Updated: Feb 16, 2021
When it comes to music selection, it is is quite common for some
people to choose based on what they like and not what their guests
While the best wedding DJ in Melbourne would know
that at the tips of his ten fingers what is best for the crowd, you
might not. It is easy for you to accidentally choose music that you like
which your guests would not enjoy.
This scenario happens so often in many other areas of life, for
example, when you decide what food you would cook for your
partner or children. You might feel like cooking steak, but you
overlooked the fact that your partner only enjoys steak prepared by
the restaurant and not yours. This might be trivial, and there is a
significant difference between this supposedly similar scenario with
the scenario of choosing music you like at your wedding which your
guests do not like.
The significant difference though is that while your partner might not
like your food for today, she might forget it the next day. When you
cook her favourite food the next day, she would be happy again.
From there, you are back to your "happy wife, happy life". However,
the same cannot be said for music selection for your wedding. Your
wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event unless you are planning to
As it is such an important event, you want to be sure that your music
selection appeals to all of your guests. While you might enjoy Despacito,
Darude - Sandstorm or PSY's Oppa Gangnam Style, it does
not mean that all of your guests would too. Some of your elderly
guests might not like loud or fast music. They might even feel Justin
Bieber's Baby song as being too loud. As such, it necessary to know
you can ensure your music selection appeals to all of your guests.
A simple way is to think like how a wedding DJ in Melbourne would.
Melbourne, which is one of the world's most liveable cities, is known for
great music and crowd. When a DJ is choosing his tracks, he will
assess his audience based on their demographics, especially age,
location and preferences. You can follow the same step. Just think of
what is the average age of your guests and an estimated breakdown
of each age group. If you are expecting more than 50% of your guests
to be elderly, then obviously you should not be Darude - Sandstorm
song or hardstyle music.
As for the location factor, if most of your guests are coming from
rural areas, perhaps there is a higher chance that country-style music
would appeal to them. If the majority of them are millennials, they
would most likely enjoy faster music and as such, electronic dance
music or EDM, in short, would be probably very appealing.
If you just cannot get your head around this, the best would be to
just hire a wedding DJ in Melbourne for your wedding. If your budget
allows, consider hiring both wedding DJ and MC for your wedding,
which would be a perfect combination like coffee and fresh milk (or
steak and BBQ sauce if you are lactose intolerant).