Author: Soundwave

The Private Last Dance is a wonderful way to end your wedding reception. Although it is not a new concept, more and more newlyweds are opting to take part in the Private Last Dance.

When a couples decides to do the Private Last Dance, Soundwave Entertainment DJs recommend having a Last Dance with your guests present; it’s only fitting to “end” the night with your guests. That Last Dance can either be a slow couples dance, sing-along or a high energy dance hit…whatever fits your vibe. The Last Dance with guests typically takes place about 15-20 minutes prior to the reception end time.

After the Last Dance, your Soundwave DJ will instruct guests to gather their belongings and head outside for the formal farewell. Typically “clearing” the wedding reception of guests takes about 10 minutes. The Wedding Planner will meet guests outside and organize the farewell, typically with sparklers or streamers.

Once the wedding reception is clear of all guests, your Soundwave DJ will ask staff to clear the room as well, and close the doors. At that time, the DJ will play the Private Last Dance. Just 4 minutes of alone time, just you and your new spouse reflecting on the day and taking a little private moment to yourselves.

After the Private Last Dance, the newlyweds then proceed outside where all the guests are anxiously waiting to wish you farewell!

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Processional
A Thousand Years, Viodance
Can’t Help Falling In Love, Kina Grannis
Danielle’s Wings, George Fenton
Don’t Stop Believing, Dallas String Quartet
Feels Like Home, Instrumental, Edwina Hayes
Fools Rush In, Kina Grannis
Marry Me, Train
Rainbow Connection, Benny Martin
 
Recessional
Adventure of a Lifetime, Coldplay
Happy, Pharrell Williams
Love Me Like You Do, Ellie Goulding
Love On Me, Galantis and Hook n Sling
Love On Top, Beyonce
This Will Be An Everlasting Love, Natalie Cole
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher, Jackie Wilson
 
Introduction
All I Do Is Win, DJ Khaled
Bring Em Out, TI
Burning Up, Jonas Brothers
Crazy In Love, Beyonce
Dynamite, Taio Cruz
Good Vibrations, Marky Mark
Higher Love, Kygo and Whitney
I Believe In a Thing Called Love, The Darkness
Space Jam, Quad City DJs
True Feeling, Galantis
 
First Dance
A Million Dreams, The Greatest Showman
Between The Raindrops, Lighthouse
Can’t Help Falling In Love, Haley Reinhart
Days Lke This, Van Morrison
Is That Alright, Lady Gaga
Latch, Sam Smith acoustic
Lover, Taylor Swift
Perfect, Ed Sheeran
The One, Kodaline
Yours, Wedding Version, Russel Dickerson
 
Father Daughter
Daddy’s Little Girl, Al Martino
Daughters, John Mayer
Forever Now, Michael Buble
It Won’t Be Like This For Long, Darius Rucker
Rainbow, Kasey Musgraves
That’s What Its All About, Brooks and Dunn
Walk With You, Edwin McCain
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, Stevie Wonder
 
Mother Son
Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Lion King
Do I Make You Proud, Taylor Hicks
Forever Young, Rod Stewart
Humble and Kind, Tim McGraw
The Man You’ve Become, Molly Pasuti
The Perfect Fan, Backstreet Boys
Wildflowers, Tom Petty
You Raise Me Up, Josh Groban
 
2000s Dance Favorites
Higher Love, Kygo and Whitney
I Like It, Cardi B
Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus
Shake It Off, Taylor Swift
Shake It, Metro Station
Shaky Shaky, Chris Brown
The Way I Are, Timbaland
Truth Hurts, Lizzo
Turn Down For What, Lil John
Want You To Want Me, Jason Derulo
We Found Love, Rihanna

We love when Soundwave brides and grooms include their fur babies at their weddings! Our 4-legged friends are a major part of our lives so why not include them? We have seen some dogs carry the rings, while others just happily walked (or ran!) down the aisle. Guests will get a big kick out of “Rover” coming down the aisle and it certainly puts a little personal touch on your celebration. And of course, you get some extra cute pictures!

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Mother nature and her beauty is all around us! So when planning your outdoor wedding ceremony, just look around for your inspiration. Sometimes the simple beauty of an oversized Oak Tree is all you need, or a serene lake with a beautiful sunset in the distance, or a cluster of Cypress Trees gently blowing in the breeze.

Orlando has a plethora of amazing venues with an assortment of possibilities for naturally beautiful outdoor wedding settings. Check out some of the images below of venues Soundwave Entertainment works at often for wedding planning inspiration.

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Ceremony Processional ~ Bride Entrance
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Kina Grannis
Canon in D – The O’Neil Brothers
I Get To Love You – Ruelle
Never Worn White – Katy Perry
Perfect Day – Ed Sheeran and Beyonce
She Is Love – Parachute
The One – Kokaline
Turning Page – Sleeping At Last

Ceremony Recessional
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
Over the Rainbow – Israel K.
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne

First Dance
Amazed – Lonestar
Can’t Help Falling – Elvis Presley
I Get To Love You – Ruelle
In The Aeroplane Over the Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel
Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
Lover – Taylor Swift
Never Worn White – Katy Perry
Perfect Symphony – Ed Sheeran & Andrea Bocelli
Rainbow Connection – Weezer and Haley Williams
XO – John Mayer
You and Me – Lifehouse
Yours (Wedding Edition) – Russell Dickerson

Father Daughter 
Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman
Days Like This – Van Morrison
Fathers and Daughters – Kristin Chenoweth
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Lullaby – Billy Joel
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Princesas Magicas – Jesus Adrian Romero
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Mother Son
All You Need is Love – The Beatles
Baby Mine – Michael Crawford
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
Boy – Lee Brice
Forever Young – Bob Dylan
In My Life – The Beatles
Not Alone – Michael Jackson
The House at Pooh Corner – Kenny Loggins
You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins

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Soundwave Entertainment Services:
DJ/MC Ray Vales

Venue:  The Balcony Orlando
Wedding Attendents Song:  Make You Feel My Love, Acoustic Guitar Guy
Wedding Processional Song:  Unchained Melody, Lykke
Wedding Recessional Song:  You Make My Dreams Come True, Hall and Oats
Introduction Song:  Whole Lotta Love, Led Zepplin
First Dance Song:  A Little Honey, Nathaniel Rateliff
Father Daughter Song:  What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Mother Son Song:  Simple Man, Shinedown
Private Last Dance Song:  Dancing In The Moonlight, Toploader
Wedding Coordinator:  Taylor Rae Events
Caterer:  Arthur’s Catering
Floral:  Little Wild Barn
Photo:  Chris Glenn Photography
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Cake:  Charlie’s Bakers

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Soundwave Entertainment Services:
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Venue:  Bella Collina
Wedding Attendents Song:  Hallelujah, Viodance
Wedding Processional Song:  Can’t Help Falling In Love, Kina Grannis
Wedding Recessional Song:  Love Me Like You Do, Ellie Goulding
Introduction Song:  Glad You Came, The Wanted
First Dance Song:  Perfect, Ed Sheeran
Wedding Coordinator:  Anna Christine Events
Officiant:  Sensational Ceremonies Wedding Officiants
Floral:  RJ Glamour
Photo:  Photolocity

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GREET YOUR GUESTS

We highly encourage Soundwave Newlyweds to talk on the microphone.  Either before the meal or as the meal is ending, get on the microphone and thank your guests for attending.  It’s also super sweet to say something about your new spouse. It is very personable, guests love it, and it makes for a great photo.

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FORMAL INTRODUCTIONS

Forget the formal tradition of introducing a big wedding party!  Shake it up a bit and have some fun!  Soundwave DJs encourages brides and grooms to introduce the Wedding Party as a big group and nix announcing them as pairs and naming them individually.  It takes less time, the wedding party loves it, it’s quick, makes for a great photo and BEST OF ALL it keeps the focus on the Bride and Groom!

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TOASTS

Keep toasts to a maximum of 2-3 total. Additionally, ensure toasts last no longer than 2-3 minutes each or else you will lose your guests attention. Also, DO NOT FORCE anyone to speak on the microphone!  Make sure whoever is speaking wants to speak and is engaging!

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Soundwave Entertainment Services:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz
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Venue: Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
Introduction Song:  Bring Em Out, TI
First Dance Song:  Can’t Help Falling In Love, Haley Reinhart
Father Daughter Song:  Isn’t She Lovely, Stevie Wonder
Mother Son Song:  Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Elton John
Wedding Coordinator:  Michele Butler Events
Floral:  Atmospheres Floral and Decor
Photo:  Adam King Photography
Cake:  Couture Cakes By Lia

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