My top 5 reasons for allowing guest requests during your evening reception.

Hello, it’s your friendly wedding DJ again! I’m here to talk about why it’s a great idea to let your guests make music requests during your evening reception, and I’m excited to share with you five reasons why you should consider doing so.

Trust me, I’ve worked at a LOT of weddings!

My job as your DJ is to keep your dance floor full for the evening. It’s something I’m very good at doing and believe it or not it actually takes a lot of skill and at times, nerves, to hit the play button on something which may or may not work!

Allowing your guests to request music during the evening is always a BRILLIANT idea. They’re more likely to feel involved in the party and as a result, a LOT more likely to dance (trust me…I see it week in – week out!)

So…in true Top of the Pops style (for those that remember such a programme on a Thursday evening!)….here’s my top 5 countdown as to  why you should consider letting your guests have input into your wedding playlist.


Leigh & Dominic's wedding at Teybrook Orchard

5.Get everyone involved!

Allowing guests to make music requests creates a fun and interactive atmosphere that will get everyone up on the dance floor. This is especially true for guests who may not know each other very well, as it’s a great way to break the ice and bond over shared musical tastes.

Jemima & Ed's wedding at Horsley Hale Farm

4. Keep the party going

As a professional DJ, my ultimate goal is to keep the party going all night long. Allowing guests to make requests is a great way to keep the energy high and the dance floor full, as everyone will have the chance to hear the songs they love and get their groove on.

Molly & Brandon's evening reception at The Old Hall in Ely

3. Cater to different tastes

Everyone has their own taste in music, and allowing guests to make requests ensures that everyone will hear something they enjoy. It’s also a great way to expose guests to new songs and artists that they may not have heard before.

Trust me, playing a couple of 1950’s Rock N Roll tracks for your great grandparents or a little Motown for your grandparents, aunts and uncles can make a MASSIVE difference to how THEY remember your wedding!

Rosie & Matt's wedding day at Swynford Manor with Imagine Wedding & Party Entertainment

2. Show your guests you care

A sad but true fact of life is that a lot of guests attend your wedding because they feel they have to. Sorry. but I said it! As someone that works at just a few weddings (and have been to many myself)…I get it!

Allowing guests to make music requests shows that you care about their experience at your wedding. It’s a small but meaningful way to make sure that everyone feels included and has a great time celebrating with you.

Jen & Ollie's wedding reception at Ketteringham Hall with Imagine Wedding & Party Entertainment

Aaand a non-mover at No 1? Create lasting memories

Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and allowing guests to make music requests can help to create lasting memories. Guests will always remember the songs that were played and the fun they had on the dance floor, making your wedding even more special and memorable.

I want to reassure you that as your wedding DJ, I will work closely with you to ensure that the music played is appropriate for the occasion and reflects your unique style and preferences. You can trust that I will never play songs or genres that you don’t like, and I will always do my best to accommodate your requests and make your wedding reception a night to remember.

So, go ahead and add music requests to your wedding to-do list, and then dare to let your guests request songs on the night!

Let’s create a party that you and your guests will never forget!

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