You have booked the hall, chosen the invitation, ordered the cake, tuxes and gowns have reached its final preparatory stage, what else need to prepared for your big day? To make your day more auspicious, you have to be ready with the best wedding songs too. As you know if there is a wedding in town, there you will hear a music.  In every wedding, from the ceremony to the last dance we have so many big moments to celebrate. Like a film score, your best wedding songs tell a story, create an atmosphere and enhance the beautiful emotions shared by yourself and your honorable guests.

So it is a good practice to prepare a separate play list for every event.

For example,

To play at your wedding ceremony you should prepare separate lists like wedding prelude songs, wedding processional songs, Bride entrance and wedding recessional songs.

To play at your wedding reception, you should prepare separate lists like first dance wedding songs, father daughter wedding dance songs, mother son wedding dance songs and cake cutting songs.

If you have a plan to hire a DJ for your wedding, you can ask their best suggestions but do not  rely on them fully. It’s your wedding. Before choosing the best wedding songs to make your big day as a memorable one, you need to consider the following things.

Decide on the type of music you want to play at your party. It can be anything Pop, Jazz, Classical, hip hop, country, rock or a perfect mix of all these genres. Whatever it may be, make sure every song you are going to play have some special meaning.

When speaking of wedding songs, it’s really hard to please everyone. But you don’t need to worry about this too much. As I stated before, you are going to have handful of events and play lists throughout your wedding. So one or the other will please them. As First Dance Wedding Songs play an important role in any wedding , make sure you don’t mess it up anywhere. It’s the place where you and your better half come together as one.

As you want your wedding to be enjoyed and remembered by every guest who attend your wedding music is a great way.

To fill your wedding with the mesmerizing music, throughout all events from the prelude to last slow dance here I have compiled  the play lists that comprise of most played and most requested popular wedding songs.

Our wedding song collections include the following categories. You can jump and land at any particular list with the single click.

To help you in choosing your own best wedding songs play list, here i have also compiled few expert tips. Check it out

6 Tips To Keep In Mind While Choosing Your Wedding Song

1. Ask Few Song Suggestions From Your Closed Ones

It is generally impossible to satisfy everyone when it comes to wedding. However, music is that one part where you could try. For this, ask some song suggestion from your friends and relatives. Say for example, one of your uncles and aunts might be good at salsa dancing. So why not ask them to suggest few tunes for you? Or even better – you could also include a on-the-spot song session, where guests would be asked to list their favourite songs on their response cards. You could pick a few that have been repeated the most.

2. Pick Songs That Remind Of Your “Firsts”

Since you are now tying the knot, the kind of song you pick should be “memorable” too. You could choose songs that reminds of your 1st date, 1st dance together, 1st meet, 1st concert together, 1st trip together and so on.

3. Check Out The Lyrics Too

You both might love similar songs – probably ones that remind you of your romantic times you spent with each other – however, you must always read its lyrics prior deciding to go with it. The reason: Some songs might sound pleasant but have inappropriate or irrelevant lyrics, making it unfit for first dance.

4. Play Some Hits

If you are relying upon a band, then ensure they play your wedding song well & make sure to check their list once because later when you find that the tune you love is not on their list – you’ll be disappointed. Again, read or listen the lyrics carefully.

5. Pick The Correct Tempo

The one important thing to note on your wedding song is the “tempo”. Make sure that your wedding song is 100% danceable. Obviously, you don’t want something that is off tempo, boring & dull. Moreover, if the chosen song is in a way where you can’t even dance – it’s the worse!

6. Have Fun

Now, the most important thing is to have complete fun. Do not take things too seriously if something goes out of your expectations. Pick a song that is purely meant for you & your partner.

Top 10 Best Wedding Songs

Now take a look at the top 10 best wedding songs. Make a note and include the entire list in your wedding plan. Go creative and make your day as an unforgettable one

No 1 :”All of Me” – Jon Legend

As it beautifully merges the love and romance into one, it out stands all other songs we played in our weddings so far and  has grabbed the top position in the list of best wedding songs 2016.

Best Lines : 

Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning

 No 2 : “Just the way you are” – Bruno Mars

No matter how many beautiful songs were played and how many are waiting in the queue, your wedding music can’t be ended without the inclusion of this beautiful song “Bruno mars-Just the way you are”. You can play this song anywhere at your wedding from walk down the aisle to the grand finale.  The magic will be felt by everyone.

Best Lines :

When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are 

No 3 : “XO” – Beyonce

This song does not have your favorite “I love you lyrics” but it beautifully describes a dreams and longings of every bride.

Best Lines : 

In the darkest night hour
I’ll search through the crowd
Your face is all that I see
I’ll give you everything
Baby love me lights out


No 4 :”Treasure,” – Bruno Mars

If its a wedding, nothing can create set a magical dance floor to your guests than the songs of  Bruno mars. This one is yet another record breaking love song which is requested again and again in the weddings held so far.

Best Lines :

Treasure, that is what you are
Honey you’re my golden star
I know you could make my wish come true
If you let me treasure you   

No 5 : “Let’s Get Married” – Jagged Edge

Playing this song on your wedding will make every couple on your wedding to feel how they must have felt when standing at the alter where you stand right now.

Best Lines : 

Meet me at the altar in your white dress
We ain’t getting no younger, we might as well do it
Been feeling you all the while girl I must confess
Girl let’s just get married, I just wanna get married 

No 6 : “Who You Love” –  Katy Perry and John Mayer

Its really hard to find a perfect wedding song that expresses how both of you feel from your perspective. But luckily this song “who you love” does this in an amazing way. Play it at your wedding and feel in the way it drives you.

Best Lines : 

My girl’s ain’t the one that I saw coming
And sometimes I don’t know which way to go
And I tried to run before
But I’m not running anymore 

No 7 : “Marry Me” – Jason Derulo

This song will be admired by every couple who hits the dance floor with the thought that they made for each other.

Best Lines : 

How many girls in the world can make me feel like this?
Baby I don’t ever plan to find out
The more I look, the more I find the reasons why
You’re the love of my life 

No 8 :”Borrow My Heart” – Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson knows the magic of pulling strings from the heart of people and knows how to make them dance. This song can mesmerize anyone at your party with the heart melting lyrics.

Best Lines:   

I won’t let you go when your worlds in the dark
You can keep borrowing my heart
Take it or leave it, it’s yours to decide
Break it or keep it, you’re safe


No 9 : “How Long Will I Love You”– Ellie Goulding

Weddings are held with the hope of lasting in the relationship forever and beyond. This song makes it to be felt.

Best Lines:

How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I may  

 No 10 : “Somebody Loves You” – Betty Who

“Somebody loves you” is the best tribute to the kind of love that promises to be supportive beyond the reasons and seasons.

Best Lines

 I’m around when your head is heavy
I’m around when your hands aren’t steady
I’m around when your day’s gone all wrong
I care that you feel at home

 

Top 10 Best Wedding Prelude Songs

These songs should played before the start of the ceremony when your guests are being seated. Wedding prelude songs are the one which sets a tone to your entire ceremony. So for this event, it is suggestible to play jazz or classical music.Based on your timeline you can choose 5 to 6 best prelude wedding song at this time.

Fun Wedding Prelude Song

Some couples are more humorous and want to have a fun filled wedding. If you are one among them why don’t you try playing this fun pick?

  • Song name : Crazy little thing called love by Queen
  • Release Year

No 10 : Robin Thicke – “Angels” 

 

  • Genre : Contemporary, Religious
  • Released Year : 2006

No 9 : Atlantic Starr – “Always”

  • Genre : Rhythm and Blues , Contemporary and Traditional
  • Released Year : 1987

No 8 : “Addictive Love” – Bebe and Cece Winans  

  • Genre : Religious, Contemporary Rhythm and Blues
  • Release Year : 1992

No 7 : “1 + 1” – Beyonce 

  • Genre : Rhythm and Blues
  • Release year : 2011

No 6 : All I never needed – Bret Michaels 

  • Genre : Country Songs
  • Release : 2004

No 5 : “A River Flows In You” – Yiruma 

  • Genre : Religious
  • Release Year : 2001

No 4 : ” All for love ” – Bryan Adams  

  • Genre : Rock
  • Release Year : 1993

No 3 : I do (Cherish You) –  98º

  • Genre : Country
  • Release Year : 1998

No 2:”The Boy I’m Gonna Marry” – The Crystals 

  •  Genre: Contemporary Rhythm And Blues
  • Released Year : 1963

No 1 : “All My Life”- K-Ci & JoJo 

  • Genre: Contemporary Rhythm And Blues
  • Release Year : 1997

Top 10 Best Wedding Processional songs

Wedding Processional Songs should be played when the crowd turn their heads to see the bride in white as she walk along the aisle. The moment when the processional music starts playing and the bride looks to into the eyes of the groom is one of the most amazing moment in every wedding ceremony.

It’s a perfect time to play the best romantic songs you have ever heard. Though classics wedding songs like Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” seems fresh and beautiful, today more and more brides want to have their wedding in different way than what their mother’s had.

So make your wedding more memorable with our list of top 10 modern wedding processional songs.

No 10 : Celine Dion -” Because You Loved Me”

It’s a perfect song to be played at anyone’s wedding. It can be played as a wedding processional song, father daughter song or mother daughter song. You may have heard this song 100 times at wedding parties. Have you ever listened to the lyrics? If it’s no, listen to that. You will never skip this song from your list.

No 9 : Pachelbel – “Canon in D”

May you love or hate, Pachelbel’s Canon in D undeniably one of the most enchanting classical music of all time. You will be stunned when you come to know how this master piece was made. Just 1 cello,3 violins and 8 bars of music has created this wonderful music . Play this song when your bride walking aisle and steal every heart.

No 8 : Adele – ” Make You Feel My Love”

This sing has taken millions of hearts in a storm. This can be played when the bride walking through the aisle.

No 7 : Kimberley Locke – “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes”

When played as a processional wedding song, it will make a bride to feel like she is in her fairy tale.

No 6 : Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey – “A Whole New World”

This romantic processional song will never fade away. If you are looking for processional wedding songs, try this one. It will make everyone cry.

No 5 : Air From Water Music

This one is for all the classic lovers. Interpretation done through the instrumental is just awesome.

No 4 : Mantovani And his Orchestra – “Unchained Melody”

The 4th melody that is worth adding into the best wedding processional songs list is “Unchained Melody”. Though it is entrancing, surprisingly we don’t hear this played at many wedding ceremonies. Play this song at your wedding and I am sure nothing can prevent you from receiving the compliments again and again.

No 3 : Instrumental Acoustic Pearl Jam Cover – ” Just Breathe”

If you are a Rock fan, chances are you will go astonished with this pick. This slow instrumental music “Just Breath” is all about remembering the people who played a significant role in your life. When thinking of the wedding processional songs, this may not strike in your mind. But from the DJ’S view, this song is the most lovely one

No 2 : Phantom Of The Opera – ” All I Ask Of You”

“All I ask you” is can be one of the best alternative to the classic processional wedding songs. This pick is for those who are the fans of classic.

No 1 : David Guetta – “Without You ft. Usher”

This song is an instrumental version of “Sparks”. Therefore it is more subtle for the brides who value cold play.

>>Best Wedding Reception Songs Play List

Wedding Reception Songs

A wedding reception includes many formalities and it is important to follow them in the perfect order if you want to make your wedding in traditional format. Here is the order of events in wedding reception and the list of top 10 songs for each event.

  • First dance
  • Father/daughter dance
  • Mother/son dance
  • Cake cutting

First Dance

This wonderful moment take place when the bride and groom are announced for the 1st time as husband & wife. Traditionally, bride and groom begin the dancing events with their first dance on the dance floor.   First dance is the opening dance of the wedding reception. If you want to choose the best song for this important event, then use this list of top 10 songs for the first dance.

Top 10 First Dance Songs

No 10: Aqualung – “Brighter Than Sunshine “


No 9: Muse – “Feeling Good”


No 8: Elvis Presley – “Can’t Help Falling In Love”


No 7: Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin”


No 6: Alison Krauss – “Baby, Now That I’ve Found You”


No 5: Lenny Williams – “Cause I love You”


No 4: Ellie Goulding – “Your Song”


No 3: Charlene Soraia – “Wherever You Will Go”


No 2: Aerosmith – “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”


No 1: Frank Sinatra – “The Way You Look Tonight”

Father Daughter Dance

There is no emotional moment in the father’s and daughter’s life than when they dance together at reception. After the newly married bride & groom have their first dance in the front of guest, a most popular tradition is the dance by the bride and her father. This dance is called as father daughter dance. It is tricky to choose the father daughter wedding songs since it should reminds the girl of her childhood. It is a great opportunity for a bride and her father to show their love and affection on each other. Select the father daughter dance song from the list of top 10 father and daughter wedding songs.

Father Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

No 10: Jamie Tate – “Daddy, Let’s Dance”


No 9: Ella Fitzgerald – “Someone To Watch Over Me”

No 8: Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus – “Ready, Set, Don’t Go”


No 7 : Temptations – “My Girl”


No 6 : Trace Adkins – “You’re Gonna Miss This”


No 5: Lee Ann Womack – “I Hope You Dance”


No 4: Ricky Skaggs – “Thanks Again”


No 3: Tim McGraw – “My Little Girl”


No 2: Bob Carlisle- “Butterfly Kisses”


No 1: Heartland – “I Loved Her First”

Mother Son Wedding Dance

Mother son dance songs are important to remember as just as the father daughter songs. It is a special minute for a groom & his mother to dance together. It is an immense way to admit a mother for her support in her son’s life. Mother son wedding songs of your party should reflect the bond between you and your mother.  To support you, here we have compiled a list of best mother son wedding songs. Use this list to prepare for your special day.

 Top Mother Son Wedding Songs

No 10: Bette Midler – “Wind Beneath My Wings”


No 9: Celine Dion – “Because You Loved Me”


No 8: James Taylor -“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You,)”


No 7: Billy Joel – “She’s Got a Way,”


No 6: The Beatles – “In My Life”


No 5: Boyz II Men – “A Song For Mama”


No 4: Whitney Houston – “Greatest Love of All”


No 3: Steve Kirwan – “Sunrise, Sunset”


No 2: Louis Armstrong – “What A Wonderful World”


No 1: Rascal Flatts – “My Wish”


Cake Cutting

Usually cake cutting is the last hour of the wedding reception. It is the time for the coffee and dessert as the reception party is going to winding down.  This is the 1st task the bride and groom will handle as wife and husband. Hence, it is vital to choose the special songs for the cake cutting ceremony. The best music will make a lasting memory in the couple’s and guest’s heart. Here is the list of best songs for the cake cutting ceremony.

Top 10 Best Cake Cutting Songs

No 10: Joshua Kadison – “Beautiful In My Eyes”


No 9: Queen – “You’re My Best Friend”


No 8: Stevie Wonder (R&B) – “For Once in My Life”


No 7: Johnson Jack – “Better Together”


No 6: The Turtles – “Happy Together”


No 5: Average White Band – “Cut The Cake”


No 4: Bow Wow Wow – “I Want Candy”


No 3: The Dixie Cups (oldies) – “Chapel of Love”


No 2: Archies – “Sugar, Sugar”


No 1: U2 – “Sweetest Thing”

Top 10 Best Grand Entrance Songs

Out of all exciting moments we look forward during a wedding, almost every one’s favorite is “Grand entrance of Bride and groom”. To fill this high energy moment, here I have put together some of the most voted upbeat wedding entrance songs. Take a look.

Song Title Artist Link
Happy Pharrell Williams Play
Best Day of My Life American Authors Play
Let’s Get Married Jagged Edge Play
Safe And Sound Capital Cities Play
Walking on Air Katy Perry Play
La Da Dee Cody Simpson Play
Crazy For You Hedley Play
Treasure Bruno mars Play
Heaven In Our Headlights Hedley Play
A Moment Like This Kelly Clarkson Play

Best Wedding Reception Songs Play List

Best Wedding Reception Songs Playlist

Perfect Collection To Cover All Events Of Your Wedding Reception

You can make this collection to be played at your wedding without having any second thought. As these songs are reported as the most requested and most played by the wedding DJ’s, undoubtedly your every guest will love it.

No 1 : Adele – “Love song”

 

Target Group : All romantic couples
Perfect Time to play : During the cocktail hour

No 2 : Goo Goo Dolls – “Come to me”

 

Target Group : Alternative Rock Fans
Right Time To play : The Processional

No 3 : Calvin Harris – “Feel So Close”

 

Target Group : Everyone who are ready to party
Perfect Time to play – Reception Entrance

No 4: Bruno Mars – “Marry You”

 

Target Group : Young Hearts
Perfect Time to play : Photo shoot

No 5: Chairlift – “Bruises”

 

Target Group : Every Humorous people
Perfect Time to play : Dance Party

No 6 :  “Over joyed” – Match box twenty

 

Target group : Every one
Perfect time to play : First dance wedding songs

No 7 : “When I Fall in Love” – Nat King Cole

Touchy lines of this song would never fail to wet your eyes and mix your souls.Listen to the lines

When I give my heart it will be completely/ Or I’ll never give my heart/ And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too/ Is when I fall in love with you and feel a magic. Oh wait,don’t forget to move your feet.Let’s party. Its a party time

 

Target Group : Couples
Right time to play : First Dance wedding songs

No 8 : “Butterfly Kisses” – Bob Carlisle

 

Target Group: Father & daughter
Right Time To Play : Father daughter wedding dance

No 9 : “I loved her first”- Heartland

 

Target Group: Father & daughter
Right Time To Play : Father daughter wedding dance

No 10 : “A Little More” – Skillet

 

Target Group: Mother & Son
Right Time To Play : Mother son wedding dance

>> Best Wedding Reception Songs Part 2

No 11 : “A Song For Mama” – Boyz 2 Men

 

Target Group: Mother & Son
Right Time To Play : Mother son wedding dance

No 12 : Lee Fields – ” You are the kinda girl”

 

Target Group : Old school fans
Perfect Time to play : Right after the father son and mother daughter dance

No 13 : “Warrant” – Cherry Pie

 

Target Group: Single Men at wedding
Right Time To Play : Garter Toss

No 14 : “wanna be” – Spice Girls

 

Target Group: Single women at wedding

Right Time To Play : Bouquet Toss

No 15 : The Black Keys – ” Dearest”

 

Target Group : The indie-rockers
Perfect Time to play : Cake cutting

No 16 : Ed Sheeran – “kiss me” 

 

Target Group : All the slow dancers
Perfect Time to play : The last slow dance

No 17 : Mumford and Sons – “I Will Wait” 

 

Target Group : Everyone
Perfect Time to play : Immediately after the slow song

No 18 : Frank Ocean – “Thinkin Bout You”

 

Target Group : The R & B fans
Perfect Time to play : Right Before your Dramatic exit

No 19 : The Lumineers – ” The Lumineers”

 

Target Group : Couples
Perfect time to play : At the end of the wedding night

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