Pick a type of music that reflects your unique personality – Maybe one of you used to play in a country music band, or is a classical pianist. You’ll want to incorporate that into your wedding soundtrack.
Create a list of favorite songs – It’s helpful to go into this process with some of your favorites already in mind. If you’ve been dreaming since you were 5 about dancing at your wedding to a particular song, now is the time to make it happen.
Big moments – There are some moments in your reception that are particularly memorable. The first dance, father-daughter dance, and garter toss are all examples.
Remain open minded – Sometimes your favorite songs are not your friends favorite dance tunes. The DJ should be able to adjust the playlist to fit the mood of your guests.
Keep your guests in mind – While you may love Swiss Mountain Yodeling or chances are that not every guest will be a fan. You’ll need a variety of music to appeal to all of your guests. Your playlist should include a variety of music types, as well as different tempos.
The crowd will change – As the evening wears on, it’s likely that your older guests and those who have travelled long distances may leave earlier. The crowd at 7 pm will be very different than the crowd at 11.