You’ve planned everything from the centerpieces to the wedding cake to the cute homemade decorations and signs, but now it’s time to think about some tunes. What do you want playing in the background during your wedding reception? Whether you have a live band or just want to plug in your ipod, we’ve got some songs you must consider. Check out the categories that best fit your style and then add these songs to your reception songs playlist!
New Age Wedding Classics
Traditional wedding reception music has changed throughout the years as new love songs make it to the top of the charts. Below are some of the most popular songs that seem to make it to the top of most brides’ playlists.
All of Me – John Legend
Lucky – Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Everything – Michael Buble
Best Day of My Life – American Authors
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Two is Better Than One – Boys Like Girls, Taylor Swift
If you want something a little non-traditional at your reception, like hints of pop, R&B, indie or acoustic rock, you’ll definitely want some of these songs on your list. You’ll find some fun dancing music and chill swaying songs that will keep your guests entertained.
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The Luckiest – Ben Fold
Better Together – Jack Johnson
For all you diehard country fans out there, these are some of our favorite picks for a wedding reception. Who wouldn’t want Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Thompson Square and other amazing country artists gracing the biggest day of their lives?
Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
Then – Brad Paisley
Lady Antebellum – Our Kind of Love
Once in a Lifetime Love – Keith Urban
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not – Thompson Square
Love Story – Taylor Swift
History in the Making – Darius Rucker
You Make Me Smile – Uncle Kracker
Some of the best love songs that have withstood the sands of time. Here are some oldies tunes you’ll want to consider when planning your playlist. They’re fun, classy and perfectly timeless.
All You Need is Love – The Beatles
That’s Amore – Dean Martin
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
At Last – Etta James
L.O.V.E. – Nat King Cole
Disney Fairy Tale
Let’s face it, every girl dreams of having her own fairy tale wedding one day, and Disney has instilled the perfect love song soundtrack in our minds since we were two. Some of these Disney classics are a must for any girl who needs to shine a little Disney light on her wedding day.
Kiss the Girl – The Little Mermaid
Tale as Old as Time – Beauty and the Beast
A Whole New World – Aladdin
Can You Feel the Love Tonight – The Lion King
I See the Light – Tangled
Ever Ever After – Enchanted
We hope some of these songs will help create the perfect atmosphere for your dream wedding reception. If you need help planning any other part of your wedding, schedule a free consultation with one of our event coordinators or download our free Wedding Planning Checklist to make sure you don’t forget any of the essentials.