Wedding Day Playlist – August 2022

Set Your Wedding Day to Music

Updated July 30, 2022

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.
Make You Feel My Love - Blessing Offor, Bob Lanzetti
2022
Air on G (Arr. for Violin and Acoustic Guitar by Arthur Campbell) - Anne Akiko Meyers, Jason Vieaux
2022
One and Only - Garrett Kato
2022
Wildest Dreams (Cover) - Dallas String Quartet
2022
The Forever Now - This is Us Cast, Mandy Moore
2022
Simply The Best - Billianne
2022
Growing Old With You - Restless Road
2022
You Are The Reason - The Piano Guys & Dallas String Quartet
2021
Fell In Love - LeVelle, Anthony Hamilton
2021
All I Need Is You - Salaam Remi
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.
Endless Love - Boyce Avenue, Connie Talbot
2022
Can't Help Falling in Love (Arr. for Violin and Acoustic Guitar by Andy Poxon) - Anne Akiko Meyers & Jason Vieaux
2022
Glory of True Love - Wade Bowen
2022
Marry Me - The Wicks
2021
love is just a word - Jasmine Thompson, Calum Scott
2021
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

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.
Can't Help Falling in Love - Kacey Musgraves
2022
Take My Name (Wedding Version) - Parmalee
2022
Hold My Hand (Lady Gaga) [Piano Arrangement] - Alexandre Pachabezian
2022
What Dreams Are Made Of - Brent Morgan
2022
Marry Me (Ballad) - Jennifer Lopez, Maluma
2022
Angel (Acoustic) - Ric Hassani
2022
It's Always Been You - Caleb Hearn
2021
I Love You More - Avery Anna
2021
Imagine (Acoustic) - Ben Platt
2021
Made to Love You - Drew Angus
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.
Always Be Yours - Scott Drury
2022
When You Married Me - Andrew Brien
2022
Wherever Time Goes - Jake Hoot
2022
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

Wedding Vows



Pro Tip – Write your own vows. It will make memories that last a lifetime and make your ceremony personalized.
Chance of a Lifetime (The Proposal) - Cory Singer
2022
That's What Love Is - Alexandra Kay
2022
Sing Me a Song - William Prince, Serena Ryder
2022
If I Didn’t Love You - Ben Abraham
2022
Valentine's Day (Acoustic) - David Tribble
2022
We Can Reach The Stars - Blake Shelton
2021
Grow - Samm Henshaw
2021
Come What May - Caleb and Kelsey
2021
I Do - Marilyn Hucek
2021
I Found A Love (Live at Levon Helm Studios) - José James, Taali
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.
Found It In You - Tiera Kennedy
2022
First Day of My Life - Brooklyn Duo
2022
Purple Haze - Joy Oladokun
2022
One Life - James Bay
2022
Best Day Of My Life - Tom Odell
2022
Make You Feel My Love - Home Free
2022
Follow Me - Faime
2021
All You Need Is Love - Katy Perry
2021
It Had To Be You - Jac Ross
2021
Ocean - LunchMoney Lewis, Meghan Trainor
2021

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.
Beautiful Thing - Old Foes
2022
Dancin' In The Moonlight - Chris Lane, Lauren Alaina
2022
Grow As We Go - Ben Platt, Sara Bareilles
2022
Wanna Love You - Otis Kane
2022
Us Someday - Thomas Rhett
2022
Dancin' in the Aisles - Barry Manilow
2021
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

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.
Let's Get It On (Flight Facilities Remix) - Marvin Gaye
2022
One Day Tonight - Noah Thompson
2022
Potion - Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Young Thug
2022
If I Say That I Love You - Foster
2022
Too Much - Mark Ronson, Lucky Daye
2022
What A Wonderful World - SOFI TUKKER
2022
sun and moon - Anees
2022
Oh to Be Loved by You - Joss Stone
2022
Always (I'll Be Waiting For You) - Isabel Bailey Band
2022
No Stoppin' Us - Charlie Wilson, Johnny Gill, Babyface, K-Ci Hailey
2022

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.
What A Night - Flo Rida
2022
Amazing - Mary J. Blige feat. DJ Khaled
2021
Fire Up The Night - Blake Shelton feat. HARDY
2021
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

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.
Luckiest Man - Chris Brown
2022
So Into You (Darkchild Main Version) - Jac Ross
2022
Take My Life - Austin Burke
2022
Hold My Hand - Lady Gaga
2022
First Date (Acoustic) - Taylor Acorn
2022
Everything - Theofficialken
2022
That's Why - Troy Cartwright
2022
The Joker And The Queen - Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift
2022
Amazing - Teddy Swims
2022
I Choose You - Amanda Jordan
2022

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.
trust - Thuy, RINI
2022
I Got This Feeling - Crush Effect
2022
Late Night Talking - Harry Styles
2022
Forever - Royalty Duo
2022
Amazed - Home Free
2022
Real Thing - Pink Sweat$, Tori Kelly
2022
Fall Into Me (Acoustic) - Forest Blakk
2022
Everywhere - Niall Horan & Anne-Marie
2021
A-O-K - Tai Verdes, 24kGoldn
2021
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga
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.
Sugar - Surf Curse
2022
Stuck On You - Kem
2022
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

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.
Grrrls - Lizzo
2022
Dope - John Legend, JID
2022
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

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.
Good Ol' Boys - Hayden Coffman
2022
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

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.
When God Made You My Father - Riley Roth
2022
Good Hands - Johnny and Heidi
2022
Grow As We Go - Mat and Savanna Shaw, The Piano Guys
2021
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

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.
I Love You Mom - Jackson Nance
2022
He’s Her Life - Waylon Nihipali
2022
She's Magic - Mike Parker
2022
Mother - Michael Bublé
2022
My Hero - Westlife
2021
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

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.
BREAK MY SOUL - Beyoncé
2022
About Damn Time - Lizzo
2022
Big Energy (Remix) - Latto, Mariah Carey, DJ Khaled
2022
My Love - Florence + The Machine
2022
Pepas - Farruko
2021
Fancy Like - Walker Hayes
2021
good 4 u - Olivia Rodrigo
2021
THATS WHAT I WANT - Lil Nas X
2021
I Feel Good - Pitbull, Anthony Watts, DJWS
2021
Take My Breath - The Weeknd
2021

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.
Love You Still (abcdefu romantic version) - Tyler Shaw
2022
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

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).
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Ron Pope, The National Parks
2022
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

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About Matthew Campbell

Matthew (Matt) Campbell is a veteran wedding DJ. He is the founder of My Wedding Songs and became a leader in the music industry by curating hundreds of wedding song lists for over 20 years. Matt’s work has been referenced in Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, Forbes, Style Me Pretty, and The Knot. He hosts the Wedding Songs Podcast and is the author of the Wedding Music Playlist. Matt lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife and cat, Katniss. Read Full Bio.

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