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Making Sure Your Music is a Hit at Your Wedding

Here’s a few tips that might help if you’re planning a live band for your wedding ceremony and/or wedding reception.  You’ll see some great options on our preferred professionals page as well.

A few questions you’ll want to ask when interviewing…

  • How much wedding experience do you have (a great band does not automatically translate into a great weeding experience).
  • Do you take and play requests?
  • Does the band come with its own sound system? Is the system adequate for my reception?
  • What does your cost include. How many musicians? Hours of the performance. Number and length of sets. Number and length of breaks?

If you can get a referral, that’s usually the best place to start.  Ask your friends, family and keep an eye (ear) open when your at a wedding as well or other events.  Don’t hesitate to ask other wedding professionals if they know of a great band (especially those who cater to the wedding reception, ie; photographers, videographers, Master of Ceremonies, Caterers and the venue staff.

Choosing Your Music

Whether it’s a DJ or live band here’s a look at some of the most requested wedding songs currently:

Top Fifteen modern dance party songs:

  • Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke.
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk.
  • Crazy all My Life – Daniel Powter.
  • Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars.
  • Moves like Jagger – Maroon Five.
  • Rolling In The Deep – Adele.
  • Dynamite – Taio Cruz.
  • I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas.
  • Hot and Cold – Katy Perry.
  • Bad Romance – Lady Gaga.
  • DJ Got Us Falling In Love – Usher.
  • Forget You – Cee Lo Green.
  • California Gurls – Katy Perry.
  • Ho Hey – Lumineers.
  • Lazy Song – Bruno Mars.

Top Fifteen classic dance party songs:

  • Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi.
  • You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC.
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey.
  • We Are Family – Sister Sledge.
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor.
  • September – Earth Wind And Fire.
  • Dancing Queen – Abba.
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson.
  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder.
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry.
  • Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – Barry White.
  • One Love – Bob Marley.
  • 500 Miles –  The Proclaimers.
  • Rock Me Gently – Andy Kim.

Top Fifteen slow dance party songs:

  • Can’t Help Falling In Love –  Elvis Presley.
  • Harvest Moon – Neil Young.
  • At Last – Etta James.
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz.
  • Lost Together – Blue Rodeo.
  • When I’m With You – Sherriff.
  • Fallin’ – Alicia Keys.
  • When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars.
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra.
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong.
  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green.
  • Someone Like You – Adele.
  • Home – Michael Bublé.
  • Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin.
  • Amazed – Lonestar.

Have fun as you dance your wedding night away!

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