Wedding Day Playlist

Set Your Wedding Day to Music

November 2021

Congratulations on your engagement. Now comes the wedding planning. It’s easy until it’s not. Wow. You never knew how many decisions there are to make, right? Cake tastings, invitation proofs, photography styles, dresses, tuxedos, footwear, flower arrangements, and more!

Once you choose the wedding DJ, there are even more choices! Don’t worry. We got you.

We know you can use a bit of help selecting songs for your wedding playlist. Below, find a condensed playlist for the big picture of the wedding songs in the context of the entire event.

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  • Exact songs can only appear once in our wedding playlist. Cover songs are allowed but not a single song by the same artist twice.
  • Please do not give your music entertainment a list of 180 songs. If your wedding reception is 4 hours, 80 songs at 3 minutes each will take 4 hours. Provide your top 20 songs and songs that have a personal meaning to you. The wedding DJ or band is a professional who is paid to read the crowd and play what fills the dance floor.
  • Provide your song suggestions to your music entertainment at least 2 weeks before your big day. They need time to prepare your playlist to match your music tastes and practice introductions.

To make your wedding day a memorable one, we give you ideas for songs that aren’t overplayed. The last thing you want is your wedding day to be cliché. To keep some balance, along with the songs not played at every wedding, we include some of the greatest wedding song choices as well.

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Guests Arrival at Ceremony - Prelude


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.
You Are The Reason - The Piano Guys & Dallas String Quartet
2021
Fell In Love - LeVelle, Anthony Hamilton
2021
A Good Day to Be Loved - Toby & Pip
2021
All I Need Is You - Salaam Remi
2021
Take My Name - Parmalee
2021
Can't Help Falling In Love - Music Travel Love
2021
The Best Thing - Paper Planes
2021
Found - Jacob Banks
2021
Made for Me - Tim Rogers, Tweet
2021
I Don't Know Any Better - Johnny and Heidi
2021

Wedding Party Entrance – Processional


View Top Processional Songs

Pro Tip – Do you know the official order of the processional? 1. Parents of the Groom, 2. Mother of the Bride, 3. Grandparents of the Bride, 4. Grandparents of the Groom, 5. Bridesmaids & Groomsmen, 6. Best Man, 7. Maid and/or Matron of Honor, 8. Groom, 9. Officiant, 10. Ring Bearer & Flower Girl, 11. Bride or Bride & Father.
Sweet Child o' Mine - The Piano Guys
2021
Unconditionally - Caleb and Kelsey
2021
Is This Love - Allen Stone
2021
Blessed - Hil St. Soul, Noel Gourdin
2021
This Room - Matt Cooper
2021
Butterflies - MAX, Ali Gatie
2021
Steal My Heart Away - The Paper Kites, Ainslie Wills
2021
loving you - Mahogany Lox
2021
All I Wanted - Voyageur
2021
So Will I - Ben Platt
2020

Bride Entrance – Processional


View Top 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.
Never Til Now - Ashley Cooke
2021
Perfect (Reprise) - Camila Cabello, Nicholas Galitzine
2021
I Love You More - Avery Anna
2021
Kiss the Girl - Brent Morgan
2021
Someone Like Me - Julia Westlin
2021
Imagine (Acoustic) - Ben Platt
2021
Made to Love You - Drew Angus
2021
You're Amazing - David Miskit
2021
I Love You More - Dionne Carole
2021
Walk in a Room (Reimagined) - Muscadine Bloodline
2021

Ceremony Unity Song


View Top 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.
Marry Me - Teddy Campbell Band
2021
I Do - Rotimi
2021
Faithfully - Brian McKnight
2021
Hold Us Tight (Acoustic) - The Macarons Project
2021
Ritual - Chadwick Johnson
2021
I Do - Monique Melendez, Byron Addison
2021
If It Were up to Me - Johnny and Heidi
2021
No Matter Where You Are (Wedding Version) - Us The Duo
2020
One + One - Lawson Bates, Olivia Collingsworth
2019
I Would, I Could, I Do (Duet) - Treela
2019

Wedding Vows



Pro Tip – Write your own vows. It will make memories that last a lifetime and make your ceremony personalized.
Better Half - JJ Heller
2021
Grow - Samm Henshaw
2021
Come What May - Caleb and Kelsey
2021
I Do - Marilyn Hucek
2021
I Do (Written for Daughters' Weddings) - Alan Jackson
2021
Make You Mine - Meg Ammons
2021
Anything - JJ Heller
2021
I Found A Love (Live at Levon Helm Studios) - José James, Taali
2021
Beginning Middle End - Leah Nobel
2021
Tough Ones - Cooper Alan
2021

Recessional


View Top Recessional Songs

Pro Tip – As the Newlyweds 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.
I Wanna Remember (Acoustic) - NEEDTOBREATHE, Carrie Underwood
2021
Ocean - LunchMoney Lewis, Meghan Trainor
2021
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Jennifer Hudson
2021
My Love Will Follow You - Dave Barnes
2021
Side By Side - Jon Foreman, Madison Cunningham
2021
What a Wonderful World - Sawyer Fredericks
2021
Evermore - Hollow Coves
2020
Stand By Me - John Newman
2020
Forever Valentine - Charlie Wilson
2020
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours - Stevie Wonder
1970

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.
Steal My Love - Dan + Shay
2021
Flawless Diamond - Lyfe Jennings, Amina Buddafly
2021
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Music Travel Love, Felix Irwan
2021
Until You - AHI
2021
Holiday - KSI
2021
If I Didn’t Have You - BANNERS
2021
Anyone / Still the One - Charlotte Ave
2021
Glad You Exist - Dan + Shay
2021
Without You - Otis Kane
2021
Forever Mine - Robin Thicke
2020

Guests Arrival At Reception & Cocktail Hour


View Cocktail Hour Music Ideas

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.
Friends Don't Let Friends - Lady A feat. Carly Pearce & Thomas Rhett & Darius Rucker
2021
My Universe - Coldplay, BTS
2021
Shivers - Ed Sheeran
2021
Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) - Elton John, Dua Lipa
2021
Saturday - twenty one pilots
2021
Missing Piece - Vance Joy
2021
Friends & Family - The Isley Brothers
2021
Falling (So In Love) - We The Kings
2021
Whatever Forever Is - Devin Dawson
2021
Antidote - Nao, Adekunle Gold
2021

Grand Entrance and Introductions


View Top Entrance Songs

Pro Tip – Be sure your music entertainer builds excitement before your grand entrance. Don’t enter after a slow song.
Crowd Go Crazy - John Legend
2021
Lease On Life - Andy Grammer
2021
Glorious - Unsecret, Goldford
2020
Dreams - Phil Soda, GoodLuck
2020
Champions - James Blunt
2019
Welcome to the Party - Diplo, French Montana, Lil Pump, Zhavia Ward
2018
There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back - Shawn Mendes
2017
Game Of Thrones Theme (Armin van Buuren Remix) - Ramin Djawadi
2015
My House - Flo Rida
2015
Forever - Chris Brown
2014

First Dance


View Top 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.
What If I Do - Hunter Hayes
2021
Love of My Life - Sentury
2021
I GUESS I'M IN LOVE - Clinton Kane
2021
Love Music - Lil Yachty
2021
Biblical - Calum Scott
2021
If Ever However Whenever Forever - Picture This
2021
Crowded Room - Conor Maynard
2021
Amen - John Adams
2021
Lifetime - Justin Bieber
2021
Our Song (Acoustic) - Ron Pope
2021
Incomplete - Jay Sean
2021

Dinner Music


View Wedding Dinner 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.
A-O-K - Tai Verdes, 24kGoldn
2021
If It's Love - Sting
2021
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga
2021
Steam - Leon Bridges
2021
Headspace - Dirty Heads
2021
Songs For You - Brian Kelley
2021
You Complete Me - Lamone, Najee
2021
Waves of Blue - Majid Jordan
2021
My Masterpiece - Darius Rucker
2021
Leave the Door Open - Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
2021

Cake Cutting


View Top Cake Cutting Songs

Pro Tip – If you want to help prevent the playful cake smashing, use forks for feeding each other.
Wedding Cake - dvsn, Ty Dolla $ign
2021
Yummy - Justin Bieber
2020
This Is Us - Jimmie Allen, Noah Cyrus
2020
Make It Sweet - Old Dominion
2018
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
2015
Sugar - Maroon 5
2014
Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
1987
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor
1975
Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
1969
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
1966

Bouquet Toss


View Top Bouquet Toss Songs

Pro Tip – Have more than one bouquet made for the bride – one to keep and one to toss.
Kings & Queens - Ava Max
2020
Badass Woman - Meghan Trainor
2019
Redesigning Women - The Highwomen
2019
Girls Like You - Maroon 5, Cardi B
2018
Dear Future Husband - Meghan Trainor
2015
Run The World (Girls) - Beyoncé
2011
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyoncé
2008
Man! I Feel Like A Woman! - Shania Twain
1997
Wannabe - The Spice Girls
1996
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
1983

Garter Toss Songs


View Top Garter Toss Songs
View Top Garter Removal Songs
View Top Garter Placement 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.
Boyz - Jesy Nelson, Nicki Minaj
2021
I'm Single - Jake Paul
2019
Death of a Bachelor - Panic! at the Disco
2016
The Man - Aloe Blacc
2013
Big Pimpin’ - Jay-Z, Ugk
1999
Toss It Up - 2Pac
1996
Bad Boys - Inner Circle
1990
Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
1983
Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood
1982
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
1980

Father Daughter Dance


View Top 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.
My Father's Daughter - Olivia Vedder, Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard
2021
Like My Father - Jax
2021
She's Somebody's Daughter (The Wedding Version) - Drew Baldridge
2021
You'll Always Be My Baby (Written for Daughters' Weddings) - Alan Jackson
2021
Time to Let Me Go - Quixotic Sound
2020
We're Gonna Miss These Days - Dave Barnes
2020
Dads and Daughters - MaRynn Taylor
2020
Prettiest Girl in the World - Logan Mize
2020
The Man Who Loves You the Most - Zac Brown Band
2020
Half the Man - Jennifer Smestad
2020

Mother Son Dance


View Top 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.
Son Of A - Dillon Carmichael
2021
Mama Ain't Jesus - Jordan Rowe
2021
That's What Mamas Are For - Chris Lane
2021
Mama's Boy - Ryan Griffin
2021
Man Made - Granger Smith
2020
Without You - Luke Combs, Amanda Shires
2020
MOM - Daniyel
2020
Mommas - The Swon Brothers
2020
No Matter What - Calum Scott
2018
Mama’s Hand - Queen Naija
2018

Wedding Party Dance


View Top 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.
Friends - Jesse McCartney
2020
Family - Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
2019
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
2015
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
2014
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
2014
Turn Down For What - DJ Snake, Lil Jon
2013
Wobble - V.I.C.
2008
Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
2007
Let’s Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
2004
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
1990

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.
Dynamite - Sean Paul feat. Sia
2021
THATS WHAT I WANT - Lil Nas X
2021
I Feel Good - Pitbull, Anthony Watts, DJWS
2021
High Horse - Nelly, Breland, Blanco Brown
2021
Take My Breath - The Weeknd
2021
You Should Be Dancing - Dee Gees (Foo Fighters)
2021
Levitating - Dua Lipa, DaBaby
2020
Rain On Me - Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande
2020
Juice - Lizzo
2019
Dance Monkey - Tones and I
2019

Celebration Dance Of Longest Married Couple


View Top Anniversary Dance 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.
How Deep Is Your Love - Barry Gibb, Little Big Town, Tommy Emmanuel
2021
You're Still The One - Teddy Swims
2020
Through The Years - Rascal Flatts
2020
Our Song - Willie Nelson
2020
Our Song - Tank
2019
99 Years - Josh Groban, Jennifer Nettles
2018
Can’t Remember Never Loving You - Ian Janes
2018
100 Years - Five For Fighting
2004
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
1972
When I’m Sixty-Four - The Beatles
1967

Last Dance


View Top Last Dance Songs

Pro Tip – Consider having a "Last Last" dance. This is when you invite all guests outside the reception venue to prepare for the final send-off. Then, dance to a second first dance song with just the wedding couple in the room (along with the photographer).
C'est La Vie - Surfaces, Thomas Rhett
2021
Closing Time - The Chardon Polka Band
2020
Memories - Maroon 5
2020
Incredible - James TW
2019
The Best Is Yet To Come - Drake White
2018
Save The Last Dance For Me - Michael Buble
2005
Bye Bye Bye - *Nsync
2000
Closing Time - Semisonic
1998
Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root
1994
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes
1987

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Today’s Wedding Playlist is curated by Matthew Campbell.

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