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The Most Popular Wedding Songs

The Most Popular Wedding Songs

Trying to figure out what songs to use at your wedding? There are millions of options when it comes to choosing the music for your wedding. But what songs scream wedding? There are those songs that have become staples at weddings. They are songs that guests would be shocked if you did not play! Here are some of the best choices of the most popular wedding songs based on when to use them at your wedding.

The Processional

The classic “Here Comes the Bride” and Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” come to mind when thinking of that glorious aisle. They are the songs that people perk up to when they hear them. They will get your guests attention while also showing that you have a classy affair. 

But are those songs too old fashioned for your style? No worries, there are plenty of versions of those songs that have been modernized. Spice up your walk with an orchestral version of your favorite song to walk down the aisle. It puts your personality into your wedding and makes your entrance standout.

The Recessional

You did it! You got married! Now you have to walk all the way back down that aisle in style. You are going from the classy ceremony to the party time reception. The recessional song should reflect your excitement about getting married. It should pump up the guests for the reception.

Anything in the vein of “You Make my Dreams” by Hall and Oates, “Firework” by Katy Perry, or “Happy” by Pharell Williams help you leave with triumph. Popular  artists like Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, and Harry Styles are great choices. They have plenty of songs to choose from. As always, choose the genre and artist that fits your style. 

The Reception

There are more moods to the reception than getting the crowd dancing. The first dance should be a beautiful, sentimental moment for you and your partner. Anything like “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra, “L.O.V.E” by Nat King Cole, “All of Me” by John Legend, or “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith are great choices. The other big moments like the cake cutting, bouquet toss, and parent dances are really up to you. They can be sentimental or silly. Showcase your personality at your wedding by choosing the songs that make you happy.

That being said, you also have to get this crowd dancing. Classic group dances that tell your guests how to dance are always a safe bet. See your guests flock to the dance floor when they hear the Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide, Wobble, Cha Cha Slide, and Macarena. These songs are the great equalizers at weddings. Everyone, young and old, can jump in and have a good time. Choose songs that get everybody pumped like “Shout” by the Isley Brothers, “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, and “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang. Have a blast at your wedding and cut a rug with the ones you love.

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