The last thing you want on the most beautiful day of your life is a hiccup with the music lineup. Taking one of the most definitive steps forward into your future is enough tension to deal with in one day. You are probably already calculating the hundreds of thousands that have been sacrificed just for a fleeting 24hrs. Although every penny spent to celebrate your love would be totally worth it, it would be really nice to have one less headache. The following are the reasons why we think you should personally and carefully arrange your playlist with your partner.
- Order: You are in the best position to tell what song should come after which and since you WILL NOT have the leeway to access the music control, it is best to “jejely” pick your songs by yourself. Make sure you have multiple backups of the data or music information. After sending the list to your DJ, find a way to confirm that they have collected the right songs. Your information should be duplicated into at least 2 hard drives and a cloud based drive. You are probably thinking “ahn ahn it’s not that deep” but the truth is that the devil works overtime on occasions such as this.
- Emotional Bond: Most couples develop emotional connections based on music they have shared together. The dating phase of your relationship probably saw some road trips where you were both singing and mixing up the lyrics to a song you both love. Perhaps it is a line in a musical piece that explicitly explains what you feel both for each other. Wouldn’t it be such a high to dance to these songs that the foundation of your relationship was built on? Creating your playlist by yourself ensures that you can surprise your beau with that song they would kill for. Only that you would have to do it alone to apply the surprise element. This also has an emotional therapeutic perk to it. Listening to music that is special to you and your spouse can help ease and end disagreements and quarrels.
- Setting The Mood: You probably have an idea of the atmosphere you want to create on the day you give up your “I” for “We”. Picking your jams by yourself will help you set and create the emotional lovey-dovey theme perfect for your fairytale. If you are a reserved person and want your wedding to imitate your personality, you might want to not include anything that will give the party deprived mamas some shoki to dance to.
- Guest Consideration: I remember one day when my friend sent a message to the group chat; exclaiming that the DJ played Lil Kesh’s “Ladi”…while the couple was frigging dancing into the reception!!! If you are not Yoruba, you might want to ask friends for the definition to understand the inappropriateness of that song at that time. Djs are pretty much more interested in making your guests boogie down rather than worry if your Aunt Chidinma’s inquisitive 5 year old is present. A wedding is a social gathering where children, teenagers, adults and elderly folks with different values are expected to flood. It is best to meticulously select your playlist to make dead sure that all the songs are children and in-law proof. If you wish to engage in some bump and grind, a small after party for you and your “urban” friends who understand the consequences of adult lyrics can be arranged.
Although it would not make so much of a difference then, you do not want to be on a porch swing with bae 30 years down the line discussing how the music on your wedding day “could” have been better. No way. Take matter into your hands and give yourself and your guests an unforgettable auditory orgasm that will be talked about in decades to come.
Written by an amazing guest: Cycloneartemis