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I recently wrote a blog on How to DJ your own Wedding; whether or not you decide to DJ your own wedding, I’m going to give you some song ideas to help you build your wedding playlist. There are millions of songs out there and tons of other guides to finding the right wedding music and I’m sure I’m going to leave out some good songs but here is a list to at least help get you started. I you know a great song for a special moment, feel free to leave it in the comments below!

Special Moment Songs

Songs are in Alphabetical Order by Artist

Prelude Songs: Groom, Preacher and seating of the parents/grandparents. I mixed two songs together for our prelude song.

  • “White Dress” by Ben Rector
  • “I’ll Name the Dogs” by Blake Shelton
  • “Shallow” by Brooklyn Duo (Instrumental) 
  • “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
  • “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John
  • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
  • “Make You Mine” by High Valley
  • “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes
  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Isreal Kamakawiwo’Ole
  • “I’m Your’s” by Jason Mraz
  • “Hello L.O.V.E” by Jonny Diaz
  • “Love Is Easy” by McFly
  • “Gone Gone Gone” by Phillip Phillips
  • “Dream a Better Way” by Tim Hanauer
  • “Grow Old with Me” by Tom Odell
  • “Take My Hand” by Emily Hachett ft. Will Anderson


Bridal Party Entrance Songs:

  • “Symphony” by Amanda Falk
  • “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  • “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
  • “Forever” by Chris Brown
  • “I Do” by Colbie Caillat
  • “Gotta Have Him” by Emily Hearn
  • “Finally Found You” by Enrique Iglesias ft. Sammy Adams
  • “Marry Me” Jason Derulo
  • “Everything” Michael Buble
  • “Put A Label on It” by Ryan Follese

Bride’s Song:

  • “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
  • “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Found a Heart” by Emily Hearn
  • “I Do” by Jessie James Decker
  • “Once in a Lifetime” by Landon Austin
  • “I Believe In You” by Michael Bublé
  • “When God Made You” by NewSong
  • “Bridal March” by Richard Wagner
  • “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle
  • “I Choose You” (Acoustic) by Ryann Darling
  • “Beautiful in White” by Shane Filan
  • “Grow Old with Me” by Tom Odell
  • “Marry Me” by Train
 

Unity Song:

  • “Symphony” by Amanda Falk
  • “You Make Me Happy” by Cathy Heller
  • “The Prayer” by Celine Dion ft. Andrea Bocelli
  • “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay
  • “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Fall For You” by Holley Maher
  • “Lucky” by Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat
  • “Hello L.O.V.E” by Jonny Diaz
  • “I Believe In You” by Michael Bublé
  • “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle
  • “Dream a Better Way” by Tim Hanauer
  • “Something New” by Tom Fletcher
Exit Song:
  • “Good to be Alive (Hallelujah)” by Andy Grammer
  • “The Best Day of my Life” by American Authors
  • “Forevers Gotta Start Somewhere” by Chad Bowniee
  • “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole
  • “You’ll Always be my Best Friend” by Relient K
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder
  • “Today Was a Fairytale” by Taylor Swift
  • “Beautiful Day” by U2
Wedding Party/Bride & Groom Entrance to Reception Songs:
  • “Good to be Alive (Hallelujah)” by Andy Grammer
  • “The Best Day of my Life” by American Authors
  • “Moment’s Like This” by The Afters
  • “Happy” by Alexandra Stan
  • “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce
  • “UpTown Funk” by Bruno Mars
  • “Accidentally in Love” by Casting Crows
  • “Forever” by Chris Brown
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
  • “Sugar” by Maroon 5
  • “Dance With Me Tonight” by Olly Murs
  • “Steal My Girl” by One Direction
  • “Happy” by Pharell Williams
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder

First Dance Song: pick a love song that is meaningful to the two of you

  • “I Choose You” by Andy Grammer
  • “Just Be You” by Anthem Lights feat. Sadie Robertson
  • “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler
  • “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
  • “Love on Top” by Beyonce
  • “Lost In This Moment” by Big & Rich
  • “Time of My Live” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warner
  • “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton
  • “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
  • “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay
  • “Wedding Song (Never More Beautiful)” by Drew Jacobs
  • “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
  • “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain
  • “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John
  • “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley
  • “By Your Side” by Faber Drive
  • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons
  • “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes
  • “I’m Your’s” by Jason Mraz
  • “You and Me” by Lifehouse
  • “Prayed for You” by Matt Stell
  • “I Believe In You” by Michael Bublé
  • “Haven’t Even Kissed” by Moriah Peters
  • “I’ll Wait for You” by Moriah Peters
  • “God Must of Spent a Little More Time on You” by N’ Sync
  • “When God Made You” by NewSong
  • “Dance With Me Tonight” by Olly Murs
  • “Bless The Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts
  • “I Won’t Let Go” by Rascal Flatts
  • “The Day Before You” by Rascal Flatts
  • “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle
  • “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles
  • “My Girl” by The Temptations
  • “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw
  • “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
  • “Rewrite the Stars” by Zac Efron & Zendaya (The Greatest Showman Soundtrack)
Father-Daughter Dance Songs:

  • “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
  • “Daddy” by Beyonce
  • “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle
  • “She’s Everything” by Brad Paisley
  • “Stealing Cinderella” by Chuck Wicks
  • “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
  • “Daughters” by John Mayer
  • “Daddy’s Angel” by John Vito
  • “Daddy Dance with Me” by Krystal Keith
  • “It’s For My Dad” by Nancy Sinatra
  • “My Wish” Rascal Flatts
  • “If I Could” by Ray Charles
  • “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman
  • “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
  • “Remember You Young” by Thomas Rhett

Mother-Son Dance Songs:

  • “A Mothers Prayer” by Bonnie Barbey & Kay Crawford (Country Short Version)
  • “A Song for Mama” by Boyz 2 Men
  • “Child of Mine” by Carole King
  • “Letter to my Mom” by Edwin McCain
  • “There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill
  • “Thank You Mom” by The Good Charlotte
  • “93 Million Miles” by Jason Mraz
  • “Never Alone” by Lady Antebellum
  • “I Hope you Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
  • “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
  • “My Wish” Rascal Flatts
  • “If I Could” by Ray Charles
  • “You’re Gonna Be” by Reba McEntire
  • “Remember You Young” by Thomas Rhett
  • “Then They Do” by Trace Adkins
Cake Cutting Songs:
  • “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler
  • “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies
  • “Perfect Two” by Auburn
  • “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton
  • “You Make Me Happy” by Cathy Heller
  • “Candyman” Christina Aguilera
  • “Build me up Buttercup” by The Foundations
  • “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie…)” by The Four Tops
  • “Sugar” by Maroon 5
  • “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by Marvin Gaye OR James Taylor
  • “I’ll Wait for You” by Moriah Peters
  • “L-O-V-E” by Nat King
  • “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole
  • “1,2,3,4” by Plain White T’s
Bouqet Toss Songs:
  • “Single Ladies” by Beyonce
  • “One Way or Another” by Blondie
  • “Call Me Maybe” Carley Rae Jepson
  • “Girl’s Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
  • “Where Them Girls At” David Guetta ft. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj
  • “Me & My Girls” by Fifth Harmony
  • “Girls, Girls, Girls” by Motley Crue
  • “Hit Me with your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar
  • “Oh Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison
  • “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls
Garter Toss Songs:
  • “Shook Me All Night Long” by ACDC
  • “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men
  • “Pour Some Sugar on Me” Def Leppard
  • “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley
  • “Pony” by Ginuwine
  • “Sucker” by Jonas Brothers
  • “Sexyback” by Justin Timberlake
  • “American Woman” by Lenny Kravitz
  • “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO
  • “Ignition Remix” by R. Kelly
  • “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen
  • “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor
 

Send Off Songs:

  • “Happy Together” by Buckwild
  • “Forevers Gotta Start Somewhere” by Chad Bowniee
  • “Finally Found You” by Enrique Iglesias ft. Sammy Adams
  • “She’s With Me” by High Valley
  • “We Go Together” by John Travolta (Grease Soundtrack)
  • “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole
  • “Save The Last Dance for Me” by Michael Buble
  • “Must of Done Something Right” by Relient K
  • “When I get you Alone” by Robin Thicke
  • “Closing Time” by Semisonic
  • “Today Was a Fairytale” by Taylor Swift
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Reception Dance Songs for DJing you’re own Wedding

If you hired a DJ you will not need to worry about choosing these songs.
During your reception you are going to want to include songs from different eras since you will have guest of all ages, a few slow songs, some party favorites and line dances. Don’t over do it with the slow songs and line dances because you will end up boring your guests; you want to keep your reception more upbeat. I think we had three or four line dances and five slow songs spread out throughout our playlist.


Slower Love Songs:

  • “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith
  • “I Choose You” by Andy Grammer
  • “Dream Lover” by Bobby Darin
  • “She’s Everything” by Brad Paisley
  • “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
  • “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain
  • “Crazy Girl” by Eli Young Band
  • “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait
  • “You and Me” by Lifehouse
  • “Amazed” by Lonestar
  • “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
  • “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle
  • “Marry Me” by Train

UpBeat Love Songs:

  • “Crazy Beautiful” by Andy Grammer
  • “I Choose You” by Andy Grammer
  • “Happy” by Alexandra Stan
  • “I’ll Name the Dogs” by Blake Shelton
  • “Just What I Needed” by The Cars
  • “Now That I Found You” by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • “Got me like Woah” by Drew Jacobs
  • “Only Wanna Be With You” by Hootie & the Blow Fish
  • “Love Like This (Eternity)” by Jay Sean
  • “I Think I’m in Love with You” by Jessica Simpson
  • “Thunder in the Rain” by Kane Brown
  • “I Believe In You” by Michael Bublé
  • “You’re the One that I Want” Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
  • “Kiss You” by One Direction
  • “Steal My Girl” by One Direction
  • “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
  • “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston
Line Dance Songs:
  • “Stop the Rock” by Apollo 440 (dance is in the movie Boys and Girls)
  • “The Booty Call” by Blackstreet
  • “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn
  • “Cupid Shuffle”by Cupid
  • “Cha-Cha Slide” by DJ Casper
  • “Chicken Dance” by The Emeralds
  • “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins
  • “Electric Slide” by Marcia Griffiths
  • “Thriller” by Micheal Jackson
  • “Gangnam Style” by PSY
  • “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex
  • “Wobble” by V.I.C
  • “YMCA” by The Village People
  • “Switch” by Will Smith
 
Party Favorites Songs:
  • “Love Shack” by The B-52’s
  • “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
  • “Old Time Rock and Roll” Bob Seger
  • “Livin’ On a Prayer” by Bon Jovi
  • “Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams
  • “Pour Some Sugar on Me” by Def Leppard
  • “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks
  • “Jump Around” by House of Pain
  • “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
  • “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock
  • “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang
  • “Country Girl (Shake It For Me) by Luke Bryan
  • “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • “Push It” by Salt ‘N Pepper
  • “Wannabe” by The Spice Girls
  • “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston

Dance Songs:

  • “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce
  • “Single Ladies” by Beyonce
  • “Boom Boom Pow” by Black Eyed Peas
  • “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas
  • “Let’s Get It Started” by Black Eyed Peas
  • “UpTown Funk” by Bruno Mars
  • “Evacuate the Dance Floor” by Cascada
  • “Forever” by Chris Brown
  • “You Make Me Feel” by Cobra Starship
  • “Sexy Chick” by David Guetta ft. Akon
  • “Getting Over You” by David Guetta ft. LMFAO, Chris Willis & Fergie
  • “Here & Now” by Drew Seeley
  • “I Need Your Love” by Ellie Goulding
  • “Finally Found You” by Enrique Iglesias ft. Sammy Adams
  • “Tonight (I’m Loving You)” by Enrique Iglesias
  • “I Like It” by  by Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull
  • “Beat It” by Fall Out Boy
  • “Like a G6” by Far East Movement ft. Cataracs and Dev
  • “Sugar” by Flo Rida – Techno Remix
  • “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida
  • “Low” by Flo Rida
  • “Club Can’t Handle Me” by Flo Rida ft. David Guetta
  • “Right Round” by Flo Rida
  • “Sparks” by Hilary Duff
  • “Perfect Timing” by Jason Derulo
  • “Rest of Our Life” by Jason Derulo
  • “Do You Remember” by Jay Sean
  • “Down” by Jay Sean – Techno Remix
  • 2012″ by Jay Sean ft. Nicki Minaj
  • “On The Floor” by Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
  • “Sucker” by Jonas Brothers
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
  • “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha
  • “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga – Techno Remix
  • “Get Low” (Clean Version) by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
  • “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO
  • “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO
  • “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • “Love Somebody” by Maroon 5
  • “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
  • “Sugar” by Maroon 5
  • “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson
  • “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
  • “Party in The USA Remix” by Miley Cyrus
  • “Starships” (Clean Version) by Nicki Minaj
  • “Dance With Me Tonight” by Olly Murs
  • “Hey Ya!” by Outkast
  • “Raise Your Glass” by Pink
  • “Don’t Stop The Party” by Pitbull ft. TJR
  • “Feel This Moment” by Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera
  • “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull
  • “I Know You Want Me” by Pitbull – Techno Remix
  • “Timber” by Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
  • “Time of Our Lives” by Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo
  • “Happy” by Pharell Williams
  • “Gangnam Style” by PSY
  • “Call Me Maybe Remix” (Carly Rae Jepsen) by Reid Stefan
  • “Die Young Remix” (Ke$ha) by Reid Stefan
  • “Good Time Remix” (Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City) by Reid Stefan
  • “Scream Remix” (Usher) by Reid Stefan
  • “Don’t Stop the Music” by Rihanna
  • “We Found Love”by Rihanna
  • “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira
  • “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot
  • “Dynamite by Taio Cruz
  • “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  • “Talking Bodies” (Clean Version) by Tove Lo
  • “Bottoms Up” by Trey Songz
  • “Yeah” by Usher – Techno Remix
  • “DJ Got Us Fallin” in Love” by Usher ft. Pitbull
  • “Wobble” by V.I.C
  • “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon
  • “Switch” by Will Smith
This is just a guideline. There are millions of songs out there and everybody has different taste in music. I’m sure I left out some really good songs, especially in the Reception Dance List but I hopefully this list will still be able to help you when creating your wedding playlist.

Drop your favorite wedding songs in the comments below!

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