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Thursday, July 17, 2014

3 Southern Gals Link-Up: Let's talk music

So Hunter and I wrestled with this detail the most. Quite honestly, we just weren't sure how much we were willing to pay somebody to stand up front and play music from a laptop or Ipad at our reception.

All we kept thinking was, "We could do that for way cheaper."

Well, my mom encouraged us to "just check out" a DJ and see what kind of vibes we got. We met with a DJ last week and ya'll.... He. Is. Awesome! He's able to play all of the songs we are requesting for a price that other DJ's cannot compete with.

It really does help to know people. Because the DJ is good friends with the reception venue owners, and because he has done multiple events there, he was able to cut us a deal. I love me a good deal! We were instantly drawn to his vibrant personality - he's always smiling!

Just to give ya'll an idea of what type of music we're requesting (these are just a few of many on our list)...

source: Google

As for mine and Hunter's song for our first dance, we will be dancing to the song titled "My Kind of Woman/My Kind of Man" by Vince Gill and Patty Loveless. Do yourself a favor and go listen to the song on YouTube. I grew up listening to Vince Gill and a few years ago, my dad had this particular song playing over our speakers by the pool. Hunter immediately said, "If we get married, I want this to be our song. It's so good!" Little did he know, it is one of my most favorite songs by Vince Gill. It's funny how things work out, isn't it?

We're very excited, and relieved, that this detail is behind us. And that we actually were so blown away by this man's kindness to help us out that we just couldn't say no. So my advice to anybody looking/considering/questioning a DJ?

Find somebody that instantly clicks with you and your fiance. Hunter and I feel like that because we were able to relate on many things with the DJ, because we know mutual people, and because the guy is just a stand-up kind of man, it really helped make our decision easy.

Looks like we can check this task off of our wedding to-do list!

3 Southern Gals TBT

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  1. That's awesome that you got that checked off! We didn't really have dancing, but "our song," was Hung the Moon by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. We also used some Ben Rector lyrics on a poster as the guest book!

  2. Another big thing done, awesome!! I love the music selections - one of the first country songs I can remember hearing a lot on the radio is Patty's "Hurt Me Bad" :) You're ticking things off your to do list left and right!!

  3. That is awesome that it all worked out so well for you guys!

  4. Umm, sounds like your reception is going to be awesome with all of that classic music!! Glad you got that planned and out of the way! :-)

  5. I love reading about all of the details of your upcoming wedding...thanks for sharing them with all of us! Glad you found someone you guys clicked with. I think music is such a huge past of the reception; it can really set the tone for the party. I've been to weddings where the DJ wasn't that good....kind of a downer!

  6. Loving these music selections!!!! I feel like that's such an important part of the reception - you are so ready to party with your family and friends - to celebrate and you just have to have good music for that! But I agree with you- it's more than just the music selections... the DJ should be having fun too. So excited for you guys!