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Can I give my DJ a full playlist of songs??

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#1 simba1234

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    Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:03 PM

    I really, really want to give my DJ a playlist of ALL the songs I want him to play at my reception. Music is THE most important part of the wedding reception for me because my FI & I are huge music lovers...we both work in the music industry and it is a top priority. Our guests are also huge dancers and love music so we want to choose the songs and give the DJ a list. I would play my IPod but I want an MC to run things and I also want them there to mix the songs and keep everything flowing.

    Has anyone done this and did the DJ stick to your list? Do you think they would take offense to getting a playlist and having to stick to it? Would they even really play our songs or just play what they want anyway? I'm really nervous about this and would love to get opinions or hear any past experiences....

    #2 indy_chic

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      Posted 22 November 2009 - 08:30 PM

      Seems like such a stress since you're paying him to do it for you But if it means that much to you - I'd say go for it :)

      #3 GracieBebe

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        Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:12 PM

        We gave our DJ a playlist on our ipod of all the songs we wanted. DH and I are very particular about the songs we wanted to hear and so he worked on our playlist, editting and splicing the songs so they flowed into each other nicely. He also put the songs in a certain order. We simply gave our DJ our ipod and told him that he could play the more traditional wedding music for the first couple of hours, but after that, we had our playlist that we wanted to hear in the exact order we had programmed. He was very accomodating and was perfectly understanding about it. Remember, this is your wedding and it should go exactly the way you want and planned it to go. We couldn't have asked for better music and it felt like we were in a club to hear our music on the loud speakers with all the cool lighting.
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        #4 cbell

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          Posted 23 November 2009 - 12:27 AM

          We just got back from our wedding and I wish I would've at least made a list of some popular songs to incorporate. My family and friends are dancers but the music the DJ played was kinda lame at times, I found myself thinking of songs on the fly and asking for them. I thought by having a DJ and asking to play popular dance songs that would be sufficient but it wasn't. At least give them a list of songs so they can use that as a guideline, that way there won't be any confusion.

          #5 mich999

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            Posted 24 November 2009 - 05:05 PM

            Absolutely do it if it's important to you. I gave the DJ a list of song sto play during dinner and a list for dancing - he could play whatever order he wanted but had to stick to songlist. He made sure he had all the song on our list and did a fantastic job and was not offended. It's your wedding!

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