My fiance and I clash on our music styles.

QuestionMy fiance and I have very different tastes in music and we are having trouble deciding on what to play at the reception. He wants ‘loud’ music while I prefer more romantic jazz and classical music. What would you suggest?

AnswerThis query can be solved easily enough with a little ‘fine tuning’. Play a variety of lively music to welcome guests, into the reception hall, to mingle without having a shouting contest. During the dinner, background music is usually more subdued and gentler to ease the flow of conversation among seated guests.

If you are planning to have a dance after the reception, this is the perfect time to incorporate all the loud music your fianc? wants. Do opt to play music that older guests will enjoy earlier on in the evening as they will often leave before your younger guests.