Choosing all the music for your wedding can feel overwhelming at first.  While you definitely want to inject your own personal taste into the music at your wedding, here are a few suggestions of songs that have  become popular choices for specific dances to help you out:

FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE:

  • Unforgettable – Natalie Cole
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  • Daddy’s Little Girl – Al Martino
  • Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
  • Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
  • Daughters – John Mayer
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  • Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  • A Song for My Daughter – Mikki Viereck
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  • I’ll Remember – Madonna
  • Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross

MOTHER/SON DANCE:

  • Wind Beneath My Wings- Bette Midler
  • You’re The Inspiration – Chicago
  • Times of Your Life – Paul Anka
  • A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men
  • I Am Your Child – Barry Manilow
  • A Song for my Son – Mikki Viereck
  • Hero – Mariah Carey
  • Have I Told You Lately- Rod Stewart
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray
  • Stand By Me – Ben E King
  • You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

UNITY CANDLE LIGHTING:

  • Everything I Do – Bryan Adams
  • The Wedding Song – Peter Paul & Mary
  • Amazing Grace – Traditional
  • Ave Maria – Traditional
  • Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  • You Light Up My Life – Debbie Boone
  • Always – Atlantic Starr

FIRST DANCE:

  • What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • At Last – Etta James (or Beyoncé)
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra (or Michael Bublé)
  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • All My Life – K-Ci & Jojo
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray
  • In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
  • Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
  • Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
  • From This Moment On – Shania Twain
  • It Had to Be You – Harry Connick Jr.
  • Everything I Do – Bryan Adams
  • My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
  • When You Say Nothing at All – Allison Krauss
  • Faithfully – Journey
  • Here and Now – Luther Vandross
  • Angels – Robbie Williams
  • You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

INTRODUCTION SONGS:

  • All You Need is Love – The Beatles
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Get the Party Started – Pink
  • You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White
  • Let’s Get it Started – Black Eyed Peas
  • White Wedding – Billy Idol
  • Bittersweet Symphony – the Verve
  • L O V E – Nat King Cole
  • Always & Forever – Heatwave

CAKE CUTTING:

  • How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
  • I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
  • Recipe For Love – Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Cut The Cake – Average White Band
  • Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan
  • The Sweetest Thing – U2
  • Sugar Sugar – Archies
  • Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
  • When I’m 64 – Beatles
  • Happy Together – the Turtles
  • Love You Madly – Cake
  • That’s Amore – Dean Martin

BOUQUET TOSS:

  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  • Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang
  • Hey Ladies – The Beastie Boys
  • Just a Girl – No Doubt
  • Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  • Single  Ladies (Put A Ring on it) – Beyoncé
  • This One is For the Girls – Martina McBride
  • I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  • Can’t Hold Us Down – Christina Aguilera
  • It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls

GARTER TOSS:

  • Wild Thing – Tone Loc
  • You Can Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
  • Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – Barry White
  • You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
  • Let’s Get it On – Marvin Gaye
  • Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  • Oh Yeah! – Yello
  • Macho Man – the Village People
  • Theme From Mission Impossible
  • Kiss – Prince
  • Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • American Woman – Lenny Kravitz

LAST DANCE

  • (Good Riddance) Time of Your Life – Green Day
  • Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  • My Way – Frank Sinatra
  • Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
  • I’ve Had The Time Of My Live – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  • Saving the Best for Last – Vanessa Wiliams
  • That’s What Friends Are For – Dianne Warwick
  • Closing Time – Semisonic
  • The Party’s Over- Nat King Cole
  • I Could Not Ask for More – Edwin McCain

POPULAR  SONGS IN GENERAL FOR WEDDINGS

  • Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  • Celebration – Kool & the Gang
  • Love Shack – the B-52’s
  • I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis Presley
  • I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  • Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
  • We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Shout – The Isley Brothers
  • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
  • Holiday – Madonna
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  • Don’t Want to Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  • Still the One – Shania Twain
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply – Savage Garden
  • Cha Cha Slide – Mr C The Slide Man
  • I Hope You Dance – Leann Womack
  • Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
  • Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi