Wedding Songs Checklist

wedding songs checklist

Ceremony Music

  • Prelude Music (guests take seats)
  • Partner 1’s Processional
  • Processional Song(s)
  • Partner 2’s Processional
  • Unity Ceremony Song
  • Communion, Readings, etc. Songs
  • Recessional Song (exit)

Reception Music

  • Doors Open/Cocktail Hour Music
  • Entrance/Introduction Songs
  • Dinner Music
  • Cake Cutting Song
  • Bouquet Toss
  • Garter Removal, Toss, Placement
  • Party & Dancing Songs
  • Slow Dance Songs

Formal Dances

  • First Dance
  • Persons of Honor Dances
  • Other dances
  • Wedding Party Dance
  • Longest Married (Anniversary Dance)
  • Money/Dollar (Honeymoon Dance)
  • Last Dance
  • Private Last Dance


  • Desired atmosphere and mood
  • Song Dedications
  • Songs with special meaning
  • Do not play songs
  • Must play songs

Get song ideas for all wedding moments.


All of the above checklist is included in my book “The Wedding Music Toolkit” (available on Amazon).

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