wedding reception

Your wedding music will create the atmosphere for your big day. If you have a song that means a lot to you and your partner, or just tugs on your heart strings every time you hear it, it can be an easy choice to set it as your wedding entrance song. The ceremony is a romantic portion of your wedding where the music may be easy to choose. However, your reception is another story.

Plan Your Wedding Music

For your wedding reception, you will be met with many different traditions and moods. From your first dance and toasts, to the cake cutting and your attempt to keep your guests on the dance floor, you will need the right music to set the perfect mood.

Here at Kentucky Pro DJ, we believe that your wedding music essentially serves as your wedding soundtrack. That’s why we have put together a guide to planning your wedding reception music. If you want the best soundtrack for your wedding day, please feel free to keep reading to become inspired:

  • Kick off the party. Your reception is a time for celebration. You and your partner just tied the knot, and now you can kick off the party by honoring your nuptials with a first dance. In addition, you can also honor your parents with father/daughter and mother/son dances.
    • First Dance. Your first dance can be accompanied with the song that you and your partner claim to be “your song”. Or, perhaps a song that bests represent your relationship. Pay attention to the lyrics, and choose ones that showcase your bond together. All of Me by John Legend would be a great choice!
    • Parental dances. Whether there is a song that you grew up listening to with your mother/father, or there is a newer song that showcases the loving relationship you share, you can ensure that your parental dances will be incredibly special moments within your wedding reception. If you are seeking a song that would be perfect for both dances, All You Need is Love by the Beatles would be a fitting option.
  • Your grand entrance. After the ceremony and your wedding photos, you will be making your grand entrance at the reception. Your entrance announces the end of cocktail hour and the beginning of your reception, where you will continue to kick off the celebration with specific dances. An upbeat song will be the best choice, as it will set the mood for the reception. Consider a song such as Raise Your Glass by Pink.
  • It’s time to fill your bellies with an elegant meal. The song choice for your wedding cuisine should be discussed with your DJ. If you are hoping for warm and happy environment, convey this to your entertainer. If you are hoping for classy and timeless, or any other mood, know that the perfect soundtrack can be created to complement your vision.
  • Bouquet/garter toss. Seeing as how this is a tradition for the unmarried guests, you can play on a fun and competitive vibe, or find your best singles music. To add some fun to your bouquet toss, Single Ladies by Beyoncé would have the ladies prepared, while Another One Bites the Dust by Queen would be perfect for the garter toss.
  • Cutting the cake. Your cake cutting ceremony is a sweet twist within your reception. For your music, you can play on the “sweet” element with Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard.
  • The last dance. Unfortunately, the festivities must come to an end. You can announce the last song of the night as a cue to your guests to ready themselves to leave. If you haven’t decided on your last song, consider Last Dance by Donna Summer.

Book Kentucky Pro DJ

Your wedding reception music will set the mood for your festivities. Your DJ will be more than happy to work with you to create the perfect soundtrack. Here at Kentucky Pro DJ, as Lexington, Kentucky wedding DJs, we can help you plan the melodies that will accompany your big day. If you are ready to begin planning your Lexington wedding music, be sure to contact us today.


Photo Source: – Tom Pumford