Quick Guide: Wedding Songs

Quick Guide: Wedding Songs

Weddings are full of slow dances. There’s the first dance, mother/son, father/daughter, and then just regular slow songs for guests to enjoy. ⁠Whether your guests are swaying back and forth or waltzing around, music selection can create or break an atmosphere in an instant. 

Of course, song selection can be a personal process. If the bride and groom have a special connection to a song, you can feel it in the air. That being said, we’ve got some great music selections for you below! 

Bride & Groom’s First Dance 

  • “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
  • “Have I Told You Lately” – Rod Stewart
  • “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran 
  • “A Moment Like This” – Kelly Clarkson 
  • “I’m Kissing You” – Des’ree

Mother/Son Dance 

  • “My Wish” – Rascal Flatts
  • “A Song For Mama” – Boys II Men
  • “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “You’ll Be In My Heart” – Phil Collins
  • “Wind Beneath My Wings” –  Bette Midler

Father/Daughter Dance 

  • “Butterfly Kisses” – Bob Carlisle
  • “Daughters” – John Mayer 
  • “One Call Away” – Charlie Puth 
  • “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” – Billy Ray Cyrus & Miley Cyrus
  • “I Loved Her First” – Heartland 

Additional Songs

  • “Drops of Jupiter’ – Train
  • “I Was Made for Loving You” – Tori Kelly & Ed Sheeran
  • “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri
  • “New Year’s Day” – Taylor Swift 
  • ‘Can We Kiss Forever?” – Kina & Adriana Proenza

BONUS: Ask all couples to join the bride and groom on the dance floor. As they dance, ask couples who have been together less than a year, two years, five years, ten years, etc. to leave the floor. This is a fun way to compare the oldest couple and the youngest married couple. It often makes for a sweet side by side.

As fun as dancing around to upbeat music is, nothing beats a good, old-fashioned slow dance. It gives people a chance to connect, as they move, chat, and laugh along with a slower song. You don’t want too many slow songs in your set/playlist, but keeping in a few is a great way to give guests a break and keep love in the air.