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Beautiful Music for Your Budget Wedding

by Kelly Smith on Dec 20 in Informational

What are your wedding budget priorities? Do you have a beautiful and affordable trio wedding ring set picked out? Did you find a gorgeous gown on sale? What about music? Having the right music to set the mood at your budget wedding and reception is important, but it can also be expensive.

Generally, it is cheaper to pay for a DJ than for live music. It can also be more affordable to book wedding music for off-peak times of year or even times of the week.  Ask your family and friends for recommendations in your area, and ask around for the best rate before you commit. Once you find the best budget wedding music, it is time to sit down with your DJ and plan out a kick-butt wedding playlist. You may already have a few songs in mind, or maybe just a general genre, but the more your DJ understands your taste in music, the better the party will be.

Wedding Playlist Ideas

“What I Like About You” by The Romantics

“All I Want Is You” by Barry Louis Polisar

“You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC

“Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service

“In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel

“Something in the Way She Moves” by James Taylor

“Eternal Flame” by The Bangles

“If I Were a Carpenter” by Johnny Cash

“Dancing Queen” by ABBA

“Happy Together” by The Turtles

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

“Marry You” by Bruno Mars

“At Last” by Etta James

“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepson

“I Wanna Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles

“The Story” by Brandi Carlisle

“Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts

“Better Together” by Jack Johnson

Use this list of wedding playlist ideas to get your wheels turning about what you would most like to hear your DJ or band play at your budget wedding reception. And join in the conversation in the comments to share your favorite wedding songs!

Photo credit: Wedding Photography by Jon Day

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About the author

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith is a wife, mother, writer, teacher, recent brain surgery survivor, and wannabe
chicken farmer in Jackson, Mississippi. She has bachelor's and master's degrees in English.
She planned her own budget outdoor wedding five years ago at a state park in Florida, on the
waterfront of a natural spring. She wishes that she had known more about budget weddings back
when she was planning hers, because she comes up with new ideas all the time that she wishes
she had incorporated into her own wedding plans! In addition to saving money, Kelly's passions
are reading, writing, parenting, planning, traveling, and living an environmentally friendly life.