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The Best Songs For...

Updated: Aug 2, 2020

The Best Songs For...: A Start-to-Finish Guide to All of the Songs You'll Need for Your Wedding
Alexandria Elaine Events | The Best Songs For...

Walking Down the Aisle

(These are slower, more sentimental songs. Think of the moment that you start walking down the aisle and reveal yourself to your groom for the first time. What song do you want playing in the background of this moment?)

I Can't Help Falling in Love- Haley Reinhart

A Thousand Years- Christina Perri

Love Story- Taylor Swift

Bridesmaids to Enter the Reception

Run the World (Girls)- Beyonce

Me And My Girls- Selena Gomez

Bo$$- Fifth Harmony

That's My Girl- Fifth Harmony

Country Girl (Shake it for Me)- Luke Bryan

Vogue- Madonna

Groomsmen to Enter the Reception

The Boys Are Back in Town- Thin Lizzy

Where Them Girls At- David Guetta

Club Can't Handle Me- Flo Rida

Yeah!- Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris

Ante Up- M.O.P

Bride and Groom to Enter the Reception

(This should be an upbeat and high-energy song. This is the first impression you leave on your guests as a married couple so make sure that you choose a #powercouple song.)

Crazy in Love- Beyonce

Applause- Lady Gaga

Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen

...Ready For It?- Taylor Swift

Paper Rings- Taylor Swift

Run This Town- JayZ ft Rihanna

All I Do is Win- DJ Khaled

The First Dance

Lover (Wedding Version)- Taylor Swift

Marry Me- Meghan Trainor

Speechless- Dan and Shay

At Last- Etta James

Hold My Girl- George Ezra

I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston

All of Me- John Legend

Easy- Jason Aldean

In Case You Didn't Know- Brett Young

Perfect- Ed Sheeran

To the Moon and Back- Luke Bryan

I Swear- John Michael Montgomery

Made For You- Jake Owens

Father-Daughter Dance

My Little Girl- Tim McGraw

I Loved Her First- Heartland

You're Gonna Miss This- Trace Adkins

Cinderella- Steven Curtis Chapman

My Wish- Rascal Flatts

First Man- Camila Cabello

Alternative Option: Mother-Daughter Dance

Mama's Song- Carrie Underwood

Like My Mother Does- Lauren Alaina

Mother-Son Dance

A Letter to My Mama- Vince Gill

A Song For Mama- Boyz II Men

He Gets That From Me- Reba McEntire


(These are more upbeat songs that are popular enough to get people of all generations out on the dance floor. Some of the songs even have their own dances to them.)

Cupid Shuffle- Cupid

Cha Cha Slide- Mr. C

U Can't Touch This- MC Hammer

Single Ladies- Beyonce

Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond

Get Low- Lil Jon

All Night Longer- Sammy Adams

Hey Ya!- OutKast

Mr. Brightside- The Killers

Thriller- Michael Jackson

Last Dance

(This should be a lower-energy and happy song to help your guests wind down and remain in a happy state as the wedding ends. It will be the last impression your wedding leaves with your guests.)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered- Stevie Wonder

You Make My Dreams Come True- Hall and Oates

Dancing in the Moonlight-Toploader

Celebration- Kool & The Gang

Pursuit of Happiness- Kid Cudi, MGMT, Ratatat

And here are some of the songs that appear most often on wedding do-not-play lists:

Chicken Dance


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