Putting together your wedding playlist is an essential part of any wedding planning. It’s also a lot of fun. However, with the sheer amount of music out there ready to be downloaded and listened to at a touch of a button, you can easily get overwhelmed with the choices. So, in order to help you out and keep you from becoming a frazzled mess before your big day, we’ve complied a list of some popular songs for weddings that will be sure to make your wedding a day to remember.

Whether you stick with recordings or decide to hire wedding singers and a wedding band, your wedding entertainment needs are listed below. Everything from classical to modern, from reception songs to your first dance.  (Just a note, a few of these, especially the more traditional songs, have been mentioned in our earlier posts on wedding music, but that’s just because their the classics for weddings, and you can’t go wrong with the classics.)

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First things first: The Processional

•   “Bridal Chorus” by Wagner

•   “I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash

•   “Haste to the Wedding” by The Corrs

•   “Cannon in D” by Pachelbel

•   “Life’s a Happy Song” by The Muppets

•   “Every Morning” by Keb’ Mo’

•   “Our Way to Fall” by Yo La Tengo

The Ceremony (there’s much to pick from in this category, so we’ve broken it down into basic type to make it easier; your music should reflect your ceremony):

•   “How Can I Keep from Singing” by Judy Collins

•   “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” by Queen

•   “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder

•   “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Or, if you’re more into traditional wedding hymns for the ceremony:

•   “Faith of Our Fathers”

•   “Blessed Be the Tie That Binds”

•   “Amazing Grace”

•   “Set Me as a Seal”

•   “Covenant Hymn”

We’ve got a few religious ceremony songs as well, if you want religious, but not necessarily traditional hymns:

•   “Great is Thy Faithfulness” by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

•   “Magnificat” (there are many to choose from)

•   “Down by the Riverside” by Etta James

•   “Amazing Grace” by Soweto Gospel Choir

•   “Ave Verum Corpus” by Westminster Abbey Choir

And then, if Classical music is more your style, we’ve got some perfect pieces for you as well:

•   “Prelude from Te Deum” by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

•   “Water Music, Suite no 2, in D Major” by Handel

•   “Trumpet Voluntary” by Jeremiah Clarke

•   “Sinfonia from Cantata, BWV 29” by Johann Sebastian Bach

•   “Cannon in D” by Pachelbel (yes, we mentioned this one above, but it works so well here too.)

The First Dance:

•   “Wonderwall” by Ryan Adams

•   ‘Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

•   “So This is Love” by James Ingram

•   “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel

•   “I Found You” by The Alabama Shakes

•   “I and Love and You” by The Avett Brothers

•   “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk

•   “Hold On” by Michael Buble

•   “La Vie En Rose” by Louis Armstrong

Now, The Reception, or rather, the Time To Party:

•   “Good Day, Sunshine” by The Beatles

•   “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

•   “Hallelujah (I Just Love Her So)” by Ray Charles

•   “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye

•   “Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam Cooke

•   “ABC” by Jackson 5

•   “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin

•   “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley

•   “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson

•   “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen

•   “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder

•   “Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen

•   “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

•   “At Last” by Etta James

•   “Anything Could Happen” by Ellie Goulding

•   “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles

•   “The Nearness of You” by Frank Sinatra

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