6 Tips For Creating An Unforgettable Wedding Playlist
It’s time to create your wedding playlist. But constructing one playlist that will get your best friends, your new in-laws and your 97 year old great Aunt Dorothy all up and dancing? Now that is going to be tricky.
We’ve outlined our top 6 tips below to help you build an unforgettable wedding playlist, that will have your guests partying all night long and make your wedding reception one to remember.
#3 They're Popular For A Reason
You probably can’t remember the last time you attended a wedding and didn’t hear ‘Marry You’, ‘Crazy In Love’, or ‘Hey Ya!’ … and thats because they work!
Nothing beats a good sing-a-long when you’ve had a few drinks and these radio friendly pop hits will be familiar to almost everyone who’s celebrating with you, making it a sure-fire way to get everyone involved.
Check out our top 10 songs in this category below and don’t be scared to throw a few of these wedding classics into your playlist.
1) Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
2) All Of Me – John Legend
3) Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
4) Crazy In Love – Beyoncé
5) I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
6) We Are Family – Sister Sledge
7) Hey Ya! – Outkast
8) Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
9) September – Earth Wind and Fire
10) I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
#4 Pick & Mix Genres
When it comes to the wedding playlist, you don’t need to follow any rules. Don’t try to stay inside of one mood or genre, instead, get creative!
Remember, you are trying to ensure that you have a bit of something for everyone, so go ahead and put Eminem, Tina Turner, The Killers and Frank Sinatra in the same room and see what happens! We bet that you’ll be pleasantly surprised at which of your guests knows all the words to the ‘Lose Yourself’ rap.
#5 Watch Your Language
This one is particularly important if you have children attending!
Lots of us are somewhat desensitised to swearing now, especially in lyric form, however checking through your playlist for expletives might help you to avoid any potentially awkward situations.
Searching for a ‘radio edit’ version of a song is a great way to navigate these tricky waters and will mean that you don’t have to ditch your favourite tunes.
#6 Find Inspiration
Still stuck for ideas? There are loads of great wedding playlists on Spotify and Apple Music, so go and check them out! You don’t have to use these exactly as they are, but sometimes getting started is the hardest part – right?!
Find a playlist that has a good amount of followers (remember, they’re popular for a reason) and then start dragging your favourite songs into your own list, leaving out anything that isn’t for you.