Looking for the best wedding songs to play at your wedding? This list has got you covered – we have the most popular love songs, as well as suggestions for father/son and mother/daughter dances. As a bonus, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist with all of these!
Wedding Song Ideas
One of my favorite parts of planning our reception (arguably), was planning the songs that would be played at the reception. I have always loved music from the time I was little, and, a little-known fact is, I love dancing! Now, that doesn’t mean I’m any good at dancing (if you’ve ever gone to Zumba with me, you’d wholeheartedly agree), but I really enjoy dancing and singing! In fact, if you were a fly on the wall at our house, you’d see a lot of dancing and singing going on most of the time!
Anyways, I put a lot of time into finding the perfect songs for our wedding reception, and I was so happy when people actually danced! We didn’t have any alcohol at our reception, so even being completely aware of what they were doing, everyone really let loose a little bit. Quite a few people told me it was one of the most fun receptions they had been to in a long time, and I was happy to hear that. Sometimes I’m a little sad I don’t have more weddings to go to, because I don’t as many places to dance.
Even though we’ve been married for about three and a half year, I still love listening to “wedding” songs. I thought it would be fun to compile a list of songs that I think would be perfect for any wedding reception. I tried to include a nice variety (slow songs, fast songs, mother and son/father and daughter songs), but there was no way I could include every song out there, so it does reflect my taste a bit. I had a lot of fun putting this together though — Forrest just came in my office and said, “I love this little Karaoke session you have going on,” because, of course, I’m singing along like no one’s listening (because they aren’t, except for Forrest.)
Oh, and sorry, you won’t find any YMCA or Cha cha slide on this playlist. I really don’t like those songs!
Wedding Song Playlist
I have put together a Spotify playlist that has almost all of these songs. You can click here to check it out – feel free to use it at your wedding!
Slow Wedding Songs
All of Me by John Legend (my current favorite song)
Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts (the song we danced to!)
The Greatest Story Ever Told by Oliver James
When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Kraus
Faster Wedding Songs
Better Together by Jack Johnson (Hawaiian version is my favorite!)
Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Make You Feel My Love by Adele
You and Me by Lighthouse
Love Story by Taylor Swift
Mother and Son and Father and Daughter songs
You’ll Be in My Heart
You’ll Always Be My Little Girl by Steve Kirwan
Well, that’s it! I’m sure I missed lots (obviously — there’s hundreds of thousands of songs out there!), but these are my favorite. What songs did you play at your wedding?
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Originally posted in 2014; updated August 2018.
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