Your Complete Wedding Song List: From Ceremony to Reception

Music really brings memories and evokes emotion like nothing else. It’s incredibly important to choose the right songs or music for each part of your wedding day. From the moment your ceremony begins until the after party, make sure you have a song list that will be as unforgettable as the occasion itself.

The song list should be a reflection of your personality, your relationship, and of course, the kind of wedding you want to have. It can be fun, chill, romantic, or a combination of all the genres you want. Choose music that has significance to both of you or a tune that resonates with both of you.

Here are some of the best song list ideas that you can play on your wedding day, from the ceremony to the reception.

Wedding Ceremony Songs

The wedding ceremony music will typically consist of three parts. The first will be the processional music where the wedding party enters. This can be one song repeated over and over or you can have two or three prepared for this. The bride’s big reveal is traditionally the second part and that will have a special song of its own. The third part will be for other important portions of the ceremony such as the signing of the marriage contract and lighting of the candles.

  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • I’m Yours – Vitamin String Quartet
  • Married life – Michael Giacchino
  • Love Me Like You Do (Cello / Piano Cover)
  • You and I (Nobody in the World) – John Legend
  • Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Heartbeats – Jose Gonzales
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis Presley
  • Amazing Grace
  • Have I told you Lately – Van Morrison

Wedding Reception Songs

The reception is when you can bust out all your favorite upbeat tunes. From party songs to rock music, country, EDM, and pop – you can create an all-out fun playlist to get the party started. You can take these songs and play them on their own or give your DJ this list.

Wedding party/newlyweds entrance songs

  • Levels – Avicii
  • Shut up and Dance – Walk the Moon
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  • I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas


  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • I Loved Her First – Heartland
  • This Dance – Scott Thomas Laughridge
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Daddy’s Little Girl – The Shires
  • The Man Who Loves You The Most – Zac Brown Band
  • Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  • Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
  • In My Life – The Beatles

First dance songs

  • At Last – Etta James
  • All of Me – John Legend
  • The First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
  • Feels so Close – Calvin Harris


  • Because of You – Ne-Yo
  • Forever – Majid Jordan
  • Take Your Time (Do It Right) – SOS Band
  • Personal – Emotional Oranges
  • I Need A Girl (pt 2) – Diddy, Ginuwine, Loon
  • How Deep Is Your Love – Dru Hill
  • By My Side – IAMSU!
  • Blem – Drake
  • Eastside – Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid
  • Mi Gente – J. Balvin
  • Bump bump bump – B2K
  • Too Good – Drake ft. Rihanna
  • My Way – Usher
  • All Over You – Majid Jordan
  • One Dance – Drake
  • All Rise – Blue
  • Chantaje – Shakira ft. Maluma
  • Piece of Your Heart – Meduza ft. GOODBOYS
  • Shook – Shawn Desman
  • Dance with me – 112
  • Outlandish – DVSN
  • What I Need – Ray J
  • Take Care – Drake ft. Rihanna
  • Bounce – Blue
  • U Remind Me – Usher
  • In Love With You – 112
  • Mala Santa – Becky G.
  • Body Talk – Majid Jordan
  • All I Want Is You – 112
  • Mala Santa – Becky G.
  • Boo’d Up – Ella Mai
  • Count Me In – THEY.
  • Sexy Love – Ne-Yo
  • Nowhere – 112
  • Favorite Girl – Marques Houston
  • Badaboom – B2K ft. Fabolous
  • Lie About Us – Avant ft. Nicole Scherzinger
  • Lately – Tyrese
  • Back At One – Brian McKnight
  • For The Rest Of My Life – Brian McKnight
  • My Boo – Usher ft. Alicia Keys
  • Smile – 112
  • Can’t Help But Wait – Trey Songz
  • Talk To Me – George Nozuka
  • Circle – Marques Houston

Have fun with making this wedding playlist. It’s something you can save on your phone and go back to listen to for as many times as you want after. Don’t wait too long too! Give time to write down and create this list. You and your DJ can work together to make this an incredibly happy and joyful party for you and your guests.

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