Wedding Songs

You’ll remember the music and songs played at your wedding for years to come. From the moment you walk down the aisle through to your first dance, your wedding songs should reflect your personalities as a couple and hold great meaning for you both.

Whether you have a harpist, a string quartet, pianist, opera singer, band, DJ, playlist or sing yourself, you’ll forever associate these songs with your big day. Enjoy the process of choosing your wedding songs and give yourself time to do so.

If you're not sure to start, check out our curated selection of the best wedding songs of all time. Otherwise, enjoy browsing our top 20 lists and our picks for every stage of your day further down. 

Top 20 First Dance Songs

  1. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  2. At Last – Etta James
  3. All Of Me – John Legend
  4. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  5. Amazed – Lonestar
  6. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  7. Your Song – Elton John
  8. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  9. Something – The Beatles
  10. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  11. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  12. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  13. Wherever You Will Go – Charlene Soraia
  14. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  15. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  16. Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
  17. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  18. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  19. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  20. I’m Kissing You – Des’ree

See All First Dance Songs


Top 20 Last Dance Songs

  1. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  2. Never Forget – Take That
  3. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  4. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
  5. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
  6. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  7. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross & The Supremes
  8. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  9. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  10. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  11. Daydream Believer – The Monkees
  12. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  13. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  14. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  15. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  16. This Kind of Love – Sister Hazel
  17. At Last – Etta James
  18. Champagne Supernova – Oasis
  19. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
  20. Hey Jude – The Beatles

See All Last Dance Songs


Top 20 Bride Entrance Songs

  1. At Last – Etta James
  2. Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  3. Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
  4. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
  5. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  6. Lucky – Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat
  7. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  8. Canon in D – Pachelbel
  9. Your Song – Ellie Goulding
  10. I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  11. Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) – Quindon Tarver
  12. Butterfly Waltz – Brian Crain
  13. From This Moment On – Shania Twain & Bryan White
  14. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  15. Bella’s Lullaby – Carter Burwell, Dan Redfeld and Elizabeth Hedman
  16. The Secret Wedding (From “Braveheart”) – David Arkenstone ft. Kathleen Fisher
  17. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  18. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  19. The Prince of Denmark’s March – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  20. Glasgow Love Theme – Craig Armstrong

See All Bride Entrance Songs


Wedding Songs By Order of the Day

You might not even be aware exactly how many moments there are during your wedding that you’ll need to pick out songs for, like your vows exchange, reception entrance and even the cake cutting. We’ve set them out below in the order you need them during the big day, each one packed with plenty of music ideas and a Spotify playlist to make the process of choosing your wedding songs a little less overwhelming!

Wedding Songs By Genre

Your big day will call for lots of different types of music. You'll want relaxed background music for the wedding breakfast and high-energy tracks for the evening reception. A vintage wedding might call for a '50s swing band; a solo guitarist for a folksy, boho day; and a black-tie affair suits a string quartet or harpist. We've broken the wedding music down by genre so you can find a playlist that suits your day.