Nothing I can see but you when you dance, dance, dance

GUEST POST BY BECCA KAUFMAN OF BEATMIX MUSIC AND NICOLE ZENNER FROM LK EVENTS.

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We believe that the most fun in planning your wedding is
when you get to work on your song selections for your party. This is when you
can inject more of your personality and history with songs that capture moments
of your life up until your wedding day. So sit down, take a look at your iTunes
library or favorite Pandora station and the band/DJ’s song list. Highlight the
list with your favorites. Look for a good mix of styles (Motown, Pop, Country)
as well as music from different decades (who doesn’t want to dance to a good
80’s tune?).  A great party will have a
mix of styles to make all of your guests from your grandparents to your cousins
get on the dance floor! 
Here are some of our favorites that pack the dance floor:     
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  •  I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
  •  I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
  • Shout – Isley Brothers
  • Crazy in Love – Beyonce

The next step is to think about the special people in your
lives – parents, siblings, best friends – and then mark up the list with songs
that remind you of your time with them. Maybe even select those songs that are
a favorite of theirs. If you have trouble with this step, then reach out to
them – especially the Father of the Bride and Mother of the Groom to see what
songs they would like for the Parent Dances.
Here are some of our favorite Parent Dance Songs:
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  •  My Wish – Rascal Flatts
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  • Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

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And don’t be afraid to have a few slow songs for your guests
too. Everyone wants a chance to breathe
and regroup. There are the slow,
romantic dance songs as well as the anthemic sing-along songs that let your
guests join arms and voices. 
Here are
some for you to consider:
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  • Piano Man – Billy Joel
  • Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  • Stay With Me – Sam Smith
  •  All Night Long – Lionel Richie

The final step is to go through the song list and cross out
the songs that you do not want performed at your wedding. It can be specific
songs or specific artists, and don’t worry, your bandleader or DJ will not be
offended by the songs that you don’t want to hear. They want to be able to take
your list of must haves and do not plays and create a custom set list that
reflects your celebration. Remember, you
don’t need to dictate every song that is played. A great bandleader or DJ wants your guidance
and also wants to use his or her expertise to maximize every minute of your
party!
Enjoy your planning and let your music tell your love story!
Cheers,
Becca Kaufman from BeatMix
Music
& Nicole Zenner from LK
Events
Stoffer Photography
BeatMix Music is the
home for the Becca Kaufman Orchestra, Time
Chicago, and TC2, along with a wide variety of well-known entertainment acts. Whether it be a solo pianist, a
string quartet, DJ, or a 20-piece orchestra, BeatMix Music’s professional
musicians bring passion, preparation, and musical versatility to every event
the play. 

LK Events – Savvy Wedding Planners, Making Your Day Beautiful. LK
Events is a full-service wedding and event planning company, here to help you
produce your perfect event.  We guarantee
the planning process will be organized and executed to your complete
satisfaction, and most importantly, fun!
For more ideas on selecting the right music for your big day, visit chicagostyleweddings.com!


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