wedding planning guide

wedding songs

Every love story needs a great soundtrack. The music you choose for your wedding ceremony and reception will set the tone for your guests and create memories that will stay with you forever. Whether you choose a bluegrass trio, classical string quartet, DJ, or a custom playlist on shuffle, your music style and song choices should be reflective of who you and your future spouse are.

If you’ve been to a few weddings, there’s some staple songs you’ve probably heard at all of them. If you want to keep your own wedding playlist fresh, here’s a list of the top 10 most popular wedding songs with some ideas to mix it up:

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“You Make My Dreams” by Hall and Oates

“1234” by Feist

“Oh My My” by OneRepublic

“Love Never Felt So Good” by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake

“We Found Love” by Rihanna

“Can't Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley

“How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding

“No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses

“I Will” by The Beatles

“At Last” by Etta James

“Feeling Good” by Nina Simone

“Coming Home” by Leon Bridges

“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele

“All of Me” by John Legend

“Hey Ya!” by Outkast

“Dynamite” by Taio Cruz

“The Walker” by Fitz and the Tantrums

“Feel Good Inc.” by The Gorillaz

“D.A.N.C.E.” by Justice

“Have Some Love” by Childish Gambino

“Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars

“Soul With a Capital S” by Tower of Power

“Funky Side of Town” by James Brown

“Give Up the Funk” by Parliament

“Adventure Of A Lifetime” by Coldplay

“Good Times Roll” by GRiZ

“Shout” by The Isley Brothers

“Hand Clapping Song” by The Meters

“Testify” by The Isley Brothers (feat. Jimi Hendrix)

“Let’s Dance” by Chris Montez

“Let's Have a Party” by Wanda Jackson

“Groove is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite

“I Feel Love” by Donna Summer

“He's The Greatest Dancer” by Sister Sledge

“Everybody Dance” by Chic

“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk

“Power Of Love” by Deee-Lite

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

“Happy Feelin’” by Earth, Wind & Fire

“Inside and Out” by Feist

“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson

“You Rock My World” by Michael Jackson

“The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake

“Light It Up” by Major Lazer

“Crazy in Love” by Beyonce

“Love on the Brain” by Rihanna

“Roses” by The Chainsmokers ft. ROZES

“Love on Top” by Beyonce

Make a list of each of your favorite songs and songs with special significance to you as a couple. Think about the mood you want set and what you want to hear at special moments during the ceremony. Is there a song you dream of walking down the aisle to? A romantic song you both love that’s perfect for your first dance? Pick songs to play at these key points during your ceremony and must-haves for the reception that follows. Pay close attention to lyrics and the length of songs to be sure each one suits you and your guest list. Here are some ideas for popular and traditional wedding songs to get your playlist started.

We love the idea of custom mashups for your reception entrance, first dance, and parent dances. A DJ can take both of your favorite songs and create something new that perfectly reflects your personalities and your relationship.