Planning a wedding playlist is the best way to tie the whole day together and have a soundtrack for our reception and the hours before and after. When it comes to music, there are no set rules. However, if we’re unsure where to start or are aiming for a particular vibe, here are some ideas that may help us put together our perfect list!
What is a Wedding Playlist?
A wedding playlist is a compilation of songs we have selected to be played at our wedding reception. This music will get everyone out on the dance floor, celebrating our love!
Choosing the right songs for our wedding playlist can be tricky. We want to pick tunes that everyone will enjoy but also have special meaning to us as a couple.
Choosing the Songs to Include on the Playlist
When choosing songs for our wedding playlist, there are a few things to remember. First, think about the overall atmosphere we want to create on our big day. Do we want it to be romantic? Relaxing? Fun and upbeat? Once we have a general idea of the tone we want to set, we can start narrowing down our song choices.
Next, consider our guests. What kinds of music do they like? Make sure to include a mix of genres and tempos so everyone can enjoy themselves on the dance floor. And don’t forget about special requests! If a particular song is meaningful to us, make sure it makes its way onto the playlist.
Finally, trust one’s instincts. If we hear a song that immediately brings images of our wedding day to mind, chances are it’s a keeper. Go with one’s gut and build a playlist that everyone will enjoy dancing to on our big day!
Surefire Classic Songs on a Wedding Playlist
When it comes to wedding playlist ideas, the sky is the limit. However, a few songs will get our guests out of their seats and onto the dance floor. Here are some possible songs for our wedding playlist:
- “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars
- “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
- “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
- “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk
- “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
- “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled
What Songs Not to Include
When it comes to wedding songs, a few should be avoided. Here are some of the most cringe-worthy wedding songs that we should steer clear of:
- “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
This song is overplayed and has been done to death. Plus, it’s a bit too cheesy for a wedding.
- “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
Similar to the previous song, this one is also very overplayed and cheesy.
- “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
This song is just too sad for a happy occasion like a wedding.
- “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
This song is fine in moderation, but when played at weddings, it often gets cranked up to an ear-splitting volume. Avoid it if we don’t want our guests to go deaf!
- “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge
This song is excellent for dancing, but its subject matter is inappropriate for a wedding ceremony or reception.
Tips and Tricks for Organizing a Wedding Playlist
If we’re in charge of putting together a wedding playlist, there are a few things we’ll want to keep in mind. First, consider the overall tone we want to set for the event. Do we want it to be a lively party or a more subdued affair? Once we’ve got the general feel, start thinking about specific songs that will fit that mood. Plenty of online resources can help us create a great playlist if we’re unsure where to start.
Once we have an idea of the direction we want to go in, it’s time to start thinking about specific songs. If we’re stuck, try thinking about what kind of music our guests would enjoy. Would they prefer classic hits or more modern tunes? Are they more likely to dance if the tempo is up or down? Ultimately, we’ll want to create a mix that will please everyone in attendance.
As we start putting together our list, keep an eye on the order of the songs. We’ll want to create a flow that keeps people engaged and moving throughout the night. Start with upbeat tracks to get people dancing, then transition into slower songs as the evening continues. We can also use our playlist to tell a story – consider choosing songs that have special meaning to the bride and groom or their families.
Finally, don’t forget that our playlist should also reflect our taste. This is our wedding, so make sure the music reflects our personality. With some planning and ideas, we can easily create a wedding playlist that will be remembered long after the last dance.
Get the Party Going and Bring Out the Ultimate Wedding Playlist
Wedding music is an essential part of any ceremony or reception. It sets the tone for the event and can help guests feel more comfortable and relaxed. A good wedding playlist should mix fast and slow songs, old and new hits, and various genres to please everyone. If we’re unsure where to start, ask our friends and family for suggestions, or look online for inspiration. And don’t forget to dance!
A wedding playlist is one of the most critical aspects of our wedding day. The music we choose will set the tone for our entire event, so it’s essential to take the time to curate a selection of songs that our guests will enjoy.
A good mix of fast and slow songs, old and new hits, and various genres will please everyone in attendance. And don’t forget to dance!