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How To Create A Wedding Playlist To Make Sure The Dance Floor Is Full

Written by Rachael 8 February 2020

There are loads of articles out there telling you what the best songs are to play at wedding – some are dance, some are romantic and slow. Here’s my advice….

Ask the people who are attending your wedding for song suggestions!

The best people to ask are the ones who will be attending! After all, if you get a list of their favourites, there’s no excuse! You could add this as an extra field in your wedding invites (just be prepared for some random suggestions)

One of my favourite memories from my wedding was dancing with my best friends to Jump On It by Will Smith. Not familiar? Check this out:

Yes I danced in my white wedding dress, holding part of it up so I could do the moves!

Give the DJ a list

If you are having DJ, he/she are likely to ask you for a list of songs you want played. This will include your 1st dance, songs to play, songs/artists you really don’t want them to play.

It also depends on the age range. I was born in 1987 so lots of boy band songs bring back nostalgia and are great to play. Such as Five,

Here’s a list of artists/songs I would definitely have playing as they seem to get everybody moving:

  • The Black Eyed Peas – I gotta feeling
  • Anything by Queen or ABBA
  • Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – Beyoncé
  • Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  • Dancing in The Moonlight – Toploader
  • Mr. Brightside – The Killers
  • Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…) – Lou Bega
  • I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ – Scissor Sisters
  • Wake Me Up – Wham!
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • Living on A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Let people make requests to the DJ

Make sure your DJ will let people request things on the night too (and play them!) This will encourage people to request and therefore get up on the dance floor.

Check out Spotify

If you need ideas, check out Spotify – there are a LOT of playlists made by people dedicated to weddings. Every wedding is different so you’ll have to tailor it to the people attending.

Me and Dave on our wedding day having a boogie

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