There are a few important songs you need to consider when planning your wedding reception.
Whether or not you are having a band or a DJ, these songs mark important stages of your night.
The first song of the night is an exciting time as it is the first time you and your partner will be presented as the married couple at your reception. It is also a time to recognise the important members of your bridal party. You can choose a song that is fun and upbeat for the bridal party entrance or a love song that is special to you and your partner - the choice is yours!
The Bridal Waltz is individual to every couple! It may be a popular song or a song that no one has heard of before! Whatever you choose, it should be a song that is important to you and your partner. It may be a song that reminds you of when you met, or when you got engaged or a song that describes your relationship. In most cases, your band will be happy to try and learn this song for you to make it extra special. If you have a DJ or you are performing a choreographed dance you can also provide the original song to the band or DJ to play.
The completion of the Bridal Waltz often signifies the start of the party at the reception. It is common for the bridal party and parents of the bride and groom to join the couple in a dance at the completion of the Bridal Waltz and for the dance floor to then be 'open' for the rest of the wedding guests.
Having a Father-Daughter dance is a touching way to honour your Dad, it is a tribute to the bond shared between the bride and her Father. There are many popular songs for the Father-Daughter dance and it is often a slow song that is fairly easy to move to. It is important to chat with your Dad when making a decision as he may have something special in mind too.
The last song of the night is usually an upbeat goodbye song. This song can be used during the contemporary circle or for the couple to do one last dance before they wave and run off into the sunset.
Other formalities that you may want a special song for:
- · Bridal Party Dance
- · Cutting of The Cake
- · Mother-Son Dance
- · Throwing of the Garter
- · Throwing of the Bouquet