Each week, we feature wedding music recommendations from Scratch Weddings, the nation's leader with the best wedding DJs at affordable prices. This week's post comes from Brooklyn-based, Cali-bred DJ Kev Sakoda, who has more than two decades of experience DJing clubs, corporate events, live shows and on radio across the country. He can also be found at a weekly residency at NYC's Happy Ending Lounge on the Lower East Side. Kev works with couples to create a crowd-pleasing musical vision for every wedding he spins. "Music is such an important part of creating the emotion of the reception; not just for the bride and groom, who are the most important people that night, but for all of the guests.”
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The traditional pass-the-torch moment at a wedding is the bouquet toss. It’s fun, silly, competitive and, when done right, is sure to provide everyone with a good laugh. The right music really sets the tone as the single ladies assemble on the dance floor for the toss. It’s meant to be an energetic slice of the wedding reception, and the music should reflect that.
Here are some of my top picks for this lighthearted moment between a bride and her female family members and friends:
► "American Woman" – Lenny Kravitz
► "Another One Bites the Dust" – Queen
► "Eye of the Tiger" – Survivor
► "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" – Cyndi Lauper
► "Hey Ladies" – Beastie Boys
► "One Way Or Another" – Blondie
► "Ladies Night" – Kool & The Gang
► "Whatta Man" – Salt-NPepa
► "Wishin’ & Hopin’" – Dusty Springfield
► "You Sexy Thing" – Hot Chocolate
► "I'm So Excited" – The Pointer Sisters
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