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The Best Wedding Breakfast Playlist Including Entrance Songs & Tunes to Play as You Eat

Background music is essential to create an atmosphere during the wedding breakfast. Here's some ideal wedding breakfast song choices.

A table at a wedding breakfast

A table at a wedding breakfast

Kick-start the reception festivities with a mouth-watering meal and some relaxing tunes with carefully chosen wedding breakfast songs. After spending so much time picking out the perfect wedding menu, deciding on centrepieces, finding favours for tables and arranging ideal seating plans, you simply can't forget to create a wedding breakfast playlist that will save your guests from sitting in silence.

Chilled-out, calming music is the key to a relaxing atmosphere when crafting the best songs to play during a wedding breakfast. This will help get your guests in the mood to chat, drink, and laugh, and give them a breather between the ceremony and the rest of the celebrations.

Choose some from our best wedding songs of all time list, our favourite acoustic covers, and, of course, this wedding breakfast playlist for the ultimate background music.

The Best Wedding Breakfast Music

Below you’ll find a Spotify playlist of the top wedding breakfast music including songs to walk into a wedding breakfast, and a full playlist to have on during the meal itself.

We’ve made it so easy, you could just connect to a speaker and press play. Whether you need songs to walk into your wedding breakfast or light tunes to listen to when eating and mingling, you'll be able to find them here. Scroll down for all the song details.   

Wedding Breakfast Entrance Songs

Want the perfect song to walk into your wedding breakfast to? These sweet tunes are the perfect fit for you, no matter what genre or style you like.

1. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

"Look into your heart, and you'll find love, love, love, love / Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing / We're just one big family"                                                      

2. Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer 

"Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight"                                        

3. You’ve Got the Love – Florence + the Machine

"Now and then it seems that life is just too much / But you've got the love I need to see me through"


4. Valerie – Amy Winehouse 

"Won't you come on over / Stop making a fool out of me"                                                             

5. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

"Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting / Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear"

6. Isn't She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

"But isn't she lovely, made from love"                                                   

7. Perfect – Ed Sheeran

"Darling, you look perfect tonight"                                                                      

8. Beautiful Day – U2

"Teach me love / I know I'm not a hopeless case"                                                                          

9. Nothing Can Change This Love – Sam Cooke

"Woah, you're the apple of my eye / You're cherry pie"


10. You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing

"I would take the stars out of the sky for you / Stop the rain from falling if you asked me to"                       

11. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

"I will feel a glow just thinking of you, and the way you look tonight"

12. I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles

"And when I touch you / I feel happy inside / It's such a feeling that my love / I can't hide"                                              

13. Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes – Edison Lighthouse

"I'm a lucky fella, and I've just got to tell her, that I love her endlessly"    

14. Got My Mind Set On You – George Harrison 

"And this time I know it's for real / The feelings that I feel"                                

15. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

"Standing in the sunlight laughing / Hiding behind a rainbow's wall / Slipping and sliding / All along the waterfall with you"


16. Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder

"Music is a world within itself / With a language we all understand"                                                                

17. Think I'm in Love – Eddie Money

"It's a feelin', burnin' like a lover on fire, hold me tight, baby"                                                

18. Everlasting Love - Love Affair     

"Open up your eyes, then you'll realize here I stand / With my everlasting love"                 

Songs to Play During the Wedding Breakfast 

Now you have your wedding breakfast entrance song nailed, it's time to create the wedding breakfast playlist, with music to play while you and your guests enjoy the delicious spread in front of you.

19. You Mean Everything To Me – Neil Sedaka

"Oh my darling, I love you so, you mean everything to me"

20. Orinoco Flow – Enya

"Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never been / Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never seen"

21. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s 

"I'm a thousand miles away, but, girl, tonight you look so pretty"                                                           

22. She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel

"Oh, she takes care of herself, she can wait if she wants / She's ahead of her time"                                                                 

23. The Scientist – Coldplay

"You don't know how lovely you are / I had to find you, tell you I need you / Tell you I set you apart"                                                                                 

24. Autumn – Paolo Nutini

"And I look at you and I see me / Making noise so restlessly" 


25. Do You Remember – Jack Johnson

"But I was crazy about you then and now / The craziest thing of all, over ten years have gone by / And you're still mine" 

26. Beating Hearts – King Charles

"You are every part of my beating heart"

27. Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton

"Don't it always seem to go / That you don't know what you got 'til it's gone? / They paved paradise and put up a parking lot"

28. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes 

"Yours was the first face that I saw, I think I was blind before I met you"

29. If I Fall to Your Heart – Derwent Hannon

"Please be careful with my heart"

30. We Belong Together – Ritchie Valens

"You're mine / Your lips belong to me"

31. Supposed to Be – Jack Johnson

"Looking forward as we rewind / Looking back is a trap sometimes / Being here is so easy to do"

32. (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

"Look like nothin's gonna change / Everything still remains the same"

33. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas

"I'd be safe and warm, I'd be safe and warm / If I was in L.A., if I was in L.A."

34. Cats and Dogs – The Head and the Heart

"My roots are grown but I don't know where they are"

35. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

"You got a fast car / Is it fast enough so we can fly away?"

36. Lights Out, Words Gone – Bombay Bicycle Club

"When the light is out and words have gone / Let me be the one to try it on"

37. Big Parade – The Lumineers

"Lovely girl, won't you stay, won't you stay, stay with me? / All my life I was blind, I was blind, now I see"

38. Souls Like the Wheels – The Avett Brothers

"Make us capable of taking off and landing / Alive with understanding"

39. White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes

"I was following the pack / All swallowed in their coats"

40. Last Night On Earth – Green Day

"Sending all my love to you / You are the moonlight of my life every night"

41. To Love Somebody – Bee Gees 

"I want my life to be lived with you"

42. Hey Lover – Wabie

"I love you just the way you are / For love is just the same / Without fortune or fame"

43. Something – The Beatles

"Something in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover"

44. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right – Bob Dylan

"When your rooster crows at the break of dawn / Look out your window and I'll be gone"

45. Cheek to Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

"And I seem to find the happiness I seek / When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek"

How to Create a Wedding Breakfast Playlist  

The basic rules of wedding breakfast music are to keep it slow and low - a chilled vibe, if you will. Before a night of celebrations with loud music, you'll likely want to create an atmosphere that's mellow and relaxed. You can do this by reducing the volume to a level where guests can easily talk and hear each other.

If you plan on having a live wedding band or DJ, soft acoustic covers are the way to go, with a single instrument and a simple backing track. Why not save your favourite songs for dancing until your evening reception, and create a playlist that'll appeal to guests of all ages as you eat breakfast?

Having a vintage '50s and '60s theme? Go for jazz and lounge covers of Elvis, Motown, and the Rat Pack. A country garden wedding would suit classical music by a solo harpist. A folk band covering Mumford and Sons or Ed Sheeran is perfect for a festival-style or rustic wedding. You could also listen to someone cover the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse.

At Hitched, we have countless talented musicians and bands who would be honoured to be the soundtrack to every part of your special day, especially the all-important wedding breakfast. We asked talented wedding band The Velvet Notes from Leicester a few questions on creating the perfect playlist during your relaxing wedding breakfast.

What are some things that couples might want to consider when creating a wedding breakfast playlist?

Talking about the main considerations for a wedding breakfast playlist, The Velvet Notes said, "Couples should take into consideration the overall ambience they'd like for their guests. When it comes to selecting songs to play, couples should imagine being in a movie scene."

We love this advice, it'll help couples be the centre character of their love story and give them their happily ever after ending.

Why is it better to have a live music at the wedding breakfast or a playlist?

The Velvet Notes explain, "There's a warm atmospheric essence that only live music brings. It helps to add a feeling of depth and intimacy to the space, which, in turn, makes people feel more at ease. It’s also a great conversation starter if the songs played are well-known by the guests."

Now, with The Velvet Notes' ideas in mind, feel inspired by our list of songs for wedding breakfasts to create your perfect setlist and start your festivities on a high.

If you enjoyed building your own wedding breakfast playlist from scratch, you'll surely love finding musical inspiration for other parts of your wedding day with the help of Hitched. Delve right in and get started with these getting ready songs for the wedding morning or this playlist of the best last dance wedding songs to ensure you end the night on a high.