Over the years, we’ve received many questions about weddings and selecting music for the various parts of a wedding ceremony and reception. Below are some of our most Frequently Asked Questions.
We hope you find the answers you are looking for. But if you have a question that isn’t answered below, don’t hesitate to contact us.
What's the secret to selecting songs for my wedding?
The truth? Find a song that resonates with you as you think of how you will feel at that moment.
For example, what is the one song that says it all about the person you are marrying? Have you got it? Perfect – that’s the song you should play as you walk down the aisle for your processional.
What are some of the most popular songs played at a wedding?
It varies from year to year, but the tried and true classics never really fade away: Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places,” Usher’s “Yeah,” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” are usually always in the annual top ten.
What songs are guaranteed to get my guests on the dance floor?
Anything upbeat and familiar to them! Or, pretty much any slow song from any genre they like will do.
What if I don't want to hear a lot of the overplayed wedding songs?
Then don’t play them! It’s your wedding day – therefore, it’s your soundtrack! Feel free to customize your playlists for the Prelude, Cocktail Hour, and Dinner portions of the night, as well as the songs for your featured formal moments.
Don’t like Michael Buble or Ed Sheeran? Don’t play them!
However, when it comes to dancing, if your guests don’t share a similar musical taste as you do – they may not dance to the music you like! The secret is balance – the reception is a celebration for your guests, too.
What are the most popular songs to walk down the aisle to?
In recent years, it has been Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years”. Check out Processional Songs for a list of the song we recommend for walking down the aisle!
How do we select our First Dance song?
The secret is finding a love song that resonates for the two of you. For some, it’s the first song they shared a slow dance to. For others, the lyrics of a particular song might hit home with them. And for others, they might just want to have a little fun and dance to something a little more sweet and upbeat!
It doesn’t matter if the First Dance song is well-known or not. It just matters if it has significant meaning for the two of you.
How many slow songs should we play?
It depends on the group! If most dancers are young, you might want to aim for less. But if most dancers are a bit more mature, play a few more!
Generally, most DJs play between three to five slow songs throughout the open dance floor time – but again, it depends on what’s best for the group!
Can I download the songs on Wedding Music Playlists for free?
Unfortunately, that would be very illegal.
If you love a song, you should support the artists, writers, and producers who created it by purchasing a copy.