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The Best Songs for a Wedding

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, and music plays a vital role in creating a magical atmosphere. From the moment you walk down the aisle to your last dance as newlyweds, each special moment deserves a the best soundtrack that reflects your unique style and captures the essence of your love story. The best songs for a wedding can make a difference on your wedding day experience. Brides Magazine came up with the 100 most requested wedding reception songs that you should definitely check out too! In this blog post, we have curated a collection of the best songs for the key moments of your wedding, ensuring that every step is accompanied by music that touches hearts and creates lasting memories.

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Wedding Processional Songs

The wedding processional is a moment filled with anticipation and joy as you make your grand entrance. Check out a wedding ceremony playlist for loads of ideas! Here are some timeless songs that will perfectly accompany your walk down the aisle:

  • "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

  • "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

  • "Love You For a Long Time" by Mateo Oxley

  • "All of Me" by John Legend

  • "Marry Me" by Train

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Wedding Recessional Songs

The wedding recessional is the moment of triumph and pure happiness as you walk back down the aisle as a newly married couple. Here is a playlist to get you excited! Choose a lively and upbeat song that signifies the start of your joyful journey together:

  • "Wedding March" by Felix Mendelssohn

  • "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" by Stevie Wonder

  • "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

  • "You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne

  • "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas

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First Dance Songs

The first dance is an incredibly romantic moment, symbolizing the beginning of your life as a married couple. This is so personal to each couple and unique to YOUR love story. Choose the song that makes you feel at home, even if it's not a love song. Here is an extensive first dance wedding playlist in case you get stuck! Here are some beautiful songs that will set the perfect tone for your first dance together:

  • "At Last" by Etta James

  • "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

  • "Amazed" by Lonestar

  • "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers

  • "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley

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Father/Daughter Dance Songs

The father/daughter dance is a sentimental moment that captures the special bond between a father and his daughter. This father daughter playlist will help! These heartwarming songs are perfect for this cherished tradition:

  • "My Girl" by The Temptations

  • "I Loved Her First" by Heartland

  • "Daddy Dance with Me" by Krystal Keith

  • "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle

  • "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder

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Mother/Son Dance Songs

The mother/son dance is a touching moment that celebrates the love between a mother and her son. I hope this mother son dance song playlist can give you some ideas. Choose a song that beautifully expresses this special connection:

  • "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts

  • "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac

  • "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban

  • "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart

  • "How Sweet It Is (to be loved by you)" by James Taylor

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Last Dance Songs

The last dance of the evening is a bittersweet moment, bringing your wedding celebration to a close. Here is the top wedding last dance songs playlist. These songs will ensure that you end the night on a high note, surrounded by love and joy:

  • "Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

  • "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith

  • "Closing Time" by Semisonic

  • "Save the Last Dance for Me" by Michael Bublé

  • "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

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Choosing the perfect songs for each special moment of your wedding is an opportunity to infuse your celebration with meaning, emotion, and personal style.

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Whether you prefer timeless classics or contemporary hits, these song suggestions for the wedding processional, recessional, first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance, and last dance are sure to create unforgettable memories. So, let the music play, and let your love story unfold with the perfect soundtrack on your special day.

Note: Remember to consult with your wedding DJ or band to ensure they can accommodate your song choices and provide any necessary adjustments to match your preferences and the overall theme of your wedding.

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