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A DJ's Guide to Planning a Music Timeline for Florida Weddings

Planning a Music Timeline
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Planning the music timeline for your Florida wedding is a key aspect of ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for you and your guests. From setting the mood during cocktail hour to keeping the dance floor packed all night long, every moment deserves the perfect soundtrack. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you plan the ultimate music timeline for your Florida wedding, brought to you by Be Live Entertainment, your go-to for wedding DJs across Florida and beyond.

Setting the Tone with Cocktail Hour Classics

Cocktail Hour Florida Wedding

During the cocktail hour, you'll want to create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere for your guests to mingle and socialize. Choose a selection of smooth jazz, acoustic covers, and easy-listening clkassics to set the perfect backdrop for conversations and laughter.

  • "Summertime" by Ella Fitzgerald

  • "Sway" by Dean Martin

  • "Better Together" by Jack Johnson

  • "Come Away with Me" by Norah Jones

  • "Is This Love" by Bob Marley

  • "Smooth Operator" by Sade

  • "Moondance" by Van Morrison

Editor's Pick: "Summertime" by Ella Fitzgerald - This timeless jazz standard sets a sophisticated and elegant tone for your cocktail hour.

Looking for a DJ who can bring this sophisticated atmosphere to life? Check out our Jacksonville Wedding DJ services.

Grand Entrance Wedding

Grand Entrance: Make a Statement

Your grand entrance is the perfect opportunity to make a statement and kick off the celebration in style. Choose an upbeat and energetic song that reflects your personality and gets everyone excited for the festivities ahead.

  • "Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake

  • "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

  • "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas

  • "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

  • "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon

  • "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z

  • "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang

Editor's Pick: "Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake - This feel-good anthem will have everyone dancing as you make your grand entrance.

Enhance your grand entrance with our Kissimmee Wedding DJ or Lakeland Wedding DJ services.

Dinner Wedding Music

Dinner Music: Creating an Ambiance

As your guests enjoy their meal, choose a selection of soft, romantic tunes to create a warm and intimate atmosphere. These songs should be uplifting and soothing, allowing for easy conversation and enjoyment of the delicious food.

  • "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

  • "All of Me" by John Legend

  • "At Last" by Etta James

  • "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton

  • "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King

  • "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers

  • "You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne

Editor's Pick: "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran - This romantic ballad is the perfect backdrop for a heartfelt dinner with your loved ones.

For dinner music that sets the mood, consider our Melbourne Wedding DJ and Orlando Wedding DJ services.

Dance Party: Keep the Energy High at a Wedding

Dance Party: Keep the Energy High

Once dinner is over, it's time to hit the dance floor and keep the energy high all night long. Choose a mix of upbeat hits, crowd-pleasers, and classic dance anthems to keep everyone moving and grooving until the very end.

  • "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston

  • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift

  • "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi

  • "Dancing in the Moonlight" by Toploader

  • "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond

  • "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

  • "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire

Editor's Pick: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston - This timeless dance anthem is guaranteed to get everyone on their feet and singing along.

Keep the party going with our Tampa Wedding DJ services.

Closing Time: Ending on a High Note

As the night comes to a close, choose a few final songs to end the celebration on a high note. These songs should be uplifting and celebratory, leaving your guests with memories to last a lifetime.

  • "Closing Time" by Semisonic

  • "Last Dance" by Donna Summer

  • "Time of My Life" by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

  • "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart

  • "Save the Last Dance for Me" by Michael Bublé

  • "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton

  • "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond

Editor's Pick: "Closing Time" by Semisonic - This classic hit is the perfect way to end the night and send your guests off with a smile.

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Elevate your Florida wedding with Be Live Entertainment

What does a Wedding DJ do?

With Be Live Entertainment, your premier choice for wedding DJs in Florida, every moment of your special day will be filled with music, memories, and magic. From crafting the perfect playlist to keeping the dance floor packed, we'll work closely with you to ensure that your wedding day is everything you've ever dreamed of and more.

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Let Be Live Entertainment be your guide to planning the ultimate music timeline for your Florida wedding. Contact us today to start planning your unforgettable celebration!

Further Reading and Resources

For more insights and inspiration for your wedding day music and entertainment, explore the following articles from Be Live Entertainment:

These resources are designed to help you create a music timeline that reflects your personal style and keeps your guests entertained throughout your Florida wedding celebration. Be Live Entertainment is committed to making your special day unforgettable with the perfect soundtrack.


Central Florida Service Areas


Orange County:

Home to the vibrant city of Orlando and iconic attractions like Walt Disney World, Orange County is a dynamic destination for celebrations. Our DJs in Orange County understand the diversity of entertainment options, creating playlists that cater to the unique atmosphere of Orange County. Let us elevate your event in this exciting destination.


Osceola County:

Osceola County, known for its natural beauty and proximity to theme parks, offers a mix of tranquility and excitement. Our DJs in Osceola County bring expertise in curating playlists that include the most cherished mother-son wedding songs and father-daughter dance songs. Experience unforgettable celebrations in Osceola County with our entertainment services.


Seminole County:

Seminole County, with its scenic parks and historic landmarks, provides a charming setting for weddings and events. Our DJs in Seminole County specialize in creating the perfect musical atmosphere, featuring playlists with the best wedding music songs. Trust us to enhance the natural beauty and cultural attractions of Seminole County for your celebration.


Lake County:

Situated amid picturesque lakes and rolling landscapes, Lake County provides a serene and natural setting for special occasions. Our DJs in Lake County bring expertise in curating playlists for weddings, including the most cherished mother and son wedding dance songs and mom and son wedding songs. Let us make your lakeside celebration truly special.


Volusia County:

Known for its beautiful beaches and coastal charm, Volusia County offers a coastal setting for weddings and events. Our DJs in Volusia County understand the mix of beachside venues and Southern hospitality, creating playlists that enhance the unique atmosphere of Volusia County. Trust us to make your celebration memorable.


Brevard County:

Brevard County, known as Florida's Space Coast, offers a unique backdrop for celebrations