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Top Father Daughter Songs ABOUT Dad!

Marta Block

There's nothing as tear jerking as the father/daughter dance at a wedding. But have you ever noticed how almost all the songs are not actually about Dear Old Dad, but about the bride? In honor of Father's Day this weekend we thought we'd give you 5 Father/Daughter songs that are actually about Dad. Of course, we also give you five father/daughter songs you should probably avoid.... MORE

Posted June 11, 2015

Father-Daughter Dance Playlist

Chelsea Pellegrino

Watching his little girl get married can be one of the most impactful days in a father's life. Though it's a small gesture, the father-daughter dance can be a touching way to show Dad how much he does still, and always will, mean to you! ... MORE

Posted June 11, 2015

Choosing Your Wedding Music

Marta Block

When my husband and I got engaged we did not have "a song." In fact, we didn't even really like the same types of music. We struggled to find appropriate music for various parts of the ceremony and reception. Some things came together nicely, we walked down the aisle to the Beatles' In My Life, it just fit for us. Some things were a little stranger, our first dance was Stephen Foster's Swanee River, because that was the first song we ever danced to together. I was curious, how do other people decide what makes a great wedding song?... MORE

Posted September 30, 2014

Boho Chic: Bohemian Wedding Playlist

Chelsea Pellegrino

It might be an oxymoron, but vintage bohemian is definitely trending in the wedding world. If you’re incorporating the beautiful boho chic look into your big day, you’ll need an eclectic playlist to match. That's where we come in! Take a look (and listen) below for both wedding ceremony and reception tunes to fit the bohemian vibe.... MORE

Posted September 18, 2014

Modern Country Wedding Songs

Marta Block

Country music is skyrocketing in popularity. As music crosses boundaries and defies genres, more and more people consider themselves at least a "little bit" country. ... MORE

Posted July 30, 2014

Brides of Summer: The Ultimate Summer Wedding Playlist

Emily Anderson

Summer weddings are known for bright colors, warm weather and gorgeous florals. But your wedding isn’t complete without a sunny playlist to match. Choose a blend of romantic, fun, and dance-worthy songs to keep your wedding guests on their feet.  ... MORE

Posted July 23, 2014

Most Popular Wedding Songs

Marissa Latshaw

Stuck on which tune to select for the special first dance as husband and wife? Look no further! Here are 49 timeless first dance wedding song standards:... MORE

Posted March 31, 2014

Top Wedding Songs for 2014

Mary Ellen Skawinski

If you can believe it, 2014 is almost here. That means a new lineup of wedding seasons is almost upon us. So whether you're planning a wintery wedding or summertime ceremony, you're going to want to equip your DJ with a playlist that's guaranteed to get every guest up and on the dance floor. That's why I reached out to DJ Staci Nichols for an inside look at the Top 10 Must Play Songs for 2014 Weddings. Here's what she had to say...... MORE

Posted December 23, 2013

The Wedding Playlist: Let's Dance!

Marta Block

A wedding should be many things: a promise to love your significant other, a special milestone you cherish forever - but it should also be the best party you ever throw! Your guests are there to support you, so why not thank them by hosting the most entertaining reception possible. Great music and a night of dancing will make your wedding memorable for all who attend.... MORE

Posted November 29, 2013

The Wedding Playlist: Rock and Roll

Marta Block

If Billy Joel speaks to your soul and AC/DC still has you Thunderstruck, why not make your wedding playlist equally rockin'? Classic rock & roll hits, as well as newer rock-style songs, can create a reception atmosphere that all guests will enjoy.... MORE

Posted November 14, 2013

String Quartets, Surprisingly Versatile

Marta Block

The name "string quartet" inspires images of a Jane Austen novel and an event that's genteel and quiet. But, today's string quartets are surprisingly versatile and can provide you with a variety of musical options not only for your ceremony, but for your cocktail hour and reception as well. We recently talked to some of our string quartet members and asked what they think about playing receptions.... MORE

Posted November 05, 2013

The Wedding Playlist: Jazz

Marta Block

If you're planning your wedding, it's time to put Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday on your list. No, unfortunately not your guest list - your playlist! Jazz music can bring an awesome vibe to your wedding reception, especially if the theme is retro or Old Hollywood.... MORE

Posted October 31, 2013

Can You DJ Your Own Wedding

Marta Block

Given that GigMasters exists to help people find amazing DJs and other wedding entertainment, it may surprise you to learn that there are circumstances under which I think you can in fact, be your own wedding DJ. If you want to DJ your own wedding all of the following should be true:... MORE

Posted October 15, 2013

The Wedding Playlist: Country

Chelsea Pellegrino

Twine, mason jars and cowboy boots aren't the only elements of a country-themed wedding. A great playlist is the key to have guests shakin' in their boots!... MORE

Posted October 10, 2013

Introducing: The Wedding Playlist Series

Chelsea Pellegrino

Music is such an essential part of any wedding reception. Whether you want your guests high tailing it to the dance floor or singing along from their seats, you’ll want tunes that everyone can enjoy.... MORE

Posted October 09, 2013

David Bowie Songs for Your Wedding

Marta Block

Yesterday was the birthday of both Elvis and David Bowie. David Bowie celebrated by releasing his first new song in years. Since we devoted yesterday to Elvis on our blogs, it seemed only fair to give Mr. Bowie a little love today. We give you the top 10 David Bowie songs for your wedding, and of course, five you should skip!... MORE

Posted January 09, 2013

Wedding Songs to Honor Parents

Marta Block

Honoring your parents (and their  marriage if it's still intact) at your wedding reception is a great idea. If your parents and/or your in-laws are still married, the obvious choice is to arrange for their wedding song to be played and invite them to dance.... MORE

Posted November 28, 2012

5 Songs for a Twilight Inspired Wedding

Marta Block

The last movie in the Twilight saga premieres on Friday. There's no denying the impact Twilight has had on the wedding world, and so, in honor of this final chapter, we present a play list for all you vampire lovers, and all you lovers of vampires!... MORE

Posted November 14, 2012

Ritzy Ranch Wedding Playlist

Marta Block

This week we've been talking about Ritzy Ranch, Rustic Chic and other 2013 wedding trends. So of course, we had to provide a play list! Here are the top 5 songs for a Ritzy Ranch Wedding and 5 you really should avoid!... MORE

Posted October 24, 2012

10 New Bride Entrance Songs

Marta Block

Looking for something a little different than Here Comes the Bride to take you down the aisle? We've go 10 new ideas depending on your tastes and style. We also have five songs you should skip no matter who you are! Remember if you're worried about lyrics, or a song taking over the ceremony you can always request an all instrumental version of a song. That way your friends "in the know" will get the giggle without upsetting more traditional family members.... MORE

Posted September 26, 2012

Top Ten Wedding Songs via Vegas DJ

Marta Block

We love our stranger wedding song lists but we also like it when we can share a proven playlist from an actual wedding DJ. This week's wedding playlist came from Douglas Ferra from Wedding DJ Plus, one of our top DJ groups in Las Vegas, with 27 bookings through GigMasters in the past year. The list originally appeared on our blog for performers, Inside the Gig.... MORE

Posted August 29, 2012

Top Elvis Songs for Your Wedding

Marta Block

I tried and tried to come up with a wedding appropriate song list for Shark Week this week, but just couldn't do it. The best I could do was "Suddenly" by Billy Ocean and "Once Bitten Twice Shy" by Great White. Luckily, it's not only Shark Week, it's also Elvis Week! Elvis is always appropriate for a wedding so we have the Top Ten Elvis Songs for Your Wedding (and five to avoid).... MORE

Posted August 15, 2012

Fast First Dance Songs

Marta Block

Usually when we think of romantic first dance songs we think of slow ballads like "At Last." Part of that is because slow songs are easier to dance to. But there's no reason a love song has to be slow. If you and your groom both like to dance, why not try one of these faster songs for your first dance. All the romance, at a slightly faster beat.... MORE

Posted July 18, 2012

Top 5 Wedding Songs Inspired by Pinterest

Marta Block

As you've hopefully heard, we launched an exciting new Pin & Win contest this week with a prize package worth over $1,000. In honor of the contest, and all the Pinterest loving brides out there we have the Top 5 Wedding Songs inspired by Pinterest, and of course, five you should probably skip.... MORE

Posted July 11, 2012

Cinco de Mayo Inspired Wedding Songs

Marta Block

In Mexico Cinco de Mayo (May 5) celebrates the battle of Puebla but in the U.S. it has has become a big celebration of Mexican heritage. Whatever your cultural background, why not use Cinco de Mayo to help inspire your wedding playlist. We have the top 5 Cinco de Mayo wedding songs and of course five for your Do Not Play list. Keep in mind, these songs are just all for fun. There are plenty of beautiful Mexican love songs and any of our wedding bands would be happy to help you find the perfect one for you.... MORE

Posted April 25, 2012

Top Ten Irish Wedding Songs

Marta Block

St. Patrick's Day is almost here. Of course have a list of ten great Irish wedding songs, and five you should probably avoid.... MORE

Posted March 14, 2012

Top Songs for a Wedding Bouquet Toss

Marta Block

The bouquet toss is one of those love it or hate it wedding traditions. Many brides are choosing to skip it altogether. But, if you're going to have a bouquet toss, you want to choose the right music to go with it. That's why we're happy to present ten great songs for a bouquet toss, and of course, ten you should probably skip.... MORE

Posted November 30, 2011

Top Songs for a Thanksgiving Wedding

Marta Block

Thanks to the extra long weekend, Thanksgiving is a popular time for weddings. In addition to the extra time, a lot of brides and grooms like the idea of having a "holiday wedding" without the hustle and bustle of the December holidays. If you're planning a Thanksgiving weekend wedding, here are our top ten choices for Thanksgiving themed songs (just don't play them all at once) and of course, some Thanksgiving songs you might want to skip at your wedding!... MORE

Posted November 23, 2011