Music To Their Ears
It's the biggest party of your life, people are coming from all over the world (OK, maybe just from the two neighboring towns) to celebrate your big day. You are nervous and excited and want your wedding day to be full of memories and fun.
1. Play music for the massesIf you are a salsa lover, you should definitely play some songs that you enjoy but if the majority of your guests aren't into it, too much of this will be a turn-off and guests won't partake in the festivities. Do consider your guests when planning the music.
2. Can you hear me now?Every ensemble will sound different at every venue as the acoustics will vary from place to place. Do ask your musicians to give their feedback about the acoustics of the space you have selected for your reception. Will the music be clear and crisp, for an outdoor affair do they need special equipment (at an additional fee to you). Are there any other considerations?
3. They're playing my songCreate a partial play list and give it to your deejay or band leader at least two to three weeks before your wedding day. The play list should include a short list of songs that you would like to be played throughout the day. Don't overdo it, let the musicians read the crowd and see what they respond to within the parameters you defined.
4. OopsDepending upon the age and tastes of your guests, perhaps the latest song by Eminem may be just a tad bit offensive. Play it safe and tell your band leader or deejay not to accept any requests from anyone except the two of you and your wedding planner. Also, if there are popular songs that you really want to hear, ask the deejay to bring a clean version to maintain a respectable atmosphere.
5. Have funRemember this is a party! You want a lively, exciting environment for your guests. Do mix classics with current hits so that even the biggest wall flower will find him/herself on the dance floor.