Columbus DJs share their most-requested songs.

Sure, centerpieces, lighting and linens are essential parts of your reception, but the music maintains the tone of the biggest party you'll ever throw. An experienced band or DJ can help make sure the party is pumping while best representing your style.

"My band provided me with a basic itinerary, and I shared how I wanted the evening to go," says Brianna Rust, who married Jeffrey on Oct. 20, 2012. "They also asked for a list of songs that we wanted to hear and a list of songs we did not want to hear."

To inspire your own reception-music selections, we asked local DJs and bands for their most-requested songs.

Steve Ransom of Night Music DJ Professionals

Grand-Entrance Song:

"This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)," Natalie Cole
"Bring Em Out," T.I.
"Safe and Sound," Capital Cities

Bride & Groom's Frist Dance:

"Make You Feel My Love," Adele
"I Won't Give Up," Jason Mraz
"Better Together," Jack Johnson

Father & Daughter Dance:

"Isn't She Lovely," Stevie Wonder
"My Wish," Rascal Flatts
"My Girl," The Temptations

Bouquet Toss:

"Single Ladies," Beyonce
"Wannabe," The Spice Girls
"Hit Me with Your Best Shot," Pat Benatar

Garter Gathering & Toss:

"Danger Zone," Kenny Loggins
"Howlin' For You," The Black Keys

Matt Ryan of Matt Ryan Mobile DJ Entertainment

Dance Floor Fillers:

"Yeah," Usher
"Low," Flo Rida
"I Gotta Feeling," Black Eyed Peas

Todd Jones of T.E.A.M. DJ

Dance Floor Fillers:

"Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke
"Cupid Shuffle," Cupid
"Wobble," V.I.C.
"Celebration," Kool & The Gang

Dave Nilo of Paradise Island Band

Crowd Pleasers:

Motown Medley (a Paradise Island 15-minute special)
"Blister In The Sun," Violent Femmes
"What I Like About You," The Romantics
"Get Lucky," Daft Punk
"Roar," Katy Perry

Slow Dances:

"Wagon Wheel," Old Crow Medicine Show
"At Last," Etta James
"What A Wonderful World," Louis Armstrong

Last-Call songs:

"Proud Mary," Ike and Tina Turner
"Shout," The Isley Brothers