Wedding Day Playlist

Set Your Wedding Day to Music

September 2021

Guide To Selecting Your Wedding Music

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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.

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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.
A Good Day to Be Loved
Toby & Pip
2021
All I Need Is You
Salaam Remi
2021
Take My Name
Parmalee
2021
Can't Help Falling In Love
Music Travel Love
2021
The Best Thing
Paper Planes
2021
Found
Jacob Banks
2021
Made for Me
Tim Rogers, Tweet
2021
I Don't Know Any Better
Johnny and Heidi
2021
Mairi's Wedding
Caroline McCaskey
2020
Be Here
Boney James, Kenny Lattimore
2020

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.
Blessed
Hil St. Soul, Noel Gourdin
2021
This Room
Matt Cooper
2021
Butterflies
MAX, Ali Gatie
2021
Steal My Heart Away
The Paper Kites, Ainslie Wills
2021
loving you
Mahogany Lox
2021
All I Wanted
Voyageur
2021
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

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.
Kiss the Girl
Brent Morgan
2021
Someone Like Me
Julia Westlin
2021
Imagine (Acoustic)
Ben Platt
2021
Made to Love You
Drew Angus
2021
You're Amazing
David Miskit
2021
I Love You More
Dionne Carole
2021
Walk in a Room (Reimagined)
Muscadine Bloodline
2021
Holy / H.O.L.Y.
Charlotte Ave
2020
Here Goes Nothing
Muscadine Bloodline, Jordan Fletcher
2020
I Do
Michael-James
2020

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.
If It Were up to Me
Johnny and Heidi
2021
No Matter Where You Are (Wedding Version)
Us The Duo
2020
One + One
Lawson Bates, 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, 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.
Better Half
JJ Heller
2021
Grow
Samm Henshaw
2021
Come What May
Caleb and Kelsey
2021
I Do
Marilyn Hucek
2021
I Do (Written for Daughters' Weddings)
Alan Jackson
2021
Make You Mine
Meg Ammons
2021
Anything
JJ Heller
2021
I Found A Love (Live at Levon Helm Studios)
José James, Taali
2021
Beginning Middle End
Leah Nobel
2021
Tough Ones
Cooper Alan
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.
I Wanna Remember (Acoustic)
NEEDTOBREATHE, Carrie Underwood
2021
Ocean
LunchMoney Lewis, Meghan Trainor
2021
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Jennifer Hudson
2021
My Love Will Follow You
Dave Barnes
2021
Side By Side
Jon Foreman, Madison Cunningham
2021
What a Wonderful World
Sawyer Fredericks
2021
Evermore
Hollow Coves
2020
Stand By Me
John Newman
2020
Forever Valentine
Charlie Wilson
2020
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.
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
Holiday
KSI
2021
If I Didn’t Have You
BANNERS
2021
Anyone / Still the One
Charlotte Ave
2021
Glad You Exist
Dan + Shay
2021
Without You
Otis Kane
2021
Forever Mine
Robin Thicke
2020

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.
Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
Elton John, Dua Lipa
2021
Saturday
twenty one pilots
2021
Missing Piece
Vance Joy
2021
Friends & Family
The Isley Brothers
2021
Falling (So In Love)
We The Kings
2021
Whatever Forever Is
Devin Dawson
2021
Antidote
Nao, Adekunle Gold
2021
'Til I Found You
Jeremy Loops
2020
Happy Anywhere
Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani
2020
U 2 Luv
Ne-Yo, Jeremih
2020

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.
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
Game Of Thrones Theme (Armin van Buuren Remix)
Ramin Djawadi
2015
My House
Flo Rida
2015
Forever
Chris Brown
2014

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.
I GUESS I'M IN LOVE
Clinton Kane
2021
Love Music
Lil Yachty
2021
Biblical
Calum Scott
2021
If Ever However Whenever Forever
Picture This
2021
Crowded Room
Conor Maynard
2021
Amen
John Adams
2021
Lifetime
Justin Bieber
2021
Our Song (Acoustic)
Ron Pope
2021
Incomplete
Jay Sean
2021
Another (Wedding Version)
Adam Doleac
2021

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.
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga
2021
Steam
Leon Bridges
2021
Headspace
Dirty Heads
2021
Songs For You
Brian Kelley
2021
You Complete Me
Lamone, Najee
2021
Waves of Blue
Majid Jordan
2021
My Masterpiece
Darius Rucker
2021
Leave the Door Open
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
2021
This Is Heaven
Nick Jonas
2021
Only Wanna Be With You (Pokémon 25 Version)
Post Malone
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.
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
Sugar, Sugar
The Archies
1969
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
The Four Tops
1966

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.
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
Wannabe
The Spice Girls
1996
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper
1983

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.
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
Another One Bites The Dust
Queen
1980
Born to Be Wild
Steppenwolf
1968

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.
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
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

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.
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
Without You
Luke Combs, 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

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.
I Feel Good
Pitbull, Anthony Watts, DJWS
2021
High Horse
Nelly, Breland, Blanco Brown
2021
Take My Breath
The Weeknd
2021
You Should Be Dancing
Dee Gees (Foo Fighters)
2021
Levitating
Dua Lipa, DaBaby
2020
Banana (DJ Fle - Minisiren Remix)
Conkarah, Shaggy
2020
Rain On Me
Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande
2020
Juice
Lizzo
2019
Dance Monkey
Tones and I
2019
Can’t Stop The Feeling!
Justin Timberlake
2016

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.
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
When I’m Sixty-Four
The Beatles
1967

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).
Love Is Real
Morgan Evans
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
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes
1987

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Today’s Wedding Playlist is curated by Matthew Campbell

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