100+ Best Songs About Marriage That Perfectly Describe Your Deep Love

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Some love songs were just made for weddings.

Curating your wedding playlist gives you the opportunity to infuse some personality into the day. More and more couples are opting to modernize their wedding soundtracks by swapping classical music for recent chart-toppers. 

What is the most played song at weddings?

John Legend's "All of Me," Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years," and Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" are among the most popular wedding playlist picks. But that doesn't mean you're limited to using only these tracks.

What song do brides walk down the aisle to?

While brides traditionally walk down the aisle to "Here Comes the Bride" or "Canon in D," many are choosing more modern tracks. Taylor Swift's "Lover" and "Speechless" by Dan + Shay are just a few songs that have become increasingly popular.

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Getting Ready Songs

For a day this big, you need the ultimate hype songs on your playlist. These high-energy hits will have you pumped up and ready to celebrate.

1. "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars 

While you're getting glam and ready to be the center of attention, it's natural to get a little nervous. Let this party anthem remind you that you are, in fact, too hot.

I'm too hot (hot damn) / Call the police and a fireman

I'm too hot (hot damn) / Make a dragon wanna retire man

2. "Good As Hell" by Lizzo

Set the mood for the day with Lizzo, the queen of self-love and empowerment. It's hard to feel anything but good when this song is on.

I do my hair toss, check my nails / Baby how you feeling? (Feeling good as hell)

3. "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede

You'll be feeling all the emotions on your wedding day. Celebrate the magical ones with this track, popularized by the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie.

I'm hooked on a feeling / I'm high on believing / That you're in love with me

4. "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes

This ode to the tropical vacation drink will have you looking forward to your honeymoon. But it's more than a celebration of a getaway; it's also a great reminder that there's always something new to discover about your partner, no matter how long you've been together.

If you like makin' love at midnight / In the dunes on the cape

Then I'm the love that you've looked for / Write to me and escape

5. "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" by Beyoncé

Dance through your last few hours as a single lady with Queen B. And breathe a sigh of relief because they did actually put a ring on it.

I need no permission, did I mention / Don't pay him any attention

'Cause you had your turn and now you gonna learn / What it really feels like to miss me

6. “Marry Me” by Betty Who

Betty Who is no stranger to wedding songs. She calls this one her "ultimate wedding anthem."

I remember the moment I looked in your eyes / And I saw you and me growing old

You were waiting for me / So I guess they were right

Wedding Processional Songs

The wedding processional is the part of the celebration where the wedding party, groom, parents of the couple, flower girls, and ring bearer make their entrance. The songs playing during these walks will be some of the first music your guests hear, so set the tone for the day with thoughtfully chosen tunes. 

7. "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain

For a quiet, elegant start to the wedding, try this sappy but beautiful ballad. It's deeply romantic and allows the first members of the wedding party to take their time with their entrance.

And I'll be your cryin' shoulder / I'll be love's suicide

And I'll be better when I'm older / I'll be the greatest fan of your life

8. "You Make My Dreams Come True" by Hall & Oates

Celebrate the day your dreams come true with this fun number. You'll have all your guests in the mood to dance long before the reception begins.

Well, well, well you (You-hoo, hoo-hoo-ooh) / Oh, yeah

You make my dreams come true (You make my dreams) / Come true

9. "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z

Kick off the wedding with a bang! This duet from real-life couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z never goes out of style.

'Cause I know I don't understand / Just how your love can do what no one else can

10. “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles

The "Love Song" singer said she wasn't going to write a wedding song, but she nailed it with this one. The lovely vocals help set the perfect ambiance.

Let the sun fade out to a dark sky / I can't say I'd even notice it was absent

'Cause I could live by the light in your eyes

11. "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

You'll feel like you're somewhere over the rainbow on this magical day. This cover from Hawaii's most famous crooner is perfect for a beach or other outdoor destination wedding

Somewhere over the rainbow / Way up high

And the dreams that you dreamed of / Once in a lullaby

12. "Better Together" by Jack Johnson

Celebrate togetherness with this sweet tune. This one is also fitting for outdoor ceremonies.

It's not always easy / And sometimes life can be deceiving

I'll tell you one thing / It's always better when we're together

13. “At Last” by Etta James

This classic wedding song is a beautiful way to start the ceremony. It gives the members of the wedding party time to make a leisurely entrance.

At last / My love has come along

My lonely days are over / And life is like a song

14. “Marry Me” by Train

We can always count on the "Drops of Jupiter" group for a good love song. This tune makes a smooth intro for your wedding.

Together can never be close enough for me / To feel like I am close enough to you

You wear white and I'll wear out the words I love you / And you're beautiful

15. “Love & Marriage” by Frank Sinatra

Keep it old-fashioned with plenty of Sinatra throughout the day. This is just one of his great romantic hits!

Love and marriage, love and marriage / They go together like the horse and carriage

16. “Good Day For Marrying You” by Dave Barnes

This fun hit will get everyone's feet tapping. It's a natural pick for the start of the wedding day.

Baby, the sun is shinin' / Dogwoods are comin' in bloom

Put on your white dress / Yeah 'cause, oh baby, it's a good day for marrying you

17. “Marry Me” by Jason Derulo

Throw it back to your favorite dance music. This beautiful song will have you reliving your engagement all over again.

105 is the number that comes to my head / When I think of all the years I wanna be with you

18. “Marry Me A Little” by Stephen Sondheim

A bit of a musical theater geek? Give a little nod to your inner drama kid with this track from Broadway's "Company."

Marry me a little / Love me just enough

Cry, but not too often / Play, but not too rough

19. “Wedding Song” by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan has no shortage of songs that could make it onto your wedding soundtrack. But if you must pick just one, make it this.

I love you more than ever / More than time and more than love

I love you more than money / And more than the stars above

20. “January Wedding” by The Avett Brothers

This song is perfect for, well... January weddings. You might have guessed that from the title.

She's talkin' to me with her voice / Down so low I barely hear her

But I know what she's sayin' / I understand because my heart and hers are the same

And in January we're gettin' married

21. “Wedding Song” by Anaïs Mitchell

For the nature-loving couple having an outdoor ceremony, this folk song creates the right vibes. It would also pair well with a rustic barn wedding.

All a-flashing in the pan, all to fashion for your hand / The rivers gonna give us the wedding bands

22. “To The Aisle” by The Five Satins

Vintage-loving pairs will adore this dreamy 50s wedding song. Romantic doo-wop picks like this are also prime dance playlist material.

You may start with a simple conversation / My darling, please put me on trial

She says, yes and your heart starts beating / While each step, draws you closer to the aisle

23. “The Secret Marriage” by Sting

Sting's soft vocals will add to the romantic ambiance of the day. While his Police work may be better suited for the dance floor, this track will fit right in at the ceremony.

The secret marriage never can be broken / No earthly church has ever blessed our union

24. “Marry You” by Diamond Platnumz ft. Ne-Yo

Everyone will want to be on their feet when this comes on. With verses in Swahili, this bright song could be a sweet homage to African roots. 

I am blessed to be your man this much is true / And all that I am I will happily give to you baby

If you take me, ooh girl / See forever something that I just can't do / No, No without you

25. “Wedding Bell” by Beach House

Indie lovers might find this track fitting for the processional. Like the band name, it belongs at a wedding on the beach.

I chose ya / You're ringing the only wedding bell

And we're swimming the seas we know / So well I tried to stay alive

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Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

The bride's walk down the aisle is a can't-miss moment that deserves a memorable soundtrack. If you're a bride-to-be, you should ultimately pick something that speaks to you personally. This list will help get the ideas flowing.

26. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars

An obvious choice, but for a good reason! Your wedding may not be as spontaneous as the one in the song, but it will be just as fun when you enter with this playing.

Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice? / Who cares, baby, I think I wanna marry you

27. "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel

The lyrics of this Billy Joel hit are perfect for your walk down the aisle. For a moment that's all about you, why not play a song where you're the main character?

And when she's walking / She's looking so fine

And when she's talking / She'll say that she's mine

28. "Vogue" by Madonna 

Make a memorable entrance with Madonna. This is an awesome choice for a fun-loving bride who isn't afraid to strut her way down the aisle.

Let your body move to the music (Move to the music) / Hey hey hey

Come on Vogue Vogue (Vogue) / Let your body go with the flow (Go with the flow) 

29. "XO" by John Mayer

Mayer's spin on Beyoncé's love song is a popular pick. The moderately slow pace gives you plenty of time to make your way to the altar.

All that I see / Give you everything

Baby, love me lights out / Baby, love me lights out

30. "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers

This is one of the most popular songs brides choose to accompany them down the aisle. It's especially fitting for a rustic wedding.

I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart

31. “Lucky” by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

This sweet duet would sound so lovely at an outdoor wedding. It will have you smiling all the way down the aisle as you think about how lucky you really are.

Boy, I hear you in my dreams / I feel your whisper across the sea

I keep you with me in my heart / You make it easier when life gets hard

32. “Do You Remember?” by Jack Johnson

This is another good outdoor wedding tune. Its understated vibe won't upstage you in your big moment.

Do you remember when we first met? / I sure do

It was some time in early September / You were lazy about it, you made me wait around

I was so crazy about you / I didn't mind

33. “Tie It Up” by Kelly Clarkson

Did you think it was possible to get through a list of wedding songs without seeing Kelly Clarkson? Her music is a popular pick for many brides.

Then you were gettin' down on your knee / And you didn't have to guess

It was always a yes / Now there's two less fish in the sea

34. “Hawaiian Wedding Song” by Elvis Presley

If you're lucky enough to have a destination wedding (or live on the islands), invite the king of rock n' roll to serenade you by the shore. This is the pinnacle of romance.

I vow dear / Promise me that you will leave me never

I will love you longer than forever

35. “Wedding Song” by Tracy Chapman

Stride confidently down that aisle to this swanky song. It was released on Valentine's Day in 2000 (aww!).

For you I don the veil / By your light / Others pale by comparison

I place my faith in love / My fate in this communion

36. “Adore You” by Miley Cyrus

Celebrate the way your partner lifts you up and lights up your life. With a small nod to faith, this love song is perfect for brides who want to include a mix of pop culture and religious tradition in their ceremonies. 

I love lying next to you / I could do this for eternity

You and me, were meant to be in holy matrimony

37. “Marry Me” by Dolly Parton

You might remember this one from "Sweet Home Alabama." Don't have your country wedding without it!

He's real smart with a real big heart / And he's gonna marry me

He's gonna marry me / And we're gonna go to town

38. “Today” by Joshua Radin

Let Joshua Radin's whispery crooning guide you down the aisle. It's a sweet ode to the best "today" of your life.

You are the one / I've been waiting for today

And here comes the sun / It's been beating more today

39. “Marry Me” by Meghan Trainor

This sweet ukelele song is for the brides who are thinking, "Finally!" Watch the video for some wedding decor inspo. 

A fancy wedding's not for me / Won't you marry me, marry me today?

'Cause I love you / Wanna give you my whole life

40. “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain

This song has a special place in so many couples' hearts. Make it a part of your memories too by playing it on your wedding day.

I give my hand to you with all my heart / I can't wait to live my life with you I can't wait to start

You and I will never be apart / My dreams came true because of you

41. “Archie, Marry Me” by Alvvays

Looking for something a bit different than the rest of these songs? This indie wedding song is your best bet. 

So honey take me by the hand and we can sign some papers / Forget the invitations, floral arrangements and bread makers

42. “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry” by Darlene Love

Give your entrance a vintage touch with this classic. Beehive hairdo not included.

He smiled at me and the music started playing / Here comes the bride when he walked through the door

Wedding Ceremony Songs

Music won't be the main event during the ceremony, but it's nice to have some soft background noise. These songs can make the perfect soundtrack for your vows.

43. "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" by Iron & Wine

You might recognize this ballad from the acclaimed "Twilight" soundtrack. Bella and Edward prove it's also perfect for slow dancing if you'd rather save it for the reception.

Have I found you / Flightless bird, jealous, weeping

Or lost you, American mouth / Big pill looming?

44. "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

This song perfectly illustrates the vibe of your wedding day. It works well for setting the tone of the ceremony.

I see trees of green / Red roses, too

I see them bloom / For me and for you

And I think to myself / What a wonderful world

45. "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

This song from the Irish indie film-turned-Broadway-musical "Once" won an Oscar, and it's easy to see why. It's absolutely lovely and the perfect addition to your ceremony.

I don't know you / But I want you / All the more for that

Words fall through me / And always fool me / And I can't react

46. "Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop" by Landon Pigg

This ubiquitous track is too good to leave off of your wedding day playlist. Let it transport you back to the early days of your relationship as you recite your vows.

I think that possibly / Maybe I'm falling for you

Yes there's a chance that I've fallen quite hard over you

47. "She Is Love" by Parachute

This sweet song is a fitting complement for your ceremony. The soft vocals won't upstage you, but the message will be loud and clear.

They call her love, love, love, love, love / They call her love, love, love, love, love

She is love, and she is all I need / She is love, and she is all I need

48. "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley

It'd be a crime to leave this off of your wedding playlist. No one will mind if you bring it back for the reception, too — it's just that good.

Wise men say / Only fools rush in / But I can't help falling in love with you

Shall I stay? / Would it be a sin / If I can't help falling in love with you?

49. “Stay With You” by John Legend

Let John reinforce your wedding vows as you say them. Because just like him and Chrissy, you two are #couplegoals.

It feels so good and there is no doubt / I will stay with you as each morning brings sunrise

And the flowers bloom in springtime / On my love you can rely / And I'll stay with you

50. “Grow Old With Me” by John Lennon

A fitting song about commitment for your ceremony. This true work of love was also co-produced and co-written by Yoko Ono.

Spending our lives together / Man and wife together

World without end / World without end

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51. “How Long Will I Love You?” by Ellie Goulding

This is a go-to for weddings. A version of it was featured in the adorable tear-jerking Rachel McAdams rom-com "About Time."

How long will I love you? / As long as stars are above you and longer if I can

52. "Marry Me” by St. Vincent

This is a unique pick. She sings "John" a lot, so it might make the most sense to play it only if you're marrying a John.

But you, you're a rock with a heart / Like a socket I can plug into at will

And will you guess when I come around next? / I hope your open sign is blinking still

53. “Wedding Song” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

This slow song is definitely ceremony material. The ethereal sound would be amazing in a church.

With every breath I breathe / I'm making history

With your name on my lips / The ages fall to bits

54. “Lost In This Moment” by Big and Rich

Hardcore country fan? Show your loyalty with this wedding hit.

All the wonderful words in my head I've been thinkin' / You know I wanna say 'em all just right

I lift your veil and angels start singing / Such a heavenly sight, yeah

55. “Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)” by Emily Hackett

If you like to stick to traditions, this song is everything you could ask for. It's also a popular choice for the first dance.

I've never really know what love is / But whatever it is, I feel it in your kiss

56. “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes

Bring on the cozy coffee shop vibes. This song would be stellar for a small, intimate ceremony.

Yours was the first face that I saw / I think I was blind before I met you

And I don't know where I am, I don't know where I've been / But I know where I want to go

57. “Wedding Song (There Is Love)” by Noel Paul Stookey

This song was first performed at an actual wedding in 1969. So you know it's a tried and true part of your playlist.

As it was in the beginning, is now until the end / Woman draws her life from man and gives it back again

And there is love / Oh, there's love

58. “Wedding Vows” by Jamie Foxx

Brides often choose to walk down the aisle to this soulful song. It works well for slow dances, too.

I'll be honest I cannot lie / There'll be real good days

There'll be some bad times / I'll be standing right beside you my sweet baby

59. “Wedding Song” by Jaymison

This belongs on an outdoor wedding playlist. The chill sound is perfect for playing in the background of the ceremony.

Walked it out and said our lines / Who'd have thought it'd be for life

Don't slow it down, just keep it comin' honey / I get could lost in those eyes

Wedding Recessional Songs

As soon as the wedding party exits the ceremony space, the mood of the event lightens a bit. Now that the vows are done, it's time to party. Mark the transition with some upbeat tracks like these.

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

The deal is sealed and the marriage is real! Start the next half of the wedding with this declaration.

Ooh, baby, you set my soul on fire / That's why I know you're my heart's only desire

61. "Everybody Talks" by Neon Trees

This one will get the dance party started. Members of the wedding party can jog (not walk) out of the ceremony space to this fast beat.

It started with a whisper / And that was when I kissed her

And then she made my lips hurt / I could hear the chit chat

62. "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers

Get your jig on with this jaunty Scottish love song. You'll be skipping all the way to the reception.

When I wake up, well I know I'm gonna be / I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next to you

When I go out, yeah I know I'm gonna be / I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you

63. "I'm A Believer" by The Monkees

Now that you have solidified your belief in love, shout it from the rooftops! "Shrek" fans will appreciate you ending the ceremony with this song.

Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer /Not a trace of doubt in my mind / I'm in love, I'm a believer

64. "We Are Young" by fun. ft. Janelle Monae

Throw it back with this late-night-out anthem. It's a great way to kick off an evening reception.

Tonight / We are young

So let's set the world on fire / We can burn brighter than the sun

65. “Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon

We couldn't forget this 80s classic. It just makes sense for the recessional.

And I meant every word I said / When I said that I love you

I meant that I love you forever / And I'm gonna keep on lovin' you

66. “Still Into You” by Paramore

Because Paramore was not just a phase, Mom. They were there for the "Twilight" soundtrack, and they'll be here for your wedding day.

Make you feel, make you feel better / It's not a walk in the park to love each other

But when our fingers interlock / Can't deny, can't deny, you're worth it

67. “You Never Can Tell” by Chuck Berry

For a retro recessional, put this on. It's an oldie, and yes you can tell.

It was a teenage wedding / And the old folks wished them well

You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle / And now the young monsieur and madame have rung the chapel bell

68. “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds

Make a soft, sweet exit. This is an alternative to upbeat recessional songs.

And where was I before the day / That I first saw your lovely face?

Now I see it every day /And I know that I am the luckiest.

69. “(Simply) The Best” by Tina Turner

Remember this from "Schitt's Creek"? Fans can use Patrick's acoustic version for a slow dance, but the original works well for an energetic, celebratory recessional. (The show's creator Dan Levy said he used the song to illustrate the moment when David goes from "liking to loving" Patrick. We're not crying, you're crying).

You're simply the best, better than all the rest / Better than anyone, anyone I ever met

70. “Marriage” by The Descendants

Punk rock fans, this was made for your wedding day. Add a little edge to your playlist with this one.

So you know what I think about you / Do you know that my speed is you?

I know I want you to be my wife / And stay with me the rest of your life

71. “Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain & Tennille

Solidify your vows at the end of the ceremony with this Grammy-winning hit. Older guests will appreciate the nostalgia.

'Cause I really love you, stop / I'll be thinking of you

Look in my heart and let love keep us together

72. “With This Ring” by The Platters

This old but timeless wedding song is a perfect post-ceremony tune. You'll find it hard to keep from singing along.

They used to call me the wanderer / Who never wanted to settle down, yeah

But I'll tell you, baby / I wander no more, got to stay around

73. “Marry Me” by No Doubt

Add a little attitude to your big day with No Doubt. This is the song for those who never thought they'd actually get married.

And who believes in forever? / Who will be the one to marry me?

Wedding Party Entrance Songs

When the wedding party enters the reception space, it's time to celebrate. Announce their entrance with a song everyone can move to.

74. "Happy" by Pharrell

This grown-up version of "If You're Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands" was made for celebrations. We're not sure what a room without a roof feels like, but you'll probably get pretty close to that emotion on your wedding day.

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof (Because I'm happy) / Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth (Because I'm happy)

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75. "Love Shack" by The B-52s

Everyone knows where you're headed for your wedding night. Shout it out loud and proud with this classic.

Love Shack, baby, Love Shack / Love Shack, baby, Love Shack (Love, baby, that's where it's at, yeah)

Love Shack, baby, Love Shack (Love, baby, that's where it's at) / Love, baby, Love Shack

76. "Smooth" by Santana ft. Rob Thomas

Get everybody grooving with this unforgettable rock collab. Your reception is sure to be a hot one when you kick off with this hit.

You got the kind of lovin' that could be so smooth, yeah / Give me your heart

Make it real / Or else forget about it

77. "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk The Moon

Turn the reception hall into a nightclub when you press play on this commanding dance track. Maybe it will even encourage guests to dance with someone new!

I said, "You're holding back" / She said, "Shut up and dance with me"

This woman is my destiny / She said, "Ooh-hoo. Shut up and dance with me"

78. "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles

The wedding party can have fun with some choreography when they enter with this song playing. It doesn't have much to do with love, but it's definitely irresistible on the dance floor.

Slide your feet up the street / Bend your back

Shift your arm, then you pull it back / Life is hard you know (oh way oh)

79. “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” by ABBA

You can't leave ABBA off your guest list. On your wedding day, you are the dancing queen.

Love me or leave me / make your choice but believe me

I love you / I do, I do, I do, I do, I do

Wedding Entrance Songs for the New Husband & Wife

The couple's first entrance into the reception as newlyweds is another special opportunity to show some personality. Make your debut memorable with one of these hits.

80. "Just the Two of Us" by Grover Washington Jr. ft. Bill Withers

Whether you prefer the original or the "Austin Powers" version, this cheesy tune is loads of fun. Everyone will be laughing with the two of you when you make your grand entrance with this.

Just the two of us, we can make it if we try / Just the two of us (just the two of us)

Just the two of us / Building castles in the sky / Just the two of us, you and I

81. "Raise Your Glass" by P!nk

We all know that the party doesn't really start until after the pair of honor has entered. This is just the song for the moment.

So raise your glass if you are wrong / In all the right ways, all my underdogs

We will never be, never be anything but loud / And nitty gritty, dirty little freaks

82. "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross

Show off your love with pride! This song has been co-opted by the queer community, but it's a fun addition to playlists for weddings of all orientations.

I'm coming out / I want the world to know

Got to let it show / I'm coming out

83. "What I Like About You" by The Romantics

This song will have you jumping right into the reception. It's the perfect track if you plan to dance your way into the event.

What I like about you / You really know how to dance

When you go up, down, jump around / Think about true romance / Yeah!

84. "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys

Your wedding day is a reminder that love really is the most important force on Earth. Shout that sentiment from the rooftops with this song of gratitude.

Some people want it all / But I don't want nothing at all

If it ain't you, baby / If I ain't got you, baby

First Dance Songs

The first dance might be one of the most memorable moments of your big day. All eyes are on the two of you, and you get to become lost in each other's as you glide across the dance floor. Only songs like these can rise to the occasion.

85. "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra

Your guests will be focused on you and you will be focused on each other. Take a moment to be in awe of how incredible you both look!

Yes, you're lovely, with your smile so warm / And your cheeks so soft

There is nothing for me but to love you / And the way you look tonight

86. “We’ve Only Just Begun” by The Carpenters

This oldie but goodie was written for weddings and has been a staple on playlists. "Rolling Stone" named it one of the 500 greatest songs of all time. 

We've only just begun to live / White lace and promises

A kiss for luck and we're on our way / We've only begun

87. “Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups

This 1960s song is very literally about a wedding. It will give your reception some vintage vibes.

Spring is here, the sky is blue, whoa-oh-oh / Birds all sing as if they knew

Today's the day we'll say, "I do"/ And we'll never be lonely anymore

88. "Your Song" by Elton John 

Spell out your love with this sweet and simple tune. It's part of one of the best scenes in the "Rocketman" biopic and an all-around great and timeless love song.

I hope you don't mind / I hope you don't mind

That I put down in the words / How wonderful life is while you're in the world

89. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

You can't have a wedding without playing Ed Sheeran. A slow-dance to this song would be picture-perfect.

'Cause we were just kids when we fell in love / Not knowing what it was / I will not give you up this time

But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own / And in your eyes, you're holding mine

90. "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" by Frankie Valli

This song was made for the first dance moment. Valli sings exactly what you'll be thinking as you lock eyes with your new spouse.

At long last love has arrived / And I thank God I'm alive

You're just too good to be true / Can't take my eyes off you

91. "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

You can't leave this one off of your wedding playlist, either. And if you're planning to choreograph your first dance, the music video offers some major dance inspiration.

So, honey, now / Take me into your loving arms

Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars / Place your head on my beating heart

92. "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

Adele's cover of this classic Bob Dylan song was made for slow-dancing. Feel the love of the moment as you sway to it.

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true / Nothing that I wouldn't do

Go to the ends of the earth for you / To make you feel my love

93. “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur

Celebrate your forever love with this sweet and earnest track. You'll want to keep dancing and never let go.

I knew I loved you then / But you'd never know

'Cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go / I know I needed you

Father-Daughter Dance Songs

If you're celebrating your big day with a sentimental father figure in attendance, you'll need just the right song for this tradition. Here are some ideas for a sweet symbolic sendoff of your inner daddy's girl.

94. "Sweet Pea" by Amos Lee

This is fitting for a father-daughter dance for beginners. Its simple rhythm doesn't call for any fancy footwork, but it's still lots of fun.

Sweet pea / Apple of my eye

Don't know when and I don't know why / You're the only reason I keep on coming home

95. "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder

Weddings can bring up a lot of nostalgia. Pay tribute to your younger years with this classic.

I never thought through love we'd be / Making one as lovely as she / But isn't she lovely made from love?

96. "Daughters" by John Mayer

Is there a more fitting father-daughter dance song? John Mayer's PSA to fathers everywhere is perfect for this day celebrating love.

So fathers, be good to your daughters / Daughters will love like you do

97. "My Girl" by The Temptations

Most of these father-daughter dance songs are pretty slow and serious. For the goofy dads who aren't afraid to dance, this classic is a perfect choice.

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day /When it's cold outside, I've got the month of May

I guess you'd say / What can make me feel this way?

My girl, my girl, my girl

98. "The Best Day" by Taylor Swift

Let Taylor say it for you with this sweet ode to her dad. This song is from her country days, so it jibes well with the many, many country songs written for weddings.

I have an excellent father / His strength is making me stronger

God smiles on my little brother / Inside and out he's better than I am

Mother-Son Dance Songs

For the guy who will always have a special place in his heart for his mother, the mother-son dance is a sweet tradition. Here are some songs that celebrate the mother-son relationship.

99. "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5

This is a sweet tribute to the woman who has always been there for you. The soulful ballad is one of the Jackson 5's number one hits.

I'll reach out my hand to you / I'll have faith in all you do

Just call my name and I'll be there (I'll be there)

100. "Coming Home" by Leon Bridges

Before your marriage, mom was your number one woman. Honor her with a dance to this slow serenade.

Baby, baby, baby / I'm coming home

To your tender sweet loving / You're my one and only woman

101. "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion 

Celebrating the woman who shaped you into the man you are today is no small thing. This sentimental song from the Canadian powerhouse is up to the task.

You were my strength when I was weak / You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see / You saw the best there was in me

102. "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts

For country lovers who chose Taylor Swift's "The Best Day" for the father-daughter dance, this is a perfect choice for the mother-son dance. The lyrics say everything your mom will be thinking.

You never need to carry more than you can hold / And while you're out there getting where you're getting to

I hope you know somebody loves you / And wants the same things, too

103. "Thank You Mom" by Good Charlotte

A sweet ode to a single mom who did it all. This song was made for mother-son dances.

I said I thank you / I'll always thank you

More than you would know / Than I could ever show

And I love you / I'll always love you

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Colleen Fogarty is a writer who covers astrology, self-care, and relationship topics.