Wedding Music Favorites

Wedding Music Favorites


Hey lovebirds!

Thank you for joining us again here at the We Do Weddings Blog!

Both Kaitlyn and I are huge music lovers and for both of us, the music we selected for our wedding was a big deal!

So, it was about time we wrote about wedding music, don’t you think?

Today we are going to talk about some of the best and most popular song options for different events and dances throughout your wedding day!

Ready to get musically inspired?

Here we go!

Top 5 Bride Entrance Songs

  1. Canon in D, Pachelbel
  2. Bridal Chorus, Wagner
  3. Wedding March, Mendelssohn
  4. Marry Me, Train
  5. Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole

First dances are so special because this is the first time your guests really see you as a married couple and it is also one of the first moments you really get to celebrate being a newly minted married couple. Again, this song is just about you two. Use your favorite song that you have listened to together all along. Pick something that speaks to your love and your story. Here are some of our favorites:


Top 5 First Dance Songs

  1. Unchained Melody,” by The Righteous Brothers
  2. The Way You Look Tonight,” by Frank Sinatra
  3. At Last,” by Etta James
  4. Speechless,” by Dan + Shay
  5. Your Song,” by Elton John

We are big believers that the sentime, “he loved you first” is so true. If you want to do a dance with your father, this will be a special moment you two cherish forever. Pick something meaningful that tells Dad how you really feel about him and how much you love him! Here are some good choices if you need some inspiration:

Top 5 Bride + Dad Songs

  1. I Loved Her First, Heartland
  2. “How Sweet It Is,” by James Taylor
  3. “Father and Daughter,” by Paul Simon
  4. “Cinderella,” by Steven Curtis Chapman
  5. “My Little Girl,” by Tim McGraw

We can’t forget about the importance of dancing with mom on the big day. We are talking about the woman who has loved you most your whole life. This is a special nod to all she has done and will do for you and your new spouse. Anything will be a total tear jerker, so make sure to pick something that let’s her know how much you appreciate her.


Top 5 Groom + Mom Songs

  1. “You Raise Me Up,” by Josh Groban
  2. “God Only Knows,” by The Beach Boys
  3. “Forever Young,” by Rod Stewart
  4. “Mother Like Mine,” by The Band Perry
  5. “Mama’s Song,” by Carrie Underwood

Now, it is time to talk about party time! Here is a list of the newest songs that will make all your guests want to dance according to, My Wedding Songs. Take a look at their picks! If you want a good dance party, try to mix it up with classics and newer songs. It will appeal to all!


NEW Top 5 Dance Party Reception Songs

  1. “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
  2. “Bang!” by AJR
  3. “Dynamite” by BTS
  4. “Body” by Megan Thee Stallion
  5. “You Say” by Lauren Daigle
Music will be something you remember about your big day for years to come. 

There are no right answers and anything you decide on will be so special because they will be songs that speak to you and your love!

If you have any other questions or need any more music tips, let our team know! We are happy to talk about any music/wedding inspiration anytime!

Cheers to music and love, lovebirds!


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