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The 354 Best Wedding Songs To Pick For Your Celebration

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The wedding day is an eventful one from when you wake up till you close your eyes at night. Throughout this day, couples go through a lot of emotion that can only be expressed through wedding music. From the waking moment through the procession to the reception. Every stage needs appropriate wedding songs.

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Creating a marriage song list with the right genre of songs makes your wedding truly unforgettable. So if you’re not sure about how to curate your playlist, get inspired by the greatest wedding songs in post.

Wedding Day Morning – Getting Ready Wedding Songs

Waking up on your wedding morning, you’re a rollercoaster of emotions. But top of them is the excitement, anticipation, and maybe a little anxiety. But you can’t wait to get married to the love of your life. You also have your squad around you, so there’s this super-charge of energy in the room.

Get a release through the wedding music appropriate for the moment. Your song lists for the wedding morning should include romantic, happy and slightly upbeat songs. Beyoncé’s “Halo” which brings that burst of energy. Pink’s “Raise Your Glass” is a happy song and Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” is so romantic.

  1. Kelsea Ballerini – I Think I Fell In Love Today
  2. Frank Sinatra – Get Me To The Church On Time
  3. Beyoncé – Halo
  4. Meghan Trainor – Me Too
  5. Taylor Swift – Love Story
  6. Florida Georgia Line – Get Your Shine On
  7. Fergie ft. Ludacris – Glamorous
  8. Darius Rucker – History in The Making
  9. Florida Georgia Line – Cruise
  10. Josh Turner – Time Is Love
  11. Shaggy ft. Rayvon – Angel
  12. Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
  13. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  14. Collin Raye – Love, Me
  15. Rihanna – Only Girl (In the World)”
  16. Pink – Raise Your Glass
  17. Together forever – Rick Astley
  18. Diana Ross & The Supremes – Can’t Hurry Love
  19. Letters to Cleo – I Want You To Want Me
  20. Trisha Yearwood – She’s In Love With the Boy
  21. Nicki Minaj – Your Love

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Ceremony: Top 15 Wedding Prelude Songs

The best wedding music for prelude are songs that set a relaxing yet energetic ambiance for guests. Guests are getting in and catching up with each other. This happens before they sit down to the processional. So wedding music must be happy, create a relaxing vibe and tell the guests the reason they are there.

We’ve rounded up 15 of the best wedding songs ever for the prelude. From fearless by Taylor Swift which gives courage to endless love by Diana Ross, a song of love and commitment. A little help from my friends by The Beatles and many more for the prelude.

  1. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – Endless Love
  2. Pink – Raise Your Glass
  3. Michael Bublé – Crazy Love
  4. The Dixie Cups – Chapel of Love
  5. Randy Travis – Forever & Ever Amen
  6. Taylor Swift – Fearless
  7. Brad Paisley – Two People Fell In Love
  8. Mark Wills – I Do (Cherish You)
  9. Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender
  10. BebeRexha and Florida Georgia Line – Meant to Be
  11. Starley – Call On Me
  12. Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwoʻole – Over The Rainbow
  13. Michael Buble – L.O.V.E.
  14. Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends
  15. Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling

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Ceremony: Processional Wedding Songs

The processional is where officiants and groom enter. Songs for this stage are traditionally slow and solemn. But couples are embracing trendy modern style where anything goes. Yet, in most cases, processional wedding music maintains a slow pace.

We’ve put together some beautiful wedding songs for the procession which sets the mood at this time. They include: “Grow Old With Me” by Mary Chaplin Carpenter, a desirous love song. “Clarity” by Evan Duffy which reinforces the fact that the groom is sure about the step he’s taking. Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me” is another one that will leave you with some happy tears.

  1. Mary Chapin Carpenter – Grow Old With Me
  2. The Beatles – All You Need is Love
  3. Pachelbel – Canon in D
  4. Haley Reinhart – Can’t Help Falling in Love
  5. Evan Duffy – Clarity
  6. Traditional – Amazing Grace
  7. Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately
  8. Sara Bareilles – I Choose You
  9. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z – Crazy In Love
  10. Blake Shelton – God Gave Me

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Ceremony: Bride Entrance Songs

Ha! It’s time belle of the ball to make an entrance and it must be grand! She will walk down the aisle to top wedding love songs which must fulfill the following;

  • The songs must appeal to the ears of the guests as they must feel the atmosphere.
  • The songs must make meaning to her and express how she feels at that point.
  • It must complement her love story and make a promise.
  • Also, the songs must send a message, encourage or spread happiness.

With knowing what to look out for, see some of our carefully selected wedding soundtrack samples.

  1. Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender
  2. Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love With You
  3. Israel Kamakawiwoʻole – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  4. Audrey Hepburn – Moon River
  5. Shania Twain & Bryan White – From This Moment On
  6. Ingrid Mapson – La Vie En Rose
  7. Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
  8. Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing At All
  9. Rod Stewart – When I need you
  10. Lifehouse – You and Me
  11. Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am
  12. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
  13. Chris Brown – Forever’
  14. Brian Crain – Butterfly Waltz
  15. Carter Burwell, Dan Redfeld and Elizabeth Hedman – Bella’s Lullaby
  16. Eva Cassidy – Songbird
  17. Ronan Keating – This I Promise You

Again, don’t be shy to break with tradition if that’s who you are. This is your big day, and the greatest wedding songs aren’t the ones you’re told to play. They’re the ones that make you feel exactly how you’ve always dreamed of.

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Ceremony: Recessional Wedding Songs

You’ve said your vows, exchanged rings, made promises, shared your first kiss and signed the register. Now you’re a couple under the law and the wait is over. This is when the celebration starts properly. You can’t contain your joy and you want to let it out. This is the perfect time to set the mood which spills into the reception.

Leave the ceremony with a bang dancing to some of the slow or upbeat top wedding songs of all time. Alicia Keys “No One”, Rhett Akins “She Said Yes” and Dave Mathew’s “You And Me” and more are on our list.

  1. Rhett Akins – She Said Yes
  2. Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours
  3. Andrew Maze – Knock, knock
  4. Aretha Franklin – You Send Me
  5. Alicia Keys – No One
  6. Coldplay – Sky Full of Stars
  7. Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
  8. Gretchen Wilson – Here For the Party
  9. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life
  10. B-52’s – Love Shack
  11. Beach Boys – God Only Knows
  12. Brandon Heath – Love Never Fails
  13. Dave Matthews Band – You & Me

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Classical Wedding Ceremony Music

While couples are tilting towards new-age trends, others still love the classics for the ceremony. If you’re of this lot, pick out age-long classical wedding music performed by legends. Seek inspiration from your favorite movies and celebrity weddings. Classical gives your wedding ceremony a certain feel. It’s like bringing the Opera to you.

We’ve curated some of the best classical wedding songs like the wedding March by Andrew Grossman, Lana Ross, and Anna Moor. The O’Neil Brothers give us Ode To Joy and John Pachelbel’s Canon in D, amongst many others. See a full list of the classic wedding songs for the ceremony below.

  1. Johann Pachelbel, Edward Brewer and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra – Canon in D, P.37
  2. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Christian Rainer – The Prince of Denmark’s March (Trumpet Voluntary In D Major)
  3. Mado Robin, Libero De Luca, Agnes Disney, Jean Borthayre, Claudine Collart, Simeon LeMaitre and Léo Delibes – Lakmé: El Dúo de la Flor
  4. Andrew Grossman, Lana Ross and Anna Moor – Wedding March
  5. The O’Neill Brothers – Ode To Joy
  6. the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra – Serenade, Eine kleineNachtmusik, K 525: II. Romanza – Andante
  7. J.S. Bach Orchestra – Canon and Gigue In D Major: Canon (Pachelbel’s Canon)
  8. Felix Mendelssohn, London Symphony Orchestra and Peter Maag – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61: IX. Wedding March
  9. Georg Friedrich Handel by Bela Banafalvi& Budapest Strings – Solomon, HWV 67: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  10. Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Gounod, Nora Shulman and Judy Loman – Ave Maria
  11. Antonio Vivaldi, Alberto Lizzio and Musici di San Marco – Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La Primavera” (Spring): I. Allegro

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Entertaining Cocktail Hour Wedding Music

The cocktail hour is that little time before the reception. Guests are catching up with each other over glasses of drinks and finger foods. The ambiance should be relaxing and music not too loud to disturb the peace but not too low for ears. So you must be very intentional about choosing songs. These wedding songs must also spill effortlessly into the reception entrance jam.

Examples include Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon In The Sky”, a happy song with soothing vocals that seeps into the soul. Colbie Caillat sings “I Do”, letting the guests about what happened earlier in the day and much more.

  1. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
  2. Stevie Wonder – Ribbon in the Sky
  3. Sixpence None the Richer – Kiss Me
  4. Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun
  5. The Police – Every Breath You Take
  6. Ben E. King – Stand By Me
  7. Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
  8. Bette Midler – Wind Beneath By Wing
  9. Chris Brown – Forever
  10. Sixpence None the Richer – Kiss Me
  11. Colbie Caillat – I Do

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Fun Reception Entrance Song Ideas

The bride and groom are now a couple and they will show up as husband and wife with a bang! The songs will be fun, upbeat and full of energy with a hint of romance. These wedding songs should be popular too. Some of our favorites include “Let’s Get The Party Started” by Pink, bringing all the energy with it.

Shaggy’s “Angel” is another romantic Hip-hop that couples can vibe to as they make an entrance. O’Jays “Forever Mine” remains a masterpiece. And for some hardcore dancing, turn on “Let’s Get It Started” by Black Eyed Peas. See more examples below.

  1. David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack – Hey Mama (Official Video)
  2. Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
  3. DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
  4. P!nk – Get The Party Started
  5. Tom Jones – She’s a Lady
  6. Shaggy – Angel
  7. Jon Pardi – Head Over Boots
  8. Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper – Life’s a Happy Song
  9. Luther Vandross – Here And Now
  10. O’Jays – Forever Mine
  11. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling
  12. Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera – Feel This Moment
  13. Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started

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Top 21 Classic First Dance Wedding Songs

Do you want to begin the first dance with classics? Then be intentional about selecting this wedding playlist. This dance is crucial, the first as a couple and there are no do-overs. So you’ll curate a playlist with some of the greatest wedding songs of all time. The wedding songs will be sensual, something you can sway to.

We’ve got a list of a wedding music where you’ll find classics like “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, a song of promise and love. Frank Sinatra comes away with the “Way You Look Tonight”, a complimentary piece. Michael Buble says “Sway”, like what you’re doing and more on our list.

  1. Ariana Grande – Imagine
  2. Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight
  3. Elvis Presley – Falling in Love with You
  4. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  5. Nina Simone – I put a spell on you
  6. Doris Day – Dream A Little Dream of Me
  7. Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon
  8. Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons – Can’t Take My Eyes off You
  9. Michael Buble – Sway
  10. Dooley Wilson – As Time Goes By
  11. Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle – A Whole New World
  12. Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet – Love Theme To “Romeo & Juliet
  13. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – Endless Love
  14. The Tango Project – Por Una Cabeza
  15. Heatwave – Always and forever
  16. Lonestar – Amazed
  17. Rod Stewart – Have I told you lately
  18. Peter Gabriel – In your eyes
  19. Big and Rich – Lost in This Moment
  20. Norah Jones – Come Away with Me
  21. 98 Degrees – I Do (Cherish You)

Related post: First Dance Songs For Your Wedding: Modern & Classic Ideas

While some couples will sway to slow music which is, of course, the standard, which may not be your thing. And it’s okay because you can opt for sensual and slightly upbeat songs. Something unique with some of the best marriage songs ever heard.

If a sappy love song isn’t what defines you as a couple, no problem. It’s enthusiastically acceptable to choose a first dance song that’s more upbeat. Choose something with style and makes you feel great – and don’t be shy about the choreography.

John Legend’s “All Of Me” is a perfect wedding song for a unique first dance. It contains a little humor, top-notch vocals, and sweet romance. Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” takes us back to your vows earlier in the day. Harry Connick Jr. says “It Had To Be You”. Check out more examples below.

  1. John Legend – All of Me
  2. Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart
  3. Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman
  4. Katy Perry – Unconditionally
  5. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
  6. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
  7. BebeRexha feat. Florida Georgia Line – Meant to Be
  8. Moulin Rouge – El Tango de Roxanne
  9. John Powell – Assassin’s Tango (From Mr. & Mrs. Smith)
  10. Tina Turner – Simply the Best
  11. Harry Connick Jr – It had to be you
  12. Faith hill and Tim Mcgraw – It’s your love
  13. Eddie Rabbit & Crystal Gayle – Just you and I

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Best Father-Daughter Dance Songs

The wedding day isn’t only for the couple, but their parents as well. The father-daughter dance focuses more on the father of the bride. He can’t believe that his baby girl is taken. He wished he could protect her all her life, but she’s grown. Daddy dearest is in his emotional feelings. Choose wedding songs that appreciate and remind him that you’re his baby girl always.

Get inspired by picks from our list which include “Butterfly Fly Away” by Miley Cyrus. Michael Buble serenades with “Daddy’s Little Girl”. Stevie Wonder gives us a masterpiece titled “Isn’t She Lovely”, sang for his daughter.

  1. Miley Cyrus – Butterfly Fly Away
  2. Beyoncé – Daddy
  3. Paul Simon – Father and Daughter
  4. Billy Joel – Just the Way You Are
  5. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
  6. Nancy Sinatra’s – It’s For My Dad
  7. Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
  8. Rascal Flatts – My Wish
  9. Frank Sinatra – I Wish You Love
  10. Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
  11. Michael Buble – Daddy’s Little Girl
  12. Heartland – I Loved Her First

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Beautiful Mother-Son Dance Songs

He’s grown so much that he’s chosen to build, provide and protect his home. That’s so much change in the twinkle of an eye. Mama can’t believe her baby is grown. A few tears here and there but she’s a happy woman. She remains your first love. During the mother-son dance, she’ll be thinking about how proud she is that she managed to raise a man that knows how to treat a woman right. Choose the wedding song that celebrates her hard work.

Appreciate her with songs like “The First Lady In My Life” by Paul Todd. She gave you the “Greatest Love Of All”, so bring in some Whitney Houston. And to tell how strong she is, play a “Mother Like Mine” by The Band Perry. See more examples below.

  1. Paul Todd – The First Lady in My Life
  2. Whitney Houston – Greatest Love of All
  3. Carrie Underwood – Mama’s Song
  4. The Band Perry – Mother Like Mine
  5. MikkiViereck – A Song for my Son
  6. Whitney Houston – Greatest Love of All
  7. Nat King Cole – Unforgettable
  8. Taylor Hicks – Do I Make You Proud
  9. Boyz II Men – A Song for Mama
  10. Scott Keo – All to You
  11. Bob Dylan – Forever Young
  12. The Band Perry – Mother Like Mine

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Must-Play Wedding Reception Songs

If you want to have a reception to remember, there are dance songs that you should never skip. They must be on your reception playlist as they’re favorites to almost everyone. There is almost no aspect of the wedding that they don’t fit into. And they’re spread across many genres from Hip-hop to country, r&b to vocals and instrumentals.

Some of our favorite picks include “Stand By Me” by The Drifters, a song of commitment and promise. Xxxtentation drops the Hip-hop romantic piece titled “Arms Around You”. Or you can go a little softer with Haley Reinhardt’s “Falling In Love With You”.

  1. XXXTENTACION & Lil Pump ft. Maluma & Swae Lee – Arms Around You
  2. Steve Aoki – Waste It On Me feat. BTS
  3. DJ Snake – Taki Taki ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B
  4. The Drifters – Stand By Me
  5. Michael Bolton – When a Man Loves a Woman
  6. Haley Reinhart – Can’t Help Falling in Love
  7. Rihanna – Diamonds
  8. Aretha Franklin – I Say a Little Prayer
  9. The Beatles – All You Need is Love
  10. Ben E. King – Stand by Me
  11. Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
  12. Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
  13. Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance
  14. Van Morrison – Days Like This
  15. Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight
  16. The Beach Boys – God Only Knows

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Top 18 Wedding Songs That’ll Pack the Dance Floor

You’re all in a celebratory mood and so are the guests. They deserve an opportunity to show how happy they are with some leg work. Now, if you have a boatload of boring and inappropriate songs on your wedding playlist, the excitement dies. Choose some of the most popular wedding songs for guests. This will cause a full dancefloor. The best wedding music is like a siren’s call, luring every able body to the floor and compelling them to move.

Lovelytheband drops “These Are My Friends”. Yes, they are and they’re here to celebrate. Bob Sinclair says “Rock This Party”, exactly what the guests will do. Rhianna’s “Don’t Stop The Music” is all the energy you need. See more examples.

  1. Lovelytheband – These Are My Friends
  2. Hardwell – How You Love Me
  3. EXO – Love Shot
  4. Bob Sinclair – Rock this party
  5. LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock – Party Rock Anthem
  6. Britney Spears – Till the World Ends
  7. Pink – Get the party started
  8. Rihanna – Where Have You Been
  9. Selena Gomez & The Scene – Love You Like A Love Song
  10. ABBA – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
  11. ABBA – Dancing queen
  12. One Republic – Counting Stars
  13. ABBA – Voulez-Vous
  14. Katy Perry – Firework
  15. Pharrell Williams – Happy
  16. Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music
  17. Beyoncé ft. Sean Paul – Baby Boy
  18. Daft Punk – Get Lucky

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Cross-Generational Wedding Hits

Are both of you from the older generation? Or maybe you choose to say your vows all over again. Then, you need to create a thorough blend of music from both the old and new schools. You have youngsters and kids around who may not know the songs from your generation. Give them something to vibe to.

“Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers is a classic piece but very popular. Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” is a beautiful one that will catch everyone’s attention. “Lay All Your Love On Me” by ABBA is yet another one. For more examples, see the list below.

  1. Olivia Newton and John Travolta – You’re the one that I want
  2. The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
  3. Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender
  4. Joe Cocker – You Are So Beautiful
  5. Barbra Streisand – Woman in Love
  6. Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love
  7. ABBA – Lay all your love on me
  8. Frank Sinatra – I Love You Baby
  9. Elton John – Something about the way you look
  10. Eric Clapton – Wonderful tonight
  11. Joe Cocker – You are so beautiful
  12. Elvis Presley – Always on My Mind
  13. Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie – Endless Love

Wedding Music To Get The Bridesmaids Dancing

The bridesmaids make a big part of your day by adding more color to it. They’ve been by your side all-through, making sure all is well. Now it’s time for them to lose their inhibition and show some hot girl steps. Normally, they’d choreograph but that’s not always necessary. Girls deserve to groove!

Start them out with legendary “Put A Ring On It” by Beyoncé. This is arguably the most popular song of all time. Move onto “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel. And to tell them how much they mean to you, feature “Ladies Night” by Kool & the Gang.

  1. Spice Girls – Wannabe
  2. Beyoncé – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
  3. The Chordettes – Lollipop
  4. Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
  5. Aretha Franklin – Respect
  6. Jennifer Lopez – Let’s Get Loud
  7. Britney Spears – Gimme More
  8. Cher – The Shoop Shoop Song’
  9. Michael Jackson – P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)
  10. Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night
  11. Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
  12. Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover

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Wedding Music To Get The Groomsmen Dancing

The groomsmen are in high spirits. Their main man got hitched today. So they are ready to lose the inhibition, fold up their sleeves, free their bow ties and dance the night away. Don’t make it boring for them by playing songs they don’t care about.

We’ve come through for you with a list of the best testosterone-filled jams. Listen to “You Can’t Touch This” by M.C. Hammer or “Bombastic” by Shaggy. Bombastic is a timeless favorite of almost everyone. “Me And My Gang” by Rascal Flatts and many more on our list. See the full list of groomsmen songs.

  1. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  2. M.C. Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
  3. Sir Mix-a-lot – Baby Got Back
  4. LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It
  5. Shaggy – Boombastic
  6. Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
  7. Salt-n-Pepa – Push It
  8. Prince – Pump Up The Jam
  9. Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat
  10. Desiigner – Panda
  11. Rascal Flatts – Me and My Gang

Top Wedding Songs Of All Time That’ll Get Everyone Singing Along

You want to choose songs that everyone can relate to. They could be classics or new school from any genre. The idea is to keep the guests engaged at every stage of the wedding with interesting music that they know. No wedding playlist is complete without some familiar favorites.

Our list of popular wedding songs includes the evergreen piece titled “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell remind us that there “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. A romantic song that has guests singing alone. “Hello” by Lionel Richie remains one of the most favorites of all time. Our complete list of top songs is below.

  1. Elton John – Your Song
  2. Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
  3. Rihanna by ft. JAY-Z – Umbrella
  4. Pitbull ft. Ke$ha – Timber
  5. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  6. Marilyn Monroe – I wanna be Loved by you
  7. Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe
  8. LeAnn Rimes – Can’t Fight The Moonlight
  9. Lionel Richie – Hello
  10. The Bangles – Eternal Flame
  11. The Ronettes – Be My Baby
  12. The Dixie Chicks – Cowboy Take Me Away
  13. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

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Greatest Wedding Cake-Cutting Songs

Cutting the wedding cake is a symbol of your love. This happens at the reception and there should be music to herald this phase. There’s no hard-fast rule to selecting music for the cake cutting. It may be upbeat, something slow and romantic, traditional or otherwise.

If you don’t know the right songs to choose, our selection will inspire you. Try out “Honey” by Mariah Carey or “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard. Another masterpiece is the song titled “Cut The Cake” by Average White Band and “Cake By The Ocean” by DNCE. See the list for more options.

  1. Sugar Sugar – the Archies
  2. Mariah Carey – Honey
  3. James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
  4. DNCE – Cake by the Ocean
  5. Christina Aguilera – Candyman
  6. Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
  7. Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me
  8. the Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
  9. Maroon 5- Sugar
  10. U2- Sweetest Thing
  11. Robin Thicke – The Sweetest Love
  12. Average White Band – Cut The Cake

Related post: Sweet Music: 15 Cake Cutting Songs

Most Romantic Bouquet Toss Songs

It’s believed that whoever catches the bouquet is the next to get married. So tossing the bouquet is more like a wish. Good wish from bride to ladies present. But in all, this is a fun moment for the brides and all the ladies in the house.

Upbeat songs like “Girls, Girls, Girls” by Motley Crue bring energy to the floor. “Diva” by Beyoncé remains evergreen as against her single ladies. This song is over flogged for a bouquet toss. Another beautiful one is “Stupid Love” by Jason Derulo sure to keep the girls dancing. For more bouquet toss songs, check our list.

  1. Mötley Crüe – Girls, Girls, Girls
  2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
  3. Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink – Worth It
  4. Amanda Seyfried – Honey, Honey
  5. Beyoncé – Diva
  6. Jennifer Lopez – Let’s Get Loud
  7. Natalie Cole – This Will Be…(An Everlasting Love)
  8. Jason Derulo – Stupid Love
  9. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
  10. Pat Benatar – Hit Me with Your Best Shot
  11. Beastie Boys – Girls
  12. Christina Aguilera – Genie In A Bottle
  13. Abba – Take A Chance On Me
  14. Bonnie Tyler – I Need a Hero

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This stage can be a bit uncomfortable for some people. Perhaps they find it too crude, inappropriate and all. But it’s a fun phase and with the right music, everyone will get in on the fun. Choose romantic music to swing it more into the realm of wholesome, or lean into the sexy with music that brings the garter toss to the next level. Upbeat songs, especially from the Hip-hop genre work well too.

For instance, Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Starting Something” electrifies the place and sets the mood for a showdown. “Mambo NO. 5” by Lou Bega is another garter toss song that can slay the dancefloor. Or you can opt for “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas and much more on our list below.

  1. Flo Rida ft. Sia – Cake Wild Ones
  2. Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin Something
  3. DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne – I’m the One
  4. Fun ft. Janelle Monáe – We Are Young
  5. Akon ft. Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Love You
  6. Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5
  7. The Beatles – Twist and Shout
  8. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  9. Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan – This Is How We Roll

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Top 13 Last Dance Songs

After a beautiful wedding day with so many events from ceremony to reception, it’s time to share the last dance. A dance that precedes your majestic exit into your honeymoon. So we saved the best songs for the last. It will be romantic, sensual, slow, and lovely. One that all the guests can sway together with the couple.

Open floor with everything “I Need” by Skylar and move to “Paradise” by Coldplay. Take a detour to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and finish with “Love Will Always Keep Us All” by Eagle. For something different, check out the songs list below. Choose wisely. This part of our wedding songs playlist suggestions will make sure that you send them off right.

  1. Skylar Grey – Everything I Need
  2. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
  3. Ed Sheeran – Perfect
  4. Elvis Presley – Love me tender
  5. Frank Sinatra – Strangers in the night
  6. Doris Troy – Just One Look
  7. Coldplay – Paradise
  8. Taylor Swift – Today Was a Fairy Tale
  9. Donna Summer – Last Dance
  10. Justin Timberlake – What Goes Around…Comes Around
  11. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – >(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
  12. Sister Sledge – We Are Family
  13. Eagles – Love Will Keep Us Alive

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‘Do Not Play’ List – Wedding Songs To Skip

Every wedding should have a “do not play” list and this is for several reasons. They may be lyrically terrible that your guests can’t relate. They could be quite filled with vulgar words, highly sexual or bring back memories better forgotten. Or they may contain negative words that do not express the essence of your love.

Such songs include “The One That Got Away: by Katy Perry and a “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga. Compile songs and give them to your wedding band.

  1. Katy Perry – The One That Got Away
  2. Andra – Cake Love Can Save It All
  3. Lady Gaga – Million reasons
  4. Tori Kelly – Hallelujah

Related post: Most-Banned Wedding Songs List

Bonus: Engagement Party Playlist

Your engagement party is the place to celebrate your new status. Everyone is in high spirits because your love popped the question. From Hip-hop to country, r&b to traditional, it all depends on your taste. But one thing is certain, the fact that you’re celebrating love. So your songs will be more romantic than neutral.

Songs like “Let Me Love You” by Justin Bieber or “Happy Together” by The Turtles. These songs tell the guests how you feel. If you want to go a little classics, try “Love And Marriage” by Frank Sinatra. See the list below for more.

  1. Ed Sheeran (with Andrea Bocelli)- Perfect Symphony
  2. Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
  3. Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
  4. Martina McBride and Train – Marry Me
  5. Frank Sinatra – Love and Marriage
  6. the Turtles – Happy Together
  7. the Beatles – When I’m Sixty-Four
  8. The Backstreet Boys – The Perfect Fan
  9. Train – Hey, Soul Sister
  10. Juice Newton – Angel Of The Morning
  11. Joe Cocker – Up where we belong
  12. Hozier – Take Me To Church

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Bonus: Bridal Shower Playlist

There is a wedding date already, the special day of nuptials day gets closer. The bridal shower is full of fun events that will only get better with the right wedding music. The family will be there and probably other elderly people. So the songs must be decent and fun.

“L.O.V.E” by Nat Cole King remains a winner for bridal showers. It has a way of sounding new every time. You can do “2 Become 1” by Spice Girls, an evergreen romantic jam. How about “Now That We Found Love” by Heavy D & The boy Band? Perfect! See more songs below.

  1. Big & Rich – Lost In This Moment
  2. Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E
  3. Aretha Franklin – Respect
  4. Spice Girls – 2 Become 1
  5. Eric Carmen – Hungry Eyes
  6. My Best Friend’s Wedding Cast – Wishing and Hoping
  7. Stevie Wonder – You are the sunshine of my life
  8. The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  9. Heavy D. & The Boy – Now That We Found Love
  10. Jack Johnson – Better Together
  11. Jason Mraz – Song For A Friend

Bonus: Rehearsal Dinner Music

The wedding is less than a month and it’s time for the last practice. Yes, the wedding rehearsal is more or less a mock wedding. Everything is a reflection of how the wedding day will look. So the process for music selection is stiff but a little softer than the actual wedding. Choose a rehearsal dinner playlist that reinforces this and try to avoid loud songs with too many lyrics which distract from good conversation and toasts.

For your rehearsal dinner, Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph” is perfect. For something a little trendy traditional, “Vida La Vida” by Coldplay sounds right. You want to tell everyone something, play “Say You’ll Be There” by Spice Girls. Get more songs from the rehearsal dinner music playlist below.

  1. John Legend – Love Me Now
  2. Ed Sheeran – Photograph
  3. Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A
  4. Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris – We Found Love
  5. High School Musical cast – Breaking Free
  6. Spice Girls – Say You’ll Be There
  7. Chainsmokers& Coldplay – Something Just Like This
  8. Coldplay – Viva La Vida
  9. Patrick Swayze – She’s like the wind
  10. Jackie DeShannon – What The World Needs Now Is Love
  11. Elton John – Something About the Way You Look Tonight

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Bonus: Bachelorette Party Songs

This is an all-girls party, full of fun, games, booze, foods and good music. And in case you’re not in charge of the planning, create your playlist and give it to the planner. You’ve dreamed of this day and you’ve got an idea of the tone and ambiance you want to set.

“Wannabe” by Spice girls gets everyone in the energy mood. “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain brings the romantic vibes. And if you want to lose the inhibition dancing the night away, it’s “Raining Man” by Gerry Halliwell is right. For more, see the below list.

  1. Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like a Woman
  2. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  3. Gerry Halliwell – It’s raining man
  4. Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya, and Pink ft. Missy Elliott – Lady Marmalade
  5. Beyoncé – Run the World (Girls)
  6. Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
  7. Spice Girls – Wannabe
  8. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
  9. KC & The Sunshine Band – Shake Your Booty
  10. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
  11. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
  12. The Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes – Don’t Cha
  13. Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music
  14. Katy Perry – Roar
  15. Meredith Brooks – I’m a bitch I’m a lover
  16. The Pussycat Dolls ft. Will.i.am – Beep

Wedding music cannot be quite overlooked no matter the style of wedding. But after all, said, the choice of wedding songs depends on you. It’s your day and your happiness, choices, and needs come first. Yet, we are all about helping you make the best of your wedding day through good music. This post aims to help is curating your playlist for the appropriate music for every wedding stage. Your entire wedding music playlist should be inspired by how you want yourself and your guests to feel. Combine songs that are family-friendly, familiar, and multigenerational and everyone will have a great time.

Check out the infographic to choose the best music for your wedding:

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