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How to Select the Perfect Wedding Playlist

How to Select the Perfect Wedding Playlist

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, so it’s only natural that you want everything about it to be absolutely perfect. This includes things like the food, the reception venue, the décor, and of course the music. Selecting the right music is absolutely crucial in making your wedding reception enjoyable for everyone. A wedding with a boring or jumbled up playlist of songs is not going to be good for anyone and will only leave your guests confused as to what kind of vibe you are going for. Here are some tips you can use to create the perfect wedding music playlist.

Strike a Balance between Fast and Slow

When making your playlist, make sure to have a good balance of fast and slow songs. You don’t want to play too many fast-paced dance songs and have your guests worn out by the halfway point, nor do you want to put them to sleep with too many slow numbers. Also, make sure you structure your playlist so that the speed rises and falls repeatedly as the night goes on.

Genre Selection

You’re going to want to pay attention to the genres that are going to be on your wedding playlist. Of course, you’re going to want to throw plenty of gushy love songs in the mix, it is your wedding after all, but you don’t want to be too lovey-dovey so it’s a good idea to include a good number of generally happy and upbeat dance tunes. Also consider choosing some songs that are upbeat and love-themed, as these can be a great way to keep things nice and balanced.

Picking Music Eras

Once you’ve got the genres figured out, you need to consider what era you’re going to select music from. Should you go with classics from the 60s and 70s? Should you focus more on new and modern hits? To decide which eras to focus on, take a look at your guest list and decide based on the average age of your guests. A person’s age can tell you a lot about which songs he or she is likely to enjoy and be familiar with. For example, a guest who is in their late 20s today is likely to be familiar with not only the hits of the mid to late 1990s and beyond, but also the classics from their parents’ formative years such as those form the 1970s. It can be difficult to base your playlist on the familiarity your guests have with different musical eras, since your wedding is likely to include people of all ages, but it may be worth it to try.

Include your Favourites

In the end, your wedding is all about YOU. It’s your special day, so don’t be afraid to include some of your favourite songs in your wedding playlist, no matter how out of place they might seem.

Follow these tips and your wedding playlist is sure to keep the night lively and your guests entertained!

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