Wedding Day Playlist

Set Your Wedding Day to Music

November 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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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 Wedding
Caroline McCaskey
2020
That's The Way Love Goes
Hayes Carll & Allison Moorer
2020
Be Here
Boney James feat. Kenny Lattimore
2020
I Do
Aloe Blacc
2020
You Love Me
BJ & LEIGH
2020
Disney Medley
40 Fingers, Emanuele Grafitti, Enrico Maria Milanesi, Andrea Vittori, and Matteo Brenci
2019
The Only One
Music Travel Love
2019
As Time Goes By
Anna Nalick
2019
All My Life
Sailr
2019
You Chose Me
The Scott Brothers
2018

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 I
Ben Platt
2020
River Flows in You
Hauser
2019
Compass (Cinematic Version)
Analog Heart
2019
I Prayed for You
4th + Main
2019
Everything I Need
Skylar Grey
2018
A Thousand Years
The Piano Guys
2017
Why I Love You
MAJOR.
2016
From The Ground Up
Dan + Shay
2016
I Choose You
Sara Bareilles
2013
Marry Me
Train
2009

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.
Here Goes Nothing
Muscadine Bloodline feat. Jordan Fletcher
2020
I Do
Michael-James
2020
Love Changes Everything
Ruelle
2020
Love You True (String Sessions)
Lydia Luce
2020
Wedding in Berlin
Pet Shop Boys
2020
Canon in D
Brooklyn Duo
2019
Speechless
Dan + Shay
2018
For a Lifetime
Ryann Darling feat. Cory Ard
2018
Over The Rainbow
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
1990
At Last
Etta James
1960

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 Love
Aurora
2020
No Matter Where You Are (Wedding Version)
Us The Duo
2020
One + One
Lawson Bates feat. Olivia Collingsworth
2019
I Would, I Could, I Do (Duet)
Treela
2019
I Chose You
Caleb Edens
2019
I Belong to You
Jacob Lee
2018
This Is It
Scotty McCreery
2018
Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)
Emily Hackett feat. Will Anderson
2014
All Of Me
John Legend
2013
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
2011

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 You
Bob Dylan
2020
HER
Isaac Carree
2020
Forever Moments
Joshua Cruz
2020
I Found You
Samantha Durnan
2019
Stronger Than a Diamond
Lynsay Ryan
2019
If I Know You
Justine Chantale
2019
Giving It All (To You)
Haley & Michaels
2019
Better Half of Me
Tom Walker
2019
Show You I Do
Evan Stewart & Carlin Stewart
2019
To Whatever Comes After
Jon Danforth
2019

Recessional


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.
Evermore
Hollow Coves
2020
Brand New Day (Acoustic 2020)
Joshua Radin
2020
Stand By Me
John Newman
2020
Forever Valentine
Charlie Wilson
2020
17
Pink Sweat$
2020
Forever Yours
J. Brown
2020
Walk With Me
Delta Rae
2019
Carry Me Away
John Mayer
2019
Forever From Now
Sheffield
2019
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.
Forever Mine
Robin Thicke
2020
What a Wonderful World
Music Travel Love
2020
Hall of Fame
Gabby Barrett
2020
u r my everything
Leslie Odom, Jr
2019
Steady Love
India.Arie
2019
Could I Love You Any More
Reneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz
2019
Best Part of Me
Ed Sheeran feat. YEBBA
2019
A Hundred Years
Russell Marrs
2019
Lucky
Chelsea Cutler & Alexander 23
2019
Love Someone
Lukas Graham
2018

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.
Put Your Records On
Ritt Momney
2020
I Feel for You
Frankie Zulferino
2020
Dancing In The Moonlight
Aexcit & HILLA
2020
Happy Anywhere
Blake Shelton feat. Gwen Stefani
2020
Do To Me
H.E.R.
2020
U 2 Luv
Ne-Yo & Jeremih
2020
There Is Only One You
Us The Duo
2020
#1 Fan
TJ Jackson
2020
Think About You (Notion Mix)
Tiana Major9
2020
Midnight
Alesso feat. Liam Payne
2020
Best of You
Andy Grammer with Elle King
2020

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.
Dreams
Phil Soda and GoodLuck
2020
Champions
James Blunt
2019
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
Marry You
Bruno Mars
2010
I Gotta Feeling
Black Eyed Peas
2009
Bring Em Out
T.I.
2004
Thunderstruck
AC/DC
1990

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.
Stars In The Sky
Phora feat. Jhené Aiko
2020
Another
Adam Doleac
2020
Live Out Your Love
Kem, Toni Braxton
2020
Anything For You (The Duet)
Ledisi & PJ Morton
2020
Black And White (Stripped)
Niall Horan
2020
Nobody
Brian McKnight
2020
One Of A Kind
Ronan Keating & Emeli Sande
2020
10,000 Hours (Piano Remix)
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
2019
Lover (First Dance Remix)
Taylor Swift
2019
I Am Yours
Andy Grammer
2019

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.
Kiss Me
Lucas Estrada & AJ Salvatore
2020
Real Love
Tyler Rich
2020
Everything You Touch Is Gold
Gregory Porter
2020
Love On Top
The Bellas
2020
Watermelon Sugar
Zita feat. Jonah Baker
2020
The Way You Look Tonight
Joey Stamper
2020
I Got You
Michael Franti & Spearhead
2020
Keep Loving You
Jay Lyriq
2020
Lie To Me
Kem
2020
The Way You Look Tonight
Tenille Townes feat. Keelan Donovan
2020

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.
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
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Marvin Gaye
1965

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 & Queens
Ava Max
2020
Badass Woman
Meghan Trainor
2019
Redesigning Women
The Highwomen
2019
Girls Like You
Maroon 5 feat. 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 67 Garter Toss Songs
View Top 101 Garter Removal Songs
View Top 67 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.
I'm Single
Jake Paul
2019
Death of a Bachelor
Panic! at the Disco
2016
The Man
Aloe Blacc
2013
Big Pimpin’
Jay-Z feat. 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
Born to Be Wild
Steppenwolf
1968

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.
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
Letter to My Daughter
Quando Rondo
2020
First Man
Camila Cabello
2019
Like My Daddy
Lenasia Tyson
2018
My Little Girl
Tim McGraw
2016
My Girl
The Temptations
1965

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 You
Luke Combs feat. Amanda Shires
2020
MOM
Daniyel
2020
Mommas
The Swon Brothers
2020
Mothers
Thomas Finchum
2019
No Matter What
Calum Scott
2018
Mama’s Hand
Queen Naija
2018
Mother
Sugarland
2018
Boy
Lee Brice
2017
Humble and Kind
Tim McGraw
2016
My Wish
Rascal Flatts
2006

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.
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.
Levitating
Dua Lipa feat. DaBaby
2020
Heart of Glass
Miley Cyrus
2020
Banana (DJ Fle - Minisiren Remix)
Conkarah feat. Shaggy
2020
Rain On Me
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
2020
Blinding Lights
The Weeknd
2019
Dance Monkey
Tones and I
2019
Good As Hell
Lizzo
2016
Can’t Stop The Feeling!
Justin Timberlake
2016
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston
1987
Don’t Stop Believin’
Journey
1981

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 One
Teddy Swims
2020
Through The Years
Rascal Flatts
2020
Our Song
Willie Nelson
2020
Our Song
Tank
2019
99 Years
Josh Groban duet with Jennifer Nettles
2018
Can’t Remember Never Loving You
Ian Janes
2018
For the Last Time
Trisha Yearwood
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 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 Eyes
Anson Seabra
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
Take Me Home Tonight
Eddie Money
1986

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Today’s Wedding Playlist is curated by Matthew Campbell

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