Your Wedding Reception Music is totally open and dependent on the atmosphere or mood you want to create. You should start giving some thought to this mood or atmosphere as soon as you have booked your date with your venue of choice.
Your venue will of course also to a certain extent contribute to the type of music you choose. A five star hotel venue will almost definitely have a different "vibe" to a marquee tent on the beach. You also need to decide whether or not there will be dancing at your wedding.
Now that you have your venue, start thinking about whether or not you would like a live band or a DJ to provide the music for your wedding reception. This is not only dependent on your taste in music, but also on your budget. To help you with this decision, read the article [link] Live Band vs DJ.
Sometimes you can have the best of both worlds when choosing your wedding reception music by having a band play during your cocktail hour and even as background during dinner, and have a DJ take over from the First Dance.
The reception entertainment you choose will make or break your wedding. Your guests will forget many of the small details of your wedding like the favors and the flowers or even the food, but they will most probably remember whether they danced, laughed and had a good time.
Every group of guests at a wedding take on their own personality and forecasting which songs or music will work best is often more of an art than a science. That said, a skilled DJ or band leader will be able to read the crowd and create a great party while incorporating your and your fiance's special wedding reception songs and requests.
So, how do you go about choosing your wedding reception music when you are a rock fan and your fiance prefers house music, your mother is a Frank Sinatra fan, but your father likes the Bee Gees, you have your friends from college to consider, and your younger sisters are very into their up to date hip hop?
While it is certainly true that it is your and your fiance's wedding, you also have to consider all your other guests if you want to ensure that they all have a good time. Weddings generally consist of a wide range of ages and music tastes and finding the balance and trying to please everyone is a daunting task.
Above all that your choices in wedding reception music is almost endless. Don't despair.
You may ask: "How do I start on planning the music for my wedding reception?" The best way to tackle planning your wedding reception songs and music is to take it one step at a time.
We have broken down the wedding reception into "scenes". Each scene has a particular goal and mood. Understand what each one of them need in order to provide the best end result and choose the perfect wedding reception songs for each of the scenes.
Click on the links below for help, tips and downloadable music lists for wedding receptions to:
Looking for some more inspiration and a few newer tunes to choose from? Have a look at our list of the top wedding songs of 2013.
There are songs from quite a few genres and they are all great to add anywhere in your wedding day.
Also make sure to check out our page on Wedding Reception Music Party Tips
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