Music accompanies your wedding from the beginning to the end: It creates atmosphere and lets emotions bubble, it brings mood and a good mood – that’s why you should choose your wedding music carefully and well.
In this article you will find music that should not be missing on the wedding day and everything important about the wedding DJ, the wedding band and the wedding singer.
We also have a few tips if you want to get wedding and party going with self-organized music.
Tailor your music to the situation at the wedding and think about what you would like to hear. Here are our tips on which music styles can be played for the champagne reception, the wedding dinner and to get in the mood for the subsequent party.
Which pieces of music you play for the wedding depends of course on the style of the wedding celebration. For example, you can play soft piano music for a chic wedding dinner in a dignified atmosphere.
That doesn’t go well with a relaxed wedding – here you can, for example, choose swing like by Michael Bublé, Roger Cicero, Frank Sinatra or swing albums by Robbie Williams.
A casual summer wedding, on the other hand, is best advised with songs à la Café del Mar. Blues and jazz are popular in an upscale bar atmosphere. You can’t go wrong with lounge music either.
It is important that the wedding music for dinner is played calmly, discreetly and at a moderate volume. In short: easy listening.
CDs on the subject of “Easy Listening” or specifically on “Dinner Music” for atmospheric background music are available from Amazon, for example – you are sure to find the right thing there.
Special case of a wedding cake: Of course, very special music should be played for the presentation and cutting of the wedding cake so that this highlight of the evening really comes into its own. Here you will find the “Top 10 songs for cutting the wedding cake” .
After the meal, the mood should slowly arise and at some point you should dance.
It is best for the bride and groom to start by themselves: with the wedding dance. It’s not just a highlight of the evening and a very emotional moment for you – after all, it’s the first dance as a married couple.
The opening dance also brings mood to the wedding party, so choose a great song for it. You can find tips and audio samples of the most popular wedding dance songs in our article “The 20 most beautiful wedding dance songs” .
Tip: Ask some of your friends beforehand to go straight to the dance floor after the wedding dance and shake the dance floor. This quickly creates a good (dance) mood and the party can begin! Even the DJ or presenter can use a few words and the right music to get the wedding and party going and call them to dance.
For the dance music afterwards your taste is again asked, whereby the wedding music should not be too one-sided.
A good mix of charts, German classics and party music from the 70s to 90s is well received by all guests. Bear in mind that a party that only plays hits or only hip hop is not suitable for young and old alike. Of course, your favorite songs should be played, but also consider the guests’ musical tastes.
Here we have some examples of wedding dance music for you:
Our tip: So that the mood arises and the party continues, you can involve your guests in terms of wishes for the dance music. Distributes or displays music request cards. Possibly. you can also send it with the invitation so that the DJ has a bit of lead time or you can still take a look yourself.
Such practical cards, which should be used for the right dance music for the wedding, are available in our card shop .
Depending on your budget, there are different options for where the music for your wedding comes from. It’s mainly a question of budget.
In any case, you should take enough time to plan the songs and styles of music for your wedding celebration.
In addition, ask friends about their favorite party hits and create their own playlist for each situation: Eat, get in the mood, dance, party, etc. Also hires a helper to keep an eye on the music and switch between playlists.If the room is equipped with a good system, you can organize the wedding music with a laptop and your own playlists. This takes a lot of time and effort (which you should definitely invest!), But your taste in wedding music is well covered.
However, if the evening party is very important to you, then we recommend a professional band or a professional DJ . This is the only way to ensure that all wedding guests really get their money’s worth and that there is the right atmosphere for several hours.
The wedding DJ can adapt the songs exactly to the mood and simply respond to music requests. Ideally, he has all styles in his repertoire and can play indefinitely. In addition, a DJ for a wedding takes up less money and space than live music.
Some DJs have their own lighting system with a disco ball, colorful spotlights, black light, fog machine and Co. – this can of course be a big advantage for your party atmosphere.
In any case, discuss in great detail the musical styles that you want for the wedding music. Write down titles that should not be missing and instruct the DJ to fulfill every musical wish of your guests as possible – a wedding DJ should always be able to put his own musical taste aside. This is sometimes difficult, especially with amateur DJs.
So that your wedding DJ gets a better insight into your musical taste, make a list of genres or songs that you definitely don’t want to hear at your wedding. In our guide we have more information and 10 questions and answers on choosing the perfect wedding DJ .
Live music is of course the highlight at the wedding. A wedding band quickly creates a mood and can flexibly adapt to the wedding party and the current mood as well as the preferences of the guests in terms of wedding music.
If necessary, the band can also organize the moderation of the celebration. And: a wedding band simply has charm!
For the wedding ceremony, the champagne reception, to cut the cake or for your wedding dance, a singer can be engaged for the wedding and conjure up a wonderful atmosphere.A wedding singer is more suitable as a time-limited program item at your wedding.
An instrumental act is also a great highlight at the wedding.
You like to listen to pieces of music on the piano, the violin or the saxophone – your wedding guests will also delight with them. Maybe even “your song” can be played.
For the other music for weddings and parties you also need a band, DJ or playlist.
Whether singer, band or DJ – you can find the right service providers in your area in our business directory.
The best thing to do is to watch the wedding band, the wedding DJ and also the wedding singer or wedding musician live early enough. This is the only way you can tell whether you are on the same wavelength and get in the mood.
Since the mood of your wedding stands and falls with the music, you shouldn’t save too much here. Even with the do-it-yourself variant, it is worth investing in songs so that the party classics are not missing.