As well as holding your own iPod wedding disco, many couples are now choosing to play their own selection of music earlier on during their reception meal. All you need for this is an iPod or laptop as well as a sound system and finely crafted playlist for your guests to listen to. Having done many receptions we are going to share some of our top tips to making your song choices a success.
Firstly you really need to think of the mood people will be in at the time. Choose upbeat positive songs to match the mood of yourself as well as your guests. Remember that there is a long way to go and you don’t want to be playing too many hits too early as there should be no repeats throughout the whole night.
Secondly make sure you don’t get caught short with songs in the playlist. Weddings rarely run on time so add at least an extra hour of songs to the playlist to make sure you have enough. With this in mind, leave your itunes on repeat so if you do come to the end of the playlist the software will go back to the start rather than leaving you in silence.
Pick songs that you both like. The day is supposed to be about you so don’t be shy about expressing your personalities. The worst thing you could do is miss a song because certain guests won’t appreciate it. Make the playlist represent who you are.
Lastly, try and keep the laptop or ipod hidden away. You never know who might decide they want to become the DJ.
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