Your Wedding Playlist…
About the playlist service
A big thing for weddings over the last couple of years has been ‘Give the DJ your playlist’. I know some Wedding dj’s have declined these saying ‘they know best’ but in all honesty how can anyone know what you and your friends & family like? I have been happily accepting personalized playlists these over the last 6yrs or so, a I thought i’d give you some more information as to what, & how I work with regards to this.
There was a time when the everyone expected the same songs at every wedding they ever went to, but now a days this is not so true. With the advent of MP3’s, Spotify and other such musical progression it’s now easier for more people to listen to more music and different music than ever before. Therefore more people have more music that they like & love and want on their special day. I mean I can’t remember the last time I played Frank Sinatra – New York New York to finish a wedding but when I started out 19yrs ago, there would have been uproar if I hadn’t! Peoples musical tastes have become more varied and it’s easier to get their music to make their day as they want, so why shouldn’t I play your music?
Now before we go any further I don’t want you to think – it’s on the list it gets played – it’s not how it works – well not quite. I always stress to my clients I retain creative control over the music. What this means is that I will try and use the songs requested to get everyone dancing as this is generally the sole purpose of the DJ and the playlist. But very occasionally it doesn’t, and sometimes I have to revert to what I know, and what I think will work. Sticking to the playlist for no other reason than you like the music but no one is dancing is going to do no one any favors. You want a fun lively night with your music that’s great, I will en-devour to give you the night you dreamed of, but sometime It doesn’t work how you envisaged and you then have to trust me to work some magic with the music.
Now why do I happily accept your playlist when other won’t ? Well what I’ve learned is that whatever music you like – your friends will like. And as this is the main bulk of the guests, then the majority of the guests by definition will be up dancing to your playlist. If it’s a little more left field shall we say or not so main stream, I usually find it’s better to save this for later in the evening so if everyone else is after the more ‘Party Classic’ music they can have that, and can go home having had a great night. Then I can adapt the music to your list, and you can then have a great night . Result being everyone having had a great night. And that is what the goal is, everyone having had a great night.
So for example I have attached some of the wedding playlists I have done in this month so far (Aug ’14) and a link to the Facebook album so you can see exactly what results I achieve from Your playlists, with some added filler from me 😉 …..
Wedding Playlist examples
This wedding was at the Great John St Hotel upstairs on the roof top. This wedding started at 7pm. By that I mean no background tunes and straight into cake cutting into 1st dance then onto the party. And I finished at 1AM. And the dance floor was always in use. So it was a 6 hour party with only a 30 song playlist but the dance floor was used a lot – by everyone!
This wedding was at the Bluebell suite in the Joshua Bardley. No 1st, 2nd last dance listed, just 30ish songs consisting mainly of thrash and Nu-Metal songs.
A varied 30+ song playlist for this wedding at Styal Loge in Cheshire. I little bit of reggae/dancehall but the rest was general disco music.
On this occasion I had been supplied with a 100 song playlist with the proviso that I was not to add any additional songs or take requests from anyone else. Still the dance floor full but I know how to work the music…
And of course the Minimal playlist – 3 songs requested. 1 of those was the 1st dance.
So if after reading this you’d like some more information about me and your playlist then have a quick read here Playlists or get in touch here Inquiry Form or here Contact Details – I really look forward to hearing from you.