When it comes to wedding reception music ideas, you have even more choices to make than with your ceremony music.
But with just a few simple but helpful ideas, you can have the unique reception you have dreamed of.
As with the ceremony, keep your venue and wedding size in mind when making your music selections.
If your reception is being held outside, a string quartet is a great idea to use. Plus, you can save some money by having the string quartet play during your wedding ceremony, if it is held outside too.
However, keep in mind that a string quartet is not going to be able to play at a high volume and they are limited on what songs they can play.
If you really want a string quartet to play during your reception, I would suggest having them play
while everyone is eating and during any transitional times during your
reception. That way everyone will get to enjoy the music.
Another wedding reception music idea is to hire a live band.
Hiring live bands and DJs or a combination of both is very popular for receptions. Of course, you can use these regardless of where your reception location is - inside or outside.
It's always important to make sure that
when you hire a band you use a professional act to provide your wedding
reception music.You will want a band that can play a variety of music.
If you want to hire a band, another important thing to consider, is that they tend to be very expensive and can take a huge chunk out of your budget.
So, it is very common to have either the band leader or DJ to act as emcee
for the evening. Have them announce the couple and wedding party, the first
dance, cake cutting, the couple’s departure, etc. This way you can save a little money to spend on another part of your wedding.
If you choose either of these methods, here are a few wedding reception music ideas to consider:
The more information you can give them the better prepared everyone will be. Allowing for a flawless performance - creating a perfect reception for you.
If you use a DJ, you can usually give them a complete song list and they will play the music you want.
If you don’t have any preferences on particular songs you like, DJ's are always resourceful and can play the appropriate songs at the appropriate times.
List of wedding songs to use at your reception.
Another simple wedding reception idea is to burn all of the songs you want played during your reception onto CD's. Then have someone play the CD's during the reception. It is very inexpensive and allows you to play exactly what songs you want. This idea also allows for more creativity/freedom in the song selection.
If you choose to go with this wedding reception music idea,
Whatever wedding reception music idea you decide to go with, there are some rules of thumb when it comes to reception music to keep in mind.
A couple of these rules are:
Here are a few fun and unique ideas for your reception music: