You love your partner! You love their smile, their personality, and almost everything about them…but the one thing you may not love it their music taste.
It’s ok! Nobody has to agree on everything, but what do you do when he likes Nine Inch Nails and you are a more Taylor Swift fan? Well the first reaction may be to take control over the music yourself, but I wouldn’t recommend it! This wedding is about both of you and it won’t be very fun if one is enjoying the tunes and the other is not. So here are some suggestions:
Split the choices down the middle
We send all our clients an online music library. That way the can pick 16 songs on the “Must Play”, 50 “Play if Possible” songs and as many “Do Not Play” list songs you wish… That means you each get 8 MP and 25 PiP each. You may not agree with the other’s choices but at least you can have equal say.
What will work for a wedding reception and what wont
Just because you like your Metal, or Triple J, or EDM does not mean you can’t have it at your wedding. The key is to determine where to play it. For example- If you like your Heavy Metal, obviously playing during the entree when Nana is trying to each her soup is not going to be appropriate. But you could play it right towards the end when everyone is in the “drunk rock out mode”. By the same token, you could play metals band’s softer songs during dinner (like Metallic- ONE, or the band Nightwish).
What YOU want to hear Vs what others will dance to
It is your wedding reception, but if your music is not very good to listen to during dinner and not very good to dance to, you may want to reconsider or give some alternatives. You will have a great time if your guests are dancing. Now if YOU are happy to dance to it, fantastic! But don’t make the DJ play it and then if nobody gets up not getup yourself! Live and die by your music choice!
You get to choose the entrance song, I get to pick the cake cutting!
If you are having trouble agreeing with some of the important songs, why not take one each?! The songs you will have to pick are:
- Cake Cutting
- Bridal Waltz (x2)
- Leaving Songs (between 2-4)
Remember guys, it is about fairness AND compromise! You can have different tastes, but don’t take control just because you may not like what radio station your partner listens to!
If you would like Komodo Music DJs to be your referee between your music tastes, CONTACT US today