You and your groom may have a definite preference for the music that is showcased at your wedding reception. That is all well and good, but people who attend weddings expect a certain amount of participating songs that they can dance to and it is up to the bride and groom to provide that.
Who Likes What
Because your wedding reception guests will want to dance, it is up to the bride and groom to provide the beats that will get them dancing on the floor. There are some wedding reception songs that are classics that you might not get away without playing. There are many songs that encourage the participation of the wedding guests. Some of those songs are "the chicken dance" "YMCA" by the Village People and the Margerana. These are songs that are a must play in order for guests of all ages and ethnicities to have a good time.
The Bride and Groom Speak
Having a wedding band or a DJ that will play songs that you and the groom love is what is most important when you are hiring entertainment for your wedding. Even though you will have a wide array of guests that like different genres of music, having what and your new spouse likes is what is important. If it is too freaky, then tone it down. If it is too mellow then kick it up a notch. Finding the right music to get your guests having the time of their life is that which you should be chasing for.
Of course the songs that you choose to dance the first dance with your new spouse is important as is the dance that the bride and her dad choose, and the groom and his mom. Finding just the right songs to set the mood for the party you want to give can be tough, but if you take your time and figure out what will have everyone on the dance floor, then you know you will have the ultimate party.
Mom and Dad Make Their Wishes Known
Taking into consideration what your parents and their friends will like is something you should think about. Older couples will like their own kind of music and when you showcase what your parents or in laws like this can go a long way in making the best impression. It is wise to ask both sets of parents what type of music they would like played at your wedding; after all, you are their child and they only want the best for you.