Whether you’re a self-described muso or not, catering for the musical appetites of a roomful of wedding guests is an entirely different kettle of fish to creating a playlist for your friend’s house party. You’re in an unfamiliar territory with an unusually diverse range of people, so the rules are a little different. Avoid some …

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If you’ve decided you want to hire a band for your wedding, there are some key questions you should ask to ensure you are getting the best person for the job. The answers to these questions will help you to ensure you are getting an entertaining NJ wedding band for your special day. How Much …

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The Complete Guide to Wedding Music, With Songs for Every Part of Your Special Day! Music is one of the most important elements for a successful and fun wedding. It sets the tone for either an elegant and romantic affair, or a lavish, wild party. Our complete guide to wedding music and songs will help …

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Choosing songs for your wedding can either be a fun experience or downright frustrating. It may seem appear and lighthearted but when you don’t know what to be looking for, it can quickly down the wrong path. Music plays a very special role in the lives of people as it can bring back memories like …

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The ‘80s was a fantastic decade for music, and many tunes from the era lend themselves to wedding festivities. From love-filled power ballads to sweetly-sweet tunes to songs that make you want to feel the beat of the rhythm of the night, there’s endless options for creating the perfect wedding playlist. Check out a few …

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By Marc Gunn Looking for the perfect music to escort you down the aisle or entertain your guests on that greatest of all days? Irish brides, look no further: the four atmospheric wedding music CDs described below are sure to pull the heartstrings of one and all throughout your very special evening.   Haste To …

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I want to have a slideshow for the wedding reception, but I’m having a hard time coming up with music ideas. What are the most popular songs for wedding slide shows? – — Maya Dear Maya: I’ll be happy to answer your question! Some of the most popular musical choices for wedding slideshows are: For the …

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Music is one of the most important details of the big day, and believe it or not, something that needs to be thought of well in advance because good DJs and live bands book up fast. For some couples, deciding between a live band and a DJ is a no-brainer (they have family friends in …

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wedding processional songs

  Alright, so you have your playlist for the reception, which includes all your favorite hits from the ’70s through today, but what about a song for the wedding processional? What magic tune do you want to use as you make your way to your groom? If completely lost for ideas, check out these options and …

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Want to walk down the aisle to a super-romantic song for your vow renewal, but have no idea which song to pick? Check out our list of songs for a vow renewal and see which one inspires you the most! This Ring – T Carter Music You Decorated My Life – Kenny Rogers Remember When …

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wedding 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 …

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father daughter wedding songs

The dance with Dad is a significant, touching moment in a wedding, and one that should not be missed! If you are looking forward to your father-daughter dance but haven’t a clue which song to select, check out our list of the top 40 best father-daughter wedding songs! Most brides start with the thought of …

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bouquet toss songs

Top 10 Wedding Bouquet Toss Songs The bouquet toss is such a fun part of the wedding experience. It is a fun tradition and it is such a great way to have single women get up and fight for the garter or bouquet. Getting all the single ladies at a wedding for the bouquet toss, …

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r&b wedding songs

John Legend serenaded his beautiful wife Chrissy Teigen when the couple married at Lake Como last September. Not only did the R&B crooner perform, the legendary Stevie Wonder sang ‘River in the Sky’ at the reception. Nice. Let’s check out a few great tunes if you’re all about playing the best R&B wedding songs list! ‘Let’s Stay Together,’ …

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wedding ceremony music guide

How to Plan Your Wedding Ceremony Music The beginning of the entire celebration starts with the ceremony. From the moment your guests arrive throughout the walk back down the aisle as a newly-married couple, each experience should be accompanied by a song. Usually consisting of softer, more romantic pieces of music, the wedding ceremony should …

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classical wedding music

The wedding ceremony music tends to be softer, usually classical wedding music or ballads. There should be about five songs played as a prelude when the guests are seated, then a special song when the mothers of the bride and groom are seated. If you’re looking for classic wedding music, this is the post for …

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first dance songs

The First Dance Here are some great songs for the bride and groom. The “first dance” is likely the most popular part of a wedding reception. Every guest waits in anticipation to see the lovely couple take their first dance together. First dances are always the signal to all guests that it time to get …

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The Bridal Party Introduction There are no hard and fast rules to follow when choosing a song for the bridal party entrance, but some songs are more popular than others. Don’t forget that the announcement of your bridal party can set the tone for your whole reception. Whether it’s fun and festive or formal and orderly, …

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wedding dj

Wedding reception music: to DIY or not to DIY? Before we delve into the pros and cons of each, let’s note that your wedding doesn’t have to feature a dance floor. Plenty of excellent parties don’t have dancing, and a wedding reception is a party! It can be just as fun and fabulous without dancing. …

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wedding ceremony music

Planning the final details of your wedding ceremony, but are unsure whether to hire a live band or go with your own iPod playlist? Let’s look at the pros and cons of both, which will hopefully help you make a decision that works for you! Live Band/Singer Pros: Live music always creates a lovely mood for …

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wedding songs 2013

Hollywood’s biggest stars will gather at the Dolby Theatre this Sunday for the 86th annual Academy Awards. While it’s fun to guess who the night’s winners will be, most soon to be brides are stressing about their upcoming weddings. There is so much left to do, who has time to the 2014 Academy Awards. Think outside …

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2014 Wedding Entertainment Trends By Marc Sense, Integral DJs In any industry, innovation and evolution are key. As a wedding DJ, it’s simply a matter of keeping in touch with couples’ needs and pro-actively seeking out ways to improve their experience. Both skill development and new product implementation play an equally important role in ensuring …

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best 2013 wedding songs

Top 2013 Wedding Songs to Keep the Party Moving The Top 2013 wedding songs are known winners for getting the guests onto the dance floor. Will they be your choices as well? When choosing your wedding songs, it should be a mix of sentiment, relevance and dance-ability. The sentiment would be that the songs should, to a certain extent, reflect your taste …

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kevin dooley / Foter / CC BY What strikes me the most about each wedding that I play is how very different they each are. Every bride and groom has their own unique style and portrays a very individual set of values and preferences when it comes to every choice. Some things that I notice right away …

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A very long time ago, a video had gone viral despite the fact that social networks and social media weren’t even born. The video had the bridal party ushering into the wedding venue while dancing to a song in a choreographed sequence. The bridesmaids, groomsmen, families of the newlywed and the couple, were all party …

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wedding music ideas

Picture your big day – well dressed attendees, fascinators, a table full of wedding gifts, rings and a nice spread of food. Wait a minute – what about entertainment? Hiring a professional wedding band can completely change the dynamic of a wedding, getting the guests up on the dance floor and enjoying themselves. But are …

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music for wedding

After engaging the services of a wedding DJ for your special day, a key task in the planning process is picking a wedding reception playlist. Assuming a four hour reception party and 15 songs per hour, you could have a wedding reception playlist of up to 60 songs. How many songs should you pick in …

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first dance husband and wife

As a newly married couple, you are announced into the reception to a round of huge applause. Then, the DJ announces your first dance together as husband and wife. This first dance is a magical moment, even without special effects. However, for a truly unique and surreal first dance, consider an effect known as “Dancing …

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ipod wedding

In recent years, there has been a trend towards “iPod weddings.” In other words, couples program their music to an iPod and then rent a speaker system. The music is put on auto-pilot, and for special songs, a friend or family member operates the iPod. The main attraction of this configuration is the perceived “cost …

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wedding entrance songs

Wedding Reception Grand Entrance Songs Once the ceremony and cocktail hour are over, it’s time to really get the party started. Make it memorable and fun with a dramatic grand entrance to the reception!  Your emcee for the night will be announcing the family, the bridal party and the newlyweds with music covering each of …

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On your big day you will naturally want everything to be perfect. Many couples decide on live music to entertain their guests but are often left disappointed. With so many live bands out there the quality of live musicians varies greatly so how can you make sure you find really great wedding entertainment? The first …

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wedding lighting ideas

With a wedding, a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, consider adding creative touches to make your celebration unforgettable. Below are listed seven ideas that can make your event memorable for both you and your guests. These enhancements span both lighting and music/entertainment services. Most professional mobile DJ companies provide these value-added services, or can refer you to a …

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Congratulations to all of the couples who were engaged on Valentines Day! Now the planning and research begins, including the search for a perfect song to share your first dance together as husband and wife. For some couples, this will be a no-brainer, as it will be the song when you shared your first kiss. …

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Hello, dear bride and groom! We have a question for you: have you found the ideal wedding music for your reception, yet? If the answer is negative then you will surely need some fresh and great ideas from us. So, we thought that if you find it hard to make a decision then the solution …

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Weddings without music are unthinkable for most of us, but believe it or not there are some couples who believe that it is better to skip the music and just keep it calm and nice, without dancing and definitely without a big wedding party. Still, don’t believe that this is feasible, well then we shall …

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