Cocktail, dinner, and reception music creates the magic and festivity of your wedding. Begin your song planning with your First Dance, and Mother and Groom and Father and Bride dance songs. Include your relative’s favorites and styles of music they enjoy so they feel a part of your special day. Instruct firmly to the band or DJ to not play the music loudly. Your guest want to mingle and be able to hear one another. If your guest are shouting over dinner, gathering against the far walls, or congregating in the outer hallway, the music is too loud. You can save the loud music for the last hour of dancing. The music can enhance the theme and go with the menu and decorations. DJs are often more expensive than bands, so look into hiring live music. Also live music is more enchanting and memorable.