Take requests from your guests

Updated Oct 12 2015
arielmstallings
Nightclub Style Wedding
Photo by jerryfergusonphotography.com

I love this idea from Jessie:

I just wanted another great idea a friend of mine did recently at her wedding which was a roaring success. On the r.s.v.p. card they included:

Number of guests attending: _____

AND

Song request #1:__________
Song request #2:__________

Instead of paying for an expensive d.j., they hooked up their laptop, after downloading everybody's tunes and had a friend play the list. The dance floor was packed all night long!

  1. I LOVE this idea!!! I've been asking friends for their favorite songs, with little response, but I think this would make them more inclined to give up their favorites.

  2. Cool…not only do your guests feel involved, they get to yell "hey that's my song!" when they hear one of their requests. Bonus: you probably get more cards returned!

  3. What a fab idea!!
    We are designing our invites tonight and have added this idea to our RSVP slips.
    Genius!!

  4. =O! /Laughs, it's like someone has been eavesdropping on me and my guy! This is something we were totally planning on. However, we are stingy we were only adding one line per guest ;).

  5. We did something similar for our wedding… We were planning an Oregon wedding from NC, and knew none of our NC friends would be able to make the cross-country trek to the wedding. So, we asked them for songs they would want to hear, and made them into cds we played at the reception! So, even though they weren't really there, their presence was felt.

  6. you can save yourself a lot of time and work just by hiring the right profesional to entertain your event.
    During dinner I have an activity that allows the quests at each table to participate. At this point I ask them to write down their requests.
    No dead air in between songs, you have someone that knows how to properly mix the music and where to fit it in, and you have someone that will make sure your event runs smoothly.
    You just have to hire the right guy!
    And now your guests can be entertained durring dinner, rather than sitting there, bored, waiting for dinner.

  7. We're doing this same thing – only we've got online RSVPs, so we included the song request option on our Google Form. We've gotten some really great requests so far – things we probably would never have thought of on our own! :o)

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