We all know a DJ can make or break your wedding reception. Once you have picked your DJ, the next step is going to be filling out your must-have song requests. Your song requests should definitely consist of some iconic songs and dances to bring everyone on the dance floor and KEEP everyone there all night long. Read on to learn some of the best wedding group dances and other tips/tricks that will keep your guests talking about your reception for years to come.
First thing first…
Pick out a GREAT DJ! One of the main things your guests will be talking about is how good your DJ was. Make sure to select a DJ that is energetic, professional and listens to your song requests. They should be able to organize a list of your songs ahead of time and customize your playlist, but also take requests the evening of your reception.
Set up your meeting with your DJ!
Once you’ve gathered a list of the dances and songs you want, set up a meeting with your DJ 2-3 weeks before the big day. At this meeting, you should discuss your timeline and go over all of your requests! By the end of the meeting, the DJ should have a customized playlist ready for your reception. You should not only provide the list of songs, but discuss when the best time would be to play each song to get the most guests out there.
TOP 10 GROUP WEDDING SONGS:
- “Cha-Cha Slide” by DJ Casper
- “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid
- “Wobble” by V.I.C.
- “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
- “Any Man Of Mine” by Shania Twaine
- “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
- “The Git-Up” by Blanco Brown
- “Macarena” by Los Del Rio
- “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex
- “Watch Me (Whip/Nae-Nae)” by Silento
Space Out Your Group Songs:
Once you pick out which songs and wedding group dances are your favorites, space them out at the most opportune times during the evening. For example, you could easily get everyone on the dance floor after the signature dances, by doing a “Group Photo” opportunity! Once everyone is on the dance floor for a group photo, go right into the Cupid Shuffle to get everyone to start dancing. (Work with a Complete DJ and Photographer team to make this happen: completeomaha.com/dj) After your first big group dance, play another one in the middle of the reception and one at the very end with your favorite song to end the night!
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