Wedding Day Playlist

Set Your Wedding Day to Music

October 2020

Select Your Wedding Music To Provide Your DJ/Band

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 popular wedding moments.
  • The list is updated on 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 Moments to Set to Music – Table of Contents

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List/AlbumSong TitleArtistYear ReleasedAmazon 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.
What They'll Say About UsFINNEAS2020
One I GotCharlie Wilson2020
Black And White (Stripped)Niall Horan2020
Call the PreacherBrian Walker2020
Already Knew YouEric Roberson2020
Anything For YouLedisi2020
Never Worn WhiteKaty Perry2020
Forever to GoChase Rice2020
Big, Big PlansChris Lane2019
PerfectJohnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant2019

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.
Mairi's WeddingCaroline McCaskey2020
That's The Way Love GoesHayes Carll & Allison Moorer2020
Be HereBoney James feat. Kenny Lattimore2020
I DoAloe Blacc2020
You Love MeBJ & LEIGH2020
Disney Medley40 Fingers, Emanuele Grafitti, Enrico Maria Milanesi, Andrea Vittori, and Matteo Brenci2019
The Only OneMusic Travel Love2019
As Time Goes ByAnna Nalick2019
All My LifeSailr2019
You Chose MeThe Scott Brothers2018

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.
So Will IBen Platt2020
River Flows in YouHauser2019
Compass (Cinematic Version)Analog Heart2019
I Prayed for You4th + Main2019
Everything I NeedSkylar Grey2018
A Thousand YearsThe Piano Guys2017
Why I Love YouMAJOR.2016
From The Ground UpDan + Shay2016
I Choose YouSara Bareilles2013
Marry MeTrain2009

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.
I DoMichael-James2020
Love Changes EverythingRuelle2020
Love You True (String Sessions)Lydia Luce2020
Wedding in BerlinPet Shop Boys2020
Canon in DBrooklyn Duo2019
SpeechlessDan + Shay2018
For a LifetimeRyann Darling feat. Cory Ard2018
MillionaireChris Stapleton2017
Over The RainbowIsrael Kamakawiwo’ole1990
At LastEtta James1960

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.
Exist For LoveAurora2020
No Matter Where You Are (Wedding Version)Us The Duo2020
One + OneLawson Bates feat. Olivia Collingsworth2019
I Would, I Could, I Do (Duet)Treela2019
I Chose YouCaleb Edens2019
I Belong to YouJacob Lee2018
This Is ItScotty McCreery2018
Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)Emily Hackett feat. Will Anderson2014
All Of MeJohn Legend2013
A Thousand YearsChristina Perri2011

Wedding Vows

Pro Tip – Write your own vows. It will make memories that last a lifetime and make your ceremony personalized.
I've Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to YouBob Dylan2020
HERIsaac Carree2020
Forever MomentsJoshua Cruz2020
I Found YouSamantha Durnan2019
Stronger Than a DiamondLynsay Ryan2019
If I Know YouJustine Chantale2019
Giving It All (To You)Haley & Michaels2019
Better Half of MeTom Walker2019
Show You I DoEvan Stewart & Carlin Stewart2019
To Whatever Comes AfterJon Danforth2019


View Top 101 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.
EvermoreHollow Coves2020
Brand New Day (Acoustic 2020)Joshua Radin2020
Stand By MeJohn Newman2020
Forever ValentineCharlie Wilson2020
17Pink Sweat$2020
Forever YoursJ. Brown2020
Walk With MeDelta Rae2019
Carry Me AwayJohn Mayer2019
Forever From NowSheffield2019
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m YoursStevie Wonder1970

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.
Forever MineRobin Thicke2020
What a Wonderful WorldMusic Travel Love2020
Hall of FameGabby Barrett2020
u r my everythingLeslie Odom, Jr2019
Steady LoveIndia.Arie2019
Could I Love You Any MoreReneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz2019
Best Part of MeEd Sheeran feat. YEBBA2019
A Hundred YearsRussell Marrs2019
LuckyChelsea Cutler & Alexander 232019
Love SomeoneLukas Graham2018

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.
I Feel for YouFrankie Zulferino2020
Dancing In The MoonlightAexcit & HILLA2020
Happy AnywhereBlake Shelton feat. Gwen Stefani2020
Do To MeH.E.R.2020
U 2 LuvNe-Yo & Jeremih2020
There Is Only One YouUs The Duo2020
#1 FanTJ Jackson2020
Think About You (Notion Mix)Tiana Major92020
MidnightAlesso feat. Liam Payne2020
Best of YouAndy Grammer with Elle King2020

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.
ChampionsJames Blunt2019
There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me BackShawn Mendes2017
Game Of Thrones Theme (Armin van Buuren Remix)Ramin Djawadi2015
My HouseFlo Rida2015
ForeverChris Brown2014
Marry YouBruno Mars2010
I Gotta FeelingBlack Eyed Peas2009
Bring Em OutT.I.2004
Star Wars Main ThemeJohn Williams1980

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.
Live Out Your LoveKem, Toni Braxton2020
Anything For You (The Duet)Ledisi & PJ Morton2020
Black And White (Stripped)Niall Horan2020
NobodyBrian McKnight2020
One Of A KindRonan Keating & Emeli Sande2020
10,000 Hours (Piano Remix)Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber2019
Lover (First Dance Remix)Taylor Swift2019
I Am YoursAndy Grammer2019
Nobody But YouBlake Shelton Duet with Gwen Stefani2019
Better TogetherLuke Combs2019

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.
Everything You Touch Is GoldGregory Porter2020
Love On TopThe Bellas2020
Watermelon SugarZita feat. Jonah Baker2020
The Way You Look TonightJoey Stamper2020
I Got YouMichael Franti & Spearhead2020
Keep Loving YouJay Lyriq2020
Lie To MeKem2020
The Way You Look TonightTenille Townes feat. Keelan Donovan2020
Adore YouHarry Styles2019
CollideTiana Major9 & EARTHGANG2019

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.
YummyJustin Bieber2020
This Is UsJimmie Allen, Noah Cyrus2020
Make It SweetOld Dominion2018
Cake By The OceanDNCE2015
SugarMaroon 52014
Pour Some Sugar On MeDef Leppard1987
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)James Taylor1975
Sugar, SugarThe Archies1969
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)The Four Tops1966
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)Marvin Gaye1965

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.
Kings & QueensAva Max2020
Badass WomanMeghan Trainor2019
Redesigning WomenThe Highwomen2019
Girls Like YouMaroon 5 feat. Cardi B2018
Dear Future HusbandMeghan Trainor2015
Run The World (Girls)Beyoncé2011
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)Beyoncé2008
Man! I Feel Like A Woman!Shania Twain1997
WannabeThe Spice Girls1996
Girls Just Want To Have FunCyndi Lauper1983

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.
Waba DubaYello2020
SuckerJonas Brothers2019
Knockin' BootsLuke Bryan2019
FilthyJustin Timberlake2018
Body Like A Back RoadSam Hunt2017
I’m Too Sexy (Touch This Skin)Black Stereo Faith2017
SexybackJustin Timberlake2006
Hot In HerreNelly2002
LegsZZ Top1983

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.
I'm SingleJake Paul2019
Death of a BachelorPanic! at the Disco2016
The ManAloe Blacc2013
Big Pimpin’Jay-Z feat. Ugk1999
Toss It Up2Pac1996
Bad BoysInner Circle1990
Sharp Dressed ManZZ Top1983
Bad to the BoneGeorge Thorogood1982
Another One Bites The DustQueen1980
Born to Be WildSteppenwolf1968

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.
Single Saturday NightCole Swindell2020
What a Man Gotta DoJonas Brothers2020
Nice to Meet YaMeghan Trainor feat. Nicki Minaj2020
shut upGreyson Chance2019
SunflowerPost Malone & Swae Lee2018
Slow HandsNiall Horan2017
Dangerous WomanAriana Grande2016
Get LuckyDaft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers2013
Theme From Mission: ImpossibleDanny Elfman1996
Let’s Get it OnMarvin Gaye1973

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.
Dads and DaughtersMaRynn Taylor2020
Prettiest Girl in the WorldLogan Mize2020
The Man Who Loves You the MostZac Brown Band2020
Half the ManJennifer Smestad2020
Letter to My DaughterQuando Rondo2020
First ManCamila Cabello2019
Like My DaddyLenasia Tyson2018
Forever NowMichael Bublé2018
My Little GirlTim McGraw2016
My GirlThe Temptations1965

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.
Without YouLuke Combs feat. Amanda Shires2020
MommasThe Swon Brothers2020
MothersThomas Finchum2019
No Matter WhatCalum Scott2018
Mama’s HandQueen Naija2018
BoyLee Brice2017
Humble and KindTim McGraw2016
My WishRascal Flatts2006

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.
Mom and Daddy’s MoneyAdam Doleac2018
Thinking Out LoudEd Sheeran2015
Why Don’t We Just DanceJosh Turner2010
The Way You Look TonightMichael Buble2003
I Hope You DanceLee Ann Womack2000
I Don't Want to Miss a ThingAerosmith1998
If I Had $1,000,000Barenaked Ladies1992
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton1977
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)Natalie Cole1975
Stand By MeBen E. King1961

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.
FriendsJesse McCartney2020
FamilyDrew Holcomb & The Neighbors2019
Tennessee WhiskeyChris Stapleton2015
Shut Up And DanceWalk The Moon2014
Uptown FunkMark Ronson, Bruno Mars2014
Turn Down For WhatDJ Snake & Lil Jon2013
Cupid ShuffleCupid2007
Let’s Get It StartedBlack Eyed Peas2004
Friends In Low PlacesGarth Brooks1990

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.
Banana (DJ Fle - Minisiren Remix)Conkarah feat. Shaggy2020
Rain On MeLady Gaga & Ariana Grande2020
XJonas Brothers, Karol G2020
Toosie SlideDrake2020
Blinding LightsThe Weeknd2019
Dance MonkeyTones and I2019
Good As HellLizzo2016
Can’t Stop The Feeling!Justin Timberlake2016
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston1987
Don’t Stop Believin’Journey1981

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.
You're Still The OneTeddy Swims2020
Through The YearsRascal Flatts2020
Our SongWillie Nelson2020
Our SongTank2019
99 YearsJosh Groban duet with Jennifer Nettles2018
Can’t Remember Never Loving YouIan Janes2018
For the Last TimeTrisha Yearwood2018
100 YearsFive For Fighting2004
You Are The Sunshine Of My LifeStevie Wonder1972
When I’m Sixty-FourThe Beatles1967

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).
Emerald EyesAnson Seabra2020
MemoriesMaroon 52020
IncredibleJames TW2019
The Best Is Yet To ComeDrake White2018
Save The Last Dance For MeMichael Buble2005
Bye Bye Bye*Nsync2000
Closing TimeSemisonic1998
Send Me On My WayRusted Root1994
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My LifeBill Medley & Jennifer Warnes1987
Take Me Home TonightEddie Money1986

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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