One fun part of the wedding planning process is choosing the music to go with various parts of the wedding. While this is something overlooked as an important factor in a wedding, wedding songs are actually quite vital to the success of such a special occasion.

There are many different aspects to a wedding, all of which can be tied together with the music as one song flows into another.

From procession wedding music, to wedding dance songs during the reception, and music to walk out to. Each aspect usually needs different types and tempo of music to go with it. In choosing music, you would also choose the right genre, which can be determined by the theme of the wedding. From country songs, to R&B, rock or even metal. The choice is yours. Below are a few wedding favorites that could inspire you when making a wedding song list of your own.

Best Wedding Songs to Include in Your List

Country Wedding Songs

If you are planning a country wedding, or a wedding with a country theme, then it would most likely include country music. From slow dance songs, to upbeat music that would be great for a crowd, you will be able to find lots of beautiful wedding songs to use. Whether you’re having a complete country wedding or just need one or two songs, below are a few suggestions to inspire you.

Example:
“My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw
“Any Man of Mine” by Shania Twain
“Cowboy Take Me Away” by The Dixie Chicks

Christian Wedding Songs

Some of the best wedding songs of all time have Christian roots, and so it wouldn’t be totally out of place to use Christian music at your wedding. Whether you are religious or not, if you would like a track or two, here are a few samples.

Example:
“Love Never Fails” by Brandon Heath
“Wedding Day” by Casting Crowns
“When God Made You” by Newsong ft. Natalie Grant

R&B Wedding Songs

Nothing like good ol’ rhythm and blues to kick off your first dance with. From classic tunes, to some recent numbers, some really great wedding songs are of the R&B kind. Add some soul to your big day with either of these songs.

Example:
“Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green
“So in Love” by Curtis Mayfield
“If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys ft. Usher

Upbeat Hip Hop Wedding Songs

When it’s time for everyone to join the dance and have some fun, you are going to need some upbeat music. Nothing like hip hop to get your guests on their feet and moving to the music. Inject your event with some fun with some upbeat top wedding songs.

Example:
“Live Your Life” by T.I. and Rihanna
“Hey Ya” by Outkast
“Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars

Fun Wedding Songs

Sometimes upbeat songs alone are not sufficient to bring down the roof at your event. Depending on the type of guests you’re having at your wedding, some fun music you all share a love for can be appropriate. Conjure up fond memories and even sing along to some fun marriage songs.

Example:
“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
“Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks

Classic Wedding Songs

It is hard to beat the classics. They belong at every wedding, and just bring a certain ambiance with them. These are the types of songs people expect to hear at a wedding, and always appreciate. Give your wedding that classy vibe with some of the best wedding songs.

Example:
“Love and Marriage” by Frank Sinatra
“Like a Prayer” by Madonna
“It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick Jr.

Modern Wedding Songs

The classics are great for weddings, but so are some of the new hits. Most weddings are attended by guests from all age groups, so while most everyone will enjoy the classics, there are those who would appreciate new songs as well. Bring everyone together with music that can be appreciated by all.

Example:
“Stay” by Rihanna, MikkyEkko
“I Do” by Colbie Caillat
“Firework” by Katy Perry

Finding the right wedding songs for your big day can make it all the more enjoyable and memorable. From your favorites, to music that your guests will love, and those that just go with your theme, there is so much that you can choose from.

At the same time, it is not compulsory to stick with only popular wedding songs, you can choose to create a playlist that is uniquely yours. Great music for a great special day.