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"If music be the food of love, play on." William Shakespeare

Music is an integral and important element of our lives. It evokes emotion and can create the right mood for any occasion, especially your wedding day.

"Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't." Johnny Depp

Different genres of music can, and should, be chosen for the separate elements of the day to reflect the appropriate ambience.

Wedding Music

Wedding Music for the meal

Soft background wedding music while you dine is very relaxing and comfortable. Choosing one genre or style for the duriation of your wedding breakfast works well and creates a great atmosphere. Options for wedding songs include rat pack/swing, classical, modern love songs, orchestral/string quartet/piano instrumentals.

Wedding Music for the Evening Wedding Reception

For some venues, the evening wedding reception takes place in the same room as the meal. In these cases, guests are usually moved to a bar or lobby area while the staff turn the room round and the evening entertainment sets up. For larger venues, a separate function room is allocated for the evening wedding reception and the DJ or band can be set up ready for you to move in after your meal.

Ideally, you need background music playing while your wedding guests get settled into the room and allow time for evening guests to arrive.

The first dance traditionally signals the start of the evening reception. Your first dance could be a song that you both determine is 'your song' or a first dance wedding song could be chosen because of the appropriateness of the lyrics, the song holds special memories for you both or the sentiment behind the song has meaning.

You can choose to dance the whole song withjust the two of you. If you are nervous about your first dance, you can opt for the DJ to fade the wedding song off after the first verse and chorus or invite bridesmaids, the wedding party or all guests to join you.

After the first dance, you can choose to include other slow wedding music for groups of people such as father and bride, mother aand groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen, the wedding party and all guests. As with the first dance, you can instruct your DJ to invite others onto the dance floor at any time.

If submitting a playlist of wedding music to your wedding DJ consider limiting the number to allow the DJ to use his expertise in judging the tastes of your guests and the popularity of certain genres. Its worth bearing in mind that some songsyou enjoy listening to on your i-pod do not always work well on the dancefloor. If in doubt, discuss your music choices with your DJ and ask for his expert opinion. Also consider submitting a 'do not play' list of songs that you would make you cringe if you heard them at your wedding reception.

Remember, it is your day and your Wedding DJ will be only too pleased to take your musical ideas into account to ensure your evening wedding reception is exactly how you want it.

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"A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good."  Colbie Caillat

It can reflect your personalities as a couple and give you identity. Your choice of music will make your friends and family smile and utter 'typical of them' to each other.

"Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart." Pablo Casals
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