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Wedding Day Playlist

10 Wedding Songs for 24 Micro-Moments

January 2020

Complete Wedding Playlist

Need help selecting songs for your wedding playlist?  You will enjoy a condensed playlist below to give you a big picture of wedding songs needed.

  • Discover 10 of our favorite songs for 24 wedding moments.
  • The list is updated the 1st of each month.
  • You can also click to see more detailed lists for each section.
  • 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 music entertainment 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 try and give you ideas not played at every wedding – and some of the greatest wedding song choices.

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Wedding Playlist Table of Contents

List/AlbumSong TitleArtistAmazon Link

Getting Ready

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.
Clean SlateDonovan Woods
Big, Big PlansChris Lane
PerfectJohnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant
Marry MeMeghan Trainor
Fall On MeA Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
Here With MeMarshmello & CHVRCHES
All The TimeThe Amours
I Like Me BetterLauv
Something Just Like ThisThe Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Marry MeJason Derulo

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.
Disney Medley40 Fingers, Emanuele Grafitti, Enrico Maria Milanesi, Andrea Vittori, and Matteo Brenci
Over The Rainbow / Simple GiftsThe Piano Guys
The Only OneMusic Travel Love
ButterfliesQueen Naija
Here Comes The SunThe Beatles
As Time Goes ByAnna Nalick
You Chose MeThe Scott Brothers
You Changed EverythingThis Wild Life
All My LifeSailr
Nothing Else MattersGolden Salt

Wedding Party Entrance – Processional

View Top 101 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.
A Thousand YearsThe Piano Guys
From The Ground UpDan + Shay
Compass (Cinematic Version)Analog Heart
Why I Love YouMAJOR.
I Prayed for You4th + Main
Marry MeTrain
Yours And MineKyle Park
River Flows in YouHauser
Everything I Need Skylar Grey
I Choose YouSara Bareilles

Bride Entrance – Processional

View Top 101 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.
SpeechlessDan + Shay
For a LifetimeRyann Darling feat. Cory Ard
The OneKodaline
Canon in DBrooklyn Duo
At LastEtta James
MillionaireChris Stapleton
YoursElla Henderson
I Get to Love YouRuelle
Over The RainbowIsrael Kamakawiwo’ole
MemorizedBlake Stadnik

Ceremony Unity Song

View Best 83 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.
I Belong to YouJacob Lee
One + OneLawson Bates feat. Olivia Collingsworth
I Would, I Could, I Do (Duet)Treela
I Chose YouCaleb Edens
A Thousand YearsChristina Perri
Ave MariaBeyonce
Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)Emily Hackett feat. Will Anderson
This Is ItScotty McCreery
All Of MeJohn Legend
Here, Right NowJoshua Radin

Wedding Vows

Pro Tip – Write your own vows. It will make memories that last a lifetime and make your ceremony personalized.
I DoCasi Joy
I Found YouSamantha Durnan
BabyTrey Healy
If I Know YouJustine Chantale
HomeJohnny Gill feat. Kevon Edmonds
Giving It All (To You)Haley & Michaels
Better Half of MeTom Walker
In My LifeK.Avett
Show You I DoEvan Stewart & Carlin Stewart
To Whatever Comes AfterJon Danforth


View Top 101 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.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m YoursStevie Wonder
Finally MineJuliet Roberts
Forever AlwaysPeter Cottontale feat. Chance The Rapper, Rex Orange County, Daniel Caesar
Nothing Else MattersGolden Salt
Fresh LoveChante Moore
Carry Me AwayJohn Mayer
Forever From NowSheffield
Walk With MeDelta Rae
Best Day Of My LifeAmerican Authors

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.
Love SomeoneLukas Graham
u r my everythingLeslie Odom, Jr
Steady LoveIndia.Arie
Could I Love You Any MoreReneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz
Miles to the MoonJordan Fletcher
Best Part of MeEd Sheeran feat. YEBBA
Best ShotJimmie Allen
A Hundred YearsRussell Marrs
LuckyChelsea Cutler & Alexander 23
That's What Love Can DoRobin Thicke

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.
A Good NightJohn Legend feat. BloodPop®
Til I Found YouJam & Lewis & Sounds Of Blackness feat. Ann Nesby & Big Jim Wright & Lauren Evans
Love You To The MoonKip Moore
Love You For A Long TimeMaggie Rogers
SeñoritaShawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
Just the WayParmalee & Blanco Brown
New Kind of LoveSkylar Grey
One Thing RightMarshmello & Kane Brown feat. Kane Brown

Grand Entrance and Introductions

View Top 111 Entrance Songs

Pro Tip – Be sure your music entertainer builds excitement before your grand entrance. Don’t enter after a slow song.
I Gotta FeelingBlack Eyed Peas
Marry YouBruno Mars
Bring Em OutT.I.
Star Wars Main ThemeJohn Williams
There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me BackShawn Mendes
Game Of Thrones Theme (Armin van Buuren Remix)Ramin Djawadi
ForeverChris Brown
My HouseFlo Rida
ChampionsJames Blunt

First Dance

View Top 125 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.
10,000 Hours (Piano Remix)Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
Lover (First Dance Remix)Taylor Swift
I Am YoursAndy Grammer
BeyondLeon Bridges
Better TogetherLuke Combs
PerfectEd Sheeran
Nobody But YouBlake Shelton Duet with Gwen Stefani
Sent From HeavenRahsaan Patterson
You Are The ReasonCalum Scott & Leona Lewis
You’re the OneGreta Van Fleet

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.
Flirtin' w / ForeverWayne Brady feat. Cat Gray
Love Me AnywayP!nk feat. Chris Stapleton
All My Sweetest DreamsEmmaline
I Want It That WayBackstreet Boys
CollideTiana Major9 & EARTHGANG
World For TwoKing Calaway
Slow DanceAJ Mitchell feat. Ava Max
ButterfliesKacey Musgraves
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond
Ain’t Nothin Like The One I’ve GotCalvin Richardson

Cake Cutting

View Top 97 Cake Cutting Songs

Pro Tip – If you want to help prevent the playful cake smashing, use forks for feeding each other.
SugarMaroon 5
Cake By The OceanDNCE
Make It SweetOld Dominion
Sugar, SugarThe Archies
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)James Taylor
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)Marvin Gaye
Feels Like HomeJonny Houlihan
Pour Some Sugar On MeDef Leppard
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)The Four Tops
Show Me Love Alicia Keys feat. Miguel

Bouquet Toss

View Top 95 Bouquet Toss Songs

Pro Tip – Have more than one bouquet made for the bride – one to keep and one to toss.
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)Beyonce
Dear Future HusbandMeghan Trainor
Girls Just Want To Have FunCyndi Lauper
Man! I Feel Like A Woman!Shania Twain
Badass WomanMeghan Trainor
Redesigning WomenThe Highwomen
Where Them Girls At David Guetta - Nicki Minaj - Flo Rida
Run The World (Girls)Beyonce
Girls Like YouMaroon 5 feat. Cardi B
WannabeThe Spice Girls

Garter Removal Songs

View Top 101 Garter Removal Songs

Pro Tip – Just like the bouquet, purchase more than one garter so you have your keepsake too.
SuckerJonas Brothers
Foxey LadyJimi Hendrix
FilthyJustin Timberlake
Hot In HerreNelly
Body Like A Back RoadSam Hunt
LegsZZ Top
SexybackJustin Timberlake
Knockin' BootsLuke Bryan
I’m Too Sexy (Touch This Skin)Black Stereo Faith

Garter Toss Songs

View Top 67 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.
Death of a BachelorPanic! at the Disco
I'm SingleJake Paul
Another One Bites The DustQueen
The ManAloe Blacc
Sharp Dressed ManZZ Top
Bad to the BoneGeorge Thorogood
Toss It Up2Pac
Bad BoysInner Circle
Born to Be WildSteppenwolf
Big Pimpin’Jay-Z feat. Ugk

Garter Placement Songs

View Top 67 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.
SunflowerPost Malone & Swae Lee
Get LuckyDaft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Let’s Get it OnMarvin Gaye
Danger ZoneKenny Loggins
Slow HandsNiall Horan
You Sexy ThingHot Chocolate
shut upGreyson Chance
Theme From Mission: ImpossibleDanny Elfman
Earned ItThe Weeknd
Dangerous WomanAriana Grande

Father Daughter Dance

View Top 101 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 GirlThe Temptations
Like My DaddyLenasia Tyson
Father Daughter DanceCraig Cardiff
Daddy Dance With MeKrystal Keith
For My DaughterKane Brown
My Little GirlTim McGraw
Forever NowMichael Bublé
CinderellaSteven Curtis Chapman
Dance With My DaughterJason Blaine
Butterfly KissesBob Carlisle

Mother Son Dance

View Top 90 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.
No Matter WhatCalum Scott
Simple ManLynyrd Skynyrd
BoyLee Brice
Mama’s HandQueen Naija
My WishRascal Flatts
A Song For MamaBoyz II Men
Humble and KindTim McGraw
Loves Me Like a RockPaul Simon
MothersThomas Finchum

Money Dance

View Top 90 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.
Thinking Out LoudEd Sheeran
Why Don’t We Just DanceJosh Turner
If I Had $1,000,000Barenaked Ladies
The Way You Look TonightMichael Buble
Stand By MeBen E. King
Mom and Daddy’s MoneyAdam Doleac
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)Natalie Cole
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
I Hope You DanceLee Ann Womack
I Don't Want to Miss a ThingAerosmith

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.
Shut Up And DanceWalk The Moon
Let’s Get It StartedBlack Eyed Peas
Cupid ShuffleCupid
Uptown FunkMark Ronson, Bruno Mars
Friends In Low PlacesGarth Brooks
Mr BrightsideThe Killers
Turn Down For WhatDJ Snake & Lil Jon
Tennessee WhiskeyChris Stapleton
FamilyDrew Holcomb & The Neighbors

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.
Truth HurtsLizzo
All The Small Thingsblink-182
The Git UpBlanco Brown
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston
Can’t Stop The Feeling!Justin Timberlake
Come and Get Your LoveRedbone
Bohemian RhapsodyQueen
SeptemberEarth, Wind & Fire
Don’t Stop Believin’Journey
Old Town Road (Remix)Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

Celebration Dance Of Longest Married Couple

View Top 101 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.
My WayFrank Sinatra
Unchained MelodyThe Righteous Brothers
You’re Still The OneShania Twain
99 YearsJosh Groban duet with Jennifer Nettles
100 YearsFive For Fighting
You Are The Sunshine Of My LifeStevie Wonder
Our SongTank
When I’m Sixty-FourThe Beatles
That’s AmoreDean Martin
Can’t Remember Never Loving YouIan Janes

Last Dance

View Top 85 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).
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
No PlaceBackstreet Boys
IncredibleJames TW
Send Me On My WayRusted Root
Save The Last Dance For MeMichael Buble
Bye Bye Bye*Nsync
Closing TimeSemisonic
The Best Is Yet To ComeDrake White
Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver
Take Me Home TonightEddie Money

Your feedback is always welcome. We read and respond to all comments, suggestions, and praise. If you want to let us know about our greatest wedding songs list, like adding a song or adding a new wedding event, please let us know below.

Today’s Wedding Playlist is curated by Matthew Campbell

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