Many couples dream of having a storybook wedding straight out of a movie. From the pastel-colored florals, overflowing banquets, romantic dances, and pretty dresses, the soon-to-be weds carefully plan everything, even the wedding playlist, to make their big day perfect and worth remembering!
But more than the stunning visuals, music also plays a significant role in setting the tone and encapsulating the beautiful moment of the bride and groom. The right songs tug at the heartstrings—capturing the love, drama, excitement, and all the emotions evoked between the couple as well as their guests.
When curating your wedding playlist, think of the songs that have a special meaning for you and your partner or those melodies that connect you to a happy memory. Maybe you’d like to include the timeless ballad that was playing during your first date or the love song your sweetheart chose when he serenaded you on the day you said yes!
Also, consider selecting the songs that your audience of different age brackets—from your grandparents to your friends—will most likely enjoy. Add the nostalgic tunes that will give your loved ones goosebumps as you walk down the aisle or popular choruses that can get everyone to the dance floor during the party.
You can even put on queue some inspirational religious songs and all-time favorite OPM hits. Pick the right mix of the oldies-but-goodies and modern-day groove for the bridal march, recessional, grand entrance, first dance as newlyweds, father-daughter/ mother-son dance, reception dinner, and dance party.
From The Beatles to Ed Sheeran, Shania Twain to Taylor Swift, classic tunes to perennial party anthems, we’ve crafted a list of the wedding songs that can serve as a soundtrack for your most awaited day!
Playlist For Walking Down the Wedding Aisle
Remember the iconic wedding scene in the rom-com Crazy Rich Asians? All the glitz and glamour aside, the touching entrance of the bride was perfectly complemented by a beautiful cover of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” as background music. Kina Grannis’ heartfelt rendition of the classic love song sent chills down the spine of viewers who couldn’t help but shed tears. Since the bridal entrance song will dictate the mood of the wedding, decide whether you want something slow or upbeat depending on your musical taste or personality as a couple. This is when emotions overflow and time seems to move in slow motion, engraving that special moment and feeling in your memory forever.
You can pick something that reflects your love story – maybe you are about to marry your childhood best friend or you’ve been through a lot of hurdles before finally finding your soulmate. Playing contemporary covers is also a good idea if you want a modern spin on your favorite classics. Instrumentals are nice, too. Take your time in your walk down the aisle and feel the melody and lyrics of the song as you lock eyes with your partner.
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Kina Grannis (Cover)
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Endless Love – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
Your Song – Elton John
From This Moment On – Shania Twain
The One (Acoustic) – Kodaline
I Finally Found Someone – Bryan Adams and Barbra Streisand
Marry Me – Train
If you want to be serenaded with sweet Filipino love songs on the day you exchange vows with your partner, here are some of the matrimonial favorite OPM hits that you can consider for the bridal march or other parts of the wedding ceremony:
Panalangin – Apo Hiking Society
Ikaw – Yeng Constantino
Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko – Rey Valera
Ikaw At Ako – Johnoy Danao
Bawat Daan – Ebe Dancel
How Did You Know – Gary Valenciano
Forevermore – Side A
Tagpuan – Moira Dela Torre
Your Universe – Rico Blanco
Araw Gabi – Regine Velasquez-Alcasid
Wedding Playlist For the Recessional
After saying your “I dos” and sealing the sacred ceremony with a kiss, you’re now officially married! The recessional is the moment when the newlyweds exit the altar area and walk back down the aisle together as the guests shower them with rose petals, confetti, or rice grains. What better way to celebrate the happy occasion than by playing an upbeat and fun wedding recessional song that can get your family and friends up and out of their seats?
Choose the music that expresses the ecstatic feeling of being on cloud nine after marrying the love of your life, that it makes you want to show off your grooves! But if you wish to reserve your killer dance steps for the reception later, you can also go for a sweet and feel-good tune or the traditional “Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for your ceremony exit.
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonders
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Lucky – Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat
Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift
When You Say Nothing At All – Music Travel Love (Cover)
We Found Love – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
Playlist For The Wedding Reception Entrance
Now it’s time to get the party started! Of course, you have to pick a song that will build up the excitement and put everyone in a celebratory mood. Remember that it’s your grand debut as newlyweds so you want your arrival to be nothing short of epic and unforgettable. In selecting the ideal reception entrance song, narrow down your choices based on your wedding theme.
If it’s not too traditional and is leaning towards the carefree and laid-back vibe, why not choose among the popular chart-toppers and throwback songs or have a combination of both? You can even surprise everyone with a funny song like “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred to break the ice with some laughs! Before your first public appearance as a married couple, you may wish to recognize your groomsmen, bridesmaids, and other special guests first with their fun introduction songs.
The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Sway – Michael Bublé (Cover)
We Will Rock You – Queen
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
Raise Your Glass – P!nk
Crazy In Love – Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z
Wedding Playlist for the First Dance of the Couple
Nothing gets more intimate and heart-fluttering than your first dance as a married couple. Pick the song that’s special for both of you – perhaps it’s the soundtrack of the first movie you watched together or a classic with the most romantic lyrics that resonate with your relationship. Whether it’s a cheesy love song, rock ballad, or contemporary R&B, it’s your song so go for it!
While some newlyweds prefer something soft and poignant for the occasion, others want it to be quirky and fast-paced because that’s who they are as a couple. There are no specific rules in choosing a song for this moment in your wedding party. Anything that you’re comfortable with will do, be it a simple slow dance with your partner or even a choreographed routine.
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Joseph Vincent (Cover)
For Once in My Life – Stevie Wonder
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Make You Feel My Love – Adele (Cover)
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
She – Elvis Costello
That’s All – Nat King Cole
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Playlist For The Father-Daughter/Mother-Son Dance
Another sentimental and touching moment during the wedding reception is the father-daughter and mother-son dance. Prepare your tissue because this part can be a real tear-jerker that will surely melt everyone’s hearts! This heartwarming tradition incorporated in the wedding party is a fitting tribute of the newlyweds to their relationship with their mom and dad and is usually accompanied by emotional, fun, or country tunes.
The song can be a childhood favorite, an expression of your special bond or personality, or it may also be a piece of music from an artist introduced to you by your parent when you were young. The father-daughter dance is a bride’s way of honoring her dad as she enters a new chapter in her life, which is usually followed by the equally sweet mother-son dance that aims to pay homage to the woman who raised the groom. These parent dances can be mellow or fun, as long as they represent the couple’s memories and relationship with the first love of their lives – their mom and dad.
My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
My Girl by The Temptations
It’s For My Dad – Nancy Sinatra
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
One Call Away – Charlie Puth
I Loved Her First – Heartland
Daddy’s Little Girl – Michael Bublé (Cover)
Cecilia And The Satellite – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Daughters – John Mayer
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men
Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks
There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
Mother Like Mine – The Band Perry
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
The First Lady In My Life – Paul Todd
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
In My Life – The Beatles
Wedding Playlist For Dinner
Your wedding dinner and cocktail hour playlist should not be too loud and distracting as it is played when your guests are socializing and eating. But even though it is not given as much attention as the bridal march or the first dance, the background music is still an essential part of your reception because it creates the right mood and atmosphere for the whole event. Choose a mix of old-school and modern tunes that will suit the taste of your guests from different generations as well as the overall vibe of the wedding reception.
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys feat. Usher
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
I Choose You – Sara Bareilles
I Do (Cherish You) – 98 Degrees (Cover)
God Gave Me You – Dave Barnes
Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Doris Day
All Of Me – John Legend
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Wedding Playlist For The Dance Party
Looking for some sure-fire dancefloor fillers for your wedding party? Here are some of the crowd favorites that will encourage your guests to get on their feet and dance the night away! If you want to see your aunts and your besties grooving to the jams of the DJ, go for a mix of genres for your varied audience. Catchy beats, soulful, fast-paced, romantic, feel-good, pop, hip-hop, throwback – anything goes! From the classic hits to the new tracks, you’ll surely get everyone in the mood for a dance.
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Give Me Everything – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyoncé
You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
Oops!…I Did It Again – Britney Spears
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Party In The U.S.A. – Miley Cyrus
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
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