Most likely, the cocktail hour will be the first chance for your guests to begin mixing and mingling. It’s also a great time to begin to set the mood and get your guests warmed up for things to come. During this segment of your reception, it’s a good idea to put some of your favorite tunes that aren’t quite danceable in the playlist.

There are many directions to go with your playlist. Perhaps you’re a fan of “crooners” like Sinatra or Tony Bennett. Into Dave Matthews Band and other acoustic acts? Perfect! Plan a playlist around similar artists. Whether you’re having a party with coworkers or your Great Grandmother is here for your reception,¬†here’s a sample playlist that can handle a diverse crowd.

*Many of these songs and ideas can also be used for your dinner playlist.

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