Even though you can have a rockin’ reception with a band (I am taken back to Mrs. Pretzel’s amazing recaps) Mr. Coyote and I decided to go with a DJ. We can be a little picky with our music so we want to make sure that every song played will be available to us in the version we want.
Choosing our DJ was literally the easiest wedding decision we made. BM J recently wed in June 2010 and everyone had a blast at her reception. Her DJ kept the party going all night long and gave them the exact type of atmosphere we want for our wedding day. When Mr. C popped the question a few months after J’s wedding we quickly snatched up Nate Miller of Conway Entertainment to be our Deej for both our ceremony and our reception.
Personal Photo / The dance floor was packed the entire night at J’s wedding, thanks to Nate. You can see my little bro and full-time dance partner (Mr. C isn’t much of a dancer) in this photo.
Personal Photo / We are fully expecting this to happen at our wedding too. No pressure Nate!
Choosing Nate as our DJ was the easy part. Choosing the music? Not so easy. Our playlist isn’t even close to being finished and is constantly changing and evolving.
The problem is, Mr. Coyote and I are huuuuuge music lovers, but we have very specific tastes—most of which isn’t appropriate for a wedding. Nine Inch Nails? Soundtrack from Avenue Q? Yea, heavy metal and soundtracks from vulgar Broadway musicals are not exactly wedding material here, folks.
And so we’ve had to branch out a bit and get creative. Whenever I hear something that I love and is family appropriate I immediately jot it down. And then I change my mind. And then I change it again. And again. And… you get the point. One day Jason Mraz seems like the perfect fit for the processional and two weeks later I’ve crossed it out for Elvis or The Beatles. Even though we are all over the place with our music choices we know we have time to sort out these details. In the meantime, we’ve been having a lot of fun listening to music together and experimenting with different options for our wedding day.
The only thing set in stone right now is our first dance. That’s been a constant for a while now, but I’ll get to that story later.
So tell me Hive, did you go with a DJ or a band? Have you been experimenting with your playlist like we have?
P.S. At the risk of revealing my true identity as a total nerd: If any of you are familiar with Avenue Q and World of Warcraft you may want to check out this video.