Who better than actual DJs to advise on what to play at just the right time on your special day? From wedding marches to receptions, check out what the experts have to say — and no, there's none of that Sixpence None the Richer or Shania Twain business up their sleeves.
1. Casie Lane of Parental Control, married five years
Say Yes by Floetry
When: "This song can seriously get you in the mood so if you are getting married...leave this one for the bedroom."
2. Dave Tan/DJ Hook, married two years
Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum
When: "Perfect for the bride's walk down the aisle. There's a beautifully sweet complexity to the orchestration of this song and somehow just evokes a feeling that's a lot deeper than just a simple 'I love you'. You get a sense of the ups and downs and the complex journey which a true relationship would entail, but at the same time, the song is so peaceful and beautifully haunting, lending itself as the perfect soundtrack to a meaningful moment."
3. Darren Tan of Dubwise, married a month
By Your Side by Sade
When: "The first wedding dance. One of the greatest love songs by one of the greatest singers alive! I feel the lyrics are about how a couple should be there to support each other. For example: 'When you're on the outside baby and you can't get in I will show you, you're so much better than you know. When you're lost and you're alone and you can't get back again I will find you, darling and I will bring you home'."
4. Cherry Chan of Syndicate, married five years
He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat) by Jill Scott
When: "Best played for the first wedding dance. This track from Jill Scott is one of my favourites. I love its tenderness."
5. Debbie Chia of Midnight Shift, married two years
Cruisin' cover by Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis
When: "During the wedding reception when welcoming guests."
6. Kavan Spruyt of Midnight Shift, married two years
Thinking Of You by Sister Sledge
When: "Start of the wedding dance."
7. Ginette Chittick, married four years
Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac
When: "After the wedding speech when your husband least expects it! I used it as a surprise present to my husband Shawn when I gave my speech. I was nervous as hell but it was heaps of fun."
8. Dean Chew of Darker Than Wax, married six years
Fall In Love by Slum Village
When: "Best played at the start of the evening to create the perfect vibe. It's an all-time staple by the great J Dilla. Sublime and emotional."
9. Matt Law of Law & Order, married 16 years
Classic Girl by Jane's Addiction
When: "Can be played at anytime."
10. Maurice Simon, not married but open to the idea
Still In Love by Shuya Okina
When: "Last song of the night before everyone goes home."
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