Wedding Reception Dances & Music
From Frank Sinatra to the B-52’s and everything in between, the music you choose for your wedding reception helps define your sense of style and express your feelings for one another.
The music can help create wonderful romantic memories for you and your guests—making your big day even more spectacular!
Whether you are using a DJ or a live band, these songs are some of the most popular choices for today’s wedding receptions:
4 Tips for Your Reception Dances
Many brides and grooms want to include the traditional dances during their reception, also don't want to force their guests to sit idle while these are going on. Here are some ideas to keep the party moving while still enjoying this tradition:
1. Have your first dance with your groom as soon you make your Grand Entrance into the room with your groom! The DJ will MC this and ALL eyes will be you!
2. Consider doing the father/bride and mother/groom dances between courses if you are having a sit-down meal reception. Your DJ or band leader will MC the dances for you.
3. Some of the popular songs for these dances are 4-5 minutes long and can seem long and drawn out. Consider having your DJ fade out the song after a couple of minutes so you can move on to the next. You'll still enjoy the private moment of the dance, and it will cut down the time your guests are sitting idle.
4. After dinner, start with the wedding party dance and an upbeat tune. About a minute into the song, send your wedding party into the audience to grab the hand of guest and bring them up to dance. This gets the party going and gets the guests on the floor!