You may be looking for the greatest wedding songs of all-time? Sorry, but this is not your list. Our list is for people looking for the best wedding songs right now for each wedding event from the time you are getting ready until the last dance before goodbyes.
Rule #1 – Exact songs can only appear once in our greatest wedding songs list. Different versions or covers can appear but not a single song by the same artist twice.
Rule #2 – Songs are reviewed and updated the beginning of each month. Songs are our favorite picks for each wedding event. You will enjoy a mix of different genres and eras.
Getting Ready Wedding Songs
Pro Tip – Conduct a trial run of your complete wedding look. This includes your dress/tux, make-up, hair and most importantly your shoes. You may need to break in your shoes before your big day in order for them to be comfortable the whole day.
Guests Arrival at Ceremony
Pro Tip – Instead of having the bride’s family sitting to the left and the groom’s family sitting to the right, have guests sit on both sides. This way families get to intermingle before the I do’s and one side doesn’t dominate the other in size.
Wedding Party Entrance – Processional
Pro Tip – Do you know the official order of the processional? 1. Mother of the Bride, 2. Grandparents of the Bride, 3. Grandparents of the Groom, 4. Bridesmaids & Groomsmen, 5. Best Man, 6. Maid and/or Matron of Honor, 7. Groom, 8. Officiant, 9. Ring Bearer & Flower Girl, 10. Bride.
Bride Entrance – Processional
Pro Tip – All eyes are on you as the bride. No matter how nervous, SMILE. Tell a joke, or watch funny videos before walking down the aisle. It will help relieve the stress of the moment.
Ceremony Unity Song
Pro Tip – A wedding is more than a joining of two people. It is a joining of families. Incorporate the mothers and/or fathers into the unity ceremony to represent two families banding together.
Pro Tip – As the Bride and Groom and wedding party are the first people to exit, immediately start the receiving line so that all wedding guests are thanked for coming and also get to meet both families on the way out.
Guests Exiting Ceremony
Pro Tip – Try to stick to a rigid timetable. The longer you take from the time the ceremony is over until the wedding party arrives at the wedding reception, the longer your guests are waiting to eat, or running up your bar tab for cocktail hour. Keep them waiting the shortest amount of time.
Guests Arrival at Reception & Cocktail Hour
Pro Tip – Wedding guests are attending your wedding expecting to have a good time. Have the music reflect the type of event you want to portray ~ fun, exciting, classy, free-spirited, etc.
Pro Tip – Be sure your music entertainer builds excitement before your grand entrance. Don’t enter after a slow song.
Pro Tip – Whether you are on the East Coast or West Coast, go from the grand entrance right into the first dance. It makes for a great transition and keeps the celebration going.
Pro Tip – Dinner time is the best time for family to talk and catch up. It’s best to not have the music blasting. At the same time, don’t put everyone to sleep too.
Pro Tip – If you want to help prevent the playful cake smashing, use forks for feeding each other.
Pro Tip – Have more than one bouquet made for the bride – one to keep and one to toss.
Garter Removal Songs
Pro Tip – Just like the bouquet, purchase more than one garter so you have your keepsake too.
Garter Toss Songs
Pro Tip – Attach the garter for tossing to a football, baseball or other sports opject so that the boys will want to catch the object with the garter.
Garter Placement Songs
Pro Tip – Have a plan for a playful placement and respectful placement in case your young neice and older friend win the bouquet toss and the garter toss.
Father Daughter Dance
Mother Son Dance
Pro Tip – The dance will mean more to your mother. Make her feel special by offering her a special note, gift or momento to remeber your day..
Pro Tip – Not everyone wants to have a money dance because it is like asking for money. However, the dance makes for a great moment with the guests at your wedding. Who’s to say you can’t have a money dance without the money. Maybe have poker chips or something else in order to dance with the bride and groom.
Wedding Party Dance
Pro Tip Do not plan the whole party playlist or being too restrictive in your music choices to the music entertainer. They are the professional and should know what will fill the dance floor and be able to read the crowd and make adjustments accordingly.
Celebration Dance of Longest Married Couple
Pro Tip – A memorable way to fill the dance floor is to celebrate the longest married couple at your wedding. You can also offer a memento to the couple like a corsage and a boutonniere.
Pro Tip – This song closes out the event. Do you want to end on a high note dance or a meaningful group dance with everyone circling the bride and groom? Up to you.
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