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    • Mrs T. 2 Be
      CommentAuthorMrs T. 2 Be
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 15th 2014
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    Tonight we are putting our playlist together for our Evening Reception with our friend/DJ who is also coming over for dinner.

    Me and H2b sat down last night and hand a bit of an attempt at what music to include and timings.

    This is what we have come up with.

    7pm - 7:50pm - Intro music whilst evening guests arrive (music people know but may not necessarily dance to)
    EG; Just the way you are - Bruno Mars,
    Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
    Counting Stars - One Republic

    750-8.00 we cut cake and have first dance

    Just after 8pm until around 9pm - More kinda poppy that you can dance to
    EG; Call Me Maybe - Carley Rae Jepson
    Domino - Jessie J

    9pm-940pm - More Dancey - New and old school type of stuff
    EG Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
    Show Me Love - Steve Angello
    Wearing My Ro;ex - Wiley
    Let Me Be Your Fantasy - Baby D

    940pm-1020pm - Indie/Rock section - We both love this type of music - Our DJ has said for us to put this section together for ourselves as this isn't his forte
    EG Mr Brightside - The Killers
    Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis
    Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
    Cassius - The Foals
    We finish this section with things like; He Said He Loved Me - Reverend and the makers to give us the option to go back into more pop/current bits.

    This is where we get a bit stuck as we know what we are want but struggling for songs?

    1020-1040 Guilty Pleasure music (recnt-ish though)
    For this bit we are thinking;
    Mama Do The Hump - Rizzle kicks
    What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction

    1040-1110
    We HATE your usual cheesey wedding music but understand that we need to have some cheese as such so have decided that we want to go down the routes of more 90's cheese rather than your usual build me up buttercup etc.

    We are thinking;
    Spice Girls
    Five
    Outkast - Hey Ya
    Don't stop believing? (Not 90's but chesse lol)
    Maybe the likes of Aqua - Barbie Girl and Hanson - MMMBop?

    We are really struggling with ideas for this section though.

    The final section will be between 1110pm - 1145pm to leave the last 15mins for our goodbyes on the dance floor etc. For this part we are thinking similar to an earlier section of pop/dancey stuff.

    If you have ANY suggestions please let me know, especially the 90's/Guilty pleasures section as we realised last night that our pop/90's knowledge is awful haha.

    Thanks.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 15th 2014
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    I think your DJ ought to be able to read the guests n what they are responding to ,

    why not include slips with your invites so people can request THIER favourite 90's song

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    • Sonya
      CommentAuthorSonya
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 15th 2014
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    We've done that Lala, added a space on the RSVP which says 'this song will guarantee us on the dance floor'

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    • MrsCross2be
      CommentAuthorMrsCross2be
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 15th 2014
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    Thats a good idea- we recently went to a wedding where they had done this though and it wasnt successful- mainly because the DJ started playing the requested songs before the buffet when no one was dancing and didnt really mention who had selected them- mine and Chris' was played and we didnt even realise!
    Having said that we plan to do the same and just let the DJ go with the flow of the guests.

    Also on our list to remember- must leave before the end.
    We found it really bad at the venue we were at for the aforementioned wedding that the B and G stayed right til the end and the venue had turned all the lights on and were taking the seat covers off etc it really spoilt the atmosphere. We plan to have a final B and G dance at about 12 as our venue is open til 1.30.
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    • Mrs T. 2 Be
      CommentAuthorMrs T. 2 Be
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 15th 2014
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    Our DJ is a friend as well as a guest so we want to give him the option if he wants to having a playlist so he can let it run so that the option is there for him to leave the DJ stand if and when he wants. We have asked some friends for their ideas already but just wondered if you guys had any ideas too?

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    • Scott C
      CommentAuthorScott C
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Mar 20th 2014
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    Hi Mrs T. 2 Be!

    My advice is to leave the Indie/Rock to the end as it's a good way to end the night on a high! You can always have a last dance at the end to a slower song.

    As for timings, the only 2/3 the DJ really needs to know are the Cake Cutting, First Dance and Buffet (If you're having one).

    It's fine to have an idea of when you would like particular music played, but I wouldn't set it to times as I can see you've put each genre in to 40 minute sets. This is all well and good until 20 mins in to the set, your guests might start getting bored of that genre and i'm sure the last thing you would want is an empty dancefloor for 20 mins before the next set.

    I would let your DJ have some flexibility and he should be able to read the floor and know when a good time to change genre is to keep everyone dancing.

    I hope this helps :)


    Scott.
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    • Mrs T. 2 Be
      CommentAuthorMrs T. 2 Be
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 21st 2014
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    Thanks Scott.

    We met with our DJ last Saturday and gave him some initial ideas and he had some ideas too and he also knows what we want and more importantly what we do not want. He said to us that he works on beats per minute rather then sections.

    He has the flexibility as we only really came up with the sections to kinda show what we were after rather than a definite order. As our DJ is also a guest we just didn't want him to think we are taking advantage especially as he has offered to do this for nothing.

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    • AmandaK74
      CommentAuthorAmandaK74
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 28th 2014
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    Great discussion ladies, as I had no idea where to begin with the music list x

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