I did a post about this a while ago titled “music idea playlist”. I found songs from each decade reaching back from the 50’s all the way up to current. I also gave each song a number to what I felt would fit into which area: cocktail hour, dinner, dance floor opens (all ages still present) and late night dancing (more club like songs that I don’t think grandma would appreciate :b)
I've made my playlist on Spotify. The things you should keep in mind is your audience and the time in the evening. Typically you'll want the "oldies" or typical wedding crowd pleasers to play earlier in the night since that's when the elder crowd will still be there. Then you can transition to a more club or modern vibe of music as the evening progresses. I was also very careful with how I transitioned from fast to slow and back to fast songs, which are called valleys. So you don't want a super fast song to go right to a slow one, instead have an in between paced song. But if you don't want to start from scratch, like Shannon said, Spotify has some playlists that you can just play, or you can take certain songs from each and make your own. Whatever you like!We're also having a "song request" space on our RSVPs so that guests can get excited when their requested song comes on, so I made sure to leave some room for those too.