wedding songs

Many people think about the song they want to use for their first dance, but what about other points in the ceremony and reception? Having these details planned out will make transitions go smoothly and just the way you want them to.

Below is a list of songs that would work well for each part of your special day.

Wedding Ceremony Prelude/Processional Music (Classical and Modern)

  • Canon in D- Pachelbel
  • Sleepers Awake- Johann Sebastian Bach
  • I Was Glad- Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
  • Clair de Lune- Claude Debussy
  • I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
  • A Thousand Years- (piano instrumental version) – The Piano Guys
  • Songbird (cover)- Eva Cassidy
  • Ribbon in the Sky- Stevie Wonder
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow- Iz (would also work for sand ceremony)

First Dance (Modern and Traditional)

  • I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz
  • God Gave Me You- Blake Shelton
  • First Day of My Life- Bright Eyes
  • Marry Me- Train
  • Better Together- Jack Johnson
  • The Closer I Get to You- Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
  • I Will-Beatles
  • Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
  • At Last- Etta James
  • One in a Million You- Larry Graham


  • Because You Loved Me- Celine Dion
  • Daddy’s Little Girl- Michael Buble
  • Daddy- Beyonce
  • My Girl- Temptations
  • Ballerina Girl- Lionel Ritchie

Mother-Son Dance

  • I’ll Always Love My Mama- The Intruders
  • Child of Mine- Carole King
  • The Man You’ve Become- Molly Pasutti
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings- Bette Midler
  • My Wish- Rascall Flatts


  • I Want Candy- The Bow Wow Wow
  • Pour Some Sugar on Me- Def Leppard
  • Cuts Like a Knife- Bryan Adams
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)- Marvin Gaye
  • Cut The Cake- Average White Band

There are many more that could be used for all these precious moments. What are some of the songs you’re considering?

Written by THE SPRINGS


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