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 wedding 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

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

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

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
  • Just Dance – Lady Gaga

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
  • Buckwheat Boyz – Ice Cream and Cake (for those of you with a sense of humor)

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

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

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 Williams
  • That’s What Friends Are For – Dianne Warwick