With a world of songs out there, it can be a little overwhelming trying to choose your perfect wedding songs. To make it a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of weddings songs worthy of your consideration!
This song frequently tops wedding playlists around the world thanks to its sweet sound and emotional lyrics.
- You Are the Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne
The slightly upbeat track makes this a more unexpected choice for a first dance wedding song.
Perfect for any of the important dances, this song is not only profoundly beautiful, but it will be enjoyed by guests of all ages.
- Marry You – Bruno Mars
This is a must-have wedding song to represent your fun-loving nature.
- Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
It’s just about impossible to choose wedding songs without an entry from the King himself! Much-loved by many generations, this classic track is ideal for your first dance.
- Everything – Michael Bublé
Charming and contemporary, this wedding song can be used during your reception or for that very special first dance.
- Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Rather than playing it for your father/daughter dance, we recommend this one be left to your reception’s general dancing time. Trust us; your guests will want the chance to sing along!
- Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud has the most beautiful melody and its poignant lyrics are likely to have you shedding a few tears of joy during your first dance.
- Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Although Marvin Gaye’s iconic song is often viewed as inappropriate for a first dance wedding song, that doesn’t mean you must forget about it, because it’s still a fantastic choice for your reception.
- Ho Hey – The Lumineers
For a non-traditional vibe, play this for your first dance, or up the ante and use it as a modern processional song.
- At Last – Etta James
This elegant classic is a safe choice for walking down the aisle or for your first dance. The signature song of Etta James features outstanding orchestration, which is rich with emotion.
- Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) – Clean Bandit
If you want to break away from your reception sounding like everyone else’s, this dance track is one that will allow you and your guests to live in the moment.
- Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Another soft and safe choice of wedding songs. It’s gentle and sensuous so perfect for a waltz.
- A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
This is proving to be a popular song for processionals because of its lyrics which speak to an eternity of devotion and Christina Perri’s voice which is full of emotion.
- The First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
The vulnerability in this song is a poignant representation of what it’s like to fall in love. Add it to your shortlist of wedding songs for your first dance.
- Marry Me – Jason Derulo
With a title like Marry Me we just had to include this as a wedding song you should consider. It’s a fun alternative to traditional first dance songs.
- Single Ladies – Beyoncé
This is a great track to bring all the ladies to the dancefloor and celebrate during the reception.
- The Luckiest – Ben Folds
It’s a beautiful thing to be with a partner that feels like the luckiest person on earth to be with you. The Luckiest expresses this sentiment in a beautiful yet melancholy-sounding song.
- Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
This classic, yet up-tempo love song is a popular choice for a first dance.
- My Girl – The Temptations
If you want a meaningful father/daughter dance song that isn’t too fraught with emotion, then My Girl is a must.
- Stuck on You – Meiko
Prefer wedding songs that get everyone on their feet? Choose this one for your first dance or for during your reception.
- Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
It’s great to mix up modern tunes with older wedding songs like this one.
- How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
For your first dance, this is a modern love song to add some sweetness to your wedding.
- I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
A classic dance track that brings joy to young and old.
- Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Looking for a song that speaks to modern love? You’ve found it in this fun dance tune that you could even experiment with for a daring first dance.
Time to get listening and choose those wedding songs!
Written for The Wedding Planning Store by K. Cooper