Wedding Advice | 3 Wedding Music Tips from a Pro DJ

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My couples are super important to me and I always feel invested in each and every wedding I’m a part of. As a wedding photographer I think it’s important to share my knowledge and experiences to help make your day the best it can be! One of the things I often tell my couples is that hiring a good DJ is a must. I always explain that the DJ sets the tone and dictates the flow of the entire reception.

A great DJ will really help create memorable moments on the dance floor that I will get the chance to capture in your photos and video! Here are 3 awesome tips from our guest blogger (and one of our preferred vendors) Kristin of Our DJ Rocks when it comes to your wedding music. And don’t forget to check out her blog for more on this topic and other helpful wedding DJ advice!  

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Create the Unexpected Moment

Ever see a photo with all of the friends and family on the dance floor at the end of the night looking like they are singing at the top of their lungs?! You can thank the DJ for that one! It’s all about the timing of when you play the song and how you execute it! For example, we can drop “Friends in Low Places” at 8pm right after dinner and we will not get the same reaction as if we were to play it at 10:45pm right before the last dances and dedicate it to all of your friends!

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Do you have a set of parents, grandparents, godparents or anyone special who has been married for a really long time? Find out their wedding song and dedicate that to them as a slow dance during the wedding! If you have lots of couples who have been married a long time, you can do what’s called an anniversary dance! That’s where you start with all the married couples on the dance floor and by the end of the song you have one married couple left. Sometimes we like to ask them to give you a little advice!

The Unending Parent Dances

Many songs will last 3-4 minutes long, which may not seem like a long time, but when you’re up on the dance floor with all of your guests watching, 3 minutes could feel like forever!

Here are a few suggestions that we could do:

  • At any point during the song, we could invite all of your guests to join in the dance and celebrate with you.
  • At any point during the song, we could fade out the music.
  • Dance with your parents together and to the same song.
Want to read more?? Get the full scoop on all of the great wedding music tips by reading the full article here!