Freestyle Entertainment

06 March 2017

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Can The Whole Family Dance?

When planning your music for your wedding, don’t forget to consider the whole family.

It can be really tempting to request just “up to date music” because you’re not too keen on anything before 2000.  However, consider the impact this can have on all of your guests. Whilst you’ve likely got lots of friends of your age attending, it’s likely you’ll also have family members of different ages attending.  With the music forming the main focus of the evening entertainment, hours of non-stop chart music can be a turn off for them, and because they won’t want to dance to it, can make them feel like they’re not part of the evening reception, which can result in them leaving the party early.

Maybe ask your parents and grandparents what their favourite songs are to dance too – wouldn’t it be lovely to have a few songs dedicated to them?  You’d be surprised how many of your other guests will want to join them on the dance floor when their songs come on!

It’s absolutely fine to not want “typical cheesy wedding songs”, so instead of putting up with these songs:

  • Abba – Dancing Quuen
  • Village People – YMCA
  • Gap Band – Oops Upside Your Head

Why not change them for:

  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • David Bowie – Let’s Dance
  • The Beatles – Twist and Shout

Still classic songs, but not cheesy, and often well received by all ages.  Subtle differences like this can transform your wedding from sounding like a typical “cheesy” wedding, in to something that’s much classier, yet still has appeal for all ages at your wedding.

If you’ve got any concerns about the music at your wedding, or want to achieve a certain style, speak to me and let’s chat through the best way to achieve it.

Schedule a phone call or Skype video-call with me.