Creating a unique soundtrack for your wedding day is not something to trifle with. Whether you decide on the classics, traditional, or modern, the music you choose will help set the mood and atmosphere of your wedding.
Before choosing the music for your Chicago wedding reception, it’s important to think about yourself, your wedding guests, and the wedding venue. For example, if you’re having a traditional wedding or a wedding in a church, you can’t just play any kind of song because it might be deemed inappropriate. Below are a few tips that we suggest for picking out the right music for your wedding.
- Decide on a DJ or Musician
The first thing to do when planning the music for your wedding is to decide who’s in charge of the playlist. Sometimes, couples hire musicians for their ceremony and then a DJ for the reception. Your DJ can play music, including instrumentals to cover the ceremony as well.
Whatever you decide on depends on your music taste. DJs offer more variety, can easily shuffle between different types of genres and don’t need breaks. If that appeals to you, we would suggest that you hire a DJ.
- Start with The Big Songs
When curating a playlist, it’s necessary to start with the big moments. There are important moments at your wedding that need unique songs: Your first dance, processional songs, introductions, cake cutting song etc. At Paul Michaels Events, we walk you through the whole timeline of the evening and help you pick out songs to play at each of these special moments.
- Think About Your Wedding Style
Make sure the music you choose is comfortable for your guests and matches your wedding style. If you’re going with a vintage theme, add a few good classics. If it’s a backyard wedding, country music works great, of course. Going with a mix is the best because playing different genres from different eras appeals to the different generations of guests in attendance.
- You Don’t Have To Pick Out Every Song
While you may want to pick lots of songs for your evening, you don’t have to, and you shouldn’t need to do this! DJs are professionals at picking out the right song for the right moment for your guests. We call this “reading the crowd”. Give the DJ some songs or genres that you like, but if you don’t want to pick out a huge playlist, there is no need!
At Paul Michaels Events, we love to help you create your wedding atmosphere through music. We will work with you throughout the entire planning process so that we play the right music for you and your guests.
Paul Michaels Events is a DJ company in Chicago that has entertained couples and rocked countless weddings. Our job is to help make your wedding a night to remember! If it’s a great party you seek, simply click here to contact us! You can also call us on +1 (773) 850-1763 or send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.