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Along with the opportunities to personalize your wedding down to the last detail comes a multitude of CHOICE when it comes to wedding music.

But sometimes CHOICE = CHAOS if you can’t seem to find the right song.  Look no further! We have listed our top song choices, categorized for every moment of the wedding from the processional to the very last dance, and every soundtrack-worthy moment in between!

WEDDING CEREMONY MUSIC

The wedding ceremony involves four different songs. The first song is the processional. The start of the ceremony usually includes any family members such as grandparents, parents or other important parties who enter down the aisle and are seated first. After that, the wedding party enters to different music.

Next, everyone stands. It’s time for the grand entrance into the ceremony. All eyes are on YOU coming down the aisle with that special someone you select to escort you. What is the perfect song for this amazing once-in-a-lifetime moment?

The last song you’ll need for the ceremony is the recessional. You will be announced as a married couple and walk back down the aisle, hand in hand. This is your time to really play any song you want! Choose something uplifting – this is a time of celebration!!

Tips in Selecting Ceremony Music

There are so many options of music to play. Do you prefer classic or modern? Instrumental or upbeat? Which ever you choose, make sure the song is long enough for everyone to come in. It should also match the flow & the feel of the song played before it during the processional.

 

Processional Song Ideas

  1. Angel, Jack Johnson
  2. Such Great Heights, Iron and Wine
  3. Use Somebody, Laura Jansen
  4. Pachelbel’s Canon in D
  5. Make You Feel My Love, Adele
  6. Waitin’ On a Woman, Brad Paisley
  7. Today Acoustic, Josh Radin
  8. Marry Me, Train Somewhere Over The Rainbow, IZ
  9. Here Comes The Bride, Jonathon Cain
  10. Bless the Broken Road, Rascal Flatts
  11. Stand By Me, Manuel Granada (Spanish Guitar)
  12. Love Never Fails, Brandon Heath
  13. Here Comes Your Man, Pixies (Great for the guys!)
  14. Calling You, Blue October
  15. Wonderful Tonight, Vitamin String Quartet
  16. Love Theme From St Elmo’s Fire, David Foster
  17. Today Acoustic, Josh Radin
  18. In My Life, Beatles

 

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  1. Stand by Me, Seal She is Love, Parachute
  2. None Other, Michael Buble
  3. Only Girl, Boyce Avenue
  4. Umbrella, Marie Digby
  5. Today Acoustic, Joshua Radin
  6. Free Fallin, Tom Petty
  7. Baby I Love Your Way, Peter Frampton
  8. I’m Yours, Vitamin String Quartet
  9. There She Goes, Six Pense
  10. Ain’t No Woman LIke the One I’ve Got, The Four Tops
  11. Dream, Priscilla Ahn
  12. Somewhere Over The Rainbow, IZ
  13. Pachelbel’s Canon in D
  14. Stand By Me, Manuel Granada (Spanish Guitar)
  15. Love Never Fails, Brandon Heath
  16. Angel, Jack Johnson

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Wedding March Brainstorm

  1. Love Never Fails, Brandon Heath
  2. Glasgow Love Theme, from Love Actually
  3. Wedding March, Jonathan Cain
  4. Pachelbels’ Canon in D
  5. Make You Feel My Love, Adele
  6. Bless the Broken Road, Vitamin String Quartet
  7. Feels Like Home, Chantal Kreviazuk
  8. Use Somebody, Laura Jansen
  9. Waitin’ On a Woman, Brad Paisley
  10. Such Great Heights, Iron and Wine
  11. By Your Side, Sade
  12. Teenage Dream, Boyce Avenue
  13. Just the Way Your are, Vitamin String Quartet
  14. Marry Me (Instrumental cover of Train’s Song), Bridesmaid Quartet
  15. A Thousand Years, The Piano Guys
  16. Here and Now Luther Vandross
  17. Your Guardian Angel (instrumental) Red Jumpsuit Appratus
  18. Wedding March for Solo Piano: from MidSummer Night’s Dream Op. 61

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Rhythms for the Recessional

  1. You Make My Dreams Come True, Hall & Oats
  2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Michael Buble
  3. Beautiful Day, U2
  4. Would You Go With Me, Josh Turner
  5. I Do, Colbie Caillet
  6. Sweet Disposition, Temper Trap
  7. All You Need is Love, Beatles
  8. Marry Me, Train
  9. You’ve Got the Love, Florence and the Machine cued up to :52 seconds
  10. Don’t Stop Believing – Vitamin String Quartet
  11. You Are the Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne
  12. Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
  13. Sign, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  14. Now That We Found Love, Heavy D & The Boyz

 

MUSIC FOR RECEPTION & DANCING

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Upon arrival at the reception, we will greet the newlyweds and wedding party and prepare your Guests of Honor (i.e. Maid of Honor, Best Man, Mom, Dad, etc) for introductions. Our style is a fun, yet formal introduction of everyone in the wedding party, culminating with the introduction of the newly married couple. We encourage you all to get somewhat creative with this event, as this sets the stage for the reception to follow!

As the cheers start to fade, we introduce the newlyweds “dancing together for the very first time as a married couple,” followed by your chosen song. We then invite your Guests of Honor to your head table as we transition into our toasts followed by dinner. Once the dinner and formal dances have been completed, it’s party time!!

As we transition from dinner to dancing, we’ll pick the music up a bit to attract your guests attention to the dance floor. Then it’s party time! Our job is to truly incorporate your music taste and preferences. We encourage you to provide us with a list of your favs, and your list of least favs! We love requests from your guests and we’ve noticed that sometimes those special requests from guests are the ones that create lasting memories on the dance floor. Even for those wallflowers!

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Time to Be Announced!

  1. This is What You Came For – Calvin Harris
  2. Raise Your Glass – Pink
  3. Turn Down For What – DJ Snake
  4. Let’s Go – Calvin Harris
  5. Pump It Up – Joe Budden
  6. Happy – Pharrell (The instrumental version)
  7. Sky Full of Stars or Viva La Vida – ColdPlay
  8. Feel this Moment, Pitbull Ft. Christina Aguilera
  9. I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
  10. Let it Rock, Kevin Rudolf
  11. Wild Beats, Ton Loc
  12. Good Feelin, Flo Rida
  13. The Way You Make Me Feel, Michael Jackson
  14. Viva la Vida, Cold Play
  15. One More Time, Daft Punk
  16. Alive, Krewella
  17. Thinking about you, Calvin Harris
  18. Without You, David Guetta
  19. More, Usher
  20. Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO
  21. Crazy In Love, Beyonce
  22. Move Your Feet, Junior Senior

 

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First Dance

  1. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
  2. Still into You, Julia Sheer
  3. Cinema – Jason Evigan
  4. The Way you Make Me Feel, Tim Stop
  5. Forever and For Always, Shania Twain
  6. At Last, Etta James
  7. How long Will I Love you, Ellie Goulding
  8. I Cross my Heart, George Strait
  9. Lover Lay Down, Dave Matthews Band
  10. This kind of love, Sister Hazel
  11. Collide (acoustic version), Howie Day
  12. Last First Kiss, Ron Pope
  13. Love, Justin Nozuka
  14. All of Me, John Legend
  15. From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay
  16. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  17. Yellow – Cold Play

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Parent Dances

  1. Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
  2. My Wish, Rascal Flatts
  3. I Hope Your Dance, Lee Ann Womack
  4. Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton
  5. You’ll be in my Heart, Phil Collins
  6. Dance baby dance, Chris Cagle
  7. My little girl, Tim McGraw
  8. Landslide, Fleetwood Mac
  9. There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
  10. I loved her first – Heartland
  11. Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman
  12. Stealing Cinderella – Chuck Wicks
  13. The Way you look tonight – Frank Sinatra
  14. Have I told you Lately – Rod Stewart
  15. Somewhere over the rainbow, Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole’s
  16. Sweet Child of Mine (any version)
  17. A Song for Mama – Boys to Men
  18. Hero – Mariah Carey
  19. Your Song – Elton John
  20. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynrd
  21. Ready, Set, Don’t Go – Billy Ray Cyrus DJ Rock

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Additional Special Dances

  1. Smile, Nat King Cole
  2. There You’ll Be, Faith Hill
  3. Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Elton John
  4. Then They Do, Trace Adkins
  5. What A Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
  6. You Raise Me Up, Josh Groban
  7. Through The Years, Kenny Rogers
  8. Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion
  9. My Wish, Rascal Flatts
  10. Send Me On My Way, Rusted Root
  11. Stand By Me, Ben E. King
  12. Fix You, Coldplay
  13. Isn’t She Lovely, Stevie Wonder
  14. My Girl, The Temptations

 

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Cute Caking Cutting Songs

  1. My Girl, The Temptations
  2. How sweet it is (To Be Loved By you), James Taylor
  3. You Make My Dreams Come True, Hall & Oats
  4. Sugar Sugar, Archies
  5. Candyman, Christina Aguilera
  6. The Way I Am, Ingrid Michaelson
  7. White Dress, Ben Rector
  8. Beautiful Day, U2
  9. Forever and Ever Amen, Randy Travis
  10. Sweeter, Gavin DeGraw
  11. Love, Justin Nozuka
  12. Overwhelmed, Tim McMorris
  13. Give me Love, Ed Sheeran
  14. Beautiful, Mariah Carey Ft Miguel
  15. I Do, Colby Caillat
  16. Lips like sugar, Echo and The Bunnyman
  17. Grow Old With You, Adam Sandler
  18. Anyone Else But You, Michael Cera & Ellen Page
  19. This is the First Day of My Life, Bright Eyes
  20. Lucky, Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

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Tunes for the Bouquet Toss

  1. American Woman, Lenny Kravitz
  2. Little White Church, Little Bit Town
  3. Wishin’ and Hopin’, Ani Difranco
  4. Single Ladies, Beyonce
  5. Spice Up Your Life, Spice Girls
  6. Milksake, Kelis
  7. Firework, Katy Perry
  8. Girlfight – Brooke Valentine
  9. Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
  10. Maneater, Nelly Furtado
  11. Who Run the World, Beyonce
  12. Ladies Night, Kool & Gang
  13. Glamorous, Fergie
  14. Like Virgin, Madonna
  15. Gold Digger, Kanye West
  16. Wishing and Hoping, Ani Defranco
  17. Where Them Girls At, David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida

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Garter Activities

  1. Get Lucky, Daft Punk
  2. Fever, Michael Buble
  3. Earned It, The Weeknd Naughty Girl, Beyonce
  4. Super Freak, Rick James
  5. Gettin’ Jiggy With It, Will Smith
  6. American Woman, Lenny Kravitz
  7. Gorilla, Bruno Mars
  8. All Shook Up, Avila
  9. Hot for Teacher – Van Halen
  10. Keep Your Hands To Yourself, Georgia Satellites
  11. Sexy & I Know It, LMFAO
  12. I’m Too Sexy, Right Said Fred
  13. Whip It, Devo
  14. Whatta Man, Salt N Pepa
  15. Nice n Slow – Usher
  16. Mission Impossible Theme Song
  17. Lets Get It On, Marvin Gayes
  18. I Like It (Pitbull)
  19. Bump n Grind – R Kelly
  20. You can leave your hat on, Tom Jones
  21. Come and Get it, Selena Gomez
  22. Pony, Genuwine
  23. All Shook Up, Elvis Presley
  24. Real good Man, Tim Mcgraw
  25. Meeting in my bedroom, Silk
  26. Suit & Tie, Justin Timberlake
  27. It’s Raining Men, The Weather Girls

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Last Dance

  1. Take Me Home Tonight, Eddie Money
  2. The Time, Black Eyed Peas
  3. Time of My Life – Dirty Dancing
  4. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  5. Don’t Stop Believing, Journey
  6. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
  7. Save the Last Dance for Me, Michael Buble
  8. Glad you Came – Wanted
  9. We Are Young – FUN

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The Very Last Dance (as Couple, Alone)

  1. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  2. This, Ed Sheeran
  3. By Your Side, Justin Nozuka
  4. My All, Mariah Carey
  5. Perfect for Me, Ron Pope
  6. A Beautiful Mess, Jason Mraz
  7. Gravity, John Mayer
  8. This Kind of Love, Sister Hazel (Acoustic)
  9. All of Me, John Legend
  10. Forever and Always, Shania Twain
  11. Hey Pretty Girl, Kip Moore
  12. Teenage Dream, Boyce Avenue
  13. Wanted, Hunter Hayes or the Boyce Avenue Cover
  14. Last First Kiss, Ron Pope
  15. My Heart is Yours, Justin Nozuka

 

We hope you found this epic list of wedding song suggestions helpful!  Did we miss some?  Leave your questions or more suggestions in the comments below!  Be sure to share on Facebook or Pin to your wedding board on Pinterest!

Xo,

Kristin & the Our DJ Rocks team