• Josh Sperring

Choosing your wedding songs

Updated: Nov 2, 2021

(Including a list of our top 40 recommended ceremony songs)


For most couples, planning your own wedding is a time consuming and often daunting task! Without much event planning experience, it can be hard to know where to start - especially when it comes to music and entertainment. After many years of experience in performing at weddings and events, we have plenty of knowledge in this area, which we’re happy to share. Hopefully this helps you in organising the music for your wedding.

We often get asked “what normally happens for wedding music? What do most couples do?”. This isn’t always an easy question to answer, as there are many options and it always depends on your budget and personal taste.

In our next blog post we have worked out the 10 most important things to keep in mind when organising your wedding music supplier/vendor- things that you might not necessarily think about at first.

Before we get to that, lets start with one of the most crucial steps- choosing your songs!

The songs that matter

There are normally 5 or 6 special songs you will need to choose for your wedding. They are for:

  • Walking down the aisle (sometimes a separate song for bridal party and bride)

  • Signing of the registry (generally 2 songs)

  • Recessional/ End of Ceremony

  • Bridal party entrance at the reception

  • Your first Dance

We always recommend that couples choose songs that are special and unique to them. This could be a song by a band or artist that you saw on your first date, a song that was playing when you had your first kiss or a song that reminds you of your loved ones. MOST IMPORTANTLY have a good read through the lyrics and make sure they resonate with you. Not all songs are suitable to take centre stage at a key moment of your wedding. In fact, on more than one occasion, we have had requests for beautiful ceremony songs only to read through the lyrics and realise they are about a break-up or infidelity (ie: Not the only one by Sam Smith or Someone Like You by Adele).

If your favourite song isn't a typical "love song" but it means something to you both, thats totally fine too, we're not judging! You have to do what is right for you - it's your wedding after all. But if you have no idea where to begin, and want some recommendations of songs that reflect the love and commitment of your marriage, we have compiled a list of songs that you can select for the key moments in your wedding. Hopefully this will at least give you some ideas!

Our top 50 wedding songs

  • All of Me - John Legend

  • Amazed - Lonestar

  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

  • At Last - Etta James

  • Better Together - Jack Johnson

  • Bless the Broken Road - Travis Atreo

  • Can’t Help Falling in Love - Kina Grannis version

  • Change The World - Eric Clapton

  • Even When I’m Sleeping - Leonardo’s Bride

  • Everything I Do - Bryan Adams

  • Feels Like Home - Matt Johnson

  • Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra

  • Forever You and Me - The Teskey Brothers

  • For You I Will - Teddy Geiger

  • Halo - Beyonce

  • Heaven- Bryan Adams

  • Hero - Enrique Iglesias

  • Higher Love - Steve Winwood

  • How Deep is Your Love - The Beegees

  • How Sweet It Is - James Taylor

  • If I Ain't Got You- Alicia Keys

  • I'll Be - Edwin McCain

  • I'm Yours- Jason Mraz

  • Isn't She Lovely- Stevie Wonder

  • Just the two of us- Bill Withers

  • Like I'm Gonna Lose You- Megan Trainor/John Legend

  • Love Someone - Lukas Graham

  • Lucky - Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

  • Making Memories of Us - Keith Urban

  • Marry Me- Train

  • Never Tear Us Apart - INXS

  • No One - Alicia Keys

  • Only You Can Love Me This Way - Keith Urban

  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran

  • Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John

  • Stand By Me - Ben E King

  • Sway - Michael Bublè

  • Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver

  • Take My Breath Away - Berlin

  • Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran

  • The Luckiest - Ben Folds

  • The Only Exception - Paramore

  • The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

  • True Colours - Cyndi Lauper

  • Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden

  • When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating

  • You - Dan + Shay

  • You and Me - Lifehouse

  • You are the Reason - Callum Scott

  • You were meant for me - Jewel

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