Posted by Brodrick
We always discuss this topic with every Bride & Groom I’ve ever worked with…whether or not to allow their guests to make music requests at their wedding. As a professional Wedding DJ in Texas for over 10 years, I’ve learned a lot, and I can tell you that it does make the party more interactive when your guests feel welcome and comfortable enough to approach the DJ and request a song. Generally, and especially during the dancing portion, I get a lot of girls who come up and ask for a pop song, or a nostalgic dance song that she knows will get the Bride and all of her friends out to the dance floor with no problem. In this case, it makes my job easier, I don’t have to work as hard to figure out what people want to dance to, and your guests are generally happier when they have some say in the music choices.
However, there are also guests who approach me and ask for terrible songs or some cheesy old song that people don’t want to dance to anymore…or worse, we’ll be in the middle of a packed dance floor with a lot of energy and someone comes and asks me to switch to a slow song, I’ve actually had 175 people on a dance floor in a great set of top-40 and old school hip-hop mix and someone ran up and said “Play ‘The Lady in Red’ by Chris Deburgh’!” I am immediately reminded why this person isn’t a DJ.
Happy Planning and have a great wedding!
Thanks to Ariana Nicole Miller Photography for always the best photographer.