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Top Wedding Songs Part I

Choosing songs for your wedding seems like a lot of fun, yet it can be more difficult than it sounds. If you and your sweetheart don’t already have a “song,” how do you go about choosing one? One way is to select something from a Top Songs list. We asked our awesome DJ vendors for some insights on song requests that they often hear for weddings. In this post, we’ll share our roundup of top 5 songs for the first dance, the processional, and the recessional. Check back later for our list of Top Songs Part II for the father/daughter dance, mother/son dance, and bouquet & garter toss!


This is when the wedding party walks in, and mainly what will be playing when the bride walks down the aisle. These songs are generally more sentimental and slower tempo.

  1. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri – there are instrumental versions of this, too!
  2. Marry Me by Train
  3. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Kina Grannis – there are multiple versions of this, too!
  4. At Last by Etta James
  5. Canon in D  – a timeless classic, and many version available. 

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This is what will play when the couple is pronounced married, and walks back down the aisle. These songs are generally more celebratory and upbeat!

  1. Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder
  2. Best Day of my Life by American Authors
  3. Crazy in Love by Beyonce and Jay-Z
  4. All You Need is Love by The Beatles
  5. Marry You or 24K Magic by Bruno Mars

First Dance

This is what the newly married couple will dance to at their reception. Most couples have a special tune in mind that is personal to them, but here are some popular options!

  1. Perfect or Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
  2. I Won’t Give Up or Lucky by Jason Mraz
  3. Heaven by Kane Brown
  4. Better Together by Jack Johnson
  5. All of Me by John Legend

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This Tips & Advice piece was submitted by Dana Barbar, a trusted local wedding professional and talented writer.