Garter Placement Songs: Trending and Timeless Hits

Updated November 14, 2023 | Author: Matthew Campbell

The garter placement songs are to be played with the winner of the garter toss placing the garter onto the winner of the bouquet toss at a wedding.

Not sure which are the best garter placement songs for your wedding? Don’t worry, we got you.

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When picking out the song to play while placing the garter, you must consider the following 3 factors:?

  1. Is the song appropriate for the winners of the bouquet and garter?
  2. Does the song’s theme match the wedding theme?
  3. Does the genre match your favorite?

As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of songs for placing the garter. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s brides. Besides new and popular, additional lists are grouped by genre to match your taste in music.

New Garter Placement Hits

  1. “Lose Control” by Teddy Swims (Pop – 2023)
  2. “Super Freaky Girl” by Nicki Minaj (Hip Hop – 2022)
  3. “Lobby” by Anitta x Missy Elliott (Pop – 2022)
  4. “Sweetest Pie” by Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion (Pop – 2022)
  5. “Big Energy” by Latto (Hip Hop – 2021)
  6. “Yummy” by Justin Bieber (Pop – 2020)
  7. “What a Man Gotta Do” by Jonas Brothers (Pop – 2020)
  8. “Nice to Meet Ya” by Meghan Trainor, Nicki Minaj (Pop – 2020)
  9. “Single Saturday Night” by Cole Swindell (Country – 2020)
  10. “shut up” by Greyson Chance (Pop – 2019)
  1. “Pony” by Ginuwine (R&B – 1996)
  2. “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams (Pop – 2019)
  3. “Hot In Herre” by Nelly (Hip Hop – 2002)
  4. “Beggin'” by Måneskin (Rock – 2017)
  5. “Death Of A Bachelor” by Panic! At The Disco (Alternative – 2016)
  6. “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley (Rock – 1968)
  7. “What a Man Gotta Do” by Jonas Brothers(Pop – 2020)
  8. “Single Saturday Night” by Cole Swindell (Country – 2020)
  9. “Come And Get Your Love” by Redbone (Pop Rock – 1973)
  10. “Luck Be A Lady” by Frank Sinatra (Jazz – 1950)

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Rock Hits

  1. Beggin’ – Måneskin
  2. Death Of A Bachelor – Panic! At The Disco
  3. American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
  4. Cherry Pie – Warrant
  5. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  6. Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites
  7. Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
  8. Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  9. Hot For Teacher – Van Halen
  10. Heaven – Bryan Adams
  11. Gimme All Your Lovin’ – ZZ Top
  12. Bad To The Bone – George Thorogood
  13. Legs – ZZ Top
  14. Twilight Zone – Golden Earring
  15. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
  16. I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  17. Start Me Up – by The Rolling Stones
  18. Centerfold – The J. Geils Band
  19. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  20. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  21. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? – Rod Stewart
  22. Feels like the First Time – Foreigner
  23. Hot Legs – Rod Stewart
  24. Come And Get Your Love – Redbone
  25. You Can Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
  26. A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
  27. Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
  28. Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix
  29. Wild Thing – The Troggs

Tip

Before you can even place the garter, you need to first get it.  This can be done with the assistance of a garter removal song to remove the garter from the bride’s leg.

 

Pop Tracks

  1. Yummy – Justin Bieber
  2. What a Man Gotta Do – Jonas Brothers
  3. Nice to Meet Ya – Meghan Trainor feat. Nicki Minaj
  4. shut up – Greyson Chance
  5. Filthy – Justin Timberlake
  6. Slow Hands – Niall Horan
  7. Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande
  8. Versace On The Floor – Bruno Mars
  9. Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
  10. Get Lucky – Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams
  11. Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z
  12. Come & Get It – Selena Gomez
  13. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
  14. Womanizer – Britney Spears
  15. Dirrty – Christina Aguilera feat. Redman
  16. Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
  17. Sexyback – Justin Timberlake
  18. Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
  19. Who Let The Dogs Out? – Baha Men
  20. Here Comes The Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
  21. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
  22. Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
  23. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
  24. Kiss – Prince
  25. Oh Yeah – Yello
  26. Some Guys Have All The Luck – Rod Stewart
  27. She’s A Lady – Tom Jones
  28. The Wanderer – Dion

Tip

One of the participants in the garter placement is the winner of the garter toss. See a list of music to play while tossing the wedding garter.

 

R&B Tunes

  1. Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
  2. Earned It – The Weeknd
  3. Drunk in Love – Beyoncé
  4. Ridin’ Solo – Jason Derulo
  5. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce
  6. Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
  7. Thong Song – Sisqo
  8. Pony – Ginuwine
  9. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
  10. Super Freak – Rick James
  11. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
  12. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe – Barry White
  13. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  14. At Last – Etta James

Tip

The other participant in the garter placement process is the winner of the bouquet toss. See a list of songs to play while the bride tosses her bouquet.

 

Hip Hop Favorites

  1. Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee
  2. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  3. Hey Ya! – Outkast
  4. Hot In Herre – Nelly
  5. Big Pimpin’ – Jay-Z
  6. Still Not A Player – Big Punisher feat. Joe
  7. Whatta Man – Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue
  8. U Can’t Touch This – M.C. Hammer
  9. Wild Thing – Tone-Loc

Tip

Once you have the winners of the tosses, you can incorporate them into your wedding part dance too. See a list of songs to play for the wedding party to dance to.

 

Country Must-Plays

  1. Single Saturday Night – Cole Swindell
  2. Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
  3. We Should Be Friends – Miranda Lambert
  4. Country Girl (Shake It For Me) – Luke Bryan
  5. Do I – Luke Bryan
  6. Real Good Man – Tim McGraw
  7. Hot Mama – Trace Adkins
  8. Shameless – Garth Brooks

Tip

One of the most important moments during your wedding reception is the first dance. All eyes are on you. Pick a song that has special meaning to you. See popular songs that wedding couples have chosen for their first dance.

Instrumental Mood Setters

  1. Mission Impossible Theme – Danny Elfman
  2. Raiders March – John Williams
  3. Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme) – Bill Conti
  4. Main Title (Theme From Jaws) – John Williams
  5. Pink Panther Theme – Henry Mancini
  6. The Stripper – David Rose

Tip

The bride can dance with the groom’s dad and the groom can dance with the bride’s mom. See a list of popular in-law dance songs.

 

Jazz Music

  1. Luck Be A Lady – Frank Sinatra
  2. Fever – Peggy Lee

Disco Dancing

  1. Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  2. Macho Man – Village People
  3. Brick House – The Commodores

Tip

When the reception is coming to an end, do you want to end on a high note or a slow dance song? See a list of romantic and upbeat songs to end your reception.

Reggae Genre

  1. Boombastic – Shaggy

Do you have a favorite garter placement song not on my list? Please share your song below in the comments.

 

FAQs

We have garter removal but what about placement? Yes, this is really a thing. After the bouquet toss and garter toss, those winners engage in the garter placement. Fun, right?

Don’t worry, the garter placement isn’t as risque as the removal.

This part of the reception is when the winner of the bouquet toss puts the bride’s garter on the arm of the winner of the garter toss. What’s better?

It’s also fun for a same-sex wedding if you chose to wear a garter and use a bouquet.

You can enhance the garter placement with a drum roll or a song. Of course, we prefer a song for this part.

The garter placement happens after the garter toss at the wedding reception. The typical order for the wedding reception is Bouquet Toss, Garter Removal, Garter Toss & Garter Placement are the typical order. It is up to you as the wedding couple if you want to have some of the above events or none at all. We have seen weddings with many combinations. As always, discuss it between yourselves and with your professional wedding planner.

Of note is that the bouquet toss and the garter toss are great photo opportunities. If you don’t like that stereotype, you can: throw the little black book, toss the boutonniere, and do a sports toss. If you want the photo opportunity and not the garter, you have options. Changing the “removal and toss” will change the “placement.” The point is to wish others the luck in love that you two have found. Rituals define us as humans; they’re important.

The bouquet songs are generally female-focused and the garter toss is generally male-focused. However, if you prefer to make these events gender-neutral, focus on love songs that are hopeful for the future like Michael Bublé’s “I Just Haven’t Met You Yet” or Ryan Montbleau’s “I Can’t Wait.” The garter removal and garter placement songs usually have a “sexy” theme.

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.

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