Wedding Reception Basics:  Social Hour Music, Grand Entrance, Welcome Speech, Clinking Instructions, Table Release
Instructions, Cake Cutting, Toasts, Shoe Game, Father/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Dance, Bride and Groom First
Dance, Group Photo on the Dance Floor, Anniversary Dance, Bouquet, Garter, Dollar Dance, Send Off  (I would like to
discuss all of these things before the event, but there's much more to discuss if you have time.  

Wedding ceremony example: I begin standard classical prelude music 15 minutes before the start time. When the groom
finishes seating parents and reaches the front, I begin playing the Wedding Party Processional.  When the flower girl
reaches the front, I begin the Bride's Processional.  I press play on the  Recessional right after the officiant introduces the
couple for the first time with the new last name. If you hired me to do your ceremony, scroll to the bottom of this page to
find the "Ceremony" tab for play list ideas.

The survey below is not required to be completely filled out.  It can be copied and pasted to the body of an email to me, or
printed, handwritten and mailed to me, scanned, or filled out in person in a meeting. Write or type YYY by the must play
songs, and NNN on the ones I should not play, even if requested.

This is a general survey and not a complete list of music I own.  I own more music than there is room to list.
Add any requests you can think of to this survey, and I will follow your play lists.  

____   The Cupid Shuffle  (...to the right to the right to the right to the right, to the left....) often confused with:

____   The Casper Cha Cha Slide (...three hops this time, cha cha real smooth, etc.)
____    Wobble  (lessons available upon request) ____Electric Slide   (lessons available)
____   The Macarena     ____Country Line Dancing  (lessons available)
____   The Wop   ____   Watch Me Whip    ____ Soulja Boy Tell Em   ____Hit the Quan
____   JuJu on that Beat   ___Betcha Can't do it Like Me (Challenge)  OTHER: __________

Down-tempo Recent Hits:  ____"I'm the One" by Justin Bieber and DJ Khalid
____"ispy" by Kyle   ____"Bad and Boujee" by Migos  _____"Redbone" by Childish Gambino
____ "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd   ____"Rolex" by Ayo & Teo  _____"Jumpman" by Drake
____"Goosebumps" by Travis Scott    _____"What if?" by Kevin Gates  ____"Mask Off" by Future
____"Magnolia" by Playboi Carti   

Upbeat Recent Hits:   

____"Despacito" by Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee  ____"Strip it Down (dance mix)" by Liam
____"I Feel it Coming" by the Weeknd      ____"Rockabye" by Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul
____"Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake   ____"Honey, I'm Good" by Andy Grammar
____"Handclap" by Fitz and the Tantrums   ____"Cake By the Ocean" by DNCE   
____"Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon    ____"Timber" by Ke$ha/Pitbull   
____"Shake it Off" by Taylor Swift       ____"There's Nothing Holding Me Back" by Shawn Mendes
Other:________________________________________________________________________

Bruno Mars:  ____That's What I Like  ___24K Magic  ___Uptown Funk  ___Treasure  
Pitbull:____Time of Our Lives____1,2,3,4 Calle Ocho ____Don't Stop the Party____Fireball ____International
Love
Lonely Island:  ___I'm on a Boat    ____I Just Had Sex    
Chainsmokers:   ___Paris  ___Closer  ___Something Just Like This (with Coldplay)
Ed Sheeran:  ____Castle on the Hill    ____Shape of You
LMFAO: ___Party Rock Anthem   ___Sexy and I Know It   ___Shots   ___Miami
Ke$ha: ___Die Young ___Tik Tok  ____Blow   ___Your Love is my Drug   ___We R Who We R
Miley:  ___Party in the USA  ____23   ____We Can't Stop
Meghan Trainor:  ___All About That Bass   ___Me Too   ___Dear Future Husband   
Pink: ____Raise Your Glass  ____Get the Party Started  ____So What
Beyonce: ____Crazy In Love  ____Formation   ____Put a Ring on It    ____Love on Top
Usher: _____Yeah!  ____OMG  
Prince:___Let's Go Crazy  ___ Kiss  ___DMSR   ___ E City ____P Control___Wanna Be Your Lover ___1999
More upbeat party pop:           
___"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen     
___"Call on Me" by Eric Prydz  ___"Every Time We Touch" by Cascada  ___"Heaven" by DJ Sammy
___"Sandstorm" by Darude   ___"Satisfaction" by Benni Benassi    ____"Around the World" by Daft Punk
___"All I Ever Wanted" by Basshunter   ____"Take Me Home Country Roads
Dance Mix"
___"Dragonista" by Ozone    ____"Hey Baby" by DJ Otzi  
____  "A Little Party" (dance mix) by Fergie

More ideas:___________________________________________________________________

SLOW DANCE IDEAS:
___"Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
___"Piano Man" by Billy Joel   ____"Like I'm Gonna Lose You" by Meghan Trainor
___"Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers  
___"Open Arms" by Journey   ___"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong   
___"Could I Have This Dance" by Anne Murray   
___"All My Life" by KC and JoJo    ____"I Believe in You" by Joe   ____"I Believe in You" by Don Williams
___"Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden  
___ "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Haley Reinhart   ____"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley
___"Can't Help Falling in Love"  by Ingrid Michaelson
___"From The Ground Up" by Dan + Shay    ____"Die a Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett   
___ "H.O.L.Y." by Florida-Georgia Line   ____"Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton
Other: ____________________________________________

BOY BANDS:____"I Want it That Way" by Backstreet Boys    ___"Bye Bye Bye" by 'Nsync
___"Everybody (Backstreet's Back) by Backstreet Boys     _____"Step By Step" by New Kids on the
Block_____Spice Girls "Wannabe"

SWING: ____Jump Jive 'n Wail by Brian Setzer ___Zoot Suit Riot by Cherry Poppin' Daddies

LATIN:   ZUMA! ____"Danza Kuduro" by Don Omar
 ____"Mi 45" by El Fantasma
___Celia Cruz "La Vida Es Un Carnival"  ____Elvis Crespo "Suavamente"
___"Stand By Me" by Prince Royce for Bachata  (Many more available)
___"Baila Es Cumbia" by Kumbia Kings w/ Selena        
____Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
Caballo Dorado:  ____No Rompas  ___Paysao de Rodeo  ___Paysao de Rodeo II
  
Daddy Yankee: ____Despacito___Limbo ____Rompe ____Gasolina ___Lovumba
__Mi Gente- J Balvin   _Yo No Se Mañana- Luis Enrique  ___Safari- J Balvin Pharrel Williams
__Banda- Cahuates Pistaches   ___ Vivir Mi Vida- Marc Anthony
__Propuesta- Romeo Santos      ___Bailando- Enrique Iglesias
__Prirmavera Azul- Hector Acosta         ____Soy Peor- Bad Bunny
__Hasta Que Salga El Sol- Banda Los Recoditos    Other:__________________

OTHER ETHNIC MUSIC:  I have a wide selection for Jewish weddings, Greek, Russian and many more


MOTOWN, SOUL and OTHER UPBEAT 50's 60's "ROCK OLDIES":
___Shout! by Otis Day and the Knights (Animal House);   ___Twist and Shout by the Beatles
___Respect by Aretha Franklin,    ____Mustang Sally by the Commitments
___Build Me up Buttercup by the Foundations    ____Proud Mary by Ike and Tina Turner
___Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) by the Four Tops,    ___Mony Mony by Tommy James
___Runaround Sue by Dion    ___The Wanderer by Dion    ___Do You Love Me by the Contours
___Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison;   ___Let's Twist Again by Chubby Checker
___Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison;   ___Honky Tonk Women by the Rolling Stones
___Hang on Sloopy by the McCoys ;  ___Wipe Out by the Surfaris;   ____Tequila by the Champs
___Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley ___Barbara Ann by the Beach Boys

COUNTRY:
 ____"It Ain't My Fault" by Osborne Brothers
Sam Hunt: ___Body Like a Back Road   ___House Party   ____Leave the Night On
Thomas Rhett: ____Vacation    Locash: ___I Love This Life
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: ____Fishing In The Dark     Hank Williams Jr, ____"Family Tradition"
Big N' Rich: ____ Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy
Shania Twain: ___Man I Feel Like a Woman ____Any Man of Mine   ___Party For Two Country Version
Gretchen Wilson: ___Redneck Woman ____Here for the Party           Sugarland: ____It Happens
George Strait: ____Check Yes or No ____All My Ex's Live in Texas  ____Here For a Good Time
Luke Bryan: ____That's My Kind of Night ____Country Girl (Shake it For Me)   ___Kick the Dust Up
Jason Aldean:  ___Crazy Town   ____Hicktown  ____Big Green Tractor    
Johnny Cash: ____Ring of Fire ___Folsom Prison Blues ____I Walk the Line
Zac Brown Band: ___Toes ___Chicken Fried   ___Beautiful Drug
Eric Church:  ___Drink in My Hand
Florida Georgia Line: ___Cruise
___This is How We Roll  __Get Your Shine On
Alabama: ____Mountain Music ____I'm in a Hurry
Chris Young: ____Aw Naw       
         Dierks Bentley:_____5-1-5-0        
Blake Shelton: ___Footloose ___Honeybee
 ___Boys Round Here
Kenny Chesney:   ____She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy
John Pardi:  _____Head Over Boots
Garth Brooks: ____Friends in Low Places  ___2 Pina Coladas  ___Callin' Baton Rouge
Taylor Swift: ___22   ___Stay
                            Other:__________

Fun Rap:  ___Tipsy (JKwon)  ____Party Up In Here (DMX)
___No Diggity (Blackstreet) ___Regulators (Warren G) ____Boombastic (Shaggy)
___All I Do is Win  (DJ Khaled)  ___Lip Gloss (Lil Mama)    ___Shoop (Salt N'Pepa)
___Baby Got Back by Sir Mix A-lot   ____Temerature (Sean Paul)
___Let Me Clear My Throat (DJ Kool) ___It's Tricky (Run DMC)
___Jump Around (House of Pain)   ____Jump (Kriss Kross)
___Ice Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice) ___Bust A Move (Young MC) ___Rapper's Delight ___Jump On It (Sugar Hill Gang)
___Get Back (Ludacris) ___Can't Touch This (MC Hammer) ____Here Comes the Hot Stepper (Ini Kamoze)
___This is How We Do It (Montell Jordan) ____Whoomp! There it Is (Tag Team)   

Notorious B.I.G.:  ___Hypnotize ___Juicy ___Mo Money ___Going Back to
Cali
Eminem:  ___My Name Is    ___Forgot About Dre   ____Shake That * For Me   ___Lose Yourself  
Macklemore:   ____And We Danced   ___Thrift Shop   ____Can't Hold Us   ___Downtown
2 Pac:  ____Keep Ya Head Up  ___Thug Passion   ___California Love  
Jay Z:  ___Big Pimpin  ____Dirt off Your Shoulder  ___Show Me What You Got  ____On to the Next One
Wiz Khalifa:  ___We Dem Boyz   ___Black and Yellow   ___Medicated   ___The Plan  ___Paperbond
R Kelly:  ___Ignition (remix)    ___Step in the Name of Love   ___Happy People  
___Backyard Party
Nelly:  ____Country Grammar   ____Shake Ya Tailfeather   ____Ride Wit Me    ____Hot in Herrre
Missy Elliot:  _____Work It   ___We Run This   ____Pass the Dutch   ____Get UR Freak On
Lil Jon: ___Get Low   ____Turn Down For What   ____Snap Ya Fingers  ____Outta Your Mind  
Flo Rida:  ____Low   ___My House  ____GDFR     ____Right Round   ____Good Feeling  ___Wild One
50 Cent:  ____Candy Shop    ____In Da Club  ____Fire
Rob Base:  ____It Takes Two    ____Joy and Pain   Petey Pablo:  ____Raise Up     ____Freek a Leek
Drake:  ____Started From the Bottom   ____Hotline Bling   ____Jumpman
Kanye West:   ___Good Life ___Gold Digger
OTHER:_______________________________________________________

DISCO and FUNK 70's - 90's :
___Brick House by the Commodores   ___Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
___She's a Bad Mamma Jamma by Carl Carlton   ____Atomic Dog by George Clinton

Earth Wind and Fire: ___September ___Groove Tonight _____Marvin Gaye: Got to Give it Up
Kool and the Gang: ___Celebration ___Get Down On It ___Jungle Boogie ____Spirit of the Boogie
Michael Jackson: ___Beat It ___Billie Jean ___Thriller ___Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
___The Way You Make Me Feel __Black or White ___PYT ___Rock With You
___We Are Family by Sister Sledge ____Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees ____I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
___Get it Right Back by Maxine Nightengale           ___Y.M.C.A by the Village People

Abba: ___Dancing Queen ___Take a Chance on Me
Donna Summer: ___Hot Stuff ___Last Dance
KC & the Sunshine Band: ____ Boogie Shoes ___Get Down Tonight ___That's The Way ___Keep it Coming Love
Stevie Wonder: ____ I Wish ___Superstition ___Higher Ground ____Reggae Woman
OTHER________________________________________________________________________

ARENA ROCK    ____"I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by the Darkness
Sweet:  ___Ballroom Blitz   ___Little Willy   ____Fox on the Run
Journey: ____Don't Stop Believing ____Open Arms ____Faithfully ____Any Way You Want It
AC/DC: ___You Shook Me All Night Long ___Back in Black ___T.N.T. ___Thunderstruck ___Hells Bells
Bon Jovi: ____Living on a Prayer  ___You Give Love a Bad Name ___Bad Medicine
Def Leppard: ____Pour Some Sugar on Me ____Photograph
Bob Seger: _____Old Time Rock and Roll
Poison: ___Talk Dirty to Me ___Nothin' But a Good Time
G N'R: ____Welcome to the Jungle ___Paradise City ____Sweet Child O' Mine
Billy Idol: ____Dancing with Myself _____Rebel Yell ____Mony Mony  ____Hot in the City
Blink 182:  ____All the Small Things ____What's My Age Again?
Sum 41:   ____Hell Song   ____Fat Lip   
Reel Big Fish:   ____Take on Me   ____Beer       ____Harvey Danger "Flagpole Sitta"
Simple Plan:   ____I'd Do Anything   ____Can't Keep My Hands off of You
Offspring:  ____Pretty Fly for a White Guy   
MISC:
____"Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond    ____"Jesse's Girl" by Rick Springfield  
____"Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen    ____"The Fox" by Ylvis         ___"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen        
____"Take on Me" by A-Ha  ____"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell ____"Rattle My Bones" by Suburbs  
___ "You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oates   ____"My Sharona" by the Knack
____"Grease MegaMix"          ___"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins     
____"Groove is in the Heart" by Deee Lite     "Jump in the Line- Shake Senora"  by Harry Belafonte
____"Cecelia" by Simon and Garfunkel   ___"Alice" by Smokie
____ "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" by Meatloaf        
____"American Pie" by Don McLean    ___Just Got Paid by Johnny Kemp   ____I Want Her by Keith Sweat  

IRISH FEEL: "Shipping up to Boston" by Dropkick Murphies _____"Drunken Lullabies" by Flogging Molly
____"Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners   ____"500 Miles" by the Proclaimers

___Birdie Dance (Chicken Dance)       ____Polka     ___Old Time Waltz    ____Hora

___Take turns dancing w/the bride to "I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock and Roll" by Nick Lowe
___Hokey Pokey    ____Bunny Hop     ____Freeze Dance    ____Conga Line

At what time will guests arrive?
Will I have access to the room at least 2 hours before guests arrive?
What does your contract with the venue state regarding the time music must end?
Do they have a deadline for having all equipment removed?  

Social hour music is usually Sinatra-style jazz standards and big band for a classy, upbeat mood.
Will that be OK?_ ____

GRAND ENTRANCE:  Are there any names that I'll need to learn how to pronounce?
GRAND ENTRANCE FOLLOW UP: Will someone say grace?   Will there be a welcome speech?
Clinking Routine Ideas:   ___Provide me with a list of other couples who will be there, so I have one of them
get up and show you how to kiss each time the guests start clinking  ___Tables rise and sing a song with the
word "love" in it    ___Tables rise and dance for 20 seconds to anything I play    Other:________

Cake Cutting Song Ideas:
___"How Sweet it is to be Loved by You" (James Taylor) ___ "Sugar Sugar" (Archies)
___"Sugar" by Maroon 5, ____"Pour Some Sugar On Me" ____ "Yummy Yummy Yummy" or

Toast Timing:  It is best to wait for all guests to have food before starting it.  If I am served last, then I use that
as my cue to walk up to the head table and ask if they are ready to start.  I then bring them my cordless
microphone and I go back, bring down the dinner music, and introduce the person starting the toasts using
my second microphone.  Will there be a champagne pour to wait for?

Shoe Game:______

SPOTLIGHT DANCE REVERSE ORDER OPTION: Starting with the Father/Daughter, then Mother/Son, then the
Bride and Groom 3rd, in order to build interest and allow the photographer to establish the best angles
-Should I arrange the first 3 dances in this "reverse order?  

How to announce your names:  "Let's welcome_____________________________________________to the
dance floor for their first dance as a married couple."

Let me know the song title, artist and version of the song you'd like for your first dance.

Second and Third spotlight dances are usually a Father/Daughter then Mother/Son dance.
The 4th dance is usually a crazy new upbeat hit song where the wedding party starts out then I say "snowball"
half way through so they run out and get seated guests to come back to the dance floor with them.  You could
also skip the wedding party dance and go to a slow dance for everyone.  
DANCE FLOOR PHOTO OPTION:  After the spot light dances, would you like me to gather all guests onto the
dance floor for a group photo and start the dance music immediately so they are all up on the floor?

____Anniversary Dance Routine:
I ask all married couples to dance-and gradually eliminate them
until the couple that has been married the longest remains on the floor.  I then run out and interview the
oldest couple on the cordless microphone and ask their name, how many years they have been married and
what advice they have for the new couple.

____Bouquet Toss: After the Anniversary Dance, the dance floor is cleared, so the timing is perfect to get the
single ladies out there and toss the bouquet.  I usually play Beyonce "Put a Ring on It" as they come out.  
Your choice:________

____Garter Removal:  I have a "sexy approach" routine with special music so the groom will need to try out
different songs as he walks toward the new bride so we can see his "sexy walk" - I set this up so the bride is
in a chair on one end of the floor and he starts on the opposite end.  Would that be OK?

____Garter Toss:  I play a TV Football theme as we gather bachelors to catch the garter.  If you prefer to
auction it, I can act as auctioneer as well.

____Dollar Dance   

Are you adding any
extra full-room up lights, or a monogram projection, gobo projection
(autumn leaves, snowflakes, etc)
, video / slide show projection, karaoke, or ceremony services?
Other uncommon add-ons:  Mirror Ball on 7' Stand, Extra Speakers, 10' Truss, Fog, Bubbles