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Important Wedding Music Considerations

Deciding what music you want to hear at your wedding can be a fun process, but there are a few things you definitely don’t want to overlook when considering what’s going to be played.

Today we are talking about three different things to consider when planning the music for your big day

Your Profanity Filter

Make sure you discuss what you and your guests are comfortable with hearing at your wedding.

Most DJs will default to clean versions of the songs you’ve requested, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry, so make sure you discuss this in advance.

Some wedding dance floors get hype to “Get Low” by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, but the line skeet skeet skeet mother fucker might offend some of your guests. It’s best to hash this out ahead of time with your DJ.

Most of the couples I work with prefer to start with a close watch on profanity earlier in the evening, but want to hear the explicit versions of songs during the last hour or so of the evening.

This is ultimately up to you, but make sure it’s discussed so nothing is left up to assumption.

Song Length

A couple considerations here. One relates to your DJ’s mixing of the music. Do you prefer to listen to all of your songs in their entirety, or do want a DJ that will mix through the songs q bit quicker, maybe only playing the best parts of a song before moving onto the next.

Another thing to consider is how long you want your special songs to play, I’m talking about your First Dance, Father/Daughter dance, Mother/Son dance. Do you want to hear these songs in their entirety, or cut them at a specific time in the song – definitely talk this over with your DJ so they don’t cut your song too short, or let it play longer than you intended.

One important thing to keep in mind here is, the longer your special dance song plays, the more opportunity your photographer or videographer will have to land the perfect shot.

Song Version

Lastly, make sure you are clear on the version of a song you want played. There are some artists that have multiple versions of a song, whether that be an acoustic version, a remix, or something else.

This is where using a music streaming service like Spotify can really come in handy when sending your music requests to your DJ. This leaves zero room for misunderstanding on the specific version of the song you want played.

There are plenty of things to consider when you’re planning for your big day, and I understand the music is just one part of everything. 

Hopefully highlighting these important music considerations will help the music planning a bit easier.

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