Nashville Wedding Trends: Save the Last Dance

While sipping Pinot and scanning through all things wedding related, I came across a trend that wedding aficionado's are declaring as the hottest, must-have wedding detail of 2016. There was one trend in particular that writers kept rehashing in every wedding blog, on every wedding website, bridal magazines, any-and-everything wedding. This newfound wedding must have: selecting the song that you + your guests will all dance to LAST at your wedding reception. "Well, glad Brian made me pick a last song at our wedding," I thought, casually refilling my glass. I mean when you think about it, you have literally hand selected almost every song for your wedding day; ceremony songs, cocktail hour music, special dances at the reception, and the list goes on; songs that are a direct reflection of your love for another, personalities, and story of your happiness. Why would you not carefully select the song that will be played last?

'Tis the signature end to your evening, the lyrical finale to your fairy tale day.

Good thing Snyder Entertainment has been around since the 2000's, provided music for thousands of weddings, and has been up-to-date on this trend for quite some time now. If you ask any of our past or current couples, they will tell you that they were asked to select a song for their last dance. We've had couples choose high-energy songs, slow songs, Top 40 hits, and even ballads. And because I know some of you are wondering, yes we have even played Donna Summer's "Last Dance" to end a couples wedding reception. No. Shame. Our friends at the popular wedding website, The Knot, have put together a list of some of their favorite upbeat songs that will literally have newlyweds dancing into their funky future together.

Photo Property of Bridal Musings

Photo Property of Bridal Musings

Be it a standard, classic rock song, or country ditty, may these top-it-off upbeat tunes offer inspiration during your song selection process.
— The Knot

Here's a Spotify playlist we created that includes some of Snyder Entertainment's most requested songs that couples select for their "Last Dance." The most popular choice is Don't Stop Believin' by Journey with a close second choice of Ho Hey by the Lumineers. When you book your wedding with us, you are able to access an online planning tool for you and your fiance that aids in making song choices for special dances, including the Last Dance.

This moment was captured during our "last dance."

This moment was captured during our "last dance."

I remember at my wedding during the last dance, I looked around at my parents, my family, my friends and the expression on everyone's face was absolutely priceless. The emotion of the day, happiness and love, such a beautiful memory was just made. The lead up to our wedding day was well anticipated, but we had some emotional family health issues, so looking around seeing my parents dancing and smiling in that moment is unforgettable. We danced to "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong, it was a sweet note to end on.

Still not convinced? Think about this way: as the night is winding down, you don't want an abrupt end to your reception with an awkward announcement made, and you certainly don't want your guests to feel like they're being suddenly "kicked out." Just as the whole day has gone so far, the ending of the reception should flow just as smoothly.

Remember to enjoy every moment, soak it all in, and dance it out until the end. Speed it up or slow it down but do yourself a favor, select a save the last dance song; you can thank me later.

Contact us to secure your date and start selecting special songs!

Written by: J McGee