Wedding Song Library

Of all of the meaningful pieces that make a wedding special, perhaps the most meaningful piece is the music selection. Like a soundtrack can set the tone for a movie, the music selection for the special day can go a long way toward making it feel traditional, modern, fun, or whatever best reflects the two people joining together in matrimony.

For most weddings, the only time the music stops is during the ceremony itself; otherwise, it’s the backdrop for the whole day, even if it’s incidental music being played softly in the background during the reception dinner. Some people don’t even consider the music – they hire a DJ or a band and leave it to the musicians’ discretion. Those who decide to go with their own musical selections have a vast array of choices, but there are specific points throughout the event that call for specific music. Those specific points are broken down below, along with sample songs that you’ll hear a lot.

During the reception, there will be a song set aside during which the groom will dance with his mother. It’s usually a very sweet and sentimental selection.

  • I Do (Cherish You) – 98 Degrees & Rising
  • Bridegroom – Amy Grant
  • Hawaiian Wedding Song – Andy Williams
  • I am Your Child – Barry Manilow
  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  • Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
  • My Special Angel – Bobby Helms
  • A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men
  • Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  • You’re the Inspiration – Chicago
  • Longer – Dan Fogelberg
  • Memories are Made of This – Dean Martin
  • Blessed – Elton John
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  • Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  • I Wish You Love – Frank Sinatra
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  • My Funny Valentine – Frank Sinatra
  • You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
  • Little River – Jonathan Cain
  • I Had A Good Father And Mother – Kate Wolf
  • Through the Years – Kenny Rogers
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Hero – Mariah Carey
  • Anytime You Need a Friend – Mariah Carey
  • I Do (Cherish You) – Mark Wills
  • A Song For My Son – Mikki Viereck
  • Here We Go – N’Sync
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
  • Unforgettable – Natalie Cole
  • A Smile Like Yours – Natalie Cole
  • L-O-V-E – Natalie Cole
  • I Wish You Love – Natalie Cole
  • Mother and Child Reunion – Paul Simon
  • I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly
  • First Time Ever Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Roger Whittaker
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Steve Tyrell
  • 26 Cents – The Wilkinsons
  • Din De La Madre – Unknown
  • I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  • Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston

Also during the reception, there will be a song for the bride to dance with her father. This tends to be a very emotional moment

  • I Do (Cherish You) – 98 Degrees & Rising
  • Father’s Eyes – Amy Grant
  • Hawaiian Wedding Song – Andy Williams
  • She’s Leaving Home – Beatles
  • My Funny Valentine – Frank Sinatra
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  • Bobby Sox to Stockings – Frankie Avalon
  • Thank Heaven for Little Girls – Gigi
  • Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
  • You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
  • Daddy’s Little Girl – Jeff Carson and Kippi Brannon
  • You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
  • In My Life – John Lennon
  • Little River – Jonathan Cain
  • I Had A Good Father And Mother – Kate Wolf
  • Through the Years – Kenny Rogers
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • To Sir with Love – Lulu
  • Hero – Mariah Carey
  • Anytime You Need a Friend – Mariah Carey
  • I Do (Cherish You) – Mark Wills
  • Father Of The Bride – Mike Douglas
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
  • Unforgettable – Natalie Cole
  • I Wish You Love – Natalie Cole
  • A Smile Like Yours – Natalie Cole
  • L-O-V-E – Natalie Cole
  • My Father – Nina Simone
  • Times of Your Life – Paul Anka
  • Seein’ My Father In Me – Paul Overstreet
  • A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson and Regina Bell
  • Father and Daughter – Percy Grainger
  • Daddy’s Girl – Peter Cetera
  • Father Daughter Harmony – Phil Keaggy
  • My Father And Me – Pilgrim’s Kiss
  • Hold Me Father – Racy Brothers
  • Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Roger Whittaker
  • A Whole New World – Roger Whittaker
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Steve Tyrell
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • You Are So Beautiful – Tanya Tucker
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • 26 Cents – The Wilkinsons
  • Dia Del Padre – Unknown
  • Farmer’s Daughter – Vince Gill
  • Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston
  • I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  • Treat Me Daughter Kindly – Wolfe Tones

This song selection can really be anything, but is usually light-hearted and fun.

  • Theme from “Mad About You” – Andrew Gold
  • Cut the Cake – Average White Band
  • When I’m Sixty-Four – Beatles
  • I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  • That’s Amore – Dean Martin
  • Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
  • It’s Your Love – Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
  • Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  • Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites –
  • Recipe for Love – Harry Connick, Jr.
  • I Swear – John Michael Montgomery
  • Main Theme from “Jaws” – John Williams
  • All My Life – Kenny Rogers
  • All My Life – Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  • Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  • From This Moment On – Shania Twain and Bryan White
  • Two Of Hearts – Stacy Q
  • Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups
  • Better Be Good To Me – Tina Turner

If there’s a candle lighting as part of the ceremony, it’s generally a very solemn and serious moment, and the music reflects that.

  • I Do (Cherish You) – 98 Degrees & Rising
  • I Swear – All-4-One
  • From The New World (#9, 2nd Movement) – Antonin Dvorak
  • Always – Atlantic Starr
  • I’ll Always Be Right There – Bryan Adams
  • Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  • It’s All Coming Back To Me Now – Celine Dion
  • Ave Maria – Charles Gounod
  • Endless Love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
  • Moon River – Henry Mancini
  • Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
  • The Wedding Song – Kenny G
  • Amazing Grace – Lari White
  • You Light Up My Life – Leann Rimes
  • Here and Now – Luther Vandross
  • I Do (Cherish You) – Mark Wills
  • From Here To Eternity – Michael Peterson
  • Jerusalem of Gold – Nancy Enslin
  • Shalom Rav – Nancy Enslin
  • I Do – Paul Brandt
  • From This Moment On – Shania Twain and Bryan White
  • One Hand, One Heart – West Side Story

It’s very rare that a bride and groom won’t choose the song for their first dance, as it should be meaningful and resonate with both of them.

  • I Do (Cherish You) – 98 Degrees & Rising
  • Everyday of My Life – Aaron Neville
  • Lost in Love – Air Supply
  • Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go – Alabama
  • I’ll Try – Alan Jackson
  • More Than Words Can Say – Alias
  • When You Say Nothing at All – Alison Krauss and Union Station
  • I Swear – All-4-One
  • Like I Love You – Amy Grant
  • Hawaiian Wedding Song – Andy Williams
  • Danny’s Song – Anne Murray
  • Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray
  • Always – Atlantic Starr
  • Secret Lovers – Atlantic Starr
  • It Had to Be You – Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
  • All I Have – Beth Nielsen Chapman
  • Time of My Life (I’ve Had) – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
  • Another You Another Me – Brady Seals
  • If – Bread
  • Everything I Do, I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
  • Heaven – Bryan Adams
  • I’ll Always Be Right There – Bryan Adams
  • Between Now And Forever – Bryan White
  • Love of My Life – Carly Simon
  • Because We Are In Love – Carpenters
  • Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  • It’s All Coming Back To Me Now – Celine Dion
  • The Power of Love – Celine Dion
  • When I Fall In Love – Celine Dion and Clive Griffin
  • The Flame – Cheap Trick
  • We Can Last Forever – Chicago
  • You’re the Inspiration – Chicago
  • I’ll Try – Conway Twitty
  • Longer – Dan Fogelberg
  • One Friend – Dan Seals
  • Wonderful Tonight – David Kersh
  • Endless Love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
  • Someone Saved My Life Tonight – Elton John
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  • Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
  • Playing for Keeps – Elvis Presley
  • Pledging My Love – Emmylou Harris
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • More Than Words – Extreme
  • It’s Your Love – Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
  • It Had to Be You – Frank Sinatra
  • You Are My Lady – Freddie Jackson
  • I Cross My Heart – George Strait
  • Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me – Gladys Knight
  • It Had to Be You – Harry Connick, Jr.
  • To See You – Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Always and Forever – Heatwave
  • Sea of Love – Honeydrippers
  • No Ordinary Love – Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
  • I Will If You Will – John Berry and Patty Loveless
  • I Swear – John Michael Montgomery
  • For You – Kenny Lattimore
  • Danny’s Song – Kenny Loggins
  • All My Life – Kenny Rogers
  • Love the World Away – Kenny Rogers
  • Write Your Name (Across My Heart) – Kenny Rogers
  • We’ve Got Tonight – Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton
  • You Light Up My Life – LeAnn Rimes
  • It’s Love – Lena Horne
  • All My Life – Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
  • Truly – Lionel Richie
  • Southern Grace – Little Texas
  • My One and Only Love – Louis Armstrong
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Here and Now – Luther Vandross
  • Always and Forever – Luther Vandross
  • Dedicated To The One I Love – Mamas and The Papas
  • Anytime You Need a Friend – Mariah Carey
  • Through the Eyes of Love (Theme of Ice Castles) – Melissa Manchester
  • Now That I Found You – Michael Bolton
  • From Here To Eternity – Michael Peterson
  • For You I Will – Monica
  • God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You – N’ Sync
  • I Just Wanna Be With You – N’ Sync
  • Mona Lisa – Nat King Cole
  • A Smile Like Yours – Natalie Cole
  • Mona Lisa – Natalie Cole
  • Crazy – Patsy Cline
  • Shower You with Love – Peabo Bryson
  • A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson and Regina Bell
  • Tonight I Celebrate My Love – Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
  • In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
  • Forever More – Puff Johnson
  • One True Man – REO Speedwagon
  • Forever and Ever Amen – Randy Travis
  • Now and Forever – Richard Marx
  • Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  • This Guy’s In Love with You – Robert Goulet
  • Closer I Get to You – Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
  • Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
  • For the First Time – Rod Stewart
  • When I Need You – Rod Stewart
  • Everything I Do, I Do It For You – Roger Whittaker
  • Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  • I Could Fall In Love – Selena
  • You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
  • From This Moment On – Shania Twain and Bryan White
  • When I’m With You – Sheriff
  • “True” – Spandau Ballet
  • On and On – Stephen Bishop
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Steve Tyrell
  • I Will Be Here – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – Sting
  • My One and Only Love – Sting
  • You Can Never Ask Too Much (Of Love) – Take 6
  • You Are So Beautiful – Tanya Tucker
  • All I Have To Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers
  • Let It Be Me – The Everly Brothers
  • I Believe In You and Me – The Four Tops
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – The Mills Brothers
  • You Mean The World to Me – Toni Braxton
  • Fly Me to the Moon – Tony Bennett
  • It Had to Be You – Tony Bennett
  • The Keeper of the Stars – Tracy Byrd
  • Stars Over Texas – Tracy Lawrence
  • Save the Best for Last – Vanessa Williams
  • If I Didn’t Have You in My World – Vince Gill
  • Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston
  • I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  • I Believe In You and Me – Whitney Houston
  • Nobody Loves Me Like You Do – Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson
  • To Be Loved By You – Wynonna

The garter removal, while not part of every wedding, is a fun and silly moment, and the music should be as well.

  • Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant
  • Mission Impossible Theme – Adam Clayton
  • I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  • Hot, Hot, Hot – Buster Poindexter
  • California Girls – David Lee Roth
  • Just A Gigolo – David Lee Roth
  • The Stripper – David Rose
  • Whip It – Devo
  • Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  • Makin’ Whoopee – Dr. John
  • She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
  • Slow Ride – Foghat
  • Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra
  • Shamless – Garth Brooks
  • Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites
  • The Heat Is On – Glen Frey
  • You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
  • Bad Boys – Inner Circle
  • Centerfold – J. Geils Band
  • Naughty, Naughty – John Parr
  • Rub You the Right Way – Johnny Gill
  • U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  • Dedicated To The One I Love – Mamas and The Papas
  • Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  • Down Under – Men At Work
  • Let’s Get Ready To Rumble – Michael Buffer
  • Bond 77 (James Bond Theme) – Moby
  • Some Like It Hot – Power Station
  • Get It On – Power Station
  • Back On The Chain Gang – Pretenders
  • Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  • Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  • Simply Irresistible – Robert Palmer
  • Do Ya Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart
  • Honkey Tonk Women – Rolling Stones
  • Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
  • Hot Stuff – Rolling Stones
  • Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
  • Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • Freak Me – Silk
  • Freeze Frame – The J. Giles Band
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • What I Like About You – The Romantics
  • Wipe Out – The Surfaris
  • Wild Thing – The Troggs
  • She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby
  • Future’s So Bright (Gotta Wear Shades) – Timbuk3
  • Funky Cold Medina – Tone-Loc
  • Burning Love – Travis Tritt
  • Theme from “Unsolved Mysteries” – Unknown
  • Miss America – Unknown
  • Macho Man – Village People
  • Oh Yeah – Yello
  • Legs – ZZ Top
  • Gimme All Your Lovin’ – ZZ Top

Interlude music is any music played during the actual ceremony. Its inclusion is optional, but it tends to be soft and understated so as not to distract from the wedding itself.

  • Movement I from Symphony No. 1 – Antonio Vivaldi
  • Psalm XIX (Estro Poetico-Armonico) – Benedetto Marcello
  • Symphonie #5 in F minor, Opus 42 – Charles Marie Widor
  • Clair de Lune (Suite Bergamasque 3rd Movement) – Claude Debussy
  • Gymnopedie #1 – Erik Satie
  • London Trio #3 in G – Adante – Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Ave Maria (Ellens Gesang 3 D 829 Opus 25 #6) – Franz Schubert
  • O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianna Schicchi) – Giacomo Puccini
  • “Quando M’en’ Vo’ Soletta (Musetta) – Giacomo Puccini
  • Hymn – Finlandia – Grieg
  • Welcome, Welcome, Glorious Morn’ – Henry Purcell
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Siciliano – (Concerto for Oboe in D) – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • The Joy of Life – Kenny G
  • Carillon de Westminster – Louis Vierne
  • Cavalleria Rusticana – Prelude – Pietro Mascagni
  • Greensleeves – Ralph Vaughn Williams

Music selection for the last dance is often as important as the first dance, since it wraps up the entire event

  • Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray
  • Save The Last Dance For Me – Ben E. King
  • I’ve Had The Time of My Life – Bill Medly and Jennifer Warnes
  • If – Bread
  • Wonderful Tonight – David Kersh
  • How Your Love Makes Me Feel – Diamond Rio
  • Last Dance – Donna Summer
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  • To Make You Feel My Love – Garth Brooks
  • The Dance – Garth Brooks
  • I Cross My Heart – George Strait
  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
  • Always and Forever – Heatwave
  • I Swear – John Michael Montgomery
  • By The Time This Night Is Over – Kenny G and Peabo Bryson
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones
  • Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  • You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
  • From This Moment On – Shania Twain and Bryan White
  • Future’s So Bright (Gotta Wear Shades) – Timbuk3
  • Save the Best for Last – Vanessa Williams

Wedding receptions are typically a chance to let loose, so the music can be fun and upbeat, or cater to a specific theme.

  • Take On Me – A-Ha
  • Dancing Queen – ABBA
  • You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  • Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant
  • Lost in Love – Air Supply
  • Chattahoochee -Alan Jackson
  • More Than Words Can Say – Alias
  • Freeway Of Love – Aretha Franklin
  • Solid – Ashford and Simpson
  • Heat Of The Moment – Asia
  • Love Shack – B-52’s
  • Rock ‘N Roll Fantasy – Bad Company
  • Venus – Bananarama
  • Twist and Shout – Beatles
  • Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
  • Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  • Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley and His Comets
  • Time of My Life (I’ve Had) – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
  • Mony Mony – Billy Idol
  • Heart of Glass – Blondie
  • Call Me – Blondie
  • Soul Man – Blues Brothers
  • Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
  • Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
  • The Chicken Dance – Bob and Happy Organ Kames
  • Don’t Be Cruel – Bobby Brown
  • Tossin and Turnin – Bobby Lewis
  • I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  • Everything I Do, I Do It For You – Brandy
  • Everything I Own – Bread
  • Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks and Dunn
  • Everything I Do, I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
  • Hot, Hot, Hot – Buster Poindexter
  • Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  • My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
  • Mockingbird – Charlie and Inez Foxx
  • After All – Cher and Peter Cetera
  • Le Freak – Chic
  • Limbo Rock – Chubby Checker
  • The Twist – Chubby Checker
  • Strokin’ – Clarence Carter
  • Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club
  • Boom! Shake the Room – DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
  • Men In Black – DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
  • At the Hop – Danny and The Juniors
  • Kiss On My List – Daryl Hall and John Oates
  • Wonderful Tonight – David Kersh
  • Whip It – Devo
  • Endless Love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
  • That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick
  • Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  • Last Dance – Donna Summer
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  • Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
  • Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
  • Slow Ride – Foghat
  • Hot Blooded – Foreigner
  • Venus – Frankie Avalon
  • Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • Grease – Frankie Valli
  • December 1963 (Oh What A Night) – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
  • Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks
  • To Make You Feel My Love – Garth Brooks
  • Move It On Over – George Thorogood and The Destroyers
  • Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites
  • Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight and The Pips
  • The Heat Is On – Glen Frey
  • The Heat Is On – Glen Frey
  • Conga – Gloria Estefan
  • We Got The Beat – Go Go’s
  • Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie and The Blowfish
  • Twist and Shout – Isley Brothers
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
  • Shower the People – James Taylor
  • Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
  • Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident) – John Michael Montgomery
  • Naughty, Naughty – John Parr
  • Give Me Forever (I Do) – John Tesh and James Ingram
  • Faithfully – Journey
  • Shake Your Booty – KC and The Sunshine Band
  • Get Down Tonight – KC and The Sunshine Band
  • Too Shy – Kajagoogoo
  • Walkin On Sunshine – Katrina and The Waves
  • Louie, Louie – Kingsmen
  • Celebration – Kool and the Gang
  • Loco-Motion – Kylie Minogue
  • Truly – Lionel Richie
  • Funky Town – Lipps, Inc.
  • Loco-Motion – Little Eva
  • Macarena – Los Del Mar
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Love’s Theme – Love Unlimited Orchestra
  • U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  • Electric Boogie – Marcia Griffiths
  • My All – Mariah Carey
  • Down Under – Men At Work
  • The Saftey Dance – Men Without Hats
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • Unforgettable – Natalie Cole
  • 99 Red Balloons – Nena
  • Crazy – Patsy Cline
  • Tonight I Celebrate My Love – Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
  • When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge
  • Get It On – Power Station
  • 1999 – Prince
  • Crazy Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Super Freak – Rick James
  • Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  • Donna – Ritchie Valens
  • Simply Irresistible – Robert Palmer
  • Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
  • Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones
  • It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It) – Rolling Stones
  • Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
  • Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
  • Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
  • Car Wash – Rose Royce
  • Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • Let’s Talk About Sex – Salt ‘n Pepa
  • Soul Man – Sam and Dave
  • Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  • You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
  • From This Moment On – Shania Twain and Bryan White
  • When I’m With You – Sheriff
  • Let The Good Times Roll – Shirley and Lee
  • We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  • Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap
  • Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls
  • Two Of Hearts – Stacy Q
  • On and On – Stephen Bishop
  • Rock This Town – Stray Cats
  • Breakout – Swing Out Sister
  • Whoomp! (There It Is) – Tag Team
  • Wild, Wild Life – Talking Heads
  • Tell It To My Heart – Taylor Dane
  • Pump Up the Jam – Technotronics
  • Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
  • Magic – The Cars
  • Tequila – The Champs
  • China Grove – The Doobie Brothers
  • Let It Be Me – The Everly Brothers
  • All I Have To Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers
  • One Thing Leads To Another – The Fixx
  • Rock The Boat – The Hues Corporation
  • The Great Pretender – The Platters
  • Slow Hand – The Pointer Sisters
  • What I Like About You – The Romantics
  • Wipe Out – The Surfaris
  • She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby
  • I Like It, I Love It – Tim McGraw
  • Future’s So Bright (Gotta Wear Shades) – Timbuk3
  • Bang The Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren
  • 867-5309 (Jenny) – Tommy Tutone
  • Funky Cold Medina – Tone-Loc
  • Mickey – Toni Basil
  • The Keeper of the Stars – Tracy Byrd
  • Watermelon Crawl – Tracy Byrd
  • Disco Inferno – Trammps
  • T-R-O-U-B-L-E – Travis Tritt
  • The Hustle – Van McCoy and The Soul City
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • YMCA – Village People
  • Dance Halls Days – Wang Chung
  • Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
  • Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith
  • Gimme All Your Lovin’ – ZZ Top
  • Legs – ZZ Top

Prelude music is played before the ceremony begins while guests are being seated in the church or hall. It’s generally a classical piece or soft string music.

  • Courante from Three Lute Dances – Antoine Francisque
  • From The New World (#9, 2nd Movement) – Antonin Dvorak
  • Coro Nupcial – Celebrando Musica Para Todas
  • Panis Angelicus – Cesar Franck
  • Ave Maria – Charles Gounod
  • Adagio (Organ Symphony #5, Op. 42, #1:4) – Charles Marie Widor
  • Cinderella – David, Hoffman, Livingston
  • A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes – David, Hoffman, Livingston
  • Nocturne In E flat (Op.9 #2) – Frederic Chopin
  • Air (Water Music Suite #1 in F Major) – George Frideric Handel
  • Where’er You Walk (Semele HWV58) – George Frideric Handel
  • Ciaccone for Organ in C – Johann Pachelbel
  • Air On a G String (Orchestral Suite #3 in D Major) – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Allegro (Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G Major) – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze (Cantata #208) – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • When Thou Art Near (Bist Du Bei Mir BWV508) – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • The Joy of Life – Kenny G
  • Rhosymedre Prelude on Welsh Hymn Tunes – Ralph Vaughn Williams

The processional music is for the bride’s entrance. Though “Here Comes the Bride” is the most widely recognized processional, it is by no means the only choice.

  • Rigaudon (Idomenee) – Andre Campra
  • Psalm XIX (Estro Poetico-Armonico) – Benedetto Marcello
  • Marcha Nupcial – Celebrando Musica Para Todas
  • Wedding March – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Felix Mendelssohn
  • La Rejouissance – Royal Fireworks Music – George Frideric Handel
  • Trumpet Tune And Air – Henry Purcell
  • Trumpet Tune in D Major – Henry Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March) – Jeremiah Clarke
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March) – Jeremiah Clarke
  • Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
  • Arioso – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Elvira Madigan Theme – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • We Thank The Lord (Cantata #29) – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Prelude and Fugue in C – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Forever In Love – Kenny G
  • Suite Gothique (Toccata Opus 25) – Leon Boellmann
  • Le Coucou (Premier Livre de Pieces) – Louis-Claude Daquin
  • Prelude of Te Deum (H 146) – Marc-Antoine Charpentier
  • Ana Dodi – Nancy Enslin
  • Erev Shel Shoshanim – Rachel Van Voorhees
  • Here Comes the Bride – Richard Wagner
  • Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin – Richard Wagner
  • Magnificat – Samuel Sebastian Wesley
  • Erev Ba – Shoshana Damari
  • Rondeau – Masterpiece Theater Theme – Shoshana Damari
  • Dodi Li – Unknown

Recessional music is played after the couple is pronounced married and accompanies their exit. Most selections are triumphant sounding.

  • Wedding March – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Felix Mendelssohn
  • Hornpipe (Water Music Suite #1 in F Major) – George Frideric Handel
  • La Rejouissance – Royal Fireworks Music – George Frideric Handel
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon – George Frideric Handel
  • Air On a G String (Orchestral Suite #3 in D Major) – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • First Movement from Brandenburg Concerto #1 in F – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Toccata in D (BWV 565) – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Ode to Joy – Ludwig Von Beethoven
  • Ani L’Dodi – Nancy Enslin
  • Sonata in G Major – Tartini