Square One recently performed at a wedding where the groom asked for specific “no so well know” songs/artists to be played during the reception. The results were what we expected. While the groom and a few members of the wedding party enjoyed the songs, the majority of the guests did not. They stayed off the dance floor, had some strange looks for the band, and all-in-all, seemed apathetic to any type of celebratory mood.
After a brief band huddle between sets, the band decided to start the second set with what we knew would work. Sure enough, the guests’ moods quickly turned from reserved to raucaus, and the groom was very happy to see that his wedding night would be remembered as a great evening of fun!
Point being, a wedding is about having FUN. So, although there may be songs or artists that you are really fond of, those same songs or artists might not be exactly what is needed to create an exciting party-like atmosphere for your guests. “Standard wedding songs” are usually standard for a reason; people like to hear them!
Thanks for listening!