Ultimate Guide For The Best Wedding Songs Every Couple Should Know

Looking for the fun part of planning for your wedding? Choosing for the wedding songs to be played will surely give you time off from all the stress in organizing and decision-making activities you have done for your wedding. There is a wide array of wedding songs you can choose from but you have to consider different factors in deciding what songs you would want to play on your wedding day. 

You need to talk with your partner on what tone and vibe you want to set on your wedding day and songs that will make your guests enjoy. There are also songs to play during special events of your wedding such as the processional march, recessional march, wedding reception entrance, first dance, father and daughter, dance and mother and son dance. 

Below are some good wedding songs grouped according to the different special events on your wedding day that you might want to put on your list.

Wedding Processional

Wedding processional songs are played when the entourage walks down the aisle. This would include the groom's men, bride’s maids, ring bearers, flower girls, and the parents. The groom usually walks first and will wait at the altar for the bride. Most wedding processional songs are upbeat. Below are a few songs you might want to use during the processional march.

Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Christian Bautista and Sitti - To Have and To Hold
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
Johan Pachelbel - Canon in D
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

Walking Down the Aisle

Choosing a special set of songs for the time when the bride walks down the aisle is a good idea. Most brides do this to set the mood and to bring a more romantic vibe as she walks towards the altar with her father by her side. This can also make the groom and guests emotional as they gaze at the beautiful bride.

NSync - This I Promise You
Ingrid Mapson - La Vie En Rose
Newsong - When God Made You
Hailey Reinhart - Can’t Help Falling In Love
Van Morisson - Sweet Thing
98 Degrees - I Do (Cherish You)
911 - I Do
Justin Bieber featuring Dan + Shay - 10,000 Hours
Edwin McCain - I’ll Be
Donna Lewis - I Love You Always and Forever

Wedding Party Entrance

Wedding party entrance songs are usually played as the guests start to enter the reception venue. These days a lot of weddings have stepped-up their game when it comes to wedding party entrances. 

Upbeat and party songs are played to boost the energy of the guests and prepare them for a night of fun and party. In some wedding party entrances, the entourage as well as the newly married couple are asked to give a dance number or sing as they enter the wedding reception venue.

Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop The Feeling
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Bruno Mars- Marry You
Kanye West featuring T-Pain - Good Life
Flo Rida featuring David Guetta - The Club Can’t Handle Me Right Now

First Dance as Husband and Wife

The first dance for both the husband and wife is one of the most awaited special events on a wedding day. This special event is very romantic where you can see the newly married couple savor their first moment together. 

The songs played in this event depends on the style the couple prefers. Some couples prefer songs that are slow in tempo that can make them sway. Other couples prepared a choreographed first dance using upbeat songs.

John Legend - All of Me
Eric Benet and Tamia - Spend My Life With You
Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Etta James - At Last
Sign, Sealed, I’m Yours - Stevie Wonder
Beyonce - Love on Top
Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne - Rather Be
Darrell Hall and John Oates - You Make My Dreams
Pharrel Williams - Happy

Father and Daughter Dance

Tears will surely flow during this event as you see the bride dance with her father. This is a very symbolic and sentimental moment for them. It is one way for the bride to reminisce about the times when her father was the only man in her life. Choosing songs for this event can be difficult but below are some songs you might consider to dance to with your father.

Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is
Paul Simon - Father and Daughter
Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole - Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World

Mother and Son Dance

Another sweet event for the wedding day is the mother and son dance. This is similar to the daughter and father dance, but this time the groom will dance with his precious mother. The mother and son dance is a way for the groom to thank his mother for loving and raising him into a wonderful man. This can be emotional so you have to choose the best songs to dance to during this event.

Phil Collins - You’ll Be In My Heart
Boyz 2 Men - A Song For My Mama
Paul Todd -The First Lady In My Life
2Pac - Dear Mama
Celine Dion - Love Can Move Mountains

Choosing the songs to be added to your wedding day playlist can be quite overwhelming as there are many options you can choose from. Bear in mind that the songs that you will select must be catchy and meaningful to make your wedding day more memorable to your guests and you and your significant other.