A Wedding Day Playlist Template for 24 Events | My Wedding Songs

Wedding Day Playlist

10 Wedding Songs for 24 Micro-Moments

March 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 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.
Forever to GoChase Rice2020
Build SomethingEric Bellinger2020
Big, Big PlansChris Lane2019
PerfectJohnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant2019
Here With MeMarshmello & CHVRCHES2019
I Like Me BetterLauv2017
Something Just Like ThisThe Chainsmokers & Coldplay2017
Marry MeMeghan Trainor2019
Marry MeCherie Call2011
Marry MeJason Derulo2013

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 Brenci2019
Over The Rainbow / Simple GiftsThe Piano Guys2013
You Love MeBJ & LEIGH2020
The Only OneMusic Travel Love2019
Here Comes The SunThe Beatles1969
As Time Goes ByAnna Nalick2019
All My LifeSailr2019
Nothing Else MattersGolden Salt2019
ButterfliesQueen Naija2018
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.
A Thousand YearsThe Piano Guys2017
I Prayed for You4th + Main2019
River Flows in YouHauser2019
From The Ground UpDan + Shay2016
Why I Love YouMAJOR.2016
Marry MeTrain2009
Yours And MineKyle Park2005
Everything I NeedSkylar Grey2018
I Choose YouSara Bareilles2013
Compass (Cinematic Version)Analog Heart2019

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 + Shay2018
For a LifetimeRyann Darling feat. Cory Ard2018
Canon in DBrooklyn Duo2019
The OneKodaline2015
At LastEtta James1960
Wedding in BerlinPet Shop Boys2020
YoursElla Henderson2014
I Get to Love YouRuelle2016
Over The RainbowIsrael Kamakawiwo’ole1990
MillionaireChris Stapleton2017

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.
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
A Thousand YearsChristina Perri2011
Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)Emily Hackett feat. Will Anderson2014
All Of MeJohn Legend2013
Ave MariaBeyonce2008

Wedding Vows

Pro Tip – Write your own vows. It will make memories that last a lifetime and make your ceremony personalized.
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
Dreams Come TrueJill Govan2018
I DoCasi Joy2018


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 Wonder1970
Forever ValentineCharlie Wilson2020
17Pink Sweat$2020
Forever YoursJ. Brown2020
Walk With MeDelta Rae2019
Carry Me AwayJohn Mayer2019
Forever From NowSheffield2019
Finally MineJuliet Roberts2018
Best Day Of My LifeAmerican Authors2014

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.
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
That's What Love Can DoRobin Thicke2019
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.
Best of YouAndy Grammer with Elle King2020
SpecialJoJo Hailey2020
Falling in LoveWillie Shaw2020
Love You For A Long TimeMaggie Rogers2019
SeñoritaShawn Mendes & Camila Cabello2019
Just the WayParmalee & Blanco Brown2019
One Thing RightMarshmello & Kane Brown feat. Kane Brown2019
Love You To The MoonKip Moore2018

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

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.
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
Sent From HeavenRahsaan Patterson2019
BeyondLeon Bridges2018
You’re the OneGreta Van Fleet2018
PerfectEd Sheeran2017

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 Gray2019
Love Me AnywayP!nk feat. Chris Stapleton2019
Adore YouHarry Styles2019
I Want It That WayBackstreet Boys1999
CollideTiana Major9 & EARTHGANG2019
World For TwoKing Calaway2019
Slow DanceAJ Mitchell feat. Ava Max2019
Ain’t Nothin Like The One I’ve GotCalvin Richardson2019
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond1969
ButterfliesKacey Musgraves2018

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

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)Beyonce2008
Dear Future HusbandMeghan Trainor2015
Girls Just Want To Have FunCyndi Lauper1983
Man! I Feel Like A Woman!Shania Twain1997
Badass WomanMeghan Trainor2019
Redesigning WomenThe Highwomen2019
Where Them Girls AtDavid Guetta - Nicki Minaj - Flo Rida2011
Run The World (Girls)Beyonce2011
Girls Like YouMaroon 5 feat. Cardi B2018
WannabeThe Spice Girls1996

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 Brothers2019
Knockin' BootsLuke Bryan2019
Foxey LadyJimi Hendrix1967
FilthyJustin Timberlake2018
Hot In HerreNelly2002
Body Like A Back RoadSam Hunt2017
LegsZZ Top1983
SexybackJustin Timberlake2006
I’m Too Sexy (Touch This Skin)Black Stereo Faith2017

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

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 Lee2018
Get LuckyDaft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers2013
What a Man Gotta DoJonas Brothers2020
shut upGreyson Chance2019
Slow HandsNiall Horan2017
Let’s Get it OnMarvin Gaye1973
Danger ZoneKenny Loggins1986
Nice to Meet YaMeghan Trainor feat. Nicki Minaj2020
Theme From Mission: ImpossibleDanny Elfman1996
Dangerous WomanAriana Grande2016

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 Temptations1965
First ManCamila Cabello2019
Like My DaddyLenasia Tyson2018
Father Daughter DanceCraig Cardiff2018
Daddy Dance With MeKrystal Keith2013
Quando RondoLetter To My Daughter2020
My Little GirlTim McGraw2016
Forever NowMichael Bublé2018
Dance With My DaughterJason Blaine2016
Butterfly KissesBob Carlisle1997

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 Scott2018
Simple ManLynyrd Skynyrd1973
BoyLee Brice2017
Mama’s HandQueen Naija2018
My WishRascal Flatts2006
MothersThomas Finchum2019
A Song For MamaBoyz II Men1997
Humble and KindTim McGraw2016
Loves Me Like a RockPaul Simon1973

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

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 Moon2014
Let’s Get It StartedBlack Eyed Peas2004
Cupid ShuffleCupid2007
Uptown FunkMark Ronson, Bruno Mars2014
Friends In Low PlacesGarth Brooks1990
Mr BrightsideThe Killers2003
Turn Down For WhatDJ Snake & Lil Jon2013
Tennessee WhiskeyChris Stapleton2015
FamilyDrew Holcomb & The Neighbors2019

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.
Stupid LoveLady Gaga2020
The Other SideSZA & Justin Timberlake2020
Dance MonkeyTones and I2019
Truth HurtsLizzo2017
All The Small Thingsblink-1821999
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston1987
Can’t Stop The Feeling!Justin Timberlake2016
Bohemian RhapsodyQueen1975
SeptemberEarth, Wind & Fire1978
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.
99 YearsJosh Groban duet with Jennifer Nettles2018
Can’t Remember Never Loving YouIan Janes2018
My WayFrank Sinatra1969
Unchained MelodyThe Righteous Brothers1965
You’re Still The OneShania Twain1997
100 YearsFive For Fighting2004
You Are The Sunshine Of My LifeStevie Wonder1972
Our SongTank2019
When I’m Sixty-FourThe Beatles1967
That’s AmoreDean Martin1953

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 LifeBill Medley & Jennifer Warnes1987
IncredibleJames TW2019
Send Me On My WayRusted Root1994
Save The Last Dance For MeMichael Buble2005
Bye Bye Bye*Nsync2000
Closing TimeSemisonic1998
The Best Is Yet To ComeDrake White2018
Take Me Home, Country RoadsJohn Denver1971
Take Me Home TonightEddie Money1986
No PlaceBackstreet Boys2019

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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