Wedding Reception Song Choice (part 1)

Wedding Reception Song Choice

We’ve all been to wedding receptions, the awkward wait while the bridal party disappear and get photos taken before the light disappears can make your guests either a) drink the bar dry, or b) sit and suffer through uncomfortable chit chat with the other strangers at their table.  You need to get them back at their full potential to kick off the reception and set the tone for the party ahead.

The best way to set the mood for your wedding comes down to the way you choose to kick it off.  I’m talking the official entrance of the Bride and Groom – Mr and Mrs Newlywed.  I’m going to share a few hints and tips with you based on common wedding reception “personalities”, and what wedding song choices to play at your reception to suit your mood.

1. The Party – Wedding Reception Song Choices

This is our favourite of all receptions – it’s been a massive day and what better way to finish it than having a great time with 80 of your closest friends and family?  They are all there to honour your commitment to each other and this is a milestone that needs to be celebrated.  Gather the bridal party outside of the reception and get your MC to have everyone standing up, clapping and dancing – (think theE Ellen Show start).  One by one introduce the members of the bridal party and get them to come in clapping to the beat and creating a guard of honour inside the doorway.  Finally as the song builds get the guests to cheer as they welcome the guests of honour – the Bride and Groom!  By this stage they should be pretty excited, have the bride and groom walk in the doorway, flanked by their bridal party, pose for a kiss (there will be photos) and dance together through their bridal party, who follow in turn and proceed to the bridal table.

For those of you familiar with the movie “Hitch” – think the final wedding scene as they roll the credits.  Here’s the clip from Youtube for those who haven’t seen it:

Hitch Wedding Scene (Click to watch)

Wedding Reception Song Choices

Entry to reception song: Click on the song to see the YouTube clip. J-Lo “Let’s Get Loud”

Cutting the Cake Song: The Archies “Sugar, Sugar”

Bridal Waltz Song: Chris Brown “Forever”

Father Daughter Dance Song: Chuck Wicks “Stealing Cinderella”

Bouquet Toss Song: Beyonce “All the Single Ladies”

Garter Belt Toss Song: Christina Aguilera “Dirrty”

Bride and Groom Leaving Song: Rusted Root “Send me on my Way”

Contact DJSinyourhouse today to discuss your wedding music.

DJSinyourhouse have over 25 years’ music industry experience.  Based in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast, we specialise in Maleny / Montville Hinterland Weddings and our extensive song library will help you with your wedding music song choices.

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2 Comments on “Wedding Reception Song Choice (part 1)”

  1. Hi,

    We are planning our wedding at Maleny Manor for July 25th 2015 we are having an 8 hour wedding package from start to finish needing DJ for ceremony music and reception.

    Can you please email your package options and pricing for lighting and music?

    Melissa and Zane

    • Hi and thanks for stopping by our website. Please use the booking form to submit your enquiry and we can go from there. Many thanks – Scott

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