We always have couples that ask us what is the one thing that their guests will remember the most from their wedding day. While a gorgeous venue and delicious food will make an impression, the music that you chose for your wedding reception will be memorable. With wedding songs that bring out your personality and get your guests on the dance floor, you can bring your party from so-so to so awesome!
To help you plan out your plays list, we have chosen a few of the top wedding songs from your entrance to the last dance.
Entrance & Wedding Party Songs
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” by Justin Timberlake
Is it Justin’s sweet voice or the catchy beat? We cannot keep still in our seats when this song is on! Your wedding guests will be dancing when you enter your reception to this song!
“I Gotta Feeling,” by Black Eyed Peas
We cannot believe this gem is over a decade old, but the lyrics remain true. “I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night” With this song, your guests will know just what kind of party to expect!
“Run the World (Girls),” by Beyoncé
After a fun day of wedding fun, it’s time for your ladies to let their hair down. And Bae says it best with “I’m repping for the girls who taking over the world.” They earned it!
“Eye of the Tiger,” by Survivor
When it comes to the guys, they all have a little bit of Rocky in them! We can promise you some air punches and high fives when your groomsmen are introduced to this wedding song!
The first dance is a tradition that deserves special attention. While it is something very personal and should reflect your relationship, we have a few songs that we love!
“Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran & Andrea Bocelli
We love some Ed and his sweet song makes us weak in the knees. We mean, what girl doesn’t want to hear the line “darling, you look perfect tonight” any night?
“Yours,” by Russell Dickerson
Maybe country music is your genre. And with the lyrics “you make me better than I was before/ thank God I’m your’s” this wedding song is a perfect reflection of where your relationship was and will be.
“Fresh Eyes” by Andy Grammer
Are slow songs not your jam? This unique and upbeat song is guaranteed to have your guests clapping along as you spin around the dance floor.
Father-Daughter Dance & Mother-Son Dance
When it comes to emotional moments during the reception, we can guarantee a few tears during the father-daughter and mother-son dances. Finding the right song to represent the relationship with your parents can be wrapped up in a slow or even upbeat song.
“How Sweet It Is,” by James Taylor
This is an oldie but a goodie. With the line “I close my eyes at night/Wondering where would I be without you in my life” we all get chills. This touching wedding song is a favorite with our clients.
“God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
“If you should ever leave me/Though life would still go on, believe me/The world could show nothing to me/So what good would living do me/God only knows what I’d be without you” This the line that makes the whole song perfect for either a mother-son dance or a father-daughter dance.
After a night filled with love, laughter and lots of dancing, it’s time to wrap it up. And you need to end the night with the perfect song.
“Time of My Life (Dirty Dancing)” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
The perfect ending to the classic 1980’s movie Dirty Dancing will have your wedding guests dancing and some might even try the lift.
“Last Dance” by Donna Summer
This last dance song is a whole lot of fun and will make sure your guests know it’s time to start packing up for the night!
“Today was a Fairytale” by Taylor Swift
Finally, after a fairytale day, ending the night with this song is ideal. Your wedding guests will “feel the magic in the air” as they sway on the dance floor with you both.