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Picking your First Dances – Part 2: Father Daughter

This is the second in a four part series of Picking your First Dances!
Part 1: Bride and Groom
Part 2: Father / Daughter
Part 3: Mother / Son
Part 4: Wedding Party
Bonus: Alternatives

I’m thinking that the best way to choose the father/daughter song and mother/son song is together. Some parents probably know exactly what they want and if they are paying the majority of the cost, you may not have much say – for the sake of avoiding an argument over 3 minutes of dancing. But for the rest of you, consider the classics, but also the “B-side” hit (a song that may not be a classic, but still good).

Here is the first suggestion – check out our list of top 50 songs on your online wedding planner. The top 10 are below:

1. “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
2. “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
3. “Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
4. “My Girl” by Temptations
5. “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
6. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
7. “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman
8. “Walk With You” by Edwin Mcain
9. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
10. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

Expect the unexpected:
1. “Over the Rainbow” / “What a Wonderful World” Medley by Israel “Iz” Ka’ano’i Kamakawiwo’ole
2.  “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon
3. “While You Were Sleeping” by Elvis Perkins
4. “My Love Is” by Holly Golightly
5. “Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)” by Billy Joel
6. “Daddy” by Beyonce
7. “Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright III
8. “Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant
9. “When the Stars go Blue” by Tim McGraw
10. “Daughters” by John Mayer
Source: The Knot

Here is a quick reference to the number one article on search:

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2013/01/09/168959094/we-get-mail-a-father-daughter-wedding-dance-that-wont-make-everyone-gag

http://forums.theknot.com/discussion/297843/who-picks-the-father-daughter-song

5 Questions Your DJ Will Ask

WeddingFaktory’s own Jesse, rocking out.

Your wedding DJ is the lynchpin of a great reception. The DJ typically acts as Master of Ceremonies, so he or she will guide you and your wedding party through toasts and special dances alike. Because a DJ’s stage persona needs to match your reception style, you should always meet your DJ before booking. When you do, here are some things to think about before the consultation:

Where and when?
As with most vendor consultations, you’ll need to know your date and venue. Your DJ will work with you to plan the best atmosphere and order of events for a given venue, especially for venues he or she has previously played at. Venues may limit volume level or set a music curfew, and you’ll need to work with both your venue and your DJ to plan for any such limitations.

What general music style do you have in mind?
Classic rock? Current pop? Country? Is there a particular style of music that matches your wedding theme? While you’ll probably draw from a variety of genres or styles, you’ll want to express some general preferences. What music will make the reception yours?

What songs are must-haves – and which are thou-shalt-nots?

Where the music happens.

While you don’t need to have  your whole playlist ready for an initial consultation, you should already have thought about which songs you really need to hear and which ones you would ban from existence if you could! Are there songs that are especially meaningful to you and your fiance? Songs that matter to your families? And conversely, are there songs that make you want to hide in the bathroom until they’re over? Have those lists prepared early on to help give shape to your playlist.

Will we take song requests?

Do you want your DJ to take song requests from guests? If so, are there any limitations you’d like to place (beyond that Do-Not-Play list)? The bottom line here: Will Uncle Bob request that one really embarrassing song he always sings?

Which wedding dance traditions do you want to follow?
Some, like the Dollar Dance, have largely gone by the wayside. Others – the bride and groom’s first dance, the parent dance, etc – are still meaningful to many couples. Which special dances will you include? You don’t necessarily need to have these decisions finalized, but you do want to have at least some initial thoughts written down for your first consultation.

Not sure where to start your search for a reputable DJ? View music packages from the Wedding Faktory here.

Introducing – Wedding Faktory Music

 

 We love to entertain, we also love to make people dance by combining your inspiration list with our wedding experience of the last 15 years or more.  Our wedding planners and disc jockeys alike have 100s of weddings and ideas at their disposal.  So, ask us any question you need to know, because chances are, we have seen or heard the answer and can give you ideas.

 It’s one of the best ways to express your personality is with music, let us help you create the moments, expression, and memories with MUSIC!.  Our professional videographers do one of the best jobs to capture the moments that create the lasting memories.  The result is an awesome video and a happy couple.  

 We have several disc jockeys to choose from, each with their own interaction style, musical program and above all, focus on what you want.

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