Imagine your wedding day…dreamy weather, idyllic location, your bride/groom bowled you off your feet, and the whole family is actually getting on! Even the best man’s speech went down a treat! Sounds too good to be true? It can happen with a bit of prep, and then you can relax right?

But now the pleasantries are over and it’s a bit of a free for all at the free bar, what’s it going to take to get the party started on the dance floor?

Choosing a wedding playlist is often pretty neglected in the grand scheme of things. But DJ’s aren’t just robots, they do actually have a talent, so if you are looking for songs that blend in seamlessly, and will keep Auntie Pat and Grandad Fred amused, you might want to steer clear of your Paul Van Dyk classic mix. Weddings are generally not the appropriate time to reach for the lasers!

However, there are heaps of more tunes which befit a wedding reception and are a pretty safe bet. Upbeat disco/funk tunes and classic anthems are always good value for money, and lend themselves to a bit of carefree dancing (our long tables and benches lend themselves quite well as props for this too!)

The Love Tipis definitive wedding playlist would include (in no particular order….)

Rose Royce – Car Wash

Amii Stewart – Knock on Wood

 Bee Gees – Night Fever

Lipps Inc. – Funky Town

Chic – Le Freak

Donna Summer – Love to Love You Baby

Dolly Parton- 9 to 5

Reef – Place Your Hands

Dee-Lite – Groovers in the heart

Chesney Hawkes – The One & Only

Rihanna – Don’t stop the music

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Killers – Mr Brightside

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody (Who Loves Me)

Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire

Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Bruno Mars – Marry You

Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – We Found Love

Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen

Beyonce feat. Jay-Z – Crazy In Love

Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger

Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse – Valerie

Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

B-52’s – Love Shack

Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines

Daft Punk – Get Lucky

OutKast – Hey Ya!

Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine

Sia – Cheap Thrills

Florence + The Machine – You’ve got the love

David Bowie – Let’s Dance

Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary

Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body

Michael Jackson – Beat It

Prince – Kiss

And as we’re such a romantic bunch at LT, our first dance would have to be one of these….

Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

We’ve Only Just Begun- The Carpenters

La Vie en Rose – Edith Piaf

I Only Have Eyes for You- The Flamingos

Sexbomb – Tom Jones

However, you will probably need to invest in a pro, who has not had too many sherberts, to make sure the tunes keep spinning. Here are some we highly recommend.

Tailored DJs

Mitch Matthews

Jimmy Lee

Wedding Party DJs

After Dark Disco