Tips On Choosing Your Wedding Music

Your wedding is one of the most awaited celebrations in your life. You, your loved ones, and the love of your life will be gathered to hold such a special occasion. A crucial aspect of your wedding planning is choosing the best wedding music to make your special day unforgettable.

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Below are some helpful tips so you can pick the best wedding music that will surely inspire the hearts of wedding couples and guests.

Get Down to Basics

Familiarizing yourself with the basics should be done first so each wedding song is carefully thought and matches the mood for the occasion. For instance, you might want major songs played once your guests arrive and during the last dance at the wedding reception.

While there’s no exact rule when it comes to choosing the right songs for a wedding, following traditional concepts can make your decision-making a lot easier. For the processional track, a romantic song should match your pace while you’re walking down the aisle.

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Here are some basic preparations and tips when choosing the best music for your wedding:

  • Set the Mood: Think of the mood you want to set during your wedding ceremony and reception. Make sure to take note of all of your ideas and other people’s suggestions you find helpful in a notebook or a notepad or somewhere in your smartphone.
  • Watch and Learn: Watch some wedding videos on YouTube to get an idea of the best wedding songs today.
  • Listen and Feel: Use your smartphone and noise blocking headphones to rehearse your prospective wedding music while you walk down the aisle. You can do this while exercising in the park or at home in your backyard or in your room.

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  • Wedding Song Hits: Learn the top wedding music of the year (This will be discussed further below).


Choose the Best Major Wedding Songs of All Time

Making your wedding music unforgettable is quite challenging. There are thousands of wedding songs available online, so it’s quite overwhelming to listen and choose the best ones for your wedding ceremony or the first dance at a wedding reception. You can narrow down your choices by deciding if you want to play old love songs, new wedding music or millennial love songs, or a combination of these.

Here are the top weddings songs of all time:

  • Marry You Sung by Bruno Mars (2010)
  • We Found Love Sung by Rhianna and Calvin Harris (2011)
  • Thinking Out Loud Sung by Ed Sheeran (2014)
  • All of Me Sung by John Legend (2013)
  • Wonderful Tonight Sung by Eric Clapton (1977)
  • I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing Sung by Aerosmith (1998)
  • You Are So Beautiful Sung by Joe Cocker (1974)
  • Because You Loved Me Sung by Celine Dion (1996)


Consult a Professional

Consulting a DJ or band will help you in choosing the best track for your wedding. Once you have decided on who will be managing your wedding music, you can collaborate with them and get expert advice on the trending wedding songs or classic wedding music that will best match your preference.

Be Unique to Stand Out

Don’t be afraid to break away from traditional love songs. If you had a theme song when you were still dating or in a boyfriend and girlfriend relationship, you could include it in your wedding music list. Playing your special song together will surely make you remember the good memories of the past regardless of the mood or title of the song. Remember that it’s your wedding and not someone else’s, so you shouldn’t hesitate in choosing what you desire.

Get Some Suggestions from Your Family and Friends

You might want to get your parents’ suggestions. Surely, they would have good ideas and recommendations to share when it comes to choosing the best wedding songs to make your special day truly memorable. You can even get great ideas from your grandparents, who listens to timeless wedding songs you’ve never heard of in your life.

Play Them All

If you have ample time to prepare, you can play the best wedding songs in Spotify or iTunes every day. For instance, you can listen to five songs a day while driving or doing household chores. It will make you feel more relaxed while choosing the best ones to play during the big day.


Making a last-minute decision usually results in a disaster. That’s why carefully planning your wedding ceremony music should be made early. Don’t be afraid to follow what your heart desires, even if it means breaking traditional wedding music concepts. Take time to listen and watch wedding music videos to get the best ideas. In that way, you and your guests will enjoy the best music and mood suitable for your wedding.