In this video, I answer a question from a fellow DJ who asked "How do I come up with my playlist for a wedding?". In other words, "What music do I play at a wedding?"
I answered this in 2 ways:
1. Simply ask the couple. This will help you get an idea of their music styles and tastes and what song they would like for each specific part of the wedding. To be even more unique, you can even ask where they are from originally and then surprise them with some songs from their home city/state/country. This creates a great crowd reaction.
2. Read your crowd. It's your job as a DJ to read the crowd and adjust your music selection accordingly. As much as one would like to just play songs from their specific playlist, the energy in the room can change and may require you to play music outside of your playlist to adjust to the crowd's energy.