Top 4 Music Tips for an Unforgettable Wedding Day

Your wedding day marks the beginning of your journey together with the love of your life, which is why making it as special and as unforgettable as possible is important. One of the best ways to keep the memory of your special day alive for years to come is by incorporating great music! To do just that, use our music tips!  

Preparing for your wedding entails you to handle various details to make your day perfect, such as the venue, dress, food, and more. It’s easy to overlook music, but it’s essential that you choose the best party songs for your wedding since it sets the tone for your big day. To pick the song selections that suit the ambiance that you are going for, read the top music tips to make your wedding day unforgettable.

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Music Tips #1: Traditional or Non-traditional for the Couple Entrance?

The bride entrance is one of the highlights of a wedding ceremony. While the traditional bridal chorus (or bridal march), better known as the “Here Comes the Bride” song is often used to walk up the aisle, many brides are now choosing to go modern and opt for a different song that matches the ambiance of their venue, personalities, and love story. 

To make a memorable entrance, make sure to check with the venue or church where you are getting married and ask if non-traditional music is allowed to be used as your bride entrance song. This will avoid complications and ensure that your processional will go as smoothly as possible. For venues, this isn’t an issue, but for churches, you’ll need to determine how you’ll play your songs. 

Music Tips #2: List Do-Not-Play Songs For Your Wedding Day

Music has the power to bring back memories. Make sure that your big day is filled only with happy and heartwarming memories by listing down all the do-not-play songs that remind you of your exes or those that you just simply hate. Doing this will prevent them from being played during your wedding and save you from having to deal with flashbacks of traumatic experiences or bad breakups.

If you’re hiring a wedding DJ, it is best to choose a custom music playlist and discuss the songs that you don’t want to hear on your wedding day. Additionally, many couples will also list do-not-play artists as well. Some couples may list artists that have had issues that they do not agree with, and understandably so. Of all of our music tips, this tip is very important to remember, and often overlooked! 

Tip #3: Diversify Your Wedding Playlist

When creating your wedding playlist, make the songs as diverse as you can. Consider the ages of your guests and pick music from different years (or decades) to ensure that your grandparents and even young children can enjoy and dance to the songs during the ceremony and reception.

Be sure to include different music genres, too. A mixture of Country, Top 40, the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s, is usually what we see couples play. Be sure to avoid offending anyone by sticking to songs that are clean/edited only. 

Tip #4: Choose a Fun Song for Opening the Dance Floor

After your traditional first dance as a married couple, a great celebration during the event is encouraging your guests to dance with you. Avoid awkward moments following your first dance by working with a skilled DJ/MC who can invite everyone on the dance floor.

The open dance floor, or “Everybody Dance Now” moment is crucial, and since you want to make this part of your big day memorable, make sure to pick a catchy, fun, and upbeat song that you think everyone will enjoy regardless of their age, gender, and music taste.


We hope that our music tips help you plan a memorable and fun wedding day! Choosing your wedding music wisely is essential to make your big day one-of-a-kind. Ensure that your once-in-a-lifetime event will be a success music-wise by hiring a professional DJ.

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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!