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Greatest Wedding Songs

Songs for 24 Micro-Moments

October 2018

Below are not only the Greatest Wedding Songs, to make your planning easier. We have grouped the song choices into 24 Separate Wedding Day Events. Everything from:

Each Month we update these songs with ten of our favorite songs for each of the 24 events.

To make your wedding day a memorable one, we try and give you ideas not played at every wedding – and some of the greatest wedding song choices.

Note – 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.

Don’t miss any of our Chart song lists:

  1. Top 50 Wedding Songs All-Time
  2. Greatest Wedding Songs
  3. Hot 50 Wedding Songs
  4. Newly Released Wedding Songs

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.


1. Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups


2. Made For Now – Janet Jackson & Daddy Yankee


3. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston


4. I Like Me Better – Lauv


5. Unless It’s With You – Christina Aguilera


6. Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay


7. Crazy Beautiful – Andy Grammer


8. I Hate Love Songs – Kelsea Ballerini


9. Marry Me – Jason Derulo


10. All of My Life – Erica Campbell feat. Warryn Campbell

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.


1. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles


2. Over The Rainbow / Simple Gifts – The Piano Guys


3. Perfect Duet – Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox feat. Mario Jose, India Carney & Dave Koz


4. I Don’t Know Why – Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert


5. Butterflies – Queen Naija


6. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Kina Grannis


7. I’m With You – Vance Joy


8. Us – James Bay & Alicia Keys


9. All Your Love – Dustin Tebbutt


10. Symphony – Josh Groban

Wedding Party Entrance – Processional

View Top 100 Processional Songs

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.


1. From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay


2. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding


3. I Do – ASHLEE + EVAN


4. Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich


5. Ribbon In The Sky – Stevie Wonder


6. F E E L S – SafetySuit


7. Songbird – Eva Cassidy


8. A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys


9. I Choose You – Sara Bareilles


10. Wedding Medley: Marry Me / Bless the Broken Road / All of Me / A Thousand Years – Anthem Lights

Bride Entrance – Processional

View Top 100 Processional Songs

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.


1. Speechless – Dan + Shay


2. Earthquake – The Black Lillies


3. The One – Kodaline


4. At Last – Etta James


5. Millionaire – Chris Stapleton


6. Shallow – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper


7. Sea Of Love – Cat Power


8. Over The Rainbow – Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole


9. Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill & D’Angelo


10. Better – JJ Heller

Ceremony Unity Song

View Best 57 Unity Songs

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.


1. When I Fall In Love – Michael Bublé


2. God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton


3. Perfect Symphony – Ed Sheeran with Andrea Bocelli


4. Ave Maria – Beyonce


5. Give All – Jon Danforth


6. Take My Hand (The Wedding Song) – Emily Hackett feat. Will Anderson


7. Before You – Fortunate Ones


8. All Of Me – John Legend


9. You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne


10. Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts

Wedding Vows Song



I Do – Casi Joy

Recessional

View Top 100 Recessional Songs

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.


1. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder


2. You Make My Dreams Come True – Daryl Hall & John Oates


3. At Home – Jon Bryant


4. Back to Life – Rascal Flatts


5. Meant to Be – Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line


6. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles


7. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson


8. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors


9. Forever Always – Peter Cottontale feat. Chance The Rapper, Rex Orange County, Daniel Caesar


10. Finally Mine – Juliet Roberts

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.


1. Today – Brad Paisley


2. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell


3. Love Someone – Lukas Graham


4. More – Clare Dunn


5. Never Stop (Wedding Version) – SafetySuit


6. Good Life – OneRepublic


7. Better With You – Jason Mraz


8. Summertime Magic – Childish Gambino


9. Best Shot – Jimmie Allen


10. For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder

Guests Arrival at Reception & Cocktail Hour

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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.


1. A Good Night – John Legend feat. BloodPop®


2. The Middle – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey


3. I’ll Be There – Jess Glynne


4. Unforgettable – Thomas Rhett


5. Africa – Weezer


6. No Matter Where You Are – Us The Duo


7. Whole Lot in Love – Austin Burke


8. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me – The Miracles


9. broken – lovelytheband


10. Guiding Light – Mumford & Sons

Grand Entrance

View Top 100 Entrance Songs

Pro Tip – Be sure your music entertainer builds excitement before your grand entrance. Don’t enter after a slow song.


1. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas


2. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars


3. Star Wars Main Theme – John Williams


4. There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back – Shawn Mendes


5. Game Of Thrones Theme (Armin van Buuren Remix) – Ramin Djawadi


6. A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay


7. My House – Flo Rida


8. On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons


9. Thunderstruck – AC/DC


10. Top Gun Anthem – Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens

First Dance

View Top 100 First Dance Songs

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.


1. Perfect – Ed Sheeran


2. Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett


3. Heaven – Kane Brown


4. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur


5. Why I Love You – MAJOR.


6. You Are The Reason – Calum Scott & Leona Lewis


7. Beyond – Leon Bridges


8. On My Way to You – Cody Johnson


9. Best Part – Daniel Caesar Featuring H.E.R.


10. Dance With Me – Phillip Phillips

Dinner Music

View Other Background Music Ideas

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.


1. Say Something – Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton


2. Mine – Bazzi


3. Have It All – Jason Mraz


4. Kiss Me – Magic!


5. Kiss Somebody – Morgan Evans


6. Can’t Nobody – AudiYO feat. Tucka


7. Sit Next To Me – Foster the People


8. Kiss – Prince


9. Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum


10. Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran

Cake Cutting

View Top 85 Cake Cutting Songs

Pro Tip – If you want to help prevent the playful cake smashing, use forks for feeding each other.


1. Sugar – Maroon 5


2. Cake By The Ocean – DNCE


3. Sugar, Sugar – The Archies


4. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor


5. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye


6. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard


7. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton


8. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops


9. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole


10. Cake – Flo Rida & 99 Percent

Bouquet Toss

View Top 80 Bouquet Toss Songs

Pro Tip – Have more than one bouquet made for the bride – one to keep and one to toss.


1. Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor


2. Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper


3. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce


4. Country Girl (Shake It For Me) – Luke Bryan


5. American Woman – Lenny Kravitz


6. Run The World (Girls) – Beyonce


7. Man! I Feel Like A Woman! – Shania Twain


8. Girls Like You – Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B


9. Wannabe – The Spice Girls


10. Little White Church – Little Big Town

Garter Removal Songs

View Top 69 Garter Removal Songs

Pro Tip – Just like the bouquet, purchase more than one garter so you have your keepsake too.


1. Foxey Lady – Jimi Hendrix


2. Filthy – Justin Timberlake


3. Hot In Herre – Nelly


4. Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt


5. Legs – ZZ Top


6. Sexyback – Justin Timberlake


7. Shameless – Garth Brooks


8. Pony – Ginuwine


9. Hot Legs – Rod Stewart


10. I’m Too Sexy (Touch This Skin) – Black Stereo Faith

Garter Toss Songs

View Top 60 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.


1. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen


2. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top


3. The Man – Aloe Blacc


4. The Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy


5. Bad to the Bone – George Thorogood


6. Toss It Up – 2Pac


7. Death of a Bachelor – Panic! at the Disco


8. Bad Boys – Inner Circle


9. Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf


10. Big Pimpin’ – Jay-Z feat. Ugk

Garter Placement Songs

View Top 50 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.


1. Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites


2. Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers


3. Let’s Get it On – Marvin Gaye


4. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate


5. Oh Yeah – Yello


6. Theme From Mission: Impossible – Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen


7. Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins


8. Bump N’ Grind – R. Kelly


9. Earned It – The Weeknd


10. Come On To Me – Paul McCartney

Father Daughter Dance

View Top 75 Father Daughter Dance Songs

Pro Tip – If you have more than one male role model in your life, have one cut-in and join the dance. If no male role models in your life, you can have a mother daughter dance.


1. Daddy Dance With Me – Krystal Keith


2. I Loved Her First – Heartland


3. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw


4. Like My Daddy – Lenasia Tyson


5. Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman


6. My Girl – The Temptations


7. Dance With My Daughter – Jason Blaine


8. The Old Man & His Daughter – Kaitlin Huwe


9. Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross


10. I’ll Be Your Man (Song For A Daughter) – Zac Brown Band

Mother Son Dance

View Top 80 Mother Son Dance Songs

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..


1. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd


2. My Wish – Rascal Flatts


3. A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men


4. Mother – Sugarland


5. Simple Man – Shinedown


6. Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw


7. Mama – Lunchmoney Lewis


8. Loves Me Like a Rock – Paul Simon


9. A Mother’s Song – T Carter Music


10. Mom – Garth Brooks

Money Dance

View Top 75 Money Dance Songs

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.


1. If I Had $1,000,000 – Barenaked Ladies


2. With A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles


3. Mom and Daddy’s Money – Adam Doleac


4. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole


5. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton


6. Why Don’t We Just Dance – Josh Turner


7. Everything – Michael Buble


8. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack


9. I’ll Be – Edwin McCain


10. I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice

Wedding Party Dance

View Top 100 Wedding Party Dance Songs

Pro Tip – The wedding party dance changes the focus from the bride and groom back to the dance floor. Consider having more of an uptempo song or a group dance song to get things started.


1. Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon


2. Wobble – V.I.C.


3. Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks


4. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars


5. these are my friends – lovelytheband


6. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas


7. Cupid Shuffle – Cupid


8. All My Friends – The Revivalists


9. Celebration – Kool & The Gang


10. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

Party Time!

View Top 200 Party Songs

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.


1. Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake


2. In My Feelings – Drake


3. Havana – Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug


4. Say Amen (Saturday Night) – Panic! At The Disco


5. I Like It – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin


6. September – Earth, Wind & Fire


7. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey


8. Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker


9. Taki Taki – DJ Snake feat. Selena Gomez & Ozuna & Cardi B


10. Apache – The Sugarhill Gang

Celebration Dance of Longest Married Couple

View Top 85 Anniversary Songs

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.


1. My Way – Frank Sinatra


2. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers


3. You’re Still The One – Shania Twain


4. 99 Years – Josh Groban duet with Jennifer Nettles


5. 100 Years – Five For Fighting


6. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder


7. Beautiful (You Are so Beautiful to Me) – The Old Skool Gang


8. When I’m Sixty-Four – The Beatles


9. That’s Amore – Dean Martin


10. Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray

Last Dance

View Top 75 Last Dance Songs

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.


1. Save The Last Dance For Me – Michael Buble


2. Closing Time – Semisonic


3. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes


4. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond


5. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz


6. Piano Man – Billy Joel


7. The Best Is Yet To Come – Drake White


8. Glad You Came – The Wanted


9. End Up With You – Carrie Underwood


10. Goodbye – Jason Derulo & David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj & Willy William

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