If you are like most soon to be newlyweds, choosing music for your wedding entertainment that sets the tone for your wedding is one of the most important things on your to do list. When picking songs to set the mood for your wedding dinner, there are a few things to consider. You’ll want to set a relaxed vibe that will allow your guests to relax and enjoy their meal, as well as their fellow guests and atmosphere. Here are a few tips for selecting music to accompany your wedding dinner as well as a list of the top 50 songs for weddings to set the mood.

TOP 50 DINNER SONGS FOR WEDDINGS

Tip 1:

Consider your guests. You will most likely have a variety of ages and musical tastes at your wedding. While you can’t please everyone, take a few moments to think about what your parents, grandparents, wedding party, etc. would like to hear. As you work through the list, jot down a few ideas so you can begin making a list.

Tip 2:

Mix up the tempo. If all of your musical selections are the same tempo, the music will become monotonous, and will fade into the background. The music should enhance the atmosphere of your wedding dinner, and a variety of tempos will achieve that.

Tip 3:

What vibe do you want to achieve? Sit down with your partner, and pick a mood. Do you want to set a laid-back tone? Lively? Formal? Celebratory? Once you have picked a theme, you can start choosing songs to fit it.

Tip 4:

Don’t be afraid to mix genres. Yes, you can pair country music with pop, or rock and jazz. As long as the vibe of each song is similar you are good!

Tip 5:

Save the dance music for later. Once dinner is over, and the dance floor is opened up, that’s when you’ll want to play your favorite dance hits. Save the toe tappers for when your guests will be ready to get up and boogie.

Now that you have some tips in mind for planning your dinner playlist, here are some suggestions to get your creative juices flowing. Artists like Ray La Montagne offer a laid back vibe, but the unique vocals make these songs stand out:

1. Let it Be Me- Ray La Montague

2. Hold You in My Arms- Ray La Montague

 

These songs are a little more pop friendly, but not too “dance-y”.

3. Always Be My Baby– Mariah Carey

4. Home To Mama– Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson

5. How Long Will I Love You– Ellie Goulding

6. I Choose You– Sara Bareilles

7. Lucky– Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

8. Not a Bad Thing– Justin Timberlake

9. Thinking Out Loud– Ed Sheeran

10 and 11. XO, Your Body is a Wonderland– John Mayer

 

These songs will be familiar to your older guests, but will still be crowd pleasers for everyone.

12. God Only Knows– The Beach Boys

13 and 14. Into the Mystic and Crazy Love– Van Morrison

15. Let’s Stay Together– Obadiah Parker

16. My Cherie Amor– Stevie Wonder

17. Shelter From the Storm–  Bob Dylan

18. Something in the Way She Moves– James Taylor

19. When a Man Loves a Woman– Percy Sledge

20. When I Fall in Love– Nat King Cole

21. The Way You Look Tonight– Tony Bennett

22. You Can’t Hurry Love- Phil Collins

23. Moon River– Louis Armstrong and His All Stars

24. A Sunday Kind of Love– Etta James

25. Can’t Help Falling in Love– Elvis Presley

 

These songs add a romantic tone to your play list.

26. Arms of a Woman– Amos Lee

27. Crazy In Love– Sofia Karlberg

28. Cross That Line– Joshua Radin

29. Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop– Landon Pigg

30. I Belong to You– Brandi Carlile

31. Is This Love– Corinne Bailey Rae

32. Photograph– Ed Sheeran

 

These songs by lesser known and indie artists will add a unique vibe to your play list while adding a variety of tempos.

33. Crazy Love– Ben Harper

34. Dead Sea– The Lumineers

35. First Day of My Life– Bright Eyes

36. Higher Love– James Vincent McMorrow

37. Ho Hey– Lennon & Maisy

38. How Deep is Your Love– the bird and the bee

39. I Believe in a Thing Called Love– Branches

40. I Will Follow You Into the Dark– Jasmine Thompson

41. Like Real People Do– Hozier

42. Marry You– Donald Glover

43. Naked as We Came- Iron & Wine

44. Skinny Love– Bon Iver

45. You’re My Best Friend– The Once

 

And finally, these instrumental songs will add dimension to your play list.

46. I Will Wait– 2cellos

47. Secrets– Dallas String Quartet

48. Joy– George Winston

49. Here Comes The Sun– Instrumental Songs Music (album)

50. Without You– Josh Vietti

The most important thing to remember when planning your wedding playlist is to have fun. The music you choose will enhance the day, and reflect the personalities of you and your partner.

Lily Road is one of Australia’s best wedding bands with the best wedding singers. Hear some of these top 50 dinner songs for weddings performed live by your chosen Sydney wedding band or Melbourne wedding band. Check out their videos page! For more information please contact greg@lilyroad.com.au