50 Pre-Wedding Songs For Making Big, Big Plans

The average engagement period is just over 14 months. However, brides are thinking about their weddings WAY before they say “Yes”. Music is a key ingredient of every wedding from setting the mood to filling the dance floor and accenting “that moment”.

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 the mood to select your perfect wedding songs.

Discover 50 pre-wedding songs to get you ready for your big day!

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As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of pre-wedding songs. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s couples.

Black And White (Stripped) – Niall Horan

Released in 2020 on the album Black And White (Stripped)
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Call the Preacher – Brian Walker

Released in 2020 on the album Call the Preacher
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Baby call the preacher
A ring for you and me girl

One I Got – Charlie Wilson

Released in 2020 on the album One I Got
Genre: R&B

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Big, Big Plans – Chris Lane

Released in 2019 on the album Big, Big Plans
Genre: Country

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

MARRY ME – Meghan Trainor

Released in 2019 on the album THE LOVE TRAIN

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

Released in 2017 on the album Something Just Like This
Genre: EDM

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

Released in 2016 on the album Trolls Soundtrack
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Love Me Now – John Legend

Released in 2016 on the album Love Me Now
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in 2016 on the album Only One
Genre: EDM

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

The One – Kodaline

Released in 2015 on the album Coming Up for Air
Genre: Indie

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in 2015 on the album DNCE
Genre: Disco

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Hold On Forever – Rob Thomas

Released in 2015 on the album Hold On Forever
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Released in 2014 on the album X
Genre: 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

Released in 2014 on the album Magazines or Novels
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in 2014 on the album Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon

Released in 2014 on the album Talking Is Hard
Genre: Pop

Great for a mob dance!

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

Released in 2014 on the album Uptown Funk
Genre: Funk

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Marry Me – Jason Derulo

Released in 2013 on the album Talk Dirty
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in 2013 on the album Oh, What a Life
Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Counting Stars – OneRepublic

Released in 2013 on the album Native
Genre: Pop Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in 2013 on the album Night Visions
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Released in 2013 on the album Happy
Genre: Pop

Lyrics to Sing:

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

Never Stop (Wedding Version) – SafetySuit

Released in 2012 on the album Hallelujah
Genre: Pop Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Hey Ho – The Lumineers

Released in 2012 on the album Ho Hey
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Wedding Day – Casting Crowns

Released in 2011 on the album Come to the Well
Genre: Christian

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in 2011 on the album All of You
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in 2011 on the album We Found Love
Genre: Dance

Lyrics to Sing:

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

Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland

Released in 2010 on the album Stuck Like Glue
Genre: Country

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You and me baby
We’re stuck like glue

I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

Released in 2009 on the album The E.N.D.
Genre: Pop

Lyrics to Sing:

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

Marry Me – Train

Released in 2009 on the album Save Me, San Francisco
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And marry me
Today and everyday
Marry me

Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead

Released in 2008 on the album All Rebel Rockers
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Everything – Michael Bublé

Released in 2007 on the album Call Me Irresponsible
Genre: 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

Released in 2007 on the album This Is Where I Came In
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Wedding Dress – Matt Nathanson

Released in 2007 on the album Some Mad Hope
Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in 2007 on the album Children Running Through
Genre: Folk

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in 2006 on the album Girls and Boys
Genre: Indie

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

The Best Day – George Strait

Released in 2000 on the album Latest Greatest Straitest Hits
Genre: Country

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

For My Wedding – Don Henley

Released in 2000 on the album Inside Job
Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

To want what I have
To take what I’m given with grace
For this I pray
On my wedding day

Yes! – Chad Brock

Released in 2000 on the album Yes!
Genre: Country

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

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

Released in 1987 on the album Whitney
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves

Released in 1985 on the album Walking on Sunshine
Genre: Pop Rock

Lyrics to Sing:

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

You Make My Dreams Come True – Daryl Hall & John Oates

Released in 1981 on the album Voices
Genre: Pop Rock

Lyrics to Sing:

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

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

Released in 1981 on the album Escape
Genre: Rock

Lyrics to Sing:

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

Released in 1978 on the album Grease Soundtrack
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Released in 1977 on the album Menagerie
Genre: R&B

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Some Kind Of Wonderful – Grand Funk

Released in 1974 on the album All the Girls in the World Beware!!!
Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in 1970 on the album Signed, Sealed & Delivered
Genre: Soul

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole

Released in 1964 on the album L-O-V-E
Genre: Jazz

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Love was made for me and you

Chapel of Love – Dixie Cups

Released in 1964 on the album Chapel of Love
Genre: R&B

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in 1960 on the album At Last!
Genre: Soul

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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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