19 Wedding Hacks Every Bride Needs to Know
Start a List of “Must Play” and “Don’t Play” for Your DJ
When it comes time to send your DJ your song list, you’ll probably have been thinking of your reception entrance song and your first dance song for a while, so you’ll probably have those on hand.
However, don’t be surprised when your DJ asks for a “do not play” list. You might struggle to think of all the songs you don’t like, typing out “chicken dance” and then spend the weeks before your wedding emailing them back with another song each time you turn on the radio.
This is exactly what happened to me, only my DJ was so kind as to ask for a “favorite song” list as well so she could make sure songs that didn’t make it as a first dance song could be played too. I had no idea what to do and ended up emailing her up to the night before the wedding, trying to update my lists.
As soon as you start planning your wedding, start a list of your favorite (and least favorite) songs. Keep a list on your phone so that you can have them all in one place. Be ready to send them to your DJ ahead of time so they have time to prepare.