Wedding Weekly: Music


The music at our wedding is VERY important to me. I’ve always imagined having a really classy band that could play all the good wedding songs at the beginning and then awesome versions of today’s hits once the crowd gets going. Sadly, when I realized that a wedding on an island (my wedding is a small gathering on Bald Head Island, NC for those who don’t know!) came with some extra expenses (i.e. delivery fees, transportation, ect), my dream band was the first thing that had to go:( At first, I was nervous to find a DJ because other than talking with them beforehand how do you really know that they won’t talk too much or play dumb songs? For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reseraching DJ’s and finally just booked one that came highly recommended by my contacts at Bald Head.


Now that the searching is over, I’m actually really excited to have a DJ. For one, I know he’ll be able to play any song under the sun (including remixes that I love) because he’s assured me that if a song exists on the internets, he can get it. I decided to put a music request form on my wedding website, which means guests will get to hear songs they love as well.

Two, there’s nothing better than an awesome band, but almost anything is better than a horrible band. At least I know that the songs will sound good!

And three, when all is said and done, I just want people to have a good time, and, while I think bands tend to do a better job with entertaining the guests, I think DJ’s ultimately lead to more dancing. More dancing equals more fun. And that, my friends, is the goal of the celebration!

  • Connie
    September 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I loved our wedding DJ. My family likes “Texas” music and he didn’t have any, so I gave him CDs. However, my family also loves swing dancing and he had a lot of that. Other than processional, immediate music after the ceremony, and my husband’s retirement music (we did wedding/retirement ceremony), we had a blast and just told him to play what people were dancing to. We also asked family/friends to bring or request any special songs. I think you will be very happy with a DJ. Mine cost almost as much as the food, however, I didn’t spend a ton on flowers, so it worked out.

  • Emily @
    September 29, 2012 at 9:43 am

    It will be great-it will be a beautiful ceremony to celebrate the both of you and you will have a great time! We had a DJ who played exactly what we wanted and we made a special mix for our first dance and it was just perfect!

  • Colleen
    September 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I’m looking for your Halloween Bark recipe 🙂
    Could you point me in the right direction?