Planning a wedding can be both exciting and stressful. There’s often a near-endless to-do list and there never seems to be enough time. However, putting together a wedding playlist is probably one of the most fun items on your wedding to-do list. Whether you opt for a self-selected shuffle or hire a professional DJ, it’s important to pick the right music for every key moment. A few wedding song ideas should make your work a lot easier.
Wedding Song Ideas
When it comes to the music you need for a wedding, you’ll want music for the ceremony, getting ready, first dances, and more. This post is a compilation of great tracks you should consider for your wedding. It covers a wide range of songs from different genres and with different beats and tempos. From indie songs to pop songs, here are some songs for your wedding.
Train – Marry Me
As the title implies, this song is about marriage and acting on your love for your partner. It’s an amazing tune that’s one of today’s favorite first dance songs. This song is just perfect for a wedding reception but can also work for a processional because the tempo isn’t too fast.
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
If you’re looking for a first dance song that’s both romantic and sexy, then you’ll never go wrong with this one.
Love Actually – Glasgow Love Theme
Add a personal touch to your wedding playlist by incorporating instrumental music from your favorite film. There are plenty of options to choose from and Love Actually is a great song to walk down the aisle to.
The Piano Guys – A Thousand Years
This track offers the best of both worlds – a blend between a modern love song with vocals and a classic instrumental. It’s an instrumental cover of Christina Perri’s song, focusing mainly on the cello and piano. This is a great track for the processional.
Wagner – Bridal Chorus
And who said you can’t go traditional? This track has stood the test of time as one of the most popular professional wedding songs. However, there’s no harm in going for a slightly more modern arrangement by Vicente Avella.
John Legend – All of Me
This song tells a story of love that’s just ideal for a wedding. The song was released in 2013 but it’s still a wedding favorite to this day. This one will not disappoint as a first dance song. This can also be a song to walk down the aisle.
Heavy D & The Boyz – Now That We Found Love
Are you looking for something truly different? Then this track should be a great one to get people on the dance floor and all hyped up. Get ready to put on your dancing shoes and show off your moves.
Handel – Arrival of The Queen of Sheba
This classic piece is perfect for traditional couples. It’s undoubtedly joyful and has a high tempo that works perfectly for a recessional.
These wedding song ideas mentioned are just the tip of the iceberg. There’s really no “one-size-fits-all” playlist out there but you can get a general idea of how many songs you need in your wedding playlist. The trick is to choose songs that your audience will resonate with. IF you are unsure, you can always talk with your wedding DJ to discuss services and music ideas. Try to mix things up so you have a little bit of something for the different age groups and categories of people in attendance.