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Perfect Wedding Magazine - - Face The Music -

Now it’s time to re­ally get the party started. Most brides-to-be will ‘fess up to pre-wed­ding night­mares of an empty dance floor, so make sure your mu­sic makes guests want to show off their moves. Your open­ing gam­bit? The first dance, of course. Whether you want a ro­man­tic tear-jerker or some­thing to set the tone for the party ahead, think about the length of the song and brief the wed­ding party on when to join you if you aren’t keen on spend­ing long alone on the dance floor. This is a good way to get ev­ery­one up and danc­ing from the start – just make sure the next few songs are strong enough to keep peo­ple danc­ing.

As well as cre­at­ing a must-play list, it’s worth putting to­gether a ‘no-play’ list – songs you hate that your band or DJ should steer clear of. Not go­ing for live mu­sic? Cre­ate a playlist and give grooms­men shifts to act as DJ – just make sure it doesn’t get hi­jacked by over-en­thu­si­as­tic guests. For a fun al­ter­na­tive, hire a juke­box, or even a por­ta­ble out­door DJ booth for an al- fresco party (we like dis­cowed.com). Noise re­stric­tions at your venue? Hire a silent disco to get around them with­out los­ing the at­mos­phere. Don’t for­got to go out on a bang too – your ‘last dance’ song is as im­por­tant as your first, to end your day on the ul­ti­mate high. PW

THE LAST SONG OF THE NIGHT IS AL­MOST AS IM­POR­TANT AS THE FIRST!

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