We have served as DJs and MCs for thousands of events. We want to help you plan the very best party, and we have assembled lot of planning resources and information to help make that task easy for you. Check out the information below to start your plan, and make sure you visit our blog for even more unique and fun ideas.
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Wedding Reception Music Ideas
What is your Grand Entrance Style? You two did it, and everything was perfect as you exchanged vows in front of your friends and family. You’re married! Next up is the celebration. So, what music will be just right for you and your wedding party to be announced into your reception? *Remember, there are no wrong choices – it’s all good! Think about …do you want this moment to feel: Party Starter Fun? Silly or Funny? Happy … but not crazy? Fist Pumping Energy? Young, Hip, Unique? Or maybe All of the Above? Think about what music will be fun for you, and we’ll make sure this moment is flawless!
How about a special dance just for the groom and his mom? We love this tradition, because it seems so sweet to see mom take a moment to share with her just-married son. If you think that his mom will love this, then let’s do it. Ask her if she has a special song, or we can help you choose one she’ll love. And, if she or the groom is a little shy, your DJ can easily invite other mothers and sons, or simply all the guests to join in the dance. Here are some songs that we’ve seen work beautifully for this special moment.
We want every moment of your wedding reception to be fun and special, and designed just for you. That goes for the tradition of the Father/Daughter dance, too. If you plan to have this tradition at your reception, choose a song that will be just right for you and your dad. If you like it, use it. How to choose? Well, you can ask him to pick something out, or maybe just give him a few of your favorite options to choose from, or you can even surprise him with your selection. Tried and True, or Just For You … you can’t go wrong if it makes you both smile.
The tradition of tossing the bridal bouquet grew out of the idea that all brides are lucky, and that the happy couple must have good fortune. Centuries ago in Europe, it was common to chase after the bride and grab at her dress, flowers, and even her hair in hopes of holding a little bit of that wedding luck. Today, the custom is simply to toss some beautiful flowers for a single friend to catch. If you want to continue the tradition of the bouquet toss, the right song can help make it a FUN moment!
We want every moment of your wedding reception to be fun and special, and designed just for you. That goes for the tradition of the Father/Daughter dance, too. If you plan to have this tradition at your reception, choose a song that will be just right for you and your dad. If you like it, use it. How to choose? Well, you can ask him to pick something out, or simply just give him a few of your favorite options to choose from, or you can even surprise him with your selection. You know him best. The point is a sweet and happy moment for the two of you.
Are you planning to have a special dance just for the groom and his mom? This is such a sweet tradition, and we have some great ideas for you to help choose the perfect song. Of course, you can always ask Mom if she has something in mind, or take some inspiration from these songs that we’ve seen work beautifully for this priceless moment.
Your First Dance is a special moment, and will be a lasting memory of your wedding day! If you are still deciding what song to play the first time you dance together at your reception, take a listen to these great tunes, old and new, and maybe one will be just right for you. By the way, you really can’t go wrong with this choice, just remember these two pointers… Both you and your fiancé must like the song and the artist. You have to be able to dance to it. That’s it, so have fun with this! Here are 10 song ideas to get you started.
Are you planning to have a garter removal and toss at your reception? If so, you need a great song! Check out these fun music ideas for this traditional reception activity.
One of our favorite tried-and-true wedding traditions is the first dance. This special moment set to music will be a lasting memory of your wedding day, for you and your guests. Some of our couples know exactly what their first dance song will be months, and in some cases years, before their actual wedding date. That’s awesome, but we find most of our couples need to actually think about this choice a little bit. Need some inspiration? Take a listen.
Cocktail Party and Dinner Music Ideas
A great music playlist is essential to set the right vibe for a swingin’ celebration. This is our ongoing series of carefully curated cocktail party playlists designed to give you some great ideas for your next soiree. The guests, bites, and drinks are up to you. The perfect music? Let us share some great ideas. We call this playlist Guacamole Mix. Fresh & Spicy.
The recipe for a fantastic cocktail party? Glamorous Guests. Scrumptious Bites. Tempting and Icy Beverages. Awesome Tunes! We call this playlist Mix N’ Mingle. For fashionable hipsters.
A great music playlist is essential to set the right vibe for a swingin’ celebration. This is our ongoing series of carefully curated cocktail party playlists designed to give you some great ideas for your next shindig. We call this playlist Happy Beats. Modern. Vibrant. Fun.
The recipe for a fantastic cocktail party must include Fabulous Tunes! Our ongoing series of carefully curated cocktail party playlists designed to give you some great ideas for your reception or party. We call this playlist Neo-Soul. Modern Soul with a classic vibe.
We call this playlist Classic Crooners. Rat Pack throwback and the Great American Songbook. Your Glamorous Guests will be impressed. Listen to the songs for crooning inspiration.
Heat up your party with the sounds of summer. Break out the kool drinks and the kool tunes, and watch your party grow! The perfect music? Let us share some great ideas. We call this playlist Summer Sun. Keeping it hot with sounds of summer.
We’ve put together a swingin’ and jazzy fun mix of music that will be perfect for sipping cocoa by the fire, wrapping gifts, or enjoying an icy drink and laughing with friends. We know you’ll love this collection of some of the best sounds of the season. And, we would be tickled pink if you shared this with your friends and family. Enjoy!
Christmas Party Music? No problem. We know you’ll love this fun playlist of some of our seasonal favorites, and some new surprises! Feel free to share the joy, too. Merry Christmas from all of us at Night Music. Party on!
Wedding Ceremony Music
There are alot of modern ensembles who arrange contemporary songs in an instrumental format making them perfect for your wedding ceremony. Take a listen, then check out the other songs by the same artists for even more inspiration.
Need some ideas for your wedding prelude music? Welcoming your guests to your wedding is so much warmer and friendlier with music, don’t you think? With so many options and ideas out there, you don’t need to worry. We have some good ones for you. For the bride and groom who want a classic mix of strings, with a familiar yet not over-used feel, this prelude list is perfect. Enjoy.
We are crazy for the piano, and love these selections. We chose these to set a beautiful tone for your wedding ceremony. Listen, and then picture the warm and classy feel as your guests arrive for your big day. Simply lovely.
That moment when you are pronounced MARRIED! Finally! We want the song you choose for you recessional to really put a smile on your face, add to this magic memorable moment, and be perfect for you both. Just remember, your recessional song can be anything at all. The sky’s the limit. Here are some fun ideas, new and old.
When providing ceremony music, it’s so much fun to play some unique choices that match our couples personalities. If you’re a fan of Pixar and Disney movies, check out these ideas for your wedding ceremony.