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Does it matter if I'm not having dancing at my wedding?

I don't have a dance floor and my wedding is during the day :)

Totally up to you, it's your wedding after all. I will say though that as a guest I have had some of the best times I can remember (and some that are quite foggy) dancing up a storm with friends and family at a wedding. And yes, some of these have been during the day.

As a band we have also played tonnes of daytime weddings. And, quite often the bride and groom specifically say something like "there probably won't be any dancing"... But 99% of the time there is dancing. Not necessarily a lot of dancing, but dancing none the less. Usually towards the end of the event. If you hire a band they/we can react quickly to changes in the vibe and react accordingly.

So my advice would be - it's totally fine if people don't dance. Maybe that's just not what you're looking for with your wedding. But I would prepare for the possibility that it will happen at some stage. So have an area prepared.

We break it down to this formula:  Australians + Happiness + Alcohol + Music = DANCING.

hope that helps!

Mick - Brightside Duo

I was wondering what are some good wedding songs?

Looking for some not so obvious ones.

Well, it depends on what part of the wedding you are referring to! For the first dance it is important that the song is meaningful to you both. Some songs we have played recently for the first dance include:

Just the way you are - Billy Joel
Everlong - Foo Fighters, acoustic version
In my life - Beatles
All you need is love - Beatles
Wait for me - Bruce Springsteen
Have I told you lately that I love you - Van Morrison
Mess is Mine - Vance Joy

For later in the night, you will need songs that cater to a large age range. Can't go wrong with classic hits of the 80s (foot loose, Take on me etc..) and then some more modern tunes later on (Mr Brightside, Shut up and dance)

Hope this helps!

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