Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Verifying Your Music Selections
If you're choosing songs that aren't well known as some of your special selections, for the first dance, parent dances, etc., make it a point to verify that your DJ has the right version. I recently emceed a wedding where the bride and groom requested an unusual song. After finding two versions of the song online, I asked the bride if she wanted the 9+ minute version or the 5 minute version. She asked for the shorter version because who wants to have a first dance that lasts 9 minutes? Well, it turns out the versions are pretty different, with the shorter one being more rocking, and the longer one more acoustic and suited to the first dance. I started playing the short version and the bride and groom stood there staring at me like I had two heads. After a few awkward seconds, I cued up the long version. That was the one they were expecting to hear. Thank God I got both versions.