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Tips On How To Choose Music For Your Upcoming Albany Area Wedding

Many times, future brides and grooms are overwhelmed with questions regarding what food to serve, what venue to use, what type of flower arrangements to pick.  I can’t help you there, but I might have a music “do’s and don’ts” that you might want to consider

Although I haven’t consulted with my experienced comrades, Kevin Richards and Lou Roberts, I’m pretty sure they would agree with some of these tips.  Oh- and you can contact me for a quote as well Richie Phillips.

1. Remember your audience:  This is your wedding, and your special day, of course.  But that really doesn’t mean that you should  be concentrating only on music that YOU want to hear.  I’m sure you’re a big fan of 50 Cent, or Hank Jr, or Lady Gaga, but the over 50 crowd doesn’t like to be shut out of the party either.  Think about who’s there and try to spread the music around to all of them .


2. On the contrary, your first dance should be anything you want!- Now that’s something different.  It’s your first dance.  Here’s your chance to be as personal as you would like.  Same with dances with parents and special requests once in awhile.

Couple Wed At Festival House In Front Of Blackpool Tower
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3. Dinner hour music should be just that-low key and lower volume– I don’t mean boring dentist office stuff, but keep your choices sensible.  And tell that DJ to keep the volume at a comfortable level.  You have people who haven’t seen each other in quite awhile and probably would like to “catch up”.  The music should complement what’s going on, not take center stage!


4. Don’t discount the overplayed wedding “hits”-they’re overplayed for a reason- Check any of the professional DJ’s websites.  Some of them show the top 100 best wedding songs, and you might not like some of what’s on there, but you DO want dancing, don’t you?  They are tried and true songs, so don’t immediately discount them because you want to be TOO different. Don’t reinvent the wheel too much!

5.  Not too many group dances if you can– Sure, the “Electric Slide” is fun, so is the “Cha Cha Slide” and the “Cotton Eyed Joe” and the “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”. They are all great, but to play them all back to back will eventually exclude others that don’t know the steps and would rather dance to a nice slow one.


Well, that’s my top 5.  Hope that gets you to thinking a bit.  Good luck to you!  Enjoy your wedding day!

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