Mia Moretti

When I was booked to DJ my first wedding (for a mystery couple who requested I arrived a day early to clear security), I thought I was really going to have to switch gears – in New York, I am used to playing at fashion shows and album release parties. But as it turns out, the best thing I could do to be a dazzling wedding DJ was not to be a wedding DJ.

That wedding turned out to be Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky’s in 2010, and since then I have seen (and heard) it all, from Nell Diamond descending the staircase at Eden Roc in the South of France, to the remote foothills of the Atlas Mountains , where the bride and groom shipped in generators to be sure the guests could dance uninterrupted until the sun rose. Young and old, British, French, Moroccan or American, royal family or political royalty, there is one thing that never changes: everyone wants to have a good time.

DO take requests (but use your judgment to filter them when needed – “YMCA” can be retired forever)
DON’T be scared of the hits (just vary the decades)
DO play for the kids and the grandparents **DON’T **get glued to your playlist – you have to follow your instincts when you’re reading a crowd
DO get a list of the bride and groom’s favorite (and, more importantly, least favorite) songs in advance
DON’T let the best man get behind the turntables
DO shorten the first dance – two minutes will feel like blossoming romance, seven will feel like an eternity
DON’T steal the show

Mia’s Royal Wedding Playlist “King” – Years & Years • “Be the One” – Dua Lipa • “Royals” – Lorde • “The Lovecats” – The Cure • “Blind” – Hercules & Love Affair • “That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars • “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen • “Humble” – Kendrick Lamar • “Raspberry Beret” – Prince • “1 Night” – Mura Masa & Charli XCX • “More Than This” – Roxy Music • ” Dancing Queen” – Abba


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