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Top 105 Romantic Wedding Songs For Your Special Day

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Introduction

Big congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

You’re about to start your happy married life, where ‘I do’ really means ‘I love you – even when you leave your socks on the floor.’ But before you start forever with the person you love the most, there’s one thing we need to settle first – your wedding song!

Decisions! Decisions! We know the wedding planning is already stressing you out. To keep things simple, we chose romantic wedding songs based on the following genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Country, Jazz, Classical Music, and Indie/Folk.

Let’s dive in!

Table of Contents

Pop

Pop is like the chameleon of music – it can be upbeat and lively, or sweet and romantic. For a wedding, go for something with catchy melodies and lyrics that speak to your love story. Think about artists like Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift (or any of your favourites, really!)

  1. “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran (2017)
  2. “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri (2011)
  3. “All of Me” – John Legend (2013)
  4. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Elvis Presley (1961) 
  5. “Love Story” – Taylor Swift (2008)
  6. “Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars (2010)
  7. “Marry You” – Bruno Mars (2010)
  8. “Photograph” – Ed Sheeran (2015)
  9. “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz (2008)
  10. “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran (2014)
  11. “Unchained Melody” – The Righteous Brothers (1965)
  12. “L-O-V-E” – Nat King Cole (1964) 
  13. “I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston (1992)
  14. “Bless the Broken Road” – Rascal Flatts (2004)
  15. “Speechless” – Dan + Shay (2018)

R&B

Now, if you’re feeling those smooth vibes, R&B might be your jam. R&B is all about soulful vocals and a bit of rhythm. Look for a song that makes you want to sway together. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole or a more contemporary choice like “All of Me” by John Legend could be spot-on.

  1. “Endless Love” – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (1981)
  2. “Crazy in Love” – Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z (2003)
  3. “At Last” – Etta James (1960)
  4. “Always and Forever” – Luther Vandross (1987)
  5. “Halo” – Beyoncé (2008)
  6. “You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain (1997)
  7. “If I Ain’t Got You” – Alicia Keys (2003)
  8. “I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston (1992)
  9. “Adore You” – Harry Styles (2019)
  10. “I Can’t Help It” – Michael Jackson (1979)
  11. “No Ordinary Love” – Sade (1992)
  12. “Say You, Say Me” – Lionel Richie (1985)
  13. “Love on Top” – Beyoncé (2011)
  14. “Vision of Love” – Mariah Carey (1990)
  15. “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” – Stevie Wonder (1972)

Rock

If you’re into something a bit edgier, Rock might be the way to go. You don’t have to go full-on headbanging; there are plenty of rock songs with sentimental lyrics. Imagine slow dancing to “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses or “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith. Rock on, lovebirds!

  1. “Something” – The Beatles (1969)
  2. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” – Guns N’ Roses (1987)
  3. “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton (1977)
  4. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith (1998)
  5. “Thank You” – Led Zeppelin (1969)
  6. “November Rain” – Guns N’ Roses (1991)
  7. “I Want to Know What Love Is” – Foreigner (1984)
  8. “Unforgettable Fire” – U2 (1984)
  9. “More Than Words” – Extreme (1990)
  10. “I’ll Be There for You” – Bon Jovi (1988)
  11. “Wild Horses” – The Rolling Stones (1971)
  12. “Nothing Else Matters” – Metallica (1991)
  13. “In Your Eyes” – Peter Gabriel (1986)
  14. “Angie” – The Rolling Stones (1973)
  15. “Iris” – Goo Goo Dolls (1998)
Our DJ playing Romantic Wedding Songs at a wedding

Country

Now, for a taste of the countryside, there’s Country. Country songs often tell stories, and many of them are love stories. “Amazed” by Lonestar or “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts could be just what you’re looking for. They’ve got that down-home, heartwarming feel.

  1. “From This Moment On” – Shania Twain (1998)
  2. “Amazed” – Lonestar (1999)
  3. “I Cross My Heart” – George Strait (1992)
  4. “Forever and Ever, Amen” – Randy Travis (1987)
  5. “Bless the Broken Road” – Rascal Flatts (2004)
  6. “I Swear” – John Michael Montgomery (1993)
  7. “To Make You Feel My Love” – Garth Brooks (1998)
  8. “It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill (1997)
  9. “Then” – Brad Paisley (2009)
  10. “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett (2015)
  11. “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton (2011)
  12. “I Hope You Dance” – Lee Ann Womack (2000)
  13. “Remember When” – Alan Jackson (2003)
  14. “You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain (1997)
  15. “My Best Friend” – Tim McGraw (1999)

Jazz

If you’re thinking about something a bit more sophisticated, Jazz is a timeless choice. It’s smooth, elegant, and perfect for creating a classy atmosphere. Picture dancing to “At Last” by Etta James or “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra. Jazz just oozes romance!

  1. “Fly Me to the Moon” – Frank Sinatra (1964)
  2. “The Way You Look Tonight” – Tony Bennett (1962)
  3. “La Vie En Rose” – Edith Piaf (1947)
  4. “What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong (1967)
  5. “Cheek to Cheek” – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (1935)
  6. “Unforgettable” – Nat King Cole (1951)
  7. “It Had to Be You” – Harry Connick Jr. (1989)
  8. “L-O-V-E” – Nat King Cole (1964)
  9. “Misty” – Erroll Garner (1954)
  10. “The Nearness of You” – Norah Jones (2002)
  11. “Moon River” – Andy Williams (1961)
  12. “Our Love is Here to Stay” – Billie Holiday (1938)
  13. “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” – Dean Martin (1960)
  14. “What Is This Thing Called Love?” – Ella Fitzgerald (1929)
  15. “All the Things You Are” – Tony Bennett (1962)

Classical Music

For those who appreciate the classics, Classical Music is a beautiful option. There’s something timeless about walking down the aisle to the sound of a string quartet or a piano. Consider pieces like “Canon in D” by Pachelbel or “Clair de Lune” by Debussy for a touch of elegance.

  1. “Canon in D” – Johann Pachelbel (1680) – (Various arrangements)
  2. “Clair de Lune” – Claude Debussy (1890)
  3. “Ave Maria” – Franz Schubert (1825)
  4. “Air on the G String” – Johann Sebastian Bach (1731)
  5. “Wedding March” – Felix Mendelssohn (1842)
  6. “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1787)
  7. “Ode to Joy” – Ludwig van Beethoven (1824)
  8. “Panis Angelicus” – César Franck (1872)
  9. “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” – Sergei Rachmaninoff (1934)
  10. “The Four Seasons: Spring” – Antonio Vivaldi (1725)
  11. “Nocturne in E-flat Major” – Frédéric Chopin (1829)
  12. “Pavane” – Gabriel Fauré (1887)
  13. “Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World'” – Antonín Dvořák (1893)
  14. “Adagio for Strings” – Samuel Barber (1936)
  15. “Gymnopédie No. 1” – Erik Satie (1888)
Wedding guests cheering the bride and groom as Romantic Wedding Songs play

Indie/Folk

If you’re seeking something less mainstream, delve into Indie/Folk. Here, you might uncover a hidden gem with songs characterized by sincere lyrics and a distinctive sound. Consider “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes or “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers to infuse your wedding day with the perfect indie-folk atmosphere.

  1. “First Day of My Life” – Bright Eyes (2005)
  2. “Ho Hey” – The Lumineers (2012)
  3. “I Will Follow You into the Dark” – Death Cab for Cutie (2005)
  4. “Home” – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (2009)
  5. “Your Hand in Mine” – Explosions in the Sky (2003)
  6. “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” – Iron & Wine (2007)
  7. “Skinny Love” – Bon Iver (2007)
  8. “Sea of Love” – Cat Power (2000)
  9. “Toothpaste Kisses” – The Maccabees (2007)
  10. “Such Great Heights” – The Postal Service (2003)
  11. “The Luckiest” – Ben Folds (2001)
  12. “I Belong to You” – Brandi Carlile (2007)
  13. “Northern Wind” – City and Colour (2011)
  14. “Stubborn Love” – The Lumineers (2012)
  15. “Holocene” – Bon Iver (2011)

How To Choose The Right Romantic Wedding Songs

Choosing the right romantic wedding song can be a tough decision. But fear not, Romeo (or Juliet) – we’re here to help you out!

  • Consider sentimental songs: What songs make you both swoon or bring back those heart-fluttering memories? Maybe it’s the tune playing during your first date. Or maybe it’s the one that makes you laugh because you sang during a spontaneous road trip. Whatever it is, pick those tunes that tell your unique tale.
  • Dance like nobody’s watching (but they totally are): Now, about that danceability factor. We’re not saying you need to break out the moonwalk or the robot (unless you want to, in which case, go for it!), but choose songs that get those toes tapping. Make sure it’s a track you can groove to. No one wants to see the awkward shuffle—unless it’s intentionally hilarious.
  • Collab with your boo: Choosing the right romantic wedding song is a team effort. Sit down with your partner and hash out your favourite jams. Share stories about why certain songs are special, or just have a good laugh remembering that time you both attempted to sing a duet (and realized neither of you should quit your day jobs!)

What To Avoid When Choosing Romantic Wedding Songs

Alright, let’s talk about the songs to avoid. We’re not saying these tunes are bad, but some might be a tad overplayed, like “Sweet Caroline” at every karaoke night. It’s a bop, but do you really want everyone shouting, “So good, so good, so good!” when you’re trying to have a heartfelt moment?

  • Inappropriate Lyrics: Imagine slow dancing to a beautiful melody, only to realize the lyrics are all about heartbreak or a breakup. Awkward, right? Make sure your chosen songs don’t send mixed signals or veer into a lyrical ditch that doesn’t match the mood.
  • Long Instrumental Sections: We get it; you want a song to last forever. But consider your guests. Long instrumental sections might leave them tapping their fingers, checking their watches, and wondering if the DJ went for a coffee break. Keep it snappy, so everyone stays engaged and in the groove.
  • Ignoring Guest Preferences: It’s your day, but it’s also a party for your friends and fam. Consider their musical tastes too. You don’t want Aunt Mildred grimacing through heavy metal or your cousin side-eyeing a song that was big before they were born. Strike a balance between your personal faves and creating an inclusive vibe.

Final Thoughts

We’re a bunch of hopeless romantics so we had a really great time crafting this list for you! We hope we helped you find that diamond in the rough, and finally pick a song that you can play on your special day. 

Now, as you embark on this melodic journey, don’t forget the ultimate maestro—your DJ. And if you’re looking to start talking to DJ companies, you can reach out to us at DJing.ca

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