What to do about Song Requests at Your Wedding
We all have that question when planning out the music of the night: should we let our wedding DJ take guests’ song requests? It seems like a simple question but there are a few things you may want to consider before you decide. We have a couple ideas and solutions to please both you and your guests!
People love to request a song. Nothing is more thrilling when you’re hitting the dance floor at a wedding and the song YOU requested comes on and seeing other guests flock to the dance floor to enjoy it. However, this can get extremely awkward if you know there will be one or two people who will likely request a song that will completely kill the vibe you’re after. You don’t want your DJ having to change that amazing song that’s a hit on the radio to something that no one really wants to hear!
The questions you need to ask yourself are:
- How flexible do you want your soundtrack to be?
- How much do you trust the audience (guests) on your wedding day?
Will one of your guests be upset if the DJ can’t work their song into the mix to maintain the appropriate wedding atmosphere?
If you want to provide a specific wedding atmosphere, you may want to ask your DJ to play a set list and stick to it, in which no requests are allowed – No if’s and’s or but’s!
Another option is to use our Airwaves Music playlist tool, which gives your guests a chance to request songs they want to hear, but allows you to give the final say in which their song choices are accepted or tossed from the playlist.
All in all, it’s your day and your DJ will play what YOU want to hear – but it’s always nice to have a little help from your family and friends about what might keep that dance floor packed!