The biggest decision to make when creating your wedding playlist is you and your partner’s first dance song. This is no easy decision, as this song needs to represent your life together both now and in the future. But with so many options to choose from, how can you make sure you pick the right one? Here are a few tips to help:
Pick a song that is no more than 3 minutes long
You can narrow down your choices significantly by focusing on the length of a song. You don’t want a song that is too short or too long. Too short, and your photographer won’t have time to get the proper photos. Too long, and your guests will get bored. Ideally, you want a song that is no more than 3 minutes long.
Listen to romantic playlists
Spotify, YouTube Music, and Apple Music all have curated playlists based on certain themes. Among them are romantic playlists filled with love songs. If you’re struggling to come up with your own ideas, then take a listen to these playlists and write down the titles of any songs that move you.
Find a genre you both like
If you like country music but your partner doesn’t, then you don’t want to pick a country song for your first dance. Instead, find common ground. Pick a genre of music you both like and only look for songs in those categories.
Pay attention to the lyrics
You may adore a certain love song, but first, listen to the lyrics. Some love songs are sad, and you certainly don’t want your first dance song to be sad! Additionally, the song needs to represent you and your partner as a couple. Ask yourself, then, does it remind you of your relationship or does it simply sound good?
Ask your wedding DJ
If you are truly stumped, then don’t hesitate to ask your wedding DJ for some advice. After all, they are there to help you build your wedding playlist, and they can certainly give you a list of suggestions!