Wedding Music Tips (DJ Sister Rock)
DJ Sister Rock shares her hot lists and tips for Wedding music:
A wedding isn’t really a wedding without music. No doubt about it, music can make or break a wedding reception.
Couples in the UAE prepare for their big event in a variety of ways. Some seek out the best DJ in town, others hire live bands to play upbeat tunes and well known covers. Many have begun to opt for preset music, with their own speakers and equipment, to save a little cash if budgets are tight.
Since music can make or break the reception, we asked Dubai DJ Ananda Shakespeare, aka DJ Sister Rock, for her list of what’s hot when it comes to weddings. Ananda also offers our readers some invaluable tips when searching for your perfect DJ here in the UAE.
Advice for picking songs suitable for a wedding:
It’s a happy occasion, so choose upbeat music. Older music is fun, tunes from Chuck Berry, Abba, Wham, Candi Staton and Lady Gaga bring every generation onto the dance floor.
What’s hot in 2013?
Most people know the latest chart music, stick to artists like Jay Z and Rihanna for crowd pleasers. Different clients want different music styles, but if you pick a versatile DJ they will be able to deal with most requests on the night, even people coming up and asking to MC to a backing track!
Top requests for recent songs:
- White Wedding, Billy Idol
- We Have All the Time in the World, Louis Armstrong
- Single Ladies, Beyonce (when throwing the bouquet)
- Love Generation, Bob Sinclair
- Show Me Love, Robyn S
- I’ve Gotta Feelin’, Black Eyed Peas
Worst ever song for a wedding:
It’s probably best to take advice from the DJ. One bride and groom wanted to hear Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac, and lots of other break up music on their big day!
Your top three tips for engaged couples when hiring a DJ are:
- Ask for testimonials.
- Take advice from the DJ about the best spot to for the dance floor and music equipment, if you can.
- Most DJs can recommend bands too, they should be able to answer most-music related questions you have…
Are you searching for the perfect DJ for your wedding, perhaps you needs some ideas for your wedding reception entertainment? If so, check out the Bride Club ME vendor club ‘Music & Entertainment’ listings.