Set the tone for your wedding reception with music. Each chapter of your wedding day will have a special feel to it – and so much of the vib depends on the music.

Choose different music for each meaningful event of your reception. Here is your wedding reception divided into sections – with appropriate musical suggestions to keep your guests engaged and in “fun mode”!  These are just wedding reception ideas – your entertainment coordinator will work with you to create the feel you want – but keep in mind the “wedding reception order of events” listed below, so you can choose the music to keep things “movin and shakin”.

Wedding Reception Songs and Wedding Music Ideas

Cocktail music: Live or DJ.  Jazz, Classical, Islands or whatever
Introduction music: “Let’s Get Ready To Rumble” or Vivaldi’s Trumpet Concerto or something in between
Cake cutting songs: often lighter and whimsical with a hint of sugar or sweetness in the lyrics
First dance wedding songs: maybe the most important choice of the night. Usually a romantic ballad
Father daughter dance songs: A big one for him.  He may have ideas but you know him best.
Mother son dance: When the Groom and his Mom hit the dance floor it should just be something meaningful for the two of them
Bouquet toss songs: Chapel Of Love and Single Ladies top the charts
Garter removal songs: Something sensuous and fun works here
Garter toss songs: Another One Bites The Dust is the clear leader
Garter exchange: can be anything from The Stripper theme to Let’s get It On
Longest married couple: Remember When and In My Life are frequent requests
The Last Song : Save The Last Dance For Me, Last Dance , Don’t Stop Believin,  Today Was a Fairytale, Closing Time and At Last all rank high

Click to our “bands page” and take a look at the lists of suggested songs for special moments on Steven Vance Entertainment.  They would love to make your Special Event … Extraordinary !

Contributed by Steven Vance of Steven Vance Entertainment.

Visit our Wedding Ceremony Music page for more about Steven Vance Entertainment. They also provides a great DJ  package with strolling violins! Look for Steven Vance One-Of-Of-A-Kind Violin and DJ Package.

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