Wedding Music Playlist
Most wedding couples will submit a playlist of songs to feature during their celebration.
When you book your event with Motiv-8 Disco, you are given your own secure portal on our website where you can keep track of your event.
Wedding guests are also able to login and request their favourite songs. The Bride & Groom have complete control over all requests, and may delete any song they see as a poor fit
Playlists provide a real arsenal to fill the dance floor all tailored to you and your guests.
Whilst DJing we generally juggle about four to six songs ahead of what is currently playing. This allows us judge how your guests are responding to the music that is being played, as well as taking into account other requests we have received during the night.
Reading The Dance Floor
There have been many occasions a song will suddenly pop into our head. Sometimes it might be a song that has not played for ‘many moons’.
It is like “fluid inspiration”, and will compliment your playlist to maintain a busy dance floor.
It is all too easy to play common songs from a playlist that will always get played, and this can quickly become both boring and predictable.
However, finding a song that the audience will like, but have not heard for many years can produce a phenomenal reaction on the dance floor and literally have people running onto the dance floor with delight.
This is a calculated risk and it isn’t guaranteed to work. But that is what DJing is about.
At weddings there is often a vast age range and music tastes. Because of this no matter what genre of music is playing, there will almost certainly be at least one guest in the audience who doesn’t like it.
Therefore, unless your wedding music has a theme, it is not a good idea to fill your playlist with too many songs from the same era or genre.
For example, we are playing Motown and your guests are dancing and having a good time.
Now comes the tricky part deciding how many Motown songs to play, and weather or not to include a Northern Soul track? Also the impending quandary of what genre to follow it with?
We often refer back to your playlist and other verbal requests we have taken, because they often contain the music direction.
At some weddings it is a gradual progression through the decades, slowly moving from the 1960s into the 70s, then to the 80s, to the 90s, etc, and eventually playing current chart music. At other weddings that would be a disaster, and a different approach would be to transition by genre and energy through your playlist.
Never Cut A Song From Playing
You must never ask your DJ to stop or cut a song from playing half way through, especially if there are guests on the dance floor.
Many brides have killed the room atmosphere cold, and for some ruined the remainder of their evening, so they can dance a favourite song instantly.
It is far better to allow your DJ two or three songs so he/she can transition to the correct genre or energy. Thus keeping the dance floor healthy.