We just watched this movie on netflix “Naked” where Marlon Wayans plays a groom reliving his wedding day over and over. One of my favorite lines was “The first dance is the centerpiece to a reception”. TRUE STORY! With your first dance comes not just the actual dancing part but also finding the right song and choosing music for all the other formal dances for your big night. Maybe you already know your first dance song. Maybe like me- you thought you did. Or maybe you hadn’t even thought about it. Either way there are more dances than just the first dance to think about and I have some tips to help you find yours.
1.Find the most popular songs
Our DJ, 1024 Productions has a super cool client portal where we can input all our choices. Along with an easy place to enter our selections they have compiled databases for the top 50 First Dances, Father-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Dance, etc. This makes it super easy to search through for ideas on the perfect songs and rates them from 1-50 giving you an idea of what is the most popular at the time. This database updates every 6 months so you will be in the know!
2.Talk to your family and friends
Maybe you will find your dad loves a particular song or artist, or maybe they hate them so you want to avoid them. Talk to your family and friends for suggestions on songs. Some can share information from wedding they have been to recently or maybe share the songs that remind them of you.
3.Search by genre
Maybe you are into a particular type of music. The client portal from 1024 not only has lists for the top 50 but also compiles the music by genres as well. Finding songs that fit a style you want is really simple to do!
4.Search by decade
What about music by decade? Did you know my 1 year old is really into 80’s and 90’s hip hop? Well now you do. I have to make sure to throw in some of her favorites on our must play list. Luckily, 1024 Productions can also sort music by the hits of each decade! THANK YOU!
So now the question is…what events in your wedding require choosing a song?
- First Dance
- Father-Daughter Dance
- Mother-Son Dance
- Garter toss
- Wedding Party dances
- bouquet toss
- money dance
- cake cutting
You can have as many or as few of those events in your wedding as you wish. Each will require you to choose a song you feel best fits the event and your style as a couple. If you need any additional questions or want some song suggestions reach out! I would love to hear what your favorite songs and your wedding songs were in the comments below.