90 New Wedding Songs for 2024 To Play At Your Reception

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As couples continue to seek unique and personalized ways to celebrate their love, the music they choose to accompany their special day plays a significant role. In this article, we explore a curated selection of fresh and contemporary wedding songs that capture the essence of modern romance, offering couples a diverse range of options to set the perfect soundtrack for their unforgettable moments.

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From heartfelt ballads to upbeat anthems, these new wedding songs will inspire couples as they embark on their journey down the aisle.

Modern Getting Ready Wedding Songs

  • Taylor Swift (Taylor’s Version) – Love Story
  • Maroon 5 ft. Megan Thee Stallion – Beautiful Mistakes
  • Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
  • Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby – Levitating
  • Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing
  • Doja Cat ft. SZA – Kiss Me More
  • SZA – Good Days
  • The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
  • Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight
  • Justin Bieber ft. Chance the Rapper – Holy

Choose songs that make you feel good and have a positive mindset. The getting ready process is a time to celebrate love, friendship, and anticipation, so select songs that uplift and inspire you as you prepare for your special day.

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Best New Wedding Reception Songs

  • Lizzo – Good as Hell
  • Tones and I – Dance Monkey
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  • The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
  • Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
  • Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
  • Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling!
  • Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
  • Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby – Levitating
  • Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)

Do you want to turn up the heat a bit? 24K Magic by Bruno Mars and some new pop songs below will leave the different stages of your reception popping!


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The Newest Entrance Wedding Songs 2024

  • Bruno Mars – Marry You
  • Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
  • Haley Reinhart – Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing
  • John Legend – All of Me
  • Beyoncé – Love on Top
  • Sara Bareilles – I Choose You
  • Tori Kelly ft. Ed Sheeran – I Was Made for Loving You
  • Jack Johnson – Better Together
  • The Lumineers – Ho Hey

Utilize streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, or Pandora to discover new and trending songs. Browse curated playlists, explore genre-specific charts, and listen to recommended tracks to find modern songs that resonate with you.


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New First Dance Wedding Songs

  • Natalie Cole – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
  • Calum Scott – You Are the Reason
  • Leon Bridges – Beyond
  • Luke Combs – Forever After All
  • Lukas Graham – Love Someone
  • Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R. – Best Part
  • Carrie Underwood – Heartbeat
  • James Bay – Us
  • Cold War Kids – Beyond the Pale
  • Dante Bowe ft. Bon Iver – For the One

You can choose one of the great love songs such as “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston (or Dolly Parton), “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder or “God Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. However, if you are going with more traditional music and some of the latest lyrics, you can take a look at our playlist with the first dance songs:


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Father Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

  • Tim McGraw – My Little Girl
  • Heartland – I Loved Her First
  • Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight
  • Jason Blaine – Dance With My Daughter
  • Steven Curtis Chapman – Cinderella
  • John Mayer – Daughters
  • Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses
  • Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance
  • Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
  • Phil Collins – You’ll Be in My Heart

Songs like Hero by Maria Carey and The Greatest by Sia, among other current popular songs below are the best for a father-daughter dance. Consider the emotional connection, meaningful lyrics, and tempo that resonate with you both. Listen to various genres and eras to find a song that reflects your relationship and evokes cherished memories.

New Mother Son Wedding Dance Songs

  • Phil Collins – You’ll Be in My Heart
  • Taylor Swift – Never Grow Up
  • Jason Mraz – 93 Million Miles
  • Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up
  • Rascal Flatts – My Wish
  • Carrie Underwood – I’ll Stand By You
  • Sheryl Crow – Sweet Child O’ Mine
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man
  • The Beatles – In My Life
  • Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World

Consider songs that hold sentimental value and convey appreciation and love between a mother and son. Pay attention to lyrics that express gratitude, support, and cherished memories. Choose a song with a tempo and style that allows for a comfortable and heartfelt dance between the mother and son.


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New Last Dance Wedding Songs

  • Semisonic – Closing Time
  • Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
  • Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
  • Michael Bublé – Save the Last Dance for Me
  • Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – Time of My Life
  • Rod Stewart – Forever Young
  • Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  • Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  • Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
  • Leonard Cohen – Closing Time

Consider songs that are uplifting, nostalgic, and meaningful to you as a couple. Opt for tracks with lyrics or melodies that resonate with the emotions of closing out your special day.

New Country Wedding Songs

  • Jake Owen – Made for You
  • LOCASH – One Big Country Song
  • Beyoncé – Texas Hold ‘Em
  • Luke Combs – Beautiful Crazy
  • Maddie & Tae – Die From A Broken Heart
  • Lady A – What If I Never Get Over You
  • Maren Morris – The Bones
  • Luke Combs – Better Together
  • Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance
  • Thomas Rhett – Remember You Young

Consider songs that resonate with your love story and evoke emotions that are meaningful to you as a couple. Listen to various artists and albums to discover new favorites that reflect your style and preferences in country music.

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Best New Wedding Songs

  • Lauv – Love Like That
  • Ingrid Michaelson ft. ZAYN – To Begin Again
  • Taylor Swift – Holy Ground
  • JP Saxe ft. John Legend – You Belong With Me
  • Camila Cabello – Never Be the Same
  • Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
  • Anne-Marie & Niall Horan – Our Song
  • OneRepublic – Somebody to Love
  • The Veronicas – The Only High
  • Jason Aldean – You Make It Easy

Consider songs that resonate with your love story and evoke emotions that are meaningful to you as a couple. Listen to various genres and artists to discover new favorites that reflect your style and preferences. Pay attention to lyrics, tempo, and emotional impact to create a memorable soundtrack for your special day.

Brides Often Ask

What is a good song for the bride to walk down the aisle to?

“Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel is a classic choice for the bride’s walk down the aisle.

What is the best wedding song to play?

“Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers or “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran are popular wedding song choices.

What is the most-played wedding song ever?

“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston is among the most-played wedding songs ever.

Fill up your wedding list with songs that tell your story the way you love it while capturing every stage of your wedding right!

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