You've exchanged vows, hied off to the well-appointed venue, and guests are starting to partake of hors d'oeuvres, the wedding cake's prominently displayed and the bubbly's readyâ¦ and then a major glitch occurs with the sound system.
On top of that, the songs get off to a raucous start, while the rest do not seem to jive with the wedding motif. After the ceremony, the guests wish you well and say they had a grand time anyhow in a sympathetic gesture.
Wedding reception songs seem like the least of a couple's worries, but when not planned well, may divert the attention of guests in an undesirable way.
What couples can do, especially if they do not have time to attend to the nitty-gritty wedding details like music, is to let a wedding planner handle the wedding reception songs and determine how personal favorites may fit in.
Normally, gentle music is played when guests start arriving at the wedding reception venue. A special song may introduce the newlyweds, who may be serenaded by a soloist who may mention first the special significance of the songs he/she will be singing for the couple, or how it suits them.
For every wedding program highlight, a special song can be played. Contemporary weddings with an informal theme may be more flexible with wedding reception songs.
Classic songs like "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra may be ideal for the dancing portion of adults, while more contemporary tunes like "Kiss Me (Acoustic)" by Avril Lavigne or "Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones, or upbeat music towards the end of the party, like "Grease Megamix" by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John and "Last Dance" Donna Summer may be nice and fun for the younger set.
Choosing your wedding reception songs doesn't have to be hard or difficult. Make sure you choose music that you actually love and want to dance to. Don't choose all slow songs either, sometimes it is fun to take some time to boogie down at a wedding.