A wedding reception isn’t a party without music, but playing the right kind is crucial to ensuring a good time not only for yourself and your partner, but also for your guests. For this reason, many couples choose to include song request enclosure cards in their invitations. There are several benefits to this method.
As much as you may listen to a wide range of genres, it’s almost a guarantee that your guests will introduce you to things you’ve never even heard of. By accepting song requests in advance, you will have time to listen to the music in advance and determine whether it will be a good fit for your wedding reception, but you’ll also be able to get a feel for what guests like and plan accordingly so everyone has fun.
Does it feel like you forget every song you’ve ever heard when you sit down to start planning your wedding reception playlist? By allowing song requests in advance of the wedding, you will have dozens or even hundreds of ideas right at your fingertips. You may rediscover a song you’d forgotten you love, remember the name to one you couldn’t quite think of, or discover something brand new that you absolutely adore.
While being a DJ is undoubtedly a fun job, it is still work. If your DJ constantly has people coming up to the booth to request music, he or she may become too distracted, missing important cues for toasts or specific songs, playing the wrong song or allowing dead air to take over. Allowing your guests to send song request enclosure cards ensure they feel heard and have a great time, but also allows your DJ to plan in advance and stay on task.