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How to Choose the Perfect 2021 Wedding Songs

2021 Wedding Songs: Whether you know it or not, your wedding is likely the biggest, most expensive party you’ll ever throw. When it comes to weddings, music is definitely one of the most important details. Great music is a must, for a fun, memorable night. That’s why it’s important that you not only choose a great wedding DJ or band, but it’s important to choose great music, too! 

Whether you’re looking for your ceremony songs, the perfect first dance song, wedding party entrance songs, wedding exit or send-off songs, cake-cutting songs, or you’re on the quest to choose the perfect 2021 wedding songs, we’ve got you covered. We’re here to help make planning your wedding music easy and less stressful!

Whether you’re booking a wedding DJ, live musicians or a band, the music selections are very important. By the way, we know some amazing Austin wedding DJs, if you need a DJ! 🙂 Great music makes the celebration fun! On the other hand, bad music can change the mood, too. With that being said, here are a few tips to help you pick great music for your wedding or event! 

1. Remember to Include Everyone

You and your fiancee may have a unique taste in music and you may both love to listen to great songs and artists that no one else knows, yet; maybe you LOVE some classic Radiohead (great band), but be sure to remember that your guests may not have the exact same taste in music. Try to include some genres for all your guests, from ages 5 – 95!

You don’t have to, of course, but it’s a good idea to so that everyone gets to hear music and dance, even if it’s just for a little while. You want to look back and remember your parents, grandparents, friends, and family all having fun! Your photographer and videographer will capture those great moments for your lifetime memories! 

2. Blend Your Tastes, Too

Even though you want to be sure to include music for everyone, be sure to include your favorite must-play songs and artists, too! If you love music that perhaps isn’t danceable, then you could always play those great songs during dinner, the prelude (when guests are arriving), or cocktail hour, too. This is your big day, so be sure your celebration includes your personalities and tastes! 

3. Do Your Research

Stuck on what songs to play? Maybe you KNOW your mom and dad love 70s & 80s music, but you don’t quite remember what songs they really love. Just ask them!

You can always send out an email or add something to your Facebook invite or wedding website, that says: “What are 2 songs that will make you get up and dance?” Then, when you get the responses, you can filter through them and send them to your DJ or band, to include in the setlist (DJs will be able to do this, easier, of course, but bands can at least know what style to play). 

4. Use ABDJs’ Online Library

Whether you’re our client or not, we’re still here to help you. If you’re stuck trying to figure out what songs to play for genres you don’t really listen to, and you’ve already asked your guests for suggestions, with limited success, you’re not stuck. If you listen to only one genre of music, and not familiar with others, visit the Billboard Top 100 Hits for new song ideas and top genre hits, too.

We saw a few trends for key moment songs, in 2019. “Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran, was one of the top First Dance songs, for 2019, for many couples. It’s a great song and perfectly fits the occasion! (no pun intended) 🙂 We’ve also seen that Elton John’s songs are making a come back for key moments, cocktail hour, and dinner. It’s hard to beat the Elton John classics. 

If you need ideas for other genres, or even song suggestions for wedding key moments, like the first dance, parent dances, etc., check out our online library. Simply visit our online music library page and click on the “most requested” tab, for plenty of helpful song suggestions. 

Contact Us For More Info

If you still have questions about your 2021 wedding songs, feel free to contact us and we’ll be glad to help! Be sure to read our popular Non-Traditional 2021 Wedding Ceremony Songs for great song ideas! 

– Austin’s Best DJs & Photo Booths Team

Jason Alexander Rubio

Jason has a Master's of Education (MEd), and a Master's of Public Affairs (MPAff). and has been in the DJ field for over 2 decades as a DJ, nightclub owner, radio show DJ/host, bar/club DJ, concert & festival organizer/promoter, and is the co-founder and owner of Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths, Radio DJ Drops, Rent Letters Now, and Quince Expos. Jason is also a certified wedding/event planner and has written articles/been featured in The NY Times, Brides, Style Me Pretty, Bustle, Disc Jockey News, DJ Times, DJNTV, The DJ Insider, Mobile Beat, My Wedding Songs, Fox Business News, NBC, ABC, Telemundo, and Wedding Planner Magazine.Jason also published his book "Succeeding in the Wedding Business," in January of 2023. He currently writes all of the wedding/event planning tips and blogs to help everyone plan their event, successfully!

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