Find the Perfect Last Song for Your Reception

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 Damian P. Based in NYC, Damian specializes in blending songs across all generations. He is the DJ of choice for exclusive fashion events with Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Guess, and many more. Damian loves bringing his mixing skills and energetic style to modern weddings. "Spinning for a wedding is the ultimate challenge as a DJ. You have to know how to please all guests — young and old — while keeping the dance floor moving. It's a process I truly enjoy.”

bride and groom dancing
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Choosing the last song for a wedding can sometimes be a very tricky job. It’s the final note of a couple’s big day, and the last memory the guests will have of the entire night. Not just any song will do. I tend to choose songs that bring people back to a certain time in their life, and I try to keep it upbeat to go out with the energy high and hands in the air but will gladly put on a more sentimental song if the couple wants to end on a sweeter note. Here, my top picks to end your party on the right note:

Classic Goodbyes to Keep ‘Em Dancing
► "Last Dance" - Donna Summer 
► "You Shook Me All Night Long" - AC/DC 
► "Don’t Stop Believin'" - Journey 
► "Don't Stop" - Fleetwood Mac

Sweet Goodbyes
► "Time Of Your Life" - Green Day
► "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" - Aerosmith
► "Time Of Your Life" - Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
► "One Love/People Get Ready" - Bob Marley 

Modern & High Energy Last Notes
► "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz
► "One More Time" - Daft Punk
► "Let It Rock" - Kevin Rudolf

A Little Humorous
► "Another One Bites the Dust" - Queen
► "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" - The Proclaimers 
► "Late in the Evening" - Paul Simon
► "After Midnight" - Eric Clapton


Featured: David Tutera on How to Keep Your Reception Fun. See more Q&As with David