In this article, we offer some helpful tips for picking The Best Wedding Dinner Songs for Your Wedding Reception.
The Wedding Music Music playlist is an important part of Your Wedding Music Planning. Dinner Music is often an overlooked part of Wedding Receptions, but as the Wedding Meal can last up to 2-3 hours sometimes, developing a Wedding Music Playlist is super-important.
From our experience, one of the questions we get most from brides & grooms is "what will you play at my wedding dinner"? They are often stumped as to what music works best for the Dinner and they have no idea what might work.
From our experience, low-key and lower-volume are the most important attributes of the Wedding Dinner playlist and the music should be easy to hold a conversation to, without a generally heavy beat that can be disruptive while guests try to eat and converse.
The #1 complaint of many guests against DJ’s is that the “DJ played the Dinner Music too loudly.“ Therefore, whatever is played during the Dinner Music portion should be played at a “Reasonable, Conversational Volume”.
To Monitor & Set the correct volume, we recommending that the DJ walk around the room a couple of times throughout Dinner and Make Sure Volume is OK. Guests should be able to easily hold a conversation with the person sitting next to them without having to “Compete” with the Dinner Music.
|Antonio Carlos Jobim||Agua de Beber|
|Antonio Carlos Jobim||Corcovado (Quiet Nights)|
|Antonio Carlos Jobim||Desafinado|
|Antonio Carlos Jobim||One Note Samba|
|Antonio Carlos Jobim||The Girl From Ipanema|
|Billie Holiday||I’ll Be Seeing You|
|Billie Holiday||It Had To Be You|
|Bobby Darin||Beyond The Sea|
|Bobby Darin||Mack The Knife|
|Chris Botti with Michael Buble||A Song For You|
|Dave Brubeck||Take Five|
|Dean Martin||Mambo Italiano|
|Dean Martin||That’s Amore|
|Dean Martin||You Belong To Me|
|Dean Martin||Ain’t That A Kick In The Head|
|Diana Krall||Besame Mucho|
|Diana Krall||‘Deed I Do|
|Diana Krall||Let’s Fall In Love|
|10,000 Maniacs||These Are Days|
|Alexi Murdoch||Orange Sky|
|Amos Lee||Sweet Pea|
|Anita Baker||Sweet Love|
|Anna Nalick||Breathe (2am)|
|Barry Louis Polisar||All I Want Is You|
|Beach Boys||God Only Knows|
|Beatles||Here Comes The Sun|
|Beatles||Let It Be|
|Beatles||In My Life|
|Bill Withers||Lovely Day|
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