If you’re planning a wedding and are also interested in music, you have probably spent hours agonizing over the perfect processional song, first dance tune, and even painstakingly creating a “must play” and “do not play” list for the DJ or band for the reception. But have you thought about what should play in the background of the cocktail hour? Probably not.
The good news is that this is one event where you don’t need to stress too much about the perfect meaning or getting people to dance. A simple selection of pleasant and familiar songs should suffice. The better news is that we’ve put together a playlist with an hour and 20 minutes (it’s best to be prepared in case it runs long) of tunes. With just enough of a beat to get the energy flowing without getting the party started early, these songs are sure to fill the background with joy as your guests mingle with one another.