Music sets the tone for any event, so you want the tunes at your wedding to be fun, memorable, and appealing to guests both young and old. Our expert-approved advice and curated playlists will help you make every musical moment—from the ceremony processional and the first dance to your cake-cutting tunes and the last song of the night—extra special.

A newlywed couple dances in front of a live band at their wedding.
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Couple slow dancing to acoustic music
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black and white photo of a bride and groom having their first dance at their wedding reception
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Bride and groom's first dance
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Anika Noni Rose and Jason Dirden's Wedding Playlist
DreamPlug String Quartet Performing at Anika Noni Rose's Wedding
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Joanna and Gabe dancing
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bride and groom under a disco ball
How to Transition Wedding Music from Reception to After-Party
bride andg room dancing to silent disco
What to Know About Silent Discos and Other Fun Wedding Music Experiences
bride and groom doing the horah
10 Cultural Wedding Music Moments and Dances
Groom Dancing at Wedding Reception
How to Choose Wedding Reception Music That Appeals to Every Guest
DJ playing music at reception
Set Your Wedding Band or DJ Up for Success With These Top Tips
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A five-piece band of men in white outfits with blue hats performs at an outdoor wedding.
How to Choose Music Based on Your Wedding Style
A newlywed couple shares a first dance at their wedding reception surrounded by neutral-palette wedding decorations.
Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Music Packages
wedding guests in seating enjoying music by live musicians
How to Hire Musicians for All Parts of Your Wedding
A five-piece live band performs at a wedding in an outdoor reception area.
The Great Debate: Should You Hire a Band or a DJ for Your Wedding?
Man playing the piano
How to Have Dueling Pianos at Your Wedding Reception
Priyanka and Nick Jonas on Wedding Day
Our Favorite Celebrity First Dance Songs
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reception
Meghan Markle Admits She Can Never Remember the Name of Her First Dance Song
Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Ellie Goulding
Prince William and Kate Middleton Reunite With Their Wedding Singer Ellie Goulding
Inbar Lavi and Dan Bar
Here Are the Top Songs You’ll Hear at Every 2023 Wedding
Groom in his tux walks with an umbrella on his way to see the bride at his wedding
50 Songs to Play When the Groom Walks Down the Aisle
Bride and groom walk into their reception at a wedding in a lit up barn venue.
45 of the Best Hip Hop Wedding Entrance Songs for Brides and Grooms
black-and-white image of bride walking down the aisle solo with an embroidered veil trailing behind her
31 Unique Bridal Processional Songs That Sum Up This Major Moment
bride dancing with young boy
70 Best Wedding Dance Songs for Siblings
Wedding party processional during ceremony at an outdoor wedding surrounded by lush trees
70 Best Processional Songs for Your Wedding Party
Newlywed's wedding reception entrance
64 Songs to Introduce the Newlyweds at the Reception
First dance by newlyweds
42 Disney Wedding Songs To Play On Your Special Day
bride and groom cutting cake
58 Fun Songs to Play While You Cut Your Cake
dance floor
How to Find Your Wedding Band or DJ
grooms dancing
What to Do If You're Nervous About Your First Dance
A bride wearing a white dress with a long veil walking with her father down the aisle at an outdoor wedding reception.
87 Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To
A groom smiling at his mother, who is wearing a blue dress, as they do a mother-son dance during a wedding reception.
91 Mother-Son Dance Songs That Make for a Memorable Moment
Justin Bieber performing at a concert
21 Justin Bieber Love Songs To Play at Your Wedding
Newlyweds dressed in white laughing and enjoying a moment by the stairs
70 Songs That Make the Perfect Soundtrack for Your Wedding Video
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19 Best Ed Sheeran Love Songs To Play at Your Wedding
celine dion
The 23 Best Céline Dion Wedding Songs
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42 Best Taylor Swift Songs for Every Wedding Moment
Bride and groom kissing in a church venue
64 Best Christian Love Songs for Your Wedding
parents dancing at wedding
64 Must-Play Wedding Songs About Parents
couple dancing
Everything You Need to Know About Booking Pre-Wedding Dance Lessons
couple dancing
22 Spanish Songs to Play at Your Wedding
Bridal party and guests getting down on the dance floor
64 Celebration Songs Perfect for Your Wedding
guests on dance floor at wedding
32 Songs to Avoid Playing at Your Wedding
bride and mother smiling
60 Songs That Celebrate the Love Between Mothers and Daughters
Black and white photo of saxophone player and piano player performing at an outdoor wedding reception.
The 50 Best Jazz Love Songs to Play at Your Reception
Bride and bridesmaids dancing at outdoor nighttime reception
75 Wedding Party Dance Songs To Get Your Bridal Squad Grooving
bride and groom do first dance under disco balls
85 Incredible First Dance Songs for Your Wedding
people dancing
The Most Popular Wedding Line Dances for Groups
Acoustic Love Songs
100 Romantic Acoustic Wedding Songs
Bride and groom dancing
100 Songs About Marriage to Add to Your Wedding Playlist
dollar dance
The 65 Best Dollar Dance Songs
Bride and groom slow dancing in an A-frame style reception area surrounded by guests.
78 Wedding Slow Dance Songs to Make the Moment Extraordinary
Wedding guests dance on a blue-lit dance floor below a disco ball.
The 100 Most Requested Wedding Reception Songs
Woman playing violin at wedding reception
63 Classical Songs for a Timeless Wedding
Bride and groom dancing with wedding guests
100 Rock Wedding Songs to Play on Your Special Day
A bride and her father dancing at an outdoor reception during the father-daughter dance
80 Father-Daughter Dance Songs for a Sentimental Moment
bride and bridesmaids in pajamas toasting with Champagne flutes
100 Pre-Wedding Songs for Getting Ready With Your Bridesmaids
bride and groom having their first dance
101 Best Indie First Dance Songs for Your Wedding