There are lots of great wedding songs for your first dance - from songs that are more popular in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill like beach music hits from the Platters or General Johnson and the Chairman of the board, to songs that are so good they've stood the test of time like Etta James, Frank Sinatra, and Van Morrison.
There are also some truly fantastic songs that are perfect for your 2018 Wedding, new songs with a lot behind them.
Ultimate Guide to The Best Wedding Music Songs
For some people, picking their wedding music is really easy - they either know the perfect wedding song or just let the DJ do it.
If you’re having a hard time picking out the perfect wedding songs, here’s a little help to get you started.
Let’s start with the songs you’ll need to pick out and then look at some fun options.
Most couples, when they're contacting a wedding vendor, will usually jump right to the heart of what they think the matter is.
“What's the Price?”
Part of that is because you're not sure what questions to ask.
Here's why that should be the LAST question you ask.
Uplighting has become a popular trend for many weddings, almost a necessity for certain venues. Just a few uplights can dramatically alter how you feel about a space, taking you from “Didn't we go to a wedding here last summer” to “OMG!” There are a lot of very pretty venues out there – but the vast majority of them benefit from uplighting – how can you tell if your wedding venue could use a little extra pop?
In the 9th century (about 1300 years ago) The Banu Musa brothers in Baghdad invented an automatic organ and flute player that played a lot like a player piano or music box (invented in 1796). The player piano used paper scrolls in 1876. Did that count as DJing? I would argue that they were, because they were using pre-recorded music to entertain an audience. While the techniques have definitely improved since then, the rules are still the same - make people dance!
Many of the traditions that make up the contemporary wedding date back to before writing; others are far more recent than you might think. We owe most of our traditions to a relatively few groups including the Sumerians, Romans and British, but some come from far around the world and others from right here at home. Ever wondered where they come from and why we still do them? The truth will surprise you!
Picking a DJ may be one of the most important decisions you make for your wedding. They more than provide a soundtrack for your wedding – they’re in charge of handling the mood, tone, pulse, and flow of your reception. Making the wrong choice can put your guests off, cost you unnecessary time and money, and undo months of hard work.
Surely you've seen them in Bridal Magazines and on wedding sites.
While there's no such thing as a bad question when you're face to face with your DJ, there are some questions that are frequently repeated that don't tell you much of anything.
Here's your definitive guide to asking the right questions of a potential wedding DJ.