WHAT ARE THE BEST WEDDING SONGS OUT THERE?
When you’re planning your wedding song playlist, the options are seemingly endless – and that in it self can be overwhelming! But we’ve put together a guide to make choosing your songs for weddings as simple as possible.
It’s a good idea to break down your big day into segments from beginning to end, starting with the ceremony.
The most intimate part of any wedding, where you see your husband-to-be for the first time standing at the end of the aisle, is of course, the ceremony. You’ve probably already picked out your processional song, but in case you need some inspiration, a few popular and romantic options we’re asked to perform have been:
Classical / Traditional:
- Bridal Chorus, by Wagner
- Canon in D, by Pachelbel
- Somewhere Over The Rainbow, by Judy Garland
- A Thousand Years, by Christina Perri
- All Of Me, by John Legend
- Marry You, by Bruno Mars
- Dream a Little Dream of Me, by The Mamas and the Papas
- Kiss Me, by Ed Sheeran
- Kiss Me, by Sixpence None the Richer
- Kissing You, by Des’ree
- Glasgow Love Theme, from the ever-romantic movie Love Actually
- The Luckiest, by Ben Folds
- Tenerife Sea, by Ed Sheeran
Next up, signing the register. This is a huge moment for you and your chosen witnesses, but for the rest of the guests, who tend to talk amongst themselves during this part, should still feel involved and entertained. Pick a song that’s romantic, but upbeat, like one of these:
- Time after Time, by Cyndi Lauper
- Better Together, by Jack Johnson
- Your Song, by Elton John
Your wedding singer can intensify the romantic energy of these moments with their heartfelt vocals and soft guitar, leaving your guests in awe of your perfect moment.
Now, you’ve said “I do”, got the formal parts out of the way, you’re about to head back down the aisle, but this time as husband and wife. It’s a celebration! You’ll want to pick something your guests can clap and dance to while watching you float out the door, ready to party at the reception:
- I’m Yours, by Jason Mraz
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love, by Queen or Michael Buble
- On Top of the World, by Imagine Dragons
- Love on Top, by Beyonce
- Accidentally In Love, by Counting Crows
- All You Need Is Love, by The Beatles
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours), by Stevie Wonder
- I Do, by The Marvelows
- Happy Together, by The Turtles
Hooray, you’re married! And you’re finished an hour-long photography sesh, and you’re hanging to get to that reception and celebrate with the rest of your family and friends.
Recently, it’s been a huge trend to have you and your bridal party make a dancing entrance – and this is something a wedding band and the wedding singer can make really fun – no matter how many different songs you chose to include. The wedding singer can act as an MC for the introductions as well as perform the music.
Once inside and introduced as Mr and Mrs, everyone’s got a drink in hand and ready to be served canapés or dinner. You’ll want to have a nice mix of music, and that’s where we’ve got you covered. With a huge selection of songs, new and old, different genres, the wedding band will keep your guests entertained before they even hit the dance floor.
When it comes time for your first dance as a married couple, the choice of song is one that’s very personal to the both of you. Whether you’ve rehearsed a dance especially, or will just wing it on the day, the wedding band can adapt to your choice of song to make it as romantic as possible while you twirl around the dance floor, gazing lovingly into your partner’s eyes. You’ll feel like you’re the only two people in the room. If you haven’t chosen your track, take a look at some popular options we have here.
After your first dance, it’s time to invite all the guests up on to the dance floor to celebrate with you. Girls, let your hair down, and guys, get your groove on! Your wedding entertainment will kick the party into high gear with a huge selection of upbeat, modern tunes, as well as the obligatory funky classics! Dance the night away and have the time of your life, while your wedding singer creates a party atmosphere, thriving off the energy of the room. They will adapt to the mood, and make sure the guests have an unforgettable time – with a pile of kicked-off high heels to sort through when the night is over! Check out their videos page!