Bringing The Love – Some Broadway Tunes To Embrace At Your Wedding!
Are you and your sweetie theater and Broadway buffs? Do you love dramatic show tunes? Do you feel like Broadway belters encapsulate true love in a way that lifts your heart?
If any of these ring true for you, their inclusion in your day can be a way to bring some of your personality and your style as a couple to your big day! Whether you pick them for your processional, for your first dance, or simply add them to your reception playlist, these romantic songs are sure to make you and your guests’ hearts swell!
“Helpless” – Hamilton
This is an especially romantic tune from the overwhelmingly successful musical Hamilton. The song is all about Eliza and Alexander meeting for the first time. The moment marks the beginning of their love-at-first-sight romance. This song could be a great grand entrance or cake-cutting song. I mean, take a look at this lyric excerpt:
“You got me helpless/Look into your eyes, and the sky’s the limit/I’m helpless/Down for the count, and I’m drownin’ in ’em”
“Till There Was You” – The Music Man
While “Helpless” above is about love-at-first-sight, “Till There Was You” is more about taking your time and falling in love slowly, and The Music Man’s “Till There Was You” proves that kind of love is worth waiting for, and much celebrated when it arrives! This song would also be lovely for a romantic first dance. Here’s a sample of the lyrics
“There was love, all around/But I never heard it singing/No, I never heard it at all/’Til there was you”
“I Do!” – Mama Mia
For starters, can you ever go wrong with Abba? Even people who aren’t Abba fans are known to tap their toes when an Abba song comes on! And, “I Do!’ is a cute, cheeky little song about marriage and saying “I do” (of course). “I Do!” is a song full of love and fun and perfect for your entrance to the reception or even after your first kiss or during your wedding recessional!
“Oh, I’ve been dreaming through my lonely past/Now I just made it/I found you at last/So come on/Now let’s try it/I love you/Can’t deny it/’Cos it’s true/I do, I do, I do, I do, I do”
“Seasons of Love” – RENT
This iconic song (from a just as iconic musical) is about how we measure time and moments in love,and has a great vibe to start the rest of your lives together. This song could work perfectly as an upbeat recessional song, a grand entrance song or even a very upbeat first dance, if that’s your thing!
“How do you measure? Measure a year?/In daylights/In sunsets/In midnights/In cups of coffee/In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife/In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes/How do you measure a year in a life?/How about love?” Swoon!
“Only Us” – Dear Evan Hansen
The acclaimed, and 6 time Tony Award winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, has been embraced by Broadway since it made its debut, and was also released as a film in 2021.
This song from the musical could work nicely for a slow song during the reception, as dinner music, or at the ceremony.
“And what came before won’t count anymore/We can try that/You and me/That’s all that we need it to be/And the rest of the world falls away” I mean, who doesn’t want to be loved like that?!
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