Creating the Ultimate Wedding Playlist

We've put together lists of our favourite tunes for different points in the day in order to help you create the ultimate wedding day playlist. Listen now...

Tips on creating the ultimate wedding playlist

Creating the ultimate playlist for your wedding day needs a lot of thought and consideration. You’ll need to discuss this with your partner and decide on the vibe you want to create for the day.  It’s important that you both get each of your personalities and music tastes across. To help get your ideas going, we've put together lists of our favourite tunes for different points in the day.

Wedding Ceremony Song Ideas

You may have spent a long time discussing the first dance with your other half, but don’t neglect the other very important part of the day… your ceremony. You’ll need at least three pieces of music during this time (safer to have four, just in case); the procession of your bridal party into the ceremony; signing the register and having photographs; and you leaving the ceremony as newlyweds, the recessional. 

1.    Canon in D Major by Joahnn Pachelbel 
2.    You are the best thing – Ray Lamontagne
3.    Kissing you – Des’ree
4.    Turning page – Sleeping at last (for the Twilight fans!)
5.    1,000 years – Christina Perri
6.    Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
7.    At Last – Etta James
8.    All you need is love – The Beatles
9.    When I fall in love – Nat King Cole
10.    Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland

First Dance Song Suggestions for your Wedding

The most important dance you’ll ever have to do, so you need to get the music right. You won’t go wrong with one of these romantic first dance options – from the golden oldies to the contemporary greats.

1.    Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
2.    At Last – Etta James
3.    The way you look tonight – Frank Sinatra
4.    Better together – Jack Johnson
5.    Can’t take my eyes off you – Frankie Valli 
6.    Everything – Michael Buble
7.    L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
8.    How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding
9.    Just the way you are – Barry White (OR Bruno Mars...)
10.    Make you feel my love – Adele

Last Dance Song Ideas for your Wedding Reception

Don’t forget the last dance – you’ll want to finish the evening off on a high. Be it an old classic or a modern chart topper, this list should give you a good idea of the most popular songs - 

1.    Don’t stop me now – Queen
2.    New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
3.    Ain’t no mountain high enough – Diana Ross and the Supremes
4.    She loves you – The Beatles
5.    Mr Brightside – The Killers
6.    500 Miles – The Proclaimers
7.    Hey Jude – The Beatles
8.    Don’t stop believing – Journey
9.    Champagne Supernova – Oasis
10.  Just the way you are – Barry White
11.   Marry you – Bruno Mars