This could be the trickiest topic of all…
Couples are concerned with avoiding “cheesy” songs… and they want to include their favorites.
Creating a playlist makes a lot of sense.
Have you thought about a Do Not Play List? That’s important, too!
Here’s where it gets tricky…
You can’t make your guests dance to the music you choose- any more than you can make them have fun.
Even if you’ve chosen the best songs, and your guests don’t respond, you’re stuck with an empty dance floor.
DJs have different ways of dealing with this. Some take requests, and some read the crowd.
Other DJs will play anything you want.
I encourage couples to be as involved with the music selection but give a good balance.
If the songs are classic, familiar, and easy to dance to, success!
If the song choices are more eclectic, it might not fly.
Non-dance-able songs are suited best for dinner music.
What works best:
Have a list of “Must Play” songs and a “Do Not Play” list.
I combine that with my experience of reading the crowd to maximize the dance floor.
The second piece of the equation…TRUST.
If you’re going for the best of both worlds, you need to trust your DJ. How?
Choosing the right entertainer is extremely important.
Talk to him about how he will handle your request list…and what he will do if it ISN’T working.
Then, decide what’s most important to you.
Is it important to hear your must-plays, or more important that your guests are dancing all night long?
Chances are you can have both, but one must have priority.
If you’re not sure, ask your DJ!
He should give you an honest assessment based on his experience.
He’s a professional…and he’s good at what he does.
If you must stick to a strict playlist, you can.
Just make sure your DJ knows what you want him to do if no one is dancing.