Special wedding songs

Special wedding songs

Special wedding songs

Wedding songs are important to make your wedding personal. We all know and love songs that remind us of a special place, memory, or person, thus we ask all our clients to choose meaningful songs for the important moments during their wedding.

Here is the list of moments when special songs are required, this is a full list, and not all are necessary. We are keeping this very simple, shall we say “stating the obvious”.

Groom song

Usually, the groom would greet guests on arrival, or wait at the top of the aisle for his bride. However, there are times when the groom and groomsmen would like an entrance, thus a song is required.

Bridal party song

This song is played when the flower girls, page boys, and bridesmaids walk down the aisle. This can sometimes be the same song as the bridal entrance or two different song choices.

Bridal entrance

Need we say more? The bride will walk down the aisle to this song.

Hymns/ceremony music

The couple would give the DJ or musicians the song choices that must be played during the ceremony.

Exit song

After the ceremony is finished this song is played for the bride & groom to exit.

Signing of the registry

When the couple signs the registry during the ceremony, a song can be played for guests to enjoy. If they sign after the ceremony, we recommend guests file out and line up for the confetti. While the guests are getting into place, the couple signs the registry. No song then is required.

Confetti song

The couple will walk down the aisle and guests throw confetti. However you might not want a song for this moment, you could use church bells or have your guests clap and cheer.

Grand entrance to the reception

Usually, the bridal couple will go for their photoshoot and the guests are seated for the reception dinner. This is the moment for the grand entrance. The bride & groom would enter their reception venue to the song they LOVE!

Cake cutting

We suggest couples cut their cake upon entry to the reception venue. So this would mean they have one song for the grand entrance and cutting of the cake. However, some couples prefer to cut their cake before the first dance or sometime during dinner, preferably before desserts are served.


To create excitement choose songs to play while your speakers walk up to the podium for their speeches. These songs can describe or entertain the speaker and your guests, especially if you have kept the song choice a secret.

First Dance

A magical moment between the couple, many practice their dancing skills for hours, while others make it up the night before, whatever the vibe, you will need a special song.

Father/daughter dance

This dance is optional for all, here are some ideas for songs;

  • My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
  • Sweet Child O Mine – Guns N Roses
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  • Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
  • Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
  • You Are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
  • Daddy’s Hands – by Holly Dunn

Mother/son dance

Again, this dance is optional, here are some ideas for songs;

  • Wilco – My Darling
  • Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart
  • Bruno Mars – Count on Me
  • Trace Adkins – Then They Do
  • Paul Anka – Times of Your Life
  • Crosby, Stills, and Nash – Teach Your Children
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Opening dance floor

This song should get the party started. It should bring your guests to the dance floor and encourage them to stay on it all night.

Bouquet toss

An extra formality if you have single friends to gather on the dance floor.

Garter throw

Once again, it is optional, and only suggest doing it if you have single friends.

Exit song

In most cases, venues will have an exact closing time when guests would depart. A last song can be played to signal its closing time.

Enjoy the search for YOUR best songs.