5 Smart Songs to Pick With Your Wedding DJ


5 Smart Songs to Pick With Your Wedding DJ


Choosing wedding songs can be an overwhelming task for many couples. How many songs do I pick? What type of songs? How do I know what everyone will dance to? What about grandma, grandpa, and the kids?

Fear not! In reality, you only need to choose five special songs and let your DJ do the rest. The five special songs are keys to making your wedding reception go from great to greatest! 

  • The Dance Floor Starter

    • This is your time to make a statement.... "We are here to dance the night away, party, and have a good time with our family and friends!" Pick something familiar and fun that you know will your guest but especially you on the dance floor.

  • The Slow Dance Special

    • Many DJs will only play fast and upbeat songs once the dance floor opens. In our opinion this is a terrible move. This alienates grandma, grandpa and, your other older guests whom are not hip with todays music. Slow songs give them the opportunity to take part in the wedding. Ask around for songs that might mean something special to your parents or grandparents. Doing an anniversary dance is also a great way to get couples of all ages involved in the wedding.

  • Your Favorite Throwback Jam

    • Pick a song that will make you and your friends go wild! Pick a song that you know you and your guests will be screaming at the top of air lungs. The more unique and upbeat the better.

  • The Best Banger

    • Choosing your current favorite dance floor filler a week before your wedding will ensure you and your guests will be rocking out to it on your wedding night. Think global top hits that you know everyone will know. This song will create a huge energy on your dance floor and will propel everyone into the rest of the night.

  • The Final Song

    • It is time to create a memory that you will cherish for the rest of your life. This song needs to hit home for you and your guests. Something you know you will all be singing the chorus of at the top of your lungs.

If you have more song idea for each section don't limit yourself to only choosing these one song per section. The more of these songs your DJ has the more opportunites he or she will have to help create memories during your wedding reception.

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Joe Scharnweber