Hey Mr. DJ

Our Special Moments Event Planning team fields questions from our clients about all areas of weddings, planning and even some personal matters.

But, recently we have had a lot of couples asking us about music. Specifically, they have been asking about songs for their first dance and for parent dances.

You can’t imagine our surprise when we ask if they have talked to their DJ about suggestions. “We’re afraid to ask.” Seriously?

Your DJ is your friend, they are someone to build a relationship with. Not only are they the MC for your wedding and responsible for playing and mixing music, but they are the one who will read the crowd and select music from your playlist to keep the party going.

DJ’s don’t just show up and play fun music; the really good DJs are totally into music.   Many are not only into pop music but are really knowledgeable about all kinds of music, musicians and music history and trivia. They can be a HUGE wealth of knowledge about all things music, and they love to share.

So, we reached out to some of our favorite Tampa Bay wedding DJ companies to ask their advice on some of the most popular song choices they see for first dances and parent dances.

Here’s what they had to say:

Our friend Jeff Boone, Professional DJ and owner of Boone’s Professional Events shares some of this year’s most popular first dance songs.

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  1. From The Ground Up by Dan and Shay
  2. Perfect by Ed Sheeran
  3. Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur
  4. All of Me by John Legend
  5. In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young

Next up we went to our friend Michael Greenberg owner and creative director of Spark Wedding Events to get his Top 5 Father / Daughter dance songs.

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  1. I Loved Her First by Heartland
  2. My Little Girl by Tim McGraw
  3. Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
  4. My Wish by Rascal Flatts
  5. My Girl by The Temptations

Last, and certainly not least, we went to our friends at Grant Hemond and Associated for their Top 5 Mother / Son dance songs.

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  1. My Wish by Rascal Flatts
  2. Simple Man by Shinedown
  3. Song for Mama by Boyz 2 Men
  4. Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  5. I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loves surrounding ourselves with amazing people who know their business and take great care of all of our engaged couples.

Be sure to reach out to all of your wedding pros for their expert advice and suggestions in their fields of expertise. We work with the top wedding pros in the Tampa Bay area and they love sharing with our couples.

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