Wedding Planning Guide
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Every love story needs a great soundtrack. The wedding music you choose for your ceremony and reception will set the tone for your guests and create memories that will stay with you forever. Whether you choose a bluegrass trio, classical string quartet, DJ, or a custom playlist on shuffle, your music style and song choices should be reflective of who you and your future spouse are.
However, from the ceremony processional to the first dance, figuring out the perfect song can be overwhelming. So if you're not sure where to start, here's a rundown of the best songs for every major wedding moment.
PROCESSIONAL WEDDING SONGS
Songs that are perfect for the wedding party's walk down the aisle.
RECESSIONAL WEDDING SONGS
End the ceremony on a high note with one of these songs.
ENTRANCE WEDDING SONGS
Kick off the party with the perfect reception-entrance song.
FIRST DANCE WEDDING SONGS
Songs that will make your first dance a moment to remember.
FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE WEDDING SONGS
The sweetest songs for your dance with Dad.
MOTHER-SON DANCE WEDDING SONGS
Songs recommendations for your and your mom's moment in the spotlight.
MORE OF OUR FAVORITE WEDDING SONGS
If you’ve been to a few weddings, there are some top wedding songs you’ve probably heard at many of them. If you want to keep your own wedding playlist fresh, here’s a list of the top 10 most popular wedding songs with 40 songs you may also like. See our curated Spotify playlist after the list.
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|1. “You Make My Dreams” by Hall and Oates||
“1234” by Feist
“Oh My My” by OneRepublic
“Love Never Felt So Good” by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake
“We Found Love” by Rihanna
|2. “Can't Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley||
“How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
“No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses
“I Will” by The Beatles
|3. “At Last” by Etta James||
“Feeling Good” by Nina Simone
“Coming Home” by Leon Bridges
“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
“All of Me” by John Legend
|4. “Hey Ya!” by Outkast||
“Dynamite” by Taio Cruz
“The Walker” by Fitz and the Tantrums
“Feel Good Inc.” by The Gorillaz
“D.A.N.C.E.” by Justice
“Have Some Love” by Childish Gambino
|5. “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars||
“Soul With a Capital S” by Tower of Power
“Funky Side of Town” by James Brown
“Give Up the Funk” by Parliament
“Adventure Of A Lifetime” by Coldplay
“Good Times Roll” by GRiZ
|6. “Shout” by The Isley Brothers||
“Hand Clapping Song” by The Meters
“Testify” by The Isley Brothers (feat. Jimi Hendrix)
“Let’s Dance” by Chris Montez
“Let's Have a Party” by Wanda Jackson
|7. “Groove is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite||
“I Feel Love” by Donna Summer
“He's The Greatest Dancer” by Sister Sledge
“Everybody Dance” by Chic
“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk
“Power Of Love” by Deee-Lite
|8. “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire||
“Happy Feelin’” by Earth, Wind & Fire
“Inside and Out” by Feist
|9. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson||
“You Rock My World” by Michael Jackson
“The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
“Light It Up” by Major Lazer
|10. “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce||
“Love on the Brain” by Rihanna
“Roses” by The Chainsmokers ft. ROZES
“Love on Top” by Beyonce