Monday, June 20, 2011

More About Weddings Songs And Setting The Scene

Allow us, first of all, to congratulate you!
If you were searching for "wedding songs" we must assume you have taken the big step and are about to tie the knot, sooner or later. Congratulations once again!

Exclusive Wedding Music Just For You

If you are a relative, like a father or mother of the bride or groom, well, congratulations to you too!

You're heading for a busy time with all your wedding planning, arranging your wedding music and everything else that go with it. You need all the help you can get!

Our website will give you some insights, backgrounds, assistance and even suggestions by song title to choose the right wedding songs. Whether you are looking for information about first dance wedding songs, wedding reception songs, popular wedding songs, wedding ceremony songs, father daughter wedding songs and many, many more, you have come to the right place.

Not only will you get information on a multitude categories of wedding songs, but we also offer video clips, which allow you to listen to the songs as well as get some ideas for your wedding.
Why is it so important to choose the right wedding music?

There are a number of reasons, which we elaborate on later, but two facts stand head and shoulder above the rest:
  • The wrong choice of music at any function, and in particular weddings, will lead to disaster
  • So will the use of cheap, inferior or sub-standard audio equipment
What complicates the selection of wedding songs, is the fact that we are not all the same, yet we tend to force our personal preferences on other people
  • Have you ever been to an evening or late afternoon wedding, which was supposed to have a roaring wedding reception and by 10 pm all the guests had gone - party over? Think back, what were the reasons?
  • Conversely, can you remember instances where the guests simply couldn’t leave and the dance floor was packed to capacity till the early morning hours and when it came to home time, they were begging for more and didn’t want to leave?
 Do you want your wedding reception to be the latter? Then how do you do that?
The answer is quite simple, if you understand the following two priciples:
  • The music MUST be loud (enough) and sound quality MUST be excellent. Do not let the guests get into a comfort zone where they can start having conversations around the table. They can do plenty of that during the supper sessions, where they will have soft background music. They are here to party - blast them out of their seats and force them onto the dance floor!
  • Listen to people with experience in music and parties and trust their song choices for you. We have been to countless weddings, functions and music events and we have extensive experience in wedding planning and specifically wedding parties. Irrespective of the age gaps at these functions, there are a number of wedding songs that always keep the dance floor jam packed. These songs seem to have universal energy for young and old alike. DO NOT think they are old fashioned or too loud. Use them in your playlist and your wedding reception will be a success! (See our preferred list below)

So, as far as the wedding reception is concerned, make sure that the right wedding songs are scheduled, way in advance of the event. You are the best person to know your audience, but don’t place the burden, of taking the responsibility to make the wedding songs choices for the general dance music at the reception, on your own shoulders.
Rather ensure the following:
  • Your music supplier has a wide variety of music in his arsenal
  • Give him some guidance. Our showstopper list is further down. Make sure he has these songs and that he includes them in his playlist
  • Ensure he has the ability to gauge the reaction of the guests to an array of different types of wedding songs very early on in the proceedings. He will quickly be able to “read” the audience and play what keeps the dance floor jam packed 
  • The following is very important: Before you contract a DJ, make sure he has the right sound equipment. It will always be worth the time taken to let him give you a demo at your chosen location for the wedding reception. Check for enough volume capacity in all areas of the reception area and make sure that the equipment is not inferior and that it does not distort at high volumes. Somehow, the more “in the mood” guests get, the more volume they want. This is a critical success factor 
Following is our "Must Include" Party Wedding Songs List - Trust us..It will get them moving!

LISTEN to these songs....
Imagine it's playing at YOUR wedding reception....

Rock Around The Clock- Bill Haley & The Comets

I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds

Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns-'n-Roses

Volare - Gypsy Kings

Mr Jones - Counting Crows

Walk Of Life - Dire Straits

Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys

Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac

Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer

Lola - The Kinks

Get Back - The Beatles