If there was ever an occasion to curate a kick-ass playlist, it would be your wedding reception — am I right? This is no sweet 16, you’re getting married, and there’s a good chance that footage from *the most important party of your life* will find its way to the Internet, taunting you and your 200 tipsy guests for ALL TIME… So, please discard the “Cool Beatz” and “Party 2009” playlists you know I’d find in your iTunes library and listen up.
To create the perfect upbeat wedding usic rotation, it’s important that you balance an understanding of history with an appreciation of modern tastes and culture. Okay, sorry if that sounded like a passage from an old-time-y etiquette guide… What I mean to say is this: respect your guests, throw in some Top 40 classics, but make sure that you also account for the interest of your partner and yourself— it‘s your wedding, after all.
Below, we compiled a playlist that’s sure to get the party started on your special day! Listen to it, learn from it, steal from it…
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