Creating A Fun Horror-Themed Wedding Reception Playlist

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Couples who love horror movies may want to have a themed wedding reception to celebrate their mutual love of the genre. One of the most important aspects of this type of reception is hiring a DJ and creating an excellent soundtrack that highlights the theme in a fun and engaging way.

Why Have A Horror-Themed Wedding Reception

People who love horror movies, television shows, and literature love getting spooked. Horror movies create a unique atmosphere of dread that helps vent negative emotions in a safe way. While it might seem unlikely, there are many types of decorations and wedding ideas that can make a horror-themed wedding reception a fun idea. These decorations need to be tasteful and fun without being too offensive.

The same goes for the wedding reception playlist. It should include a variety of fun songs that create a spooky atmosphere without actually scaring or offending anyone. Creating a great playlist requires knowing some great pop and rock horror songs and using great horror movie soundtracks to create a diverse playlist.

Songs To Consider

When choosing horror-themed pop and rock songs for a wedding reception playlist, choose songs that are fun and scary without being too over-the-top. A few songs to consider include the following:

  • Black Widow by Alice Cooper
  • Thriller by Michael Jackson
  • Ultraviolence by Lana Del Ray
  • Bloody Mary by Lady Gaga
  • Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell
  • This Is Halloween by Danny Elfman

When choosing horror movie soundtracks, try to find instrumental music that fits in well with the reception. For example, themes to movies like "Halloween" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" are creepy without being too overbearing. Choose the couple's favorite horror movie themes and integrate them into the wedding reception playlist.

Scheduling The Playlist

Every horror-themed wedding reception playlist needs to follow a typical reception schedule. For example, a song like "Thriller" should play as guests arrive. This fun and popular song creates the appropriate atmosphere right away and will likely entertain a majority of the guests. When the wedding party arrives, something like the theme to "Psycho" should be played to highlight the moment in a humorous way.

When the couple makes their grand entrance and has their first dance, something slightly more romantic should be played. The song "This Is Halloween" is a great choice because it is a little slower and has a slightly spooky vibe. Dinner music should be highlighted by ambient music created by horror movie soundtracks.

By following these simple guidelines, it is possible to create an awesome horror-themed wedding reception playlist with the wedding DJ. Make sure that they fully understand the goal to ensure they create the best possible playlist.


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