Your wedding deserves the right mix of elegance and fun. Having a fantastic dance party depends on how well your events build energy from the very beginning. I use the music I play earlier to set the mood and tone for the whole party. A smooth flow of events and fun, danceable music throughout your celebration heightens anticipation. Your guests know they're going to get to dance and have a really great time from the start. The music has told them so.
People come to your wedding with the expectation of having fun. They come to party. It's up to your disc jockey to create the perfect environment for them to enjoy themselves.
It's your party. I believe that you should have a big say in what gets played. I want to know the songs that are important to you and that must be played at your reception. I want you to select the styles and artists that best fit your crowd. Also, make sure to identify the ones that you want me to leave at the office (think Macarena, etc.). I encourage your guests to make requests. If they request a song they will usually dance to it and bring others with them.
This is why you hire a professional disc jockey. Anyone can play music, but it takes a skilled and experienced musical entertainer to be able to select just the right music for where your guests are at any particular time. People will dance to songs they are familiar with and that have a great beat. Knowing when to move from one style to another is a big part of keeping all of your guests involved.
Your guests will leave snapping their fingers. They'll be whistling catchy tunes. They'll be humming favorite melodies. They'll smile all the way home. They'll remember your wedding for all the right reasons. We did a great job. Thank you for inviting me. I had a really good time, too!
The DJ - Get Up and Dance