How to Plan Your Reception Music
Wedding reception music is open to the atmosphere you want to create. The cocktail hour, when the guests arrive, has gentle background music. Then the wedding party is introduced with a song, and then a different song introduces the bride and groom. Each event during the reception – cake cutting, garter toss bouquet toss – should have a special song to be played.
The first dance is reserved for the bride and groom, and this music is “their” song (first dance wedding song). There are also father/daughter dance songs, a wedding song for mother and son (mother and groom), both sets of parents (with the bride and groom dancing with their new in-laws before reuniting) and even step parents and the wedding party song. The last dance, like the first, belongs to the bride and groom alone. The music is usually the one used for the first dance, but a last dance song of the night may be chosen.
Your music makes your moments. Work with your wedding musicians or DJ to create the effect – and the memories – you want to have forever.