Five wedding music myths


Five wedding music myths

Five wedding music myths

(MCT) — Learn the ins and outs of hiring your wedding band or DJ, and the truth about some of the most common stereotypes.

Myth No. 1: A DJ will talk too much.

You've probably heard about (or been to) weddings where a DJ, in a misguided attempt to emcee, talked more than he spun, with cringe-worthy results.

Myth No. 2: Bands take a lot of breaks.

One common concern about hiring a band is that each 40-45 minute set they play will be followed by a 15-20 minute break filled with music from a compilation CD.

Myth No. 3: A DJ will play cheesy tunes.

Worried that your DJ has his mind set on "Y.M.C.A." and the Electric Slide, when you're thinking more along the lines of "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Unforgettable"? It doesn't have to be that way — your DJ wants to play what you want to hear, but you have to communicate your tastes clearly.

Myth No. 4: You can control everything.

One caveat to the last idea: You can give your DJ a mile-long playlist, but you shouldn't try to micromanage the music. To some extent, your lists should be guidelines for the mix master, not hard-and-fast rules.

Myth No. 5: Bands love line dances.

The days when it was de rigueur for a wedding band to encourage a conga line are over. But if you're worried about that kind of thing, be sure to see the band in action before you sign on.

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