pre-wedding songs engagement period

The average engagement period is just over 14 months. However, brides are thinking about their weddings WAY before she says “Yes”. Music is a key ingredient of every wedding from setting the mood to filling the dance floor and accenting “that moment”. Here is a list of 50 pre-wedding songs to get you ready for your big day!

pre-wedding songs engagement period

Wedding songs are typically not the songs you are playing while working out. Rather, they talk about love (and being in love), your journey with your partner, and partying to end the night.

If you are interested in all of the different events you could set to music, read our popular wedding songs page.

Whether your lover just proposed, you are in love and dreaming of your wedding day or you just want to be happy today, the pre-wedding song ideas below will get you started in the right direction and put you in a mood to select your perfect wedding songs.

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Black And White (Stripped) – Niall Horan
2020, Black And White (Stripped)
Pop

There’ll never be another
I promise that I’ll love you for the rest of my life


Call the Preacher – Brian Walker
2020, Call the Preacher
Pop

Baby call the preacher
A ring for you and me girl


One I Got – Charlie Wilson
2020, One I Got
R&B

After all this time
It just gets better, just gets better
Believe when I say that


Big, Big Plans – Chris Lane
2019, Big, Big Plans
Country

I guess she finally figured out
I’m gonna ask her to marry me
I got some big, big plans


MARRY ME – Meghan Trainor
2019, THE LOVE TRAIN

A fancy wedding’s not for me
Won’t you marry me, marry me today?


Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
2017, Something Just Like This
EDM

Some fairy-tale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss


Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
2016, Trolls Soundtrack
Pop

Nothing I can see but you when you dance, dance, dance
Feel a good, good, creepin’ up on you


Love Me Now – John Legend
2016, Love Me Now
Pop

I know it’ll kill me when it’s over
I don’t wanna think about it, I want you to love me now


Only One – Sigala & Digital Farm Animals
2016, Only One
EDM

Cause we’ve got
One life to live
One love to give


The One – Kodaline
2015, Coming Up for Air
Indie

You make my whole world feel so right when its wrong
That’s how I know you are the one


Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
2015, DNCE
Disco

You’re a real-life fantasy
But you’re moving so carefully
Let’s start living dangerously


Hold On Forever – Rob Thomas
2015, Hold On Forever
Pop

I’m here and I won’t leave you now
Don’t look down
Hold on forever


Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
2014, X
Pop

Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are


Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) – Andy Grammer
2014, Magazines or Novels
Pop

Now all my dreams are coming true, yeah
I’ve been waiting for this moment


Take My Hand (The Wedding Song) – Emily Hackett feat. Will Anderson
2014, Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)
Pop

And I’ll give you all I’ve got
No we don’t have much
But it sure feels like a lot

View our interview with Emily about this song!

Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
Great for a mob dance!
2014, Talking Is Hard
Pop

This woman is my destiny
She said oh oh oh
Shut up and dance with me


Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
2014, Uptown Funk
Funk

Come on, dance, jump on it
If you sexy then flaunt it


Marry Me – Jason Derulo
2013, Talk Dirty
Pop

The more I look, the more I find the reasons why
You’re the love of my life


Best Day of My Life – American Authors
2013, Oh, What a Life
Rock

This is gonna be the best day of my life
My life


Counting Stars – OneRepublic
2013, Native
Pop Rock

But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard
Said, no more countin’ dollars, we’ll be countin’ stars


On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons
2013, Night Visions
Pop

Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world


Happy – Pharrell Williams
2013, Happy
Pop

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy


Never Stop (Wedding Version) – SafetySuit
2012, Hallelujah
Pop Rock

I’ll never stop choosing you babe
I’ll never get used to you


Hey Ho – The Lumineers
2012, Ho Hey
Pop

I belong with you, you belong with me
You’re my sweetheart


Wedding Day – Casting Crowns
2011, Come to the Well
Christian

But today she stands before him
And she wears his righteousness
And she will be who he adores
And this is what he made her for


I Do – Colbie Caillat
2011, All of You
Pop

You make we wanna say I do, I do, I do, I do, I do, I do,
Love you


We Found Love – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
2011, We Found Love
Dance

And we’re standing side by side
As your shadow crosses mine
We found love in a hopeless place


Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
2010, Stuck Like Glue
Country

You and me baby
We’re stuck like glue


I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
2009, The E.N.D.
Pop

A feeling, woohoo, that tonight’s gonna be a good night
That tonight’s gonna be a good night


Marry Me – Train
2009, Save Me, San Francisco
Pop

And marry me
Today and everyday
Marry me


Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
2008, All Rebel Rockers
Pop

But I know one thing
That I love you (baby girl)
I love you, I love you, I love you


Everything – Michael Bublé
2007, Call Me Irresponsible
Pop

It’s you, it’s you; you make me sing
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything


Wedding Day – Bee Gees
2007, This Is Where I Came In
Pop

We’ll be together
Husband and wife
Now and forever
The rest of our lives


Wedding Dress – Matt Nathanson
2007, Some Mad Hope
Rock

And all that I can see
Is my future in your hands
And all that I can feel
Is how long ever after is


Heavenly Day – Patty Griffin
2007, Children Running Through
Folk

Oh because right now is only thing
That all that we really have to do
Is have ourselves, a heavenly day


You and I – Ingrid Michaelson
2006, Girls and Boys
Indie

Let’s get rich and build our house on a mountain
Making everybody look like ants


The Best Day – George Strait
2000, Latest Greatest Straitest Hits
Country

I’m the luckiest boy alive
This is the best day of my life


For My Wedding – Don Henley
2000, Inside Job
Rock

Yes! – Chad Brock
2000, Yes!
Country

And when I popped the question much to my surprise
She said, ‘Yes’


I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
1987, Whitney
Pop

Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me


Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
1985, Walking on Sunshine
Pop Rock

I’m walking on sunshine, whoa
And don’t it feel good


You Make My Dreams Come True – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1981, Voices
Pop Rock

Me you me and you
I’ve been waiting for waiting for you girl
all my life


Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
1981, Escape
Rock

Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice
Just one more time


You’re The One That I Want – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
1978, Grease Soundtrack
Pop

You better prove
That my faith is justified
Are you sure
Yes I’m sure down deep inside


Lovely Day – Bill Withers
1977, Menagerie
R&B

Just one look at you
And I know it’s gonna be
A lovely day


Some Kind Of Wonderful – Grand Funk
1974, All the Girls in the World Beware!!!
Rock

She’s some kind of wonderful
Yes she is, she’s a
She’s some kind of wonderful


Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
1970, Signed, Sealed & Delivered
Soul

Here I am, baby
Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours


L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
1964, L-O-V-E
Jazz

Love was made for me and you


Chapel of Love – Dixie Cups
1964, Chapel of Love
R&B

And we’ll never be lonely anymore because
Because we’re goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married


At Last – Etta James
1960, At Last!
Soul

At last
My love has come along


Now thank you have your pre-wedding songs, get started planning the rest of your big day!

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