have something to enjoy. Include slow dance tunes and songs that get everybody out on the floor, too, and make sure you avoid negative or inflammatory songs so that the vibe can stay happy and celebratory throughout the event.

Here at Grand Central Party, we are all about creating the perfect event. Call us today and let’s get this party started!

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