8 Perfect Wedding Reception Songs

by Azure

I was thumbing through an old InStyle Weddings magazines (yes, I keep every bridal book I've ever read) and stumbled upon the perfect wedding reception playlist from Lindsey Lohan's ex, Samantha Ronson. Since the guests at your wedding will span many generations, it's easy to get stressed about what to play. You want to play your music, but want everyone dancing. You want to incorporate some rap and hip hop (or whatever genre you and your hubby-to-be love), but don't want to offend...

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Don’t Stress About the Wedding Reception Playlist: Quick Tip

by Azure

Are you stressing about the music at your wedding reception? Because your wedding guests will be both young and old, spanning several eras, music selection can be a stress-inducing wedding planning task. You want your DJ to play music you love and music that'll get your guests out on the dance floor. A little birdie shared a fantastic tip to ease the stress many couples feel when making their play list and do not play list. Here's the skinny... On your RSVP cards, add a line...

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Wedding Reception Planning: The Do Not Play List

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Marta Segal Block of GigMasters The Do Not Play Song List: Keep it Short Here’s my embarrassing confession of the day. I like the Macarena. It’s not that it’s my favorite song, or I go around requesting it, but I think it’s catchy. Also, as line/group dances go, it’s pretty easy. But, I am not you. You probably hate the Macarena and want it on your “do not play” list for your wedding band or DJ. What else is going on your do not play list? The...

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Top Tips: Unforgettable Wedding Introductions

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Roni Shapira Ben-Yoseph of GigMasters.com When Melinda and Travis told their wedding DJ that they would be making their entrance to Bad Boys by Inner Circle they were met with raised eyebrows. It seemed like a weird choice, but for the police officer and his dispatcher bride-to-be, the theme from Cops was a no-brainer. Sure enough, their guests went wild when they bopped in to Bad Boys. It was fun and tongue-in-cheek, but they also managed to tell the story...

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Wedding Day Entertainment: Thinking Beyond Music

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Roni Shapira Ben-Yoseph of GigMasters For most brides and grooms, the conversation about entertainment starts and stops at “band or DJ,” but bringing in variety or non-musical acts can add another dimension and make a wedding that much more memorable. The key is integrating the entertainment into the greater vision for the event and finding acts with the flexibility to tailor their act for a mixed-age wedding audience. Sometimes that surprise...

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Use Caution when Cutting Corners

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Craig Sumsky, director of Cutting Edge Entertainment of Cutting Edge Entertainment So many bridal buzzwords are going around today, like "green, D.I.Y. and recessionista" (or simply recession). About a month ago I stumbled upon an article right here on the Savvy Scoop which gave advice regarding the value of a DJ service and how one might save some cash by using an iPod instead. Being a DJ, I responded. There is a great deal of difference between an iPod and a...

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